Thursday, 18 August 2011

Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment



"Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment" by Tracey Strange and Anne Bayley
OECD Insights 
OECD | Dec 2008 | ISBN: 9264047786 9789264047785 9789264055742 9789264107090 | 146 pages | PDF/epub | 6/1 MB

This book takes a careful look at the concept sustainable development: what it means; how it is affected by production, consumption and globalisation; how it can be measured, and what can be done to promote it.

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The OECD produces data, research and policy recommendations on many issues related to sustainable development, including climate change, co-operation with developing countries and corporate social responsibility. OECD Insights: Sustainable Development draws on that expertise. It argues that to be sustainable, development has to be based on progress in three areas at once: the economy, society and the environment.

CONTENTS
1. At the Crossroads
By way of introduction…
How are we doing?
Clouds on the horizon?
Where are we headed?
What this book is about…
2. What is Sustainable Development?
By way of introduction…
Defifi ning sustainable development
The three pillars of sustainable development
Trade-offs
Sustainable development: process or end result?
3. Challenges of a Global World
By way of introduction…
Going global: an old process on a new scale
Closing the development gap sustainably
Going forward
4. The Future Is Now
By way of introduction…
A fair share between generations
Learning to be sustainable: what tools do we have?
Now is the time to act
Planning for the future
Tackling the ‘superstar’ issue: climate change and our future
Educating ourselves for a sustainable future
5. Production and Consumption
By way of introduction…
The material society
Two sides of the same coin
What’s the real price and who pays?
What’s the government doing about it?
What’s next?
6. Measuring Sustainability
By way of introduction…
Measuring sustainability: what should we count and when?
The global dimension
Assessing sustainability
What constistutes the good life?
7. Government and Civil Society
By way of introduction…
Making changes
Citizens, civil society and progress
What is the role of government?
National strategies: putting sustainable development to work in governments
What works?
The governance of uncertainty
References

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