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1st Edition

Progress for a Small Planet

ISBN 9780415849227
Published March 6, 2013 by Routledge
308 Pages

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Book Description

Three topics dominate discussions of the global environment: pollution; the consequences of the affluent running ever faster through finite resources; and the growing tensions between rich and poor as a third of humanity continues to live and die in desperate poverty. In this exceptional book Barbara Ward (co-author with Rene Dubos of the bestselling Only One Earth) refused to see these processes as inevitable. It describes new technologies for recycling waste, for energy, forgetting more or less linking them to ordinary people's working lives. It also suggests a strategy for meeting the basic needs of the disadvantaged, and shows how the vast inequalities between countries can be reduced. This perceptive survey of policies outlines a planetary bargain between the world's nations that would guarantee individual freedom from poverty and keep our shared biosphere in good working order. Originally published in 1988

Table of Contents

Introduction by David Satterthwaite, IIED Foreword by Mostafa K. Tolba, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Author's Note Prologue Part One: New Directions for the Industrial Order 1. Energy: How Big Is The Gap? 2. The Nuclear Option 3. Energy Alternatives 4. Saving Fuel 5. The Recycling Revolution 6. Industry: Rewards and Risks 7. A Role for the Citizen? 8. Waters and Wastes 9. Fuel for Food 10. Safer Diets, Wiser Means 11. Farming for Tomorrow 12. The Launching Pad 13. Back to Full Employment? 14. Toward 'Private Socialism' 15. Cities: Survival or Else? Part Two: Priorities for Development 16. A Time for Choice? 17. 'The Land to the Tiller' 18. Fuel for Basic Needs 19. Water and Food Supplies 20. 'Walking on Two Legs' 21. Taming the Cities Part Three: A Conserving Planet? 22. An Emerging World Community? 23. The Cost of Justice 24. How New an Order? 25. The Final Constraints Appendices A. Glossary B. Aid and Development Statistics Index

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