Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Co-Evolution of Science and Policy

Hardcover | June 15, 2008

EditorLarry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, Robert Jonas

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The purpose of this book is to review and analyze the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when the "environment" became an issue as important as economic growth, or war and peace; to assess the current situation, and begin planning for the challenges that lie ahead. Most people areaware of both the environmental destruction taking place around the world and of the specter of climate change. The devastation of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina illustrates the potential for disaster when climate change is combined with the mismanaged environmental policy. How did we get tot hispoint? What has been done and what can be done to avoid future environmental disasters? Thirty-two contributing chapter authors (among them, one of the principal drafters of the National Environmental Policy Act, Chief of the African Environment Division and the World Bank, Vice President of theCenter for Conservation Innovation at the World Wildlife Fund, President of the Zoological Society of London, former President of the Ecological Society of America) use their unique, authoritative perspective to review the evolution of environmental science and policy in the past half century. Each author describes the evolution of environmental science and policy in the past half century and consider the challenges of the future. Although the authors of this book com from various fields, they have followed paths that have generally converged on the concept of sustainability. This bookattempts to define what sustainability is, how we can achieve it, and what the prospects for sustainability in the future are.

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The purpose of this book is to review and analyze the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when the "environment" became an issue as important as economic growth, or war and peace; to assess the current situation, and begin planning for the challenges that lie ahead. Most people areaware of both the environmental destruction ...

Larry Rockwood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. Ronald Stewart is Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at George Mason University. Robert Jonas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195309456

ISBN - 13:9780195309454

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Table of Contents

1. Russell W. Peterson: The Environmental Movement in the United States2. Russell E. Train: International Environmental Policy: Some Recollections and Reflections3. J. Gustave Speth: The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath4. Gene E Likens: Sustainable Conservation: Can It Be Done?5. Robert Goodland: Conservation of Sensitve Biodiversity Areas6. Kenton R. Miller and Charles Victor Barber: Protected Areas: Science, Policy and Management to Meet the Challenges of Global Change in the 21st century7. John Seidensticker: Ecological and Intellectual Baselines: Saving Lions, Tigers and Rhinos in Asia8. James Teer: Observations on Trends and Issues in Global Conservation9. Frederic H. Wagner: Half Century of American Range Ecology and Management: A Retrospective,10. Walter Lusigi: Policy Failures in African Rangeland Development11. Jack Ward Thomas and James Burchfield;: The Role of Science and Scientists in Changing Forest Service Management Relative to Sustainability12. Sidney Holt: Sustainable Use of Marine Living Resources: Notion or Myth?13. John R. Twiss Jr., Robert J. Hofman, and John E. Reynolds, III: Marine Mammal Conservation14. Michael L. Weber: Marine Wildlife Policy: Underlying Ideologies15. Overcoming Barriers to Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Development, Leif E. Christoffersen16. Mohamed El-Ashry: The Global Challenge of Sustainable Development17. Agi Kiss: Biodiversity Conservation in the Real World: Incentives Disincentives and Disconnects18. Jason Clay: Resource Wars: Nation and State Conflicts of the Twentieth Century19. Thayer "Ted" Scudder;: Conservation and Development: The Nam Theun 2 Dam Project in Laos20. Stephen R. Kellert: A Biocultural Basis for an Ethic toward the Natural Environment21. Nicholas Robinson;: International Environmental Legal Instruments22. V. Alaric Sample: The Evolution of Sustainability in Forest Management Policy23. Daniel B. Botkin: The Future of Ecology and the Ecology of the Future24. George M. Woodwell;: A New Environmentalism: Conservation and the Core of Governmental Purpose25. Thomas Lovejoy: Climate Change and Prospects for Sustainability