Implementing Sustainable Development
Strategies and Initiatives in High Consumption Societies
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Implementing Sustainable Development by William M. Lafferty
Book DescriptionAt the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, political leaders from more than a hundred countries made a formal commitment to intensify efforts to resolve global environment and development problems and to strive for sustainable development. This volume examines how governments in the developed industrial world have responded to the challenge of sustainable development since it was catapulted into the international stage. It focuses on central government engagement with sustainable development in Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union. The study shows that sustainable development has been integrated into governmental idiom in most jurisdictions and has come to be associated with a series of changes to the structures and approaches deployed to manage environmental problems. Yet, it also reveals significant differences of interpretation and priority, and in the enthusiasm with which sustainable development has been received.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198294368
(238mm x 162mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William M. Lafferty
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This book examines how governments in industrialised countries have engaged with the challenge of sustained development over the past decade. Analysis of initiatives undertaken by nine national governments and the European Union reveal important differences in the ways the international commitment to sustainable development has been received.
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