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Greening the North free pdf While sustainability is in danger of being reduced to a meaningless platitude, the brutal fact remains that industrial countries make a disproportionately large and negative impact on the environment. A serious transition to sustainability will require changing people's mindsets and social institutions, in addition to public policies, technologies and business practices. This text presents an analysis as well as proposals for managing this transition. The concept of "environmental space" and its development of indicators for measuring an economy's national and global impact combine with its delineation of concrete policies to give this text its potential political impact.

About Wolfgang Sachs

Wolfgang Sachs is a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. He has long been active in the German and Italian green movements and is currently chairman of Greenpeace in Germany. Amongst the various appointments he has held, he has been co-editor of the Society for International Development's journal Development in Rome- Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Society at Pennsylvania State University in the USA- and a Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Studies in Essen. His first book, F"or Love of the Automobile: Looking Back into the History of Our Desires" was published by University of California Press in 1992. He also edited the immensely influential "Development Dictionary: A Guide to Knowledge as Power" which was published by Zed Books in the same year and has since been translated into numerous languages. He travels and lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the South. Reinhard Loske is Senior Economist in the Climate Policy Division of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and heads the Institute's study group, Sustainable Germany. Trained originally as a banker, he subsequently studied Economics, Public Administration and Political Science at the Universities of Bonn, Nottingham, Paderborn and Kassell. Before joining the Wuppertal Institute, he worked as a government official in the State Ministry for Economics and Technology in Dusseldorf and as a policy advisor to the Green Party in the Federal Parliament in Bonn. Beside his scientific work, Loske was co-founder of various environmental and North/South NGOs. His main fields of work are energy policy, sustainable development, international relations and ecological economics. Manfred Linz originally studied Theology, Psychology and the Social Sciences. He then spent his professional career in broadcasting as a researcher and editor, eventually becoming Head of the Department of Social Affairs at the West German Broadcasting Company. He is now also on the staff of the Wuppertal Institute, mainly responsible for North-South relations.

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Author : Wolfgang Sachs
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 01 January 1998
ISBN : 1856495086
EAN : 9781856495080
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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