Sustainable Production: An Annotated Bibliography

This annotated bibliography focuses on the growing evidence that modern economies can deliver goods and services with greater efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness while reducing associated social and environmental problems, by using new emerging preventive approaches. Sustainable Production focuses on those preventive approaches for making the material bases of modern ways of life more sustainable with respect to the biosphere. This book, as well as the two companion volumes, Sustainable Energy and Healthy Cities, is the result of a twelve-year research project carried out at the Center for Technology and Social Development at the University of Toronto. The research findings led to the development of a new conceptual framework and strategy aimed at converting technological and economic growth into development that would gradually become more sustainable.