Development and Sustainability

The Challenge of Social Change

Edited by Alberto D. Cimadamore, Gro Therese Lie, Maurice B. Mittelmark, and Fungisai P. Gwanzura-Ottemöller

Development and Sustainability

Edited by Alberto D. Cimadamore, Gro Therese Lie, Maurice B. Mittelmark, and Fungisai P. Gwanzura-Ottemöller

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781783606238 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781783606245 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
With each passing year, it becomes more and more evident that our earth is heading toward rapid destruction if we humans cannot change our ways. Rallying cries for a greener, more socially inclusive economy have led to a mild degree of action for sustainable development, but a key element of the solution remains unaddressed—human health.
Arguing that human health is the key factor to sustainable development, Development and Sustainability Science promotes a ground-breaking, interdisciplinary approach to eradicating extreme poverty and achieving sustainable development. Essays from esteemed contributors bridge the gap between health workers, sustainability scientists, and green economists, by developing the methodological and scientific means to collaboratively deal with the most critical issues faced by humanity in the twenty-first century.
Development and Sustainability Science aims to connect development and the environmental sciences for a specific, achievable purpose: enhancing the wellbeing of humans and our environments—namely in the global south—where severe poverty continues to hamper sustainable human development.
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Foreword by Dag Rune Olsen

1. Development and sustainability science: transdisciplinary knowledge for positive social change
Alberto D. Cimadamore, Fungisai P. Gwanzura Ottemöller, Gro Therese Lie and Maurice B. Mittelmark

2. Seeking wisdom: a transdisciplinary perspective on Australian indigenous practices and planetary management
Mark G. Edwards

3. Policies for poverty reduction in a Transformative Green Economy
Enrique Delamonica

4. Health promotion and sustainable development in Kazakhstan
Altyn Aringazina

5. Children’s literacy in health and sustainability
Neil Chadborn and Jane Springett

6. Participatory research as a tool for change in ecosystem approaches to health and social equity
Jane Springett

7. Connecting development and sustainability: empowering people to effective international cooperation
Cristine Koehler Zanella

8. Sustainability and transdisciplinary knowledge: experience gained and challenges adead
Gro Theresa Lie, Alberto D. Cimadamore, Maurice B. Mittelmark and Fungisai P. Gwanzura Ottemöller

Notes on contributors
Review Quotes
Noel Keenlyside, University of Bergen and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
“As a climate scientist with an interest in global problems, I found this book highly stimulating. It provides insights into practicing sustainability science and transdisciplinary research that have made me even more interested to enter these new fields.”
John Crowley, UNESCO
“Achieving the shared goals of the international community calls not just for finance and political commitment—important though they are, but for fundamentally new ideas. This collection convincingly makes the case that transdisciplinary approaches to sustainability offer a matrix for such ideas.”
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