The Resource State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability, [Worldwatch Institute]

State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability, [Worldwatch Institute]

Label
State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability
Title
State of the world 2014
Title remainder
governing for sustainability
Statement of responsibility
[Worldwatch Institute]
Title variation
Governing for sustainability
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments progress has been lackluster. Thats not to say leadership is absent; it just often comes from the bottom up rather than the top down. Actionon climate, species loss, inequity, and other sustainability crisesis being driven by local, peoples, womens, and grassroots movements around the world, often in opposition to the agendas pursued by governments and big corporations. These diverse efforts are the subject of the latest volume in the Worldwatch Institutes highly regarded State of the World series. The 2014 edition, marking the Institutes 40th anniversary, examines both barriers to responsible political and economic governance as well as gridlock-shattering new ideas. The authors analyze a variety of trends and proposals, including regional and local climate initiatives, the rise of benefit corporations and worker-owned firms, the need for energy democracy, the Internets impact on sustainability, and the importance of eco-literacy. A consistent thread throughout the book is that informed and engaged citizens are key to better governance. The book is a clear-eyed yet ultimately optimistic assessment of citizens ability to govern for sustainability. By highlighting both obstacles and opportunities, State of the World 2014 shows how to effect change within and beyond the halls of government. This volume will be especially useful for policymakers, environmental nonprofits, students of environmental studies, sustainability, or economicsand citizens looking to jumpstart significant change around the world
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
G563 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
State of the World
Label
State of the world 2014 : governing for sustainability, [Worldwatch Institute]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • China's environmental governance challenge / Sam Geall and Isabel Hilton -- Assessing the outcomes of Rio+20 / Maria Ivanova -- How local governments have become a factor in global sustainability / Monika Zimmermann -- Scrutinizing the corporate role in the post-2015 development agenda / Lou Pingeot -- Making finance serve the real economy / Thomas I. Palley -- Climate governance and the resource curse / Evan Musolino and Katie Auth -- The political-economic foundations of a sustainable system / Gar Alperovitz -- The rise of triple-bottom-line businesses / Colleen Cordes -- Working toward energy democracy / Sean Sweeney -- Take the wheel and steer! Trade unions and the just transition / Judith Gouverneur and Nina Netzer -- A call to engagement / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner
  • Foreword / David W. Orr -- Failing governance, unsustainable planet / Michael Renner and Tom Prugh -- Understanding governance / D. Conor Seyle and Matthew Wilburn King -- Governance, sustainability, and evolution / John M. Gowdy -- Ecoliteracy : knowledge is not enough / Monty Hempel -- Digitization and sustainability / Richard Worthington -- Living in the Anthropocene : business as usual, or comasssionate retreat? / Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt -- Governing people as members of the Earth community / Cormac Cullinan -- Listening to the voices of young and future generations / Antoine Ebel and Tatiana Rinke -- Advancing ecological stewardship via the commons and human rights / Davud Bollier and Burns Weston -- Looking backward (not forward) to environmental justice / Aaron Sachs -- The too-polite revolution : understanding the failure to pass U.S. climate legislation / Petra Bartosiewicz and Marissa Miley --
Control code
ocn879347460
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 294 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781597264655
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.5822/978-1-61091-542-7
Other physical details
illustrations
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remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)879347460
  • springer1597264652

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