Fair Future

Resource Conflicts, Security, and Global Justice

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs and Tilman Santarius

Fair Future

Edited by Wolfgang Sachs and Tilman Santarius

Distributed for Zed Books

288 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2007  
Paper $48.95 ISBN: 9781842777299 Published April 2007 For sale in North and South America only
'The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not enough for everyone's greed.' Mahatma Gandhi

Oil crisis, water conflicts, declining food security - we hear one report after another about resource scarcity - while with growing populations and huge poverty, nations are demanding their right to development. In the age of globalization this right cannot be disputed, yet the planet is already exhibiting signs of acute environmental stress. Indians want more roads and Chinese more oil: the struggle over nature will partly shape the crises of the twenty-first century. Clashes over resources, both major and minor, are often the unseen factor behind chaos and violence and it is vital to start thinking about how the distribution of resources can be made more just. 

This book, written by specialists from the internationally renowned Wuppertal Institute, provides an account of what is involved in the resource conflicts of today and tomorrow. It puts forwards perspectives for resource justice and outlines a global economic and environmental policy equally committed to nature and to humanity. 

This new work, rich in analysis and information, offers a compass to anyone looking for ways in which global society might face the challenge of the future.
Contents
1. Justice for Realists
2. Unequality in the Environment
3. Arenas of Appropriation
4. Models of Resource Justice
5. Fair Wealth 150
6. Agreements for Fairness and Ecology
7. What is Europe Worth?
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