This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.
Peter P. Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering and Professor of City Planning, Harvard University, USA. Kazi F. Jalal is a lecturer at Harvard???s Extension School and was Chief of the Offi ce of Environment and Social Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). John A. Boyd, formerly a lawyer at ADB, has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Extension School and served as an ADB Principal Sector Specialist on Sustainable Development.
Foreword. From Malthus to Sustainable Development. Challenges of Sustainable Development. Global Environmental Issues. Sustainable Development Indicators. Environmental Assessment. Environmental Management: Trends and Policies. Legislation, International Law, and Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Social Dimensions and Policies. The Economics of Sustainability. Sustainability: Externalities, Valuation, and Time Externalities. Natural Resource Accounting. The Role of International Financial Institutions. International Cooperation. Sustainable Development: Crisis, Conflict, and Compromise. Index