Sustainable Development Policy: A European Perspective uses a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives to explore the ways in which sustainable infrastructures can play a more prominent and effective role in international development policy. Building on a solid introduction to sustainability and development policy, this book discusses ways in which viable reform can be promoted through coherent governing, the design of social security systems, education systems and the possibilities of fair trade as an alternative trading concept . Sustainable Development Policy generates a platform on which to encourage constructive dialogue on issues surrounding sustainability in the wake of the global scarcity of natural and economic resources.
This edited collection will be of great interest to all students and lecturers of development studies and development policy, as well as researchers from other disciplines looking for an introduction to sustainable development policy and its practical applications.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction 1. Sustainable Development Policy 2. Naitional Strategies for Sustainable Development ebtween Rio 1992 and New York 2015 3. From Conventional to Sustainable Project Management in Development Cooperation 4. Evaluation of Sustainable Development Part II: Fields of Action 5. From Governance to Good Governance 6. Challenges of Setting Up Effective Social Secuirty Systems in Developing Countries 7. Sustainability and Educaiton 8. Fair Trade: An Alternative Trading Concept 9. Tourism in Developing Countries 10. Urban Sustainability: Priorities for International Cooperation 11. Industrial and Commercial Zone Planning According to the Requriements of Sustainable Development Part III: Resource Problems 12. Sustaianable Resources: Managing Markets, Increasing Efficiency and Establishing Partnerships 13. Sustainable Energy 14. Water Supply and Sanitation: Backbone of Civilization 15. Sustainable Agriculture
Michael von Hauff is a Professor of Economics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Claudia Kuhnke is a Research Fellow at the University of Kaiserlautern, Germany.
This book provides an excellent overview regarding different fields of action and resource problems which have to be addressed to achieve the Agenda 2030. The book helps to identify important problems and should be read by everyone who is interested in sustainable development cooperation.
Malcolm H. Dunn, University of Potsdam
In 2015 the United Nations finally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for international development. This step was overdue, as the former MDGs did not address the aim of sustainable development properly. The SDGs are criticised for being too discretionary. This book helps to animate the SDGs identifying important fields of action.
Dr. Nina V. Michaelis, University of Applied Sciences
The authors provide valuable and innovative contributions helping to achieve the Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals - the most important framework for global affairs addressing 17 areas of critical relevance for humanity. Therefore, this book should be a standard reference for decision makers and practitioners of policy and business as well as for academic education and for all who are interested in issues of prosperous international development and cooperation
Armin Reller and Simon Meissner, Institute of Materials Resource Management & Environment Science Center
An awesome book dealing with one of the most relevant questions of our time. The highly readable papers by well-known experts provide thoughtful and sound insights into the different dimensions of sustainable development. It should not only be read by scholars but also by politicians and business people helping them to build a better future.
Stephan Seiter, ESB Business School