Sustainability and Global Environmental Policy: New Perspectives

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This important book explores the cutting edge of contemporary environmental policy. It examines key issues and proposes innovative strategies for environmental problems facing us in the twenty-first century. The authors argue that the current structure of human activity is not sustainable and that there is a need for fundamental change in the way the environment is perceived and how decisions affecting the environment are made. They address the subject of environmental policy from the perspective of sustainability and issues related to equity. Included in the discussion is an examination of agricultural sustainability and biodiversity, energy productivity, technological change, ecological sustainability and industrial competitiveness, environmental valuation and the role of international finance for environmental settlements. In conclusion the authors argue for greater social assessment in decision making, and a need to involve a wider population in the decision-making process emphasising democracy, transparency, fairness, reciprocity and community. Sustainability and Global Environmental Policy will be of interest to policymakers in government and non-government institutions and academics working in the fields of environmental and development studies.