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Environmentally sustainable growth : a pragmatic approach / Steven Cohen.

Author/creator Cohen, Steven, 1953 September 6- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst Edition.
Publication Info New York : Columbia University Press, [2023]
Descriptionxxii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Defining and understanding environmental sustainability -- The current state of environmental degradation -- The fundamental causes of environmental degradation -- A strategy for reducing pollution and growing a renewable resource-based economy -- Building public sector infrastructure to support environmental sustainability -- Changing the politics and communication of environmental sustainability -- Conclusion: The long transition to environmental sustainability is already underway.
Abstract "Those of us in the developed world have a far greater environmental impact than people in the developing world, but there is great political pressure in the developing world to increase material wealth. And that political pressure will lead to increased environmental impacts. Our political stability and security depend on the maintenance of material wealth where it exists and economic growth where people are poor. But to achieve those goals, we must learn how to construct a high throughput economy that does not destroy our planet's ecosystems. This is the major theme of this book: How do we realistically get from the current economic paradigm to one that permits economic growth while protecting the planet's ecosystems? To achieve the transition to environmental sustainability, we must undertake the following five actions: 1. Research, measure and understand the current state of environmental degradation. 2. Understand the causes of environmental degradation. 3. Develop a strategy for reducing pollution and growing a renewable-resource-based economy. 4. Build public sector infrastructure to support environmental sustainability. 5. Change the politics, advocacy, and communication of environmental sustainability"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Cohen, Steven, 1953 September 6- Environmentally sustainable growth First Edition. New York : Columbia University Press, [2023] 9780231557535
LCCN 2022043184
ISBN9780231208642 hardcover
ISBN0231208642 hardcover
ISBN9780231208659 trade paperback
ISBN0231208650 trade paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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