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The Sustainability Mirage: Illusion and Reality in the Coming War on Climate Change

By: John Foster


Paperback | Sep 2008 | #175488 | ISBN-13: 9781844075355
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Hardback | Sep 2008 | #175489 | ISBN-13: 9781844075348
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This original and controversial book argues that what is now preventing us from taking the next step to combating climate change is the sustainable development framework itself.

The book outlines an alternative sustainability model and explores how it might work in key areas - energy usage, governance, education and the role of enterprise.

This is bold new thinking that offers a genuinely hopeful practical strategy in place of the mirage.

'A radical and challenging work.' Network Review


Preface: Mirage and Reality; Part I: What's Wrong with Sustainable Development?; The Sustainability Horizon; Pursuing the Mirage (Uncertain Science, Floating Standards, Shadow Stewardship); Mirage Politics; Part II: Deep Sustainability; Shifting the Focus; "Life Goes On"; Part III: Greening our Luck; Making the Break: the Carbon Framework; Widening our Options: Enterprise, Governance, Education; The Politics of Reality; Bibliography, Index.

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John Foster is a freelance writer and teacher, and honorary Research Fellow in Philosophy at Lancaster University, UK.

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