1st Edition

Blueprint 3
Measuring Sustainable Development

ISBN 9781853831836
Published January 1, 1994 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Blueprint 3 is the direct sequel to the ground-breaking Blueprint for a Green Economy. Taking the argument much further, David Pearce and his colleagues show how progress towards sustainability in the UK can be measured. They set out the conditions for sustainable development and the measures of economic progress these imply, before looking in detail at all the main areas of economic activity to which the measures are applicable. The result is a wide-ranging and cogent critique of existing policies which also offers new options - options which will require far-reaching reform of this country's existing political and institutional structure. Blueprint 3 will be a touchstone for future discussions of all the major policy areas.

Table of Contents

Part I Sustainable Development: Defining Sustainable Development * The Conditions for Sustainable Development * Measures of Economic Progress * Part II Sustainability and the State of the UK Environment: Air Quality * Water and Water Quality * Solid and Hazardous Waste * Biodiversity * Agriculture and the Environment * Forestry * Transport and the Environment * Part III The Political Dimension: The UK and the Global Environment * Sustainable Development: The Political and Institutional Challenge * References * Index

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David Pearce is Professor of Environmental Economics at University College London, and Director of the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE).