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Sharing the Planet

Population-Consumption-Species: Science and Ethics for a Sustainable and Equitable World

Distributed for Eburon Academic Publishers

Sharing the Planet

Population-Consumption-Species: Science and Ethics for a Sustainable and Equitable World

Because international trade drives today’s political, economic, and financial infrastructures, its momentum has largely drowned out warnings about the limited resources of the planet. This book raises public awareness about these limited resources with writings by leading scholars that provide an up-to-date and forceful analysis of how the global community can move toward a sustainable and equitable world. Taking a multicultural and multidisciplinary approach, Sharing the Planet will be essential reading for scholars and concerned citizens.

240 pages | 6-3/10 x 9-1/2 | © 2004

Earth Sciences: Environment

Economics and Business: Economics--General Theory and Principles


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Table of Contents

Preface
—Jan Pronk
Acknowledgements
Introduction
—Bob van der Zwaan and Arthur Petersen
Part I: Consumption, Population and a Sustainable Economy
1. From ’Limits to Growth’ to ’Factor Four’
—Ernst von Weizsäcker
2. Increasing Resource Productivity by a Factor Ten
—Friedrich Schmidt-Bleek
3. Sustainable National Income, a Prerequisite for Sustainability
—Roefie Hueting
4. Energy Constraints with Limited Options
—Johan van Klinken
5. Overshoot: Interrelations between Population, Consumption and Ecosystems
—Anne Ehrlich
Part II: Biodiversity, Globalisation and Sustainable Governance
6. Sharing with Other Species
—Johan van Klinken and Jan van Hooff
7. Loss OF Living Nature and Possibilities for the Limitation Thereof
—Lucas Reijnders
8. The Precautionary Principle: (Un)certainties about Species Loss
—Arthur Petersen and Bob van der Zwaan
9. Crisis OF Ecological Stability: Natural Resources and Democracy in the Age of Globalisation
—Vandana Shiva and Radha Holla
10. Globalisation, Environment and Ethics: The Problematic Relationship between Modernity and Sustainability
—Koo van der Wal
11. Environmental Security Revisited: A Civilisational Perspective
—Bas de Gaay Fortman
12. Sustainability of the Planet and International Politics: Looking for am Effective Global Governance
—Atiq Rahman and Dwijen Mallick
Postscript: Education for Effective Stewardship
—Jane Goodall
Appendix: Groningen Manifesto
About the Authors and Editors
Index

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