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Author Holden, Erling, author.

Title The imperatives of sustainable development : needs, justice, limits / Erling Holden, Kristin Linnerud, David Banister, Valeria Jana Schwanitz, August Wierling
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 263 pages) : text file, PDF, illustrations
Contents 1. The moral imperatives of sustainable development -- 2. Satisfying human needs -- 3. Ensuring social justice -- 4. Respecting environmental limits -- 5. A normative model of sustainable development -- 6. Facts and figures -- 7. An analytic narrative for sustainable development -- 8. Lost in translation? -- 9. The next steps -- Appendix -- Index
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
Subject Environmental protection.
Human security.
Social justice.
Sustainable development -- Moral and ethical aspects
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Environmental protection.
Human security.
Social justice.
Sustainable development -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Banister, David, author.
Linnerud, Kristin, author
Schwanitz, Valeria Jana, author
Wierling, August, author
ISBN 0203022173