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Title Technology and innovation for sustainable development / edited by Rob Vos and Diana Alarcón
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 215 pages)
Series The United Nations series on development
United Nations series on development.
Contents List of illustrations -- Preface -- About the editors -- About the contributors -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction: The imperative of sustainable development / Diana Alarcón and Rob Vos -- A new philosophical approach to social transformation for a "green economy" / Tim Jackson -- Historical characteristics and scenario analysis of technological change in the energy system / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- Clean energy for sustainable development / Richard Alexander Roehrl -- Achieving sustainable development: investment and macroeconomic challenges / Marco V. Sánchez and Eduardo Zepeda -- Key determinants of technological capabilities for a "green economy" in emerging economies / Xiaolan Fu and Jun Hou -- How to feed the world and save the planet / Diana Alarcón and Christina Bodouroglou -- Index
Summary "Continuation along current development pathways is not sustainable. Available technology and production practices and the consumption patterns of modern societies are leading to global warming and ecological destruction. Business as usual is not an option. There is an urgent need to find a new development paradigm that ensures environmental sustainability while managing to provide, now and in the future, a decent livelihood for all of humankind. In Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, experts in the area provide a variety of insights about the technical transformation needed for sustainable development. It spells out the behavioural and policy changes that would need to accompany the next technological transformation, taking into account the complexity of inducing technological change in the energy and agricultural sectors. The assessment suggests that this will require major, but doable improvements in national innovation systems and major, but affordable shifts in investment patterns and related macroeconomic adjustments."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sustainable development -- Technological innovations.
Form Electronic book
Author Alarcón González, Diana, editor
Vos, Rob, 1955- editor
United Nations.
ISBN 147258077X (epub)
1472580788 (electronic bk.)
9781472580771 (epub)
9781472580788 (electronic bk.)