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Author Sawa, Takamitsu

Title Achieving Global Sustainability : Policy Recommendations
Published Shibuya-ku : United Nations University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (365 pages)
Contents Achieving global sustainability: Policy recommendations; Contents; Figures; Tables; Plates; Equations; Contributors; Abbreviations; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1-1 The end of the era of CO2 emissions; 1-2 Green New Deal; 1-3 The end of the era of automobiles and oil; 1-4 Automobiles and digital cameras; 1-5 Measures to combat climate change will spur global economic growth; 2 Global sustainability; 2-1 Global sustainability: Current issues and challenges; 2-1-1 Sustainability issues in the twenty-first century; 2-1-2 The current state of global sustainability; Environmental sustainability
Global socio-economic realities2-1-3 Approaches to global sustainability; 2-1-4 Challenges for global sustainability; The role of technology and institutions; Challenges in developing countries; 2-1-5 Conclusion; Notes; References; 2-2 Global sustainability: Globalizationand sustainable development; 2-2-1 Introduction; 2-2-2 Today's patterns in global environmental changes; 2-2-3 Environment and economic globalization in East Asia; Mutual dependence between international specialization and environmental load; 2-2-4 Sustainable development of Asia; Sustainable development of East Asia
Asia of growth and Asia with vulnerability2-2-5 Global sustainability and local initiatives; 2-2-6 Conclusion; References; 2-3 A new paradigm for economic growth; 2-3-1 Introduction; 2-3-2 The twentieth century as the century of CO2; 2-3-3 The basis for President Bush's withdrawal announcement; 2-3-4 Adaptation to climate change; 2-3-5 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Barack Obama; 2-3-6 Keynesian economics reborn; 2-3-7 The Green New Deal declaration; 2-3-8 Penetration of consumer durables to drive future growth; 2-3-9 What needs to be done to facilitate the penetration of solar panels?
2-3-10 Stationary fuel cells and electric cars2-3-11 Closing remarks; References; 3 Paradigm shift of socio-economic development; 3-1 Sustainable development and social common capital; 3-1-1 Introduction; 3-1-2 Economic models of sustainable development; 3-1-3 Productive base and social common capital; 3-1-4 Social common capital and climate change; 3-1-5 Conclusion; References; 3-2 Social norms and people's values in light of sustainability; 3-2-1 Introduction; 3-2-2 Sustainability and social dilemma; Social dilemmas; Importance of communication; Efficacy for cooperation
Inherent features of environmental problems3-2-3 Morality and social norms; Psychological factors in the social dilemma; Social norms for cooperation; Two types of social norms; 3-2-4 Keys to solving social dilemmas in the local community; Community and social capital; Local governance; 3-2-5 Surveys on people's values in four Asian countries; Efficacy with cooperation; Trust in local community; Transgenerational identity; References; 3-3 Measuring sustainability and economic valuation of the environment; 3-3-1 Economic development and sustainability
Summary The problem of global sustainability is indisputably the most serious issue facing humanity today. One of the biggest factors in the deterioration of global sustainability is climate change which has been exacerbated by the entire range of human activities and is inextricably related to modern civilization. Solving this difficult problem requires a drastic redesign of society from all aspects-technological, economic, and social. This book looks at at how to achieve a more secure level of global sustainability and gathers together a variety of recommendations. Achieving Global Sustainability rev
Notes 3-3-2 Well-being, wealth and accounting prices
Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Global environmental change -- Government policy
Sustainability -- Government policy
Sustainable development -- Government policy
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Global environmental change -- Government policy.
Sustainable development -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Lai, Susumu
Ikkatai, Seiji
ISBN 9789280871531