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Title Sustainability, climate change and the green economy / Godwell Nhamo and Vuyo Mjimba (eds.)
Published Pretoria, South Africa : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2016
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Contents Foreword -- Preface -- part I. Introduction and context -- 1. Sustainability, climate change and green economy transition : contextual settings / Godwell Nhamo -- part II. Green economy and green jobs -- 2. The green economy : the challenge of government coordination in South Africa / Ivor Sarakinsky -- 3. A psycho-social economic analysis of green jobs in South Africa : addressing recent socio-economic developments / Claudia Gossow, Adriaan Buys and Kevin Mearns -- 4. Green economy readiness in South Africa : a review of skills and the immigration regime / Nedson Pophiwa and Nompe Ntombela -- part III. Reflections on sustainable development -- 5. Relearning our wants and needs for sustainable development / Vuyo Mjimba -- 6. 'We think we're helping, but are we really?' : critical reflections on engineering for sustainable development / Mikateko H诰pener -- part IV. Natural resources and wetlands management -- 7. Timber as a source of sustainable development : a case study of timber harvesting in Lupane, Zimbabwe / Buhle Francis, Lerato Nare, Masimba Nyamanhindi and Mkhokheli Sithole -- 8. Institutional dynamics of Mopane Woodland : management in Bulilima District in Zimbabwe / Mkhokheli Sithole and Buhle Francis -- 9. Challenges and opportunities in addressing the environment-economic growth conflict in urban development : a focus on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Ishmael Sango -- 10. An analysis of water quality in Belvedere North and the Epworth Wetlands of Harare, Zimbabwe / Luke Mutisi and Godwell Nhamo -- part V. Climate change, tourism and wildlife matters -- 11. News media coverage of climate change : perspectives from South Africa and Zimbabwe / Henri-Count Evans and Rosemary Kudzayi Musvipwa -- 12. Mainstreaming climate change into wildlife policy : a review of legal and policy frameworks in East and Southern Africa / Olga Laiza Kupiwa and Godwell Nhamo -- 13. Tourism and climate change : challenges and critical success factors for Sub-Saharan Africa / Sarudzai Mutana -- part VI. Emerging issues -- 14. Concluding remarks : the status quo, policy lessons and the way forward / Vuyo Mjimba
Notes Papers selected from the International Conference on Innovation for Sustainability under Climate Change and Green Growth/Economy, Boksburg, South Africa, May 26-28, 2015
Written by 18 authors, this book on Sustainability, Climate Change and the Green Economy brings together insights at the nexus of the four key concepts embedded in its title. The book is unpacked in six parts. Part 1 is a single chapter that covers the context of the topic. Part 2 looks at the green economy and green jobs, and addresses the challenges of government coordination and socio-economic development, with emphasis on skills and immigration regimes. Part 3 reflects on sustainable development, with a focus on relearning our wants and needs, and provides critical reflection on engineering for sustainable development. Management of natural resources and wetlands makes up Part 4, which teases out issues on timber harvesting, as well as challenges and opportunities in addressing environment-economic development and growth conflicts. A critique of climate change coverage in news media, mainstreaming climate change into wildlife policies, and tourism, are matters covered in Part 5. The last part (Part 6) is another single chapter, which articulates emerging issues from the whole book and presents some policy and take-home messages. Given the growing literature in the field of sustainability, climate change and the green economy, this piece will prove a must-read for policy makers, academics, industry and civil society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Sustainable development -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Mjimba, Vuyo, editor
Nhamo, Godwell, ditor
ISBN 0798305134 (electronic bk.)
9780798305136 (electronic bk.)