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World at the Crossroads
Towards a sustainable, equitable and liveable world

ISBN 9780415852180
Published April 11, 2013 by Routledge
226 Pages

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Book Description

Thirty years ago the Russell-Einstein Manifesto warned humanity that our survival is imperilled by the risk of nuclear war... In the spirit of that Manifesto, we now call on all scientists to expand our concerns to a broader set of interrelated dangers: destruction of the environment on a global scale, and denial of basis needs for a growing majority of humankind. The Dagomys Declaration (1988) of the Pugwash Council. Originally published in 1994

Table of Contents

1. Food and Energy 2. Sustainable, Equitable Economics 3. The Personal Energy Budget Hans-Peter Darr 4. Understanding Biofuel Dynamics in Developing Countries The Need for the Local Context Omar Masera and Priya Deshingkar 5. The Value of Indigenous Knowledge The Case of Water and Soil Conservation Ecosystems in Sri Lanka D L 0 Mendis II Politics and Society 6. The Roots of Unsustainability Colonization in Space and Time Franck Amalric and Tariq Banuri Building a Sustainable Food System Anne H Ehrlich Energy Constraints on Sustainable Development Paths Wouter Biesiot and Henk Mulder 7. People's Empowerment: A Condition for a Sustainable, Equitable and Liveable World? Grazia Borrini Feyerabend 8. Improving Health: A Key Factor in Sustainable Development Andrew Haines 9. The Relevance of Military Expenditures to Sustainable and Equitable Development Samuel E Okoye 10. The Power Politics of Sustainability, Equity and Liveability Jaap de Wilde 11. Can Sodeties be Changed Quickly Enough? Robert A Hinde 12. Summary and Recommendations Philip B Smith and Samuel E Okoye Index

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