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Imperatives of Sustainable Development - 
      Erling Holden
    
      Kristin Linnerud
    
      David Banister
    
      Valeria Jana Schwanitz
    
      August Wierling

Imperatives of Sustainable Development

Needs, Justice, Limits

; Kristin Linnerud ; David Banister ; Valeria Jana Schwanitz ; August Wierling

«<p><strong>"In 1987 the Brundtland Commission, in Our Common Future, gave us the concept of 'sustainable development', creating debate and attracting criticism as well as praise. This book defends sustainable development, offering a powerful and coherent conceptual framework for using the term in the face of the global challenges before us."</strong> <i>— Dr. Keith Smith, Imperial College Business School, London</i></p><b> </b><p><b>"The book lays out convincingly that human wellbeing depends on three core issues: a safe environment, social justice and the provision of basic human needs. The authors trace the history of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which cover all three dimensions, and make suggestions for future policy pathways."</b> — <i>Dr. Brigitte Knopf, Secretary General of the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany</i></p><b> </b><p><b>"This book is ess»

Thirty years ago, the UN report Our Common Future placed sustainable development firmly on the international agenda. The Imperatives of Sustainable Development takes the ethical foundations of Our Common Future and builds a model that emphasizes three equally important moral imperatives - satisfying human needs, ensuring social justice, and respecting environmental limits. Les mer
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Thirty years ago, the UN report Our Common Future placed sustainable development firmly on the international agenda. The Imperatives of Sustainable Development takes the ethical foundations of Our Common Future and builds a model that emphasizes three equally important moral imperatives - satisfying human needs, ensuring social justice, and respecting environmental limits. This model suggests sustainability themes and assigns thresholds to them, thereby defining the space within which sustainable development can be achieved.


The authors accept that there is no single pathway to the sustainable development space. Different countries face different challenges and must follow different pathways. This perspective is applied to all countries to determine whether the thresholds of the sustainability themes selected have been met, now and in the past. The authors build on the extensive literature on needs, equity, justice, environmental science, ecology, and economics, and show how the three moral imperatives can guide policymaking. The Imperatives of Sustainable Development synthesizes past reasoning, summarizes the present debate, and provides a clear direction for future thinking.


This book will be essential reading for everyone interested in the future of sustainable development and in the complex environmental and social issues involved.
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Forlag: Routledge
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 264
ISBN: 9781138714243
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Introduction


Chapter 1: The moral imperatives of sustainable development


Chapter 2: Satisfying human needs


Chapter 3: Ensuring social justice


Chapter 4: Respecting environmental limits


Chapter 5: A normative model of sustainable development


Chapter 6: Facts and figures


Chapter 7: An analytic narrative for sustainable development


Chapter 8: Lost in translation?


Chapter 9: The Next Steps
Erling Holden is Professor in the Renewable Energy Program at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal, Norway; and Professor at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Norway.


Kristin Linnerud is a Senior Research Fellow at CICERO, Center for International Climate and Environment Research, Oslo, Norway.


David Banister is Professor Emeritus of Transport Studies at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, UK.


Valeria Jana Schwanitz is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal, Norway.


August Wierling is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal, Norway.