Non-Fiction Books:

Implementing Sustainable Development

Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies

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At the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, political leaders from more than a hundred countries made a formal commitment to intensify efforts to resolve global environment and development problems and to strive for sustainable development. This volume examines how governments in the developed industrial world have responded to the challenge of sustainable development since it was catapulted into the international stage. It focuses on central government engagement with sustainable development in Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. The study shows that sustainable development has been integrated into governmental idiom in most jurisdictions and has come to be associated with a series of changes to the structures and approaches deployed to manage environmental problems. Yet, it also reveals significant differences of interpretation and priority, and in the enthusiasm with which sustainable development has been received.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2000
Contributors
Edited by James Meadowcroft Edited by William M. Lafferty
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
tables
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
544
Dimensions
162x238x34
ISBN-13
9780198294368
Product ID
1860037

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