Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development

Transforming the Industrial State


Author: Nicholas A Ashford,Ralph P Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429886470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 774

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Technology, Globalization, and Sustainable Development offers a unified, transdisciplinary approach for transforming the industrial state in order to promote sustainable development. The authors present a deep analysis of the ways that industrial states – both developed and developing – are currently unsustainable and how economic and social welfare are related to the environment, to public health and safety, and to earning capacity and meaningful and rewarding employment. The authors offer multipurpose solutions to the sustainability challenge that integrate industrial development, employment, technology, environment, national and international law, trade, finance, and public and worker health and safety. The authors present a compelling wake-up call that warns of the collision course set between the current paths of continued growth and inevitable unsustainability in the world today. Offering clear examples and real solutions, this textbook illustrates how the driving forces that are currently promoting unsustainability can be refocused and redesigned to reverse course and improve the state of the world. This book is essential reading for those teaching and studying sustainable development and the critical roles of the economy, employment, and the environment.

Globalisation and Sustainable Development

Opportunities and Challenges for the Financial Services Sector : International Roundtable Meeting on Finance and the Environment, Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany, 16-17 November 2000


Author: Deutsche Bank

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9280719912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 32

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The complexities of globalization and the drive for sustainability are creating a myriad of new challenges and opportunities for the world of finance. This publication presents some of the discussions that took place at a UNEP Roundtable held on 16-17 November 2000. Some of the issues covered include challenges and opportunities for banking, insurance and asset management industries; environmental management and reporting; performance indicators; micro-financing schemes; and the social aspects of corporate responsibility in a global context.

Biogeochemical Cycles in Globalization and Sustainable Development


Author: Vladimir F. Krapivin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540754407

Category: Science

Page: 562

View: 7067

This book presents a new approach to the study of global environmental changes that have unfavorable implications for people and other living systems. The book benefits from the accumulation of knowledge from different sciences. Basic global problems of the nature-society system dynamics are considered. The book aims to develop a universal information technology to estimate the state of environmental subsystems functioning under various climatic and anthropogenic conditions.

Globalization and Sustainable Development in Africa


Author: Bessie House-Soremekun,Toyin Falola

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 1580463924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 8283

The first comprehensive work on globalization within the context of sustainable development initiatives in Africa.

Innovation for Sustainable Development


Author: Jean-Yves Grosclaude,Rajendra K. Pachauri,Laurence Tubiana

Publisher: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

ISBN: 8179935566

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Innovation has become the new buzzword across the globe. International organisations, governments, corporates, academia and society see it as the answer to the major economic, social and environmental transformations challenging the models of the 20th century. Innovations are occurring worldwide and alternative solutions to the existing problems are emerging in all sectors: electric cars, organic farming, renewable energy and e-learning are good examples. These alternatives can be ascribed with qualities such as decentralized frugal, flexible, smart and democratic, virtues that are lacking in conventional models. They are attributed with the potential to meet the overall global challenges such as climate change and the growing inequalities between and within countries. What is the real potential of innovation? Does the rapid deployment of innovations lead towards a more sustainable and inclusive society? Can innovations and the emerging alternatives replace conventional models? Beyond technologies, what institutional innovations are required to support sustainable development? A Planet for Life 2014 aims to answer these questions and explore innovation in all its aspects, through a series of texts written by international experts. The objective of this book is to analyse experiences from across the world and the role of innovation in a variety of areas of development such as urbanization, agriculture and food, the mobility of people and freight, education and the provision of water and energy to all.

Globalization and Sustainable Economic Development

Issues, Insights, and Inference


Author: Piya Mahtaney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137024992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 235

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In a world in transition and an era of transformation, Mahtaney calls for reflection and an analysis of a wide canvas of global economic experience. Her new work initiates a thorough review of the strategies and policies that have been pursued over the past two decades. The economic meltdown compelled the beginning of the next phase of globalization and she contends that the future will see an increase in globalization. As crucial questions arise about the direction in which globalization is headed and the sustainability of economic growth and reform, the fundamental objective of this exciting work is to elucidate crucial insights about the next phase of development in the world economy.

Global Resources and the Environment


Author: Chadwick Dearing Oliver,Fatma Arf Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316805255

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7335

In the past few decades, sustainability of natural resources and the social and environmental issues that surround them have become increasingly topical. This multidisciplinary book discusses the complex relationships between society, natural resources and the environment. Major resources including water, agriculture, energy, minerals and forests are considered, as well as different facets of the environment including climate, landforms and biodiversity. Each resource is discussed in the context of both environmental and socio-economic factors affecting their present and future distribution and demand. Presenting a balanced, comprehensive overview of the issues surrounding natural resources and sustainability, this accessible volume will be of interest to policy makers, resource managers, graduate students and researchers in the natural and social sciences.

Transitions to Sustainability


Author: François Mancebo,Ignacy Sachs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401795320

Category: Science

Page: 162

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This book calls for the conditions of transition to sustainability: How to take into consideration new global phenomena such as and of the dimension of climate change, the depletion of natural resources, financial crises, demographic dynamics, global urbanization, migrations and mobility, while bearing in mind short-term or local place-based issues, such as social justice or quality of life? Meeting this challenge requires an inclusive approach of sustainability. It is a matter of designing a new social contract: Sustainability requires more than developing the right markets, institutions and metrics, it requires social momentum. To do so, many issues need a clear and complete answer: How to link social justice with sustainability policies? What governance tools to do so? What linkage between one decision-making level and the other? These are major issues to design sound transitions to sustainability.

Understanding Sustainable Development


Author: John Blewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134604890


Page: 406

View: 8086

This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels. This second edition includes: a complete update of the text, with increased coverage of major topics including ecosystems; production and consumption; business; urban sustainability; governance; new media technologies; conservation; leadership; globalization and global crises; sustainability literacy and learning; more examples from the Global South and North America, while retaining its unique coverage of first world countries; chapter aims at the start and summaries at the end of each chapter; glossary of key terms; a new chapter on Conservation with a focus on behaviour change and values; a brand new website which includes discussion of how projects are done on the ground, additional exercises and online cases, test questions and recommended readings and films. Offering boxed examples from the local to the global, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, undergraduates and postgraduates.