Introduction: Global and local contexts as evidence for concern / Colin L. Soskolne [and others] -- pt. I. Tying governance to ecology, economy, and human well-being -- 1. Institutions for global governance / Klaus Bosselmann -- 2. Covenant of covenants: a federal vision of global governance for the twenty-first century / Ronald Engel -- 3. Market society and ecological integrity: theory and practice / Richard Westra -- 4. Full spectrum integrity index of nations / Helmut Burkhardt -- pt. II. Globalization, human rights, and the human condition -- 5. Linkages among globalization, human rights, and health / Maud Huynen and Pim Martens -- 6. Toward sustainability with justice: are human nature and history on side? / William E. Rees -- 7. Protecting society from itself: reconnecting ecology and economy / James R. Karr -- 8. Strong sustainability and environmental policy: justification and implementation / Konrad Ott and Ralf Doring -- pt. III. Governance for ecological integrity, sustainable ecosystem function, and public health -- 9. Evolution of the ecological integrity debate / David Manuel-Navarrete, James J. Kay and Dan Dolderman -- 10. Collective decision-making bridging public health, sustainability governance, and environmental management / Valerie Brown -- 11. Toward sustainable environmental governance in South Africa: cooperative environmental governance and integrated environmental management as possible solutions to fragmentation / Louis J. Kotze -- 12. Sense of possibility: what does governance for health and ecological sustainability look like? / Daniel Rainham, Ian McDowell and Daniel Krewski -- pt. IV. Covenants and respect for all life, public-good, and traditional knowledge -- 13. Earth charter, ethics, and global governance / Brendan Mackey -- 14. Copenhagen consensus: a global public-good perspective comparing the earth charter with other recent declarations / Philippe Crabbe -- 15. Intergenerational sustainability and traditional knowledge in Africa: the natural resource management perspective / Yemi Oke -- pt. V. Focus (a): governance amid ideological influences in a globalizing world -- 16. Ominous rise of ideological think tanks in environmental policy-making / Donald A. Brown -- 17. Cutting CO[subscript 2] emissions in the atmosphere: a realistic goal or a mere utopian ideal? / Giulio De Leo and Marino Gatto -- 18. Ecological governance at work: a community challenge to genetically modified organisms / Prue E. Taylor -- pt. V. Focus (b): Rights to Food and Water -- 19. Future: world population and food security / David Pimentel and Marcia Pimentel -- 20. Refining international water law / Joseph W. Dellapenna -- 21. Water as a human right: the Sri Lankan experience / Ruana Rajepakse -- 22. Cooperation in promoting ecological integrity and socioeconomic justice in marine fisheries: European community-West African relations / Emma Witbooi -- pt. V. Focus (c): Social forces at play in environmental and human catastrophes -- 23. Institutionalized use of force in economic development: with special reference to the World Bank / Robert Goodland -- 24. Globalization and the degradation of rural livelihoods: a comparative study of Mexico and Vietnam under trade liberalization / Jack P. Manno and Thanh Vo -- 25. Toolkit for ecoepidemiological enquiry under global ecological change / Brian D. Ladd and Colin L. Soskolne -- pt. V. Focus (d): the rights of children: health and the culture environment -- 26. Culture environment: implications for public health, human rights, and ecological sustainability / Rose A. Dyson -- 27. Child's rights to health and the role of the World Health Organization / Laura Westra -- Conclusions: challenging our individual and collective thinking about sustainability / Colin L. Soskolne, Louis J. Kotze, Brendan Mackey and William E. Rees.