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Challenges in Sustainable Development

Upendra Kunwar (Author)

The world is faced with challenges in all three dimensions of sustainable development-economic, social and environmental. More than 1 billion people are still living in extreme poverty, and income inequality within and among many countries has been rising, at the same time, unsustainable consumption and production patterns have resulted in huge economic and social costs and may endanger life on the planet. Achieving sustainable development will require global actions to deliver on the legitimate aspiration towards further economic and social progress, requiring growth and employment, and at the same time strengthening environmental protection. Sustainable development will need to be inclusive and take special care of the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Strategies need to be ambitious, action-oriented and collaborative, and to adapt to different levels of development. They will need to systemically change consumption and production patterns, and might entail, inter alia, significant price corrections, encourage the preservation of natural endowments, reduce inequality, and strengthen economic governance. The practical implementation of sustainable development concepts and the necessity of facing the challenges of the 21st century require a new paradigm for global, regional and local development. This well-written and accessible textbook provides students with an up-to-date comprehensive guide to sustainable development.

Contents: Preface. 1. Politics of sustainability. 2. Basic concepts and principles of sustainomics. 3. Sustainable agriculture. 4. Technology transfer for sustainable development. 5. Sustainability measurement. 6. Sustainable energy. 7. Economic dimension and development. 8. Social dimension. 9. Sustainable development and globalization. 10. Environment and sustainable development. Bibliography. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Challenges in Sustainable Development
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.11.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Globus Press
Language: English
isbn 9789385379741
length vii+305p.,