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About this book
About this book
The authors investigate a range of new evidence and research in order to develop a deeper understanding of how, and under what conditions, forceful sustainable growth is possible, and is a response to the original call by Dr Gro Brundtland in 1987 to achieve a new era of economic growth.
Forewords by Dr Gro Brundtland, Dr Kenneth G. Ruffing and Dr Rajendra Pachauri 1. Securing 'Our Common Future' 2. Achieving Economic Growth and Reducing Environmental Pressures 3. Factors that can Undermine or Even Block Efforts to Achieve Decoupling 4. Factors that affect Poorer Nations' Ability to Achieve Decoupling 5. Informing and Developing National Strategies for Decoupling 6. Responding to the Complexity of Climate Change 7. Decoupling Economic Growth from Greenhouse Gas Emissions 8. Decoupling Economic Growth from Loss of Biodiversity and the Deterioration of Natural Systems 9. Decoupling Economic Growth from Freshwater Extraction 10. Decoupling Economic Growth from Waste Production 11. Decoupling Economic Growth from Air Pollution 12. Reducing Air Pollution through Public Interest Litigation: The Delhi Pollution Case
Michael H. Smith is a postgraduate researcher in theoretical chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU). Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves is a civil engineer and postgraduate researcher in sustainable policy development at Murdoch University, Australia and a visiting scholar at the University of Boulder Colorado, USA. Both are editors of The Natural Advantage of Nations (2006)