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Description - Fair Future by Wolfgang Sachs

'The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not enough for everyone's greed.' Mahatma Gandhi Oil crisis, water conflicts, declining food security - we hear one report after another about resource scarcity - while with growing populations and huge poverty, nations are demanding their right to development. In the age of globalization this right cannot be disputed, yet the planet is already exhibiting signs of acute environmental stress. Indians want more roads and Chinese more oil: the struggle over nature will partly shape the crises of the twenty-first century. Clashes over resources, both major and minor, are often the unseen factor behind chaos and violence and it is vital to start thinking about how the distribution of resources can be made more just. This book, written by specialists from the internationally renowned Wuppertal Institute, provides an account of what is involved in the resource conflicts of today and tomorrow. It puts forwards perspectives for resource justice and outlines a global economic and environmental policy equally committed to nature and to humanity. This new work, rich in analysis and information, offers a compass to anyone looking for ways in which global society might face the challenge of the future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842777299
ISBN-10: 1842777297
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Wolfgang Sachs

Wolfgang Sachs, editor of the bestselling and immensely influential Development Dictionary (1856490440, Zed Books, 1992, 11th impression, 20,000 copies sold), is an internationally renowned authority on development and the environment. He is a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and a long-time activist in the German and Italian green movements.He has been chair of the board of Greenpeace Germany, a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is a member of the Club of Rome. Tilman Santarius, born in 1974, studied sociology, anthropology and economics in Germany and the USA. He joined the Wuppertal Institute in 2001 and is a senior research fellow working in the fields of trade policy, climate policy and globalization. From 2002 to 2004 he served as coordinator of the key project on globalization and sustainability at the Wuppertal Institute, and since 2005 he has coordinated the international dialogue project EcoFair Trade Dialogue. Tilman Santarius is active in both the environmental movement and the movement for an alternative globalization.

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