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Main Title State of the world 2008 : innovations for a sustainable economy : a Worldwatch Institute report on progress toward a sustainable society /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gardner, Gary T.,
Prugh, Thomas.
Starke, Linda.
Publisher W.W. Norton,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 190864126
ISBN 9780393330311; 0393330311
Subjects Sustainable development ; Conservation of natural resources ; Economic development--Environmental aspects ; Consumption (Economics) ; Desenvolvimento econãomico (aspectos ambientais) ; Desenvolvimento sustentável ; Recursos naturais (conservaðcäao) ; Consumo
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HC59.15.S734 2008 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 12/07/2009
EOAM  HC59.15.S734 2008 Sustainability Collection Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 06/19/2009
Edition 25th anniversary ed.
Collation xxvii, 269 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 211-253) and index.
Contents Notes
Environmental issues were once regarded as irrelevant to economic activity, but today they are dramatically rewriting the rules for business, investors, and consumers. Around the world, innovative responses to climate change and other environmental problems are affecting more than $100 billion in annual capital flows as pioneering entrepreneurs, organizations, and governments take steps to create the Earth's first sustainable global economy. This volume examines new technologies and advances from around the world that show promise as a means to create a sustainable global economy and stop the depletion of natural resources and the environment. Featuring chapters on renewable energy, innovations in clean production, commons resources, trade policy, finance for sustainability, new economic yardsticks, and many other topics, [this book] is [a] global-level publication to showcase a wide range of diverse innovations and to demonstrate their near-term potential to put whole societies on a sustainable path. Common to these innovations is a rethinking of key economic assumptions and business practices to create economies that meet people's needs while protecting the planet. --From back cover.