By Odile Schwarz-Herion, Abdelnaser Omran
On a old international turning element, this ebook deals an intensive exploration of the “New Sustainability Paradigm”, initially constructed via the worldwide situation crew (GSG) of the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) as a kick off point for interpreting real-life transitions and changes. eleven members from five continents current distinctive analyses of monetary and political transitions in Western and jap Europe, the us, the center East, and in Asia, discussing the function of alternative avid gamers within the implementation of the hot Sustainability Paradigm.
Part I bargains an outline of the six situations built via the GSG and a brief dialogue of vital papers released by means of the nice Transition Initiative (GTI) of the Tellus Institute. subsequent come examples of dramatic historic and present transitions in Western Europe, the us, jap Europe, the center East (Arabian Spring), and Asia, in addition to an research of the opportunity of humankind to control a very good transition to the hot sustainability paradigm. next chapters spotlight the position of tradition and schooling and assessment the position of alternative gamers for the implementation of the recent sustainability paradigm. the focal point of half II is at the ecological pillar of Sustainability. The dialogue contains pressing ecological difficulties together with weather engineering, eco-criminality, bioterrorism, biodiversity security, water, strength, and nutrients safety. half III offers with wanted thoughts in sustainable waste administration and sustainable urban structure, specially substantial towns in constructing and threshold nations, the place an important a part of the area inhabitants is targeted. The fourth and ultimate part bargains an research of insights constructed during the ebook, and descriptions options for the implementation of the hot Sustainability Paradigm through civil society, grass-root routine, students, politically impartial NGOs, honest media gamers, and by way of open-minded and enlightened politicians to regulate and steer the good Transition in the direction of sustainable worldwide democracy.
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Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable Global Democracy by Odile Schwarz-Herion, Abdelnaser Omran