Toward a New Paradigm of Sustainable Development

Lessons from the Partnership for Growth


Author: Jeri Jensen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442227745

Category: Political Science

Page: 34

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The Partnership for Growth (PfG) is one of the first experiments to operationalize the Obama administration’s strategy to bring greater programmatic coherence to U.S. trade and development initiatives in four countries—The Philippines, El Salvador, Ghana, and Tanzania. A key goal was to reinforce a country-led approach, but to also bring to the development table the considerably deeper pockets of non-aid actors, as well as what they are best at bringing—the jobs, training, new businesses, domestic supply chain, and market linkages that are the fundamental ingredients of any sustainable development strategy.

Finance and Sustainability

Towards a New Paradigm? A Post-crisis Agenda


Author: William Sun,Celine Louche,Roland Perez

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780520921

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

View: 2330

Drawing on the movements of corporate social responsibility, socially responsible investing and sustainable development, this title examines the making of financial reality towards social responsibility and sustainability, and offers an understanding of finance as a collective construct and endeavour embedded in societal context.

Toward Sustainable Development

An Ecological Economics Approach


Author: Philip Andrew Lawn

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420032826

Category: Science

Page: 488

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By now, most people in the ecological and environmental fields have heard of sustainable development, but how many know how we go about getting there, and if we are achieving it? By synthesizing the many disparate elements of the field of Ecological Economics, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach combines analysis, theory, and empiricism to answer the whats, whys, and hows of moving towards sustainable development. Since the ecological economics approach to sustainable development is still a relatively new paradigm, its long-term success rests heavily on the formalized establishment of the most basic and fundamental principles. This volume discusses the formation of these principles and their implementation in the real world. Lawn establishes the ground-rules by showing that development need not be achieved at the expense of ecological sustainability. He presents the tools, guidelines, and conceptual framework necessary to move toward sustainable development. Filled with figures, tables, and illustrations, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach systematically develops a conceptual framework from which to design workable policies. The author shows that development and ecological sustainability don't have to be trade-offs but can be complimentary and outlines a range of economic and non-economic indicators to measure performance.

International Law and Sustainable Development

Past Achievements and Future Challenges


Author: Alan E. Boyle,David Freestone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199248070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and the protection of the environment. Written by well-known experts on these topics who include judges of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; legal advisers from international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Maritime Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization; and practitioners of international law, as well as some of the leading scholars writing on international environmental law and related subjects this book covers many of the major legal developments that have taken place since the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The contributors bring new perspectives on sustainabledevelopment as a legal principle, the role of the International Law Commission in codifying international environmental law, the protection of the marine environment following the entry into force of the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, and the revolution in international fisheries law. The editors have ensured that the book covers a wide range of topics from Antarctica to small whales and the book will be of particular interest to those teaching or practising law of the sea and international environmental law.

Towards a New Development Paradigm in Twenty-first Century China

Economy, Society and Politics


Author: Éric Florence,Pierre Defraigne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415532124

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book argues that the current state of China requires an important paradigm shift in the way the party-state manages the country's development, and goes on to assess the fitness of the party-state for implementing such a paradigm shift and the likelihood of the party-state bringing this about. It brings together an examination of the very latest situation in a range of key areas where current developments have the potential to undermine substantially the status quo, areas such as the recent economic crisis and the resulting economic slowdown, increasing labour unrest, mounting calls for social justice, worsening urban-rural disparity, the urgent need to implement social welfare programmes, the rise of civil society, and the impact of new media. Overall, the book provides a thorough appraisal of the difficulties which China currently faces.

Towards a Sustainable University

The Ca’ Foscari Experience


Author: C. Mio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137351934

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

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Towards a Sustainable University tackles the challenge of sustainability in universities. Universities are also a working environment and an organization in which sustainability can be experienced. This book shows how a sustainable university can shape future citizens and future managers following the sustainable paradigm.

Reorienting Educational Efforts for Sustainable Development

Experiences from South Asia


Author: Rajeswari Namagiri Gorana,Preeti Rawat Kanaujia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401776229

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Education in South Asia has a renewed agenda which can enable societies to leapfrog development that is sustainable such that the individual is prepared for his/her involvement, responsibility and commitment to local and global discussions of our common future. This book on South Asia will focus on initiatives under the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) umbrella and discuss the challenges, opportunities, issues and strategies in the countries of the region. It presents these initiatives of Environmental Education/ESD vis-à-vis the administrative, economic, social, cultural and ecological realities of each country at various levels of policy, planning, implementation and evaluation. The discussions in this book extend beyond formal education systems like schools, higher education, pre-service and in-service teacher preparation to community education and education initiatives conceptualized with the goal of sustainability. All initiatives will demonstrate how each country in its own pace contributing to move ESD from the periphery to the core of education initiatives.

Exiting from the crisis: towards a model of more equitable and sustainable growth

Report of a trade union task force


Author: David Coats

Publisher: ETUI

ISBN: 287452218X

Category: Economic development

Page: 280

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The global economy is still struggling to emerge from the worst financial crisis and global recession since the Second World War. In this context, TUAC, ETUI, GURN and ITUC created a Task Force to define the parameters of a new growth model. This publication which is the initial result of its work, takes up the challenge of developing progressive alternatives to the failed neo-liberal model that has dominated economic policy for over three decades. It consists of contributions by more than 30 authors, all with links to the global labour movement, and a preface by Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz. The different chapters analyse the causes and implications of the crisis and propose alternative ways toward more equitable and sustainable models of growth. A comprehensive approach is taken and the topics addressed include: the need for a new approach to macroeconomic policy to promote strong and stable growth and high employment; developing alternative welfare measures to GDP; how to re-regulate financial markets so that they serve the real economy; a development model for the global South; a new approach to labour markets that ensures that they deliver decent jobs and promote greater equality; the need for a comprehensive set of policies to make economic activity ecologically sustainable.

Across Disciplinary Boundaries Towards a Sustainable Life

Psychodynamic Reflection on Human Behaviour. Dedicated with Eternal Gratitude and in High Esteem to Prof. Dr. Rainer Fuchs


Author: Elmar A. Stuhler,Shalini Misra (Herausgeber)

Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag

ISBN: 3866182058

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 405

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The contributions in this book are fairly heterogeneous. They belong to a relatively large number of disciplines and / or sub-areas of certain disciplines. They contain problems and practical aspects of their possible solutions, strategies, methodologies and concepts as well as theories (see Part 1 – 8). We all know that it is difficult to link such problem solving processes to bigger units. It needs the steady development of an appropriate aware-ness of a problem or conflict, i.e. consciousness. Such “network-ing” should not be left to journalists alone, but should rather be integrated into higher education and research related to Sustain-able Development or Sustainable Life, in short Sustainability. Our survival seems to be threatened by various developments and complex problems. The Climate Change System and its con-sequences for ecology, economics and society, for example, is proclaimed to be one of our new enemies (Part 9). Experts suggest that stopping such negative trends could be possible through a change in human behaviour and through “reversals” in the con-nected systems or sub-systems. Attempts to get closer to this far reaching goal can be found in the articles of this book. But how can people be persuaded to change their behaviour?Changes of behaviour (human action) depend on human motivation. How can motivation be diagnosed in relation to Sustainability? One can assume that the theory of achievement motivation, its estab-lishment according to learning rules, its activation depending on associations and its adaptation to reality through the experience of success or failure in motivated actions is a valid platform to build on. The sustainability-imaginative stories written by stu-dents, for example, demonstrate the manner in which the struc-tured rules of motivated learning and acting are put in concrete terms (Part 10). We consider them to be an innovation, worthy of being tested and further developed so as to contribute to the creation of new motivation in and for Sustainability. Solving complex problems and conflicts is the content of another paper. Applying and testing the underlying psychological theory to economic / agribusiness problems / conflicts and their action programmes has been intended (see also Part 10).

Protected Areas and Regional Development in Europe

Towards a New Model for the 21st Century


Author: Ingo Mose

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754648017

Category: Science

Page: 249

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The past decade has seen a marked increase in the innovative and dynamic types of protected areas in Europe. Illustrated with a wide range of case studies from across Europe, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the relationship between protec

Innovations Towards Sustainability

Conditions and Consequences


Author: Marco Lehmann-Waffenschmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790816507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 752

Contains eight articles together with comments by twenty authors and discussants on the topic of innovations and sustainability. This volume provides an insight into the relation between innovations and sustainability from the perspective of evolutionary economics.

Towards A Common Future

Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia-Pacific Region


Author: Arindam Banik,Munim Kumar Barai,Yasushi Suzuki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811055920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 4137

This book focuses on the tremendous shift in both economic growth and development progress taking place towards the Asia-Pacific Region. Each of the countries in the region has various concerns and challenges for its sustainable development, a common goal most of them are trying to achieve at the moment. Interestingly, sustainable development in the region may be critical for achieving sustainable development at the global level as well. With a limited mandate, the book covers some specific developmental issues of ‘the hot spots’ of APR that are regarded to be contributing to their sustainable development. The book also looks at the formation and strengthening of some economic and financial initiatives with the potentials to affect growth and influence economic cooperation and integration of the countries in the region.

Social Capital and Poverty Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Towards a New Paradigm


Author: Raúl Atria,United Nations. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean,Michigan State University. Social Capital Initiative

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211214338

Category: Social Science

Page: 553

View: 4544

Green Economy and Climate Mitigation

Topics of Relevance to Africa


Author: Godwell Nhamo

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 0798302933

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 6511

Climate change is real and is impacting on economies and lives in Africa, especially rural livelihoods. The effects of the climate change phenomena have drawn bitter debate between both the developed and developing countries. To address some of the concerns, the authors identified topics of relevance to Africa, among them: discourses surrounding the green economy and sustainable development; financing green economies; carbon benchmarking; role of multilateral development banks in carbon financing; and carbon taxation. The book mainstreams climate change into 'unfamiliar' territories, such as accounting, finance, management, education, economics and banking.

Social Enterprise Management


Author: Bob Doherty,John Thompson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1845449886

Category: Economics

Page: 107

View: 9231

Annotation Social enterprises are organisations seeking business solutions to social problems. This e-book looks at social enterprises around the world in terms of governance, corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, sustainability and in the public sector.

Eco-efficiency, Regulation, and Sustainable Business

Towards a Governance Structure for Sustainable Development


Author: Raimund Bleischwitz,Peter Hennicke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845420578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 5348

This book presents important new research on applied eco-efficiency concepts throughout Europe. The aim of eco-efficiency is to achieve market-based measures of environmental protection, in order to enhance the prospects for sustainable development and achieve positive economic and ecological benefits. The distinguished authors discuss a number of themes surrounding eco-efficiency including the necessary conditions for technological dissemination and ecological modernization, and the role of government in enabling businesses and society to participate actively in this process. In particular, they highlight the application of existing European-based policies concerning material flows and energy. The authors also investigate some new concepts of sustainable development and provide a useful introduction to material flows analysis. In further chapters they study the emerging regulatory policies for eco-efficiency, and examine the issues of sustainable business and consumption strategies. Environmental and ecological economists, policymakers and political scientists will welcome this original and insightful book which aims to translate the theory of sustainable development into practical policy and business-related solutions.