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9781559639989

Worlds Apart

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    9781559639989

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    1559639989

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-18
  • Publisher: Island Pr

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Worlds Apartpresents a cohesive set of essays by leading thinkers on the subject of globalization, offering a thoughtful overview of the major environmental issues related to globalization in a clear, reasoned style. Framed by Gus Speth's introduction and conclusion, essays range from Jane Lubchenco's discussion of the scientific indicators of global environmental change to Robert Kates' examination of the prospect that our growing global interconnectedness could lead a transition to a more sustainable world to Vandana Shiva's impassioned plea for a new "living democracy" that counters the degrading, dehumanizing tendencies of the global economy. Other contributors include Maurice Strong on the Rio Earth Summit and the future course of environmentalism, Joseacute; Goldemberg on energy, Jerry Mander on the inherent destructiveness of the global economic system, Stephan Schmidheiny on the forestry industry, and Daniel Esty and Maria Ivanova on global environmental governance.Edited by one of the world's leading experts on international environmental issues, the book brings together the most respected thinkers and actors on the world stage to offer a compelling set of perspectives and a solid introduction to the social and environmental dimensions of globalization.

Author Biography

Gus Speth is dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development. He was recently awarded the Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation in recognition of his lifelong contributions to environmental problem-solving

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Two Perspectives on Globalization and the Environment
1(20)
James Gustave Speth
Waves of the Future: Sea Changes for a Sustainable World
21(12)
Jane Lubchenco
Stockholm Plus 30, Rio Plus 10: Creating a New Paradigm of Global Governance
33(20)
Maurice Strong
Energy and Sustainable Development
53(14)
Jose Goldemberg
Toward a Global Environmental Mechanism
67(18)
Daniel C. Esty
Maria H. Ivanova
The Nexus and the Neem Tree: Globalization and a Transition toward Sustainability
85(24)
Robert W. Kates
Intrinsic Negative Effects of Economic Globalization on the Environment
109(22)
Jerry Mander
Forests and Globalization: A Business Perspective
131(10)
Stephan Schmidheiny
The Myths of Globalization Exposed: Advancing toward Living Democracy
141(14)
Vandana Shiva
Environment and Globalization after Johannesburg
155(12)
James Gustave Speth
Index 167

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