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Green Plans: Blueprint for a Sustainable Earth

Series: Our Sustainable Future

By: Huey D Johnson

208 pages, 2 illus, 5 figs

University of Nebraska Press

Paperback | May 2008 | Edition: 2 | #174460 | ISBN-13: 9780803260207
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Green plans are the most effective strategies yet developed for moving from industrial environmental deterioration to postindustrial sustainability. In this definitive overview of green plans today, Huey D. Johnson provides a detailed and accessible examination of their theory, implementation, and performance across the globe, highlighting the challenges and successes of green plans in the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, the rest of the European Community, and Singapore. Green plans will serve future generations as models of creative collaboration between government and business. This revised and updated edition features new information on green plans globally and a new afterword by the author.

In drawing on his environmental policymaking in California and his work with the Dutch and New Zealand governments, Huey Johnson has, in effect, given us an environmental 'how to' book for officials at all levels of government. Lester Brown , president of the Earth Policy Institute Praise for earlier editions: "A balanced, well-written argument for a mutually beneficial plan for enabling sustainable [industrial ] development while protecting environmental quality." Choice "Persuasive and urgent." Review of European Community and International Environmental Law "This book is quite informative. It would be useful for anyone seeking detailed knowledge about designing a 'greenprint for sustainability.' The more technical emphasis, in combination with a case-study approach, makes it quite suitable for public officials, such as environmental planners/managers, and for beginning students of environmental policy... This is a welcome addition to the literature relating to the operationalisation and implementation of the concept of sustainability." Environmental Politics


Introduction; Part I: Defining the Problem and Its Solution; 1: A Commitment to Change; 2: Sustainability: A Modern Odyssey; 3: Health Plus Environment Equals Security; 4: A Green Plan Predecessor: California's Investing for Prosperity Program; Part II: Assessing Green Plans in Action; 5: The Netherlands; 6: New Zealand; 7: Toward a Sustainable Singapore; 8: European Union Environmental Policy; Afterword to the Third Edition

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