State of the world 2008 : innovations for a sustainable economy / Gary Gardner and Thomas Prugh, project directors ; Linda Starke, editor.
Contributor(s): Gardner, Gary T | Prugh, Thomas | Starke, Linda | Worldwatch Institute.Material type: BookPublisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2008Edition: 25th anniversary ed.Description: xxvii, 269 p. : ill., charts ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0393330311; 9780393330311.Other title: Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society.Subject(s): Conservation of natural resources | Consumption (Economics) | Economic development -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable development
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Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time. State of the World 2008 describes these innovations--from microfinance to closed-loop manufacturing and the use of trusts to protect common resources--as well as identifying the obstacles that prevent a critical mass of people and organizations from moving toward sustainability, and rallying coalitions of stakeholders that can produce win-win solutions and strategies for achieving specific sustainability goals.
Includes bibliographical reference ( p. 211-253) and index.
Seeding the sustainable economy / Gary Gardner and Thomas Prugh -- New bottom line for progress / John Talberth -- Rethinking production / L. Hunter Lovins -- Challenge of sustainable lifestyles / Tim Jackson -- Meat and seafood: the global diet's most costly ingredients / Brian Halweil and Danielle Nierenberg -- Building a low-carbon economy / Christopher Flavin -- Improving carbon markets / Zoe Chafe and Hilary French -- Water in a sustainable economy / Ger Bergkamp and Claudia W. Sadoff -- Banking on biodiversity / Ricardo Bayon -- Parallel economy of the commons / Jonathan Rowe -- Engaging communities for a sustainable world / Erik Assadourian -- Mobilizing human energy / Jason S. Calder -- Investing for sustainability / Bill Baue -- New approaches to trade governance / Mark Halle.