Sustainable Development in Practice

Sustainable Development in Practice Sustainomics Methodology and Applications - Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND) Series on Growth and Sustainable Development

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Synopsis

This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.

Book information

ISBN: 9780521895408
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.927
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 633
Weight: 142g
Height: 253mm
Width: 177mm
Spine width: 33mm