Managing the Earth: The Linacre Lectures 2001

Hardcover | July 1, 2002

EditorJames C. Briden, Thomas E. Downing

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Although it is now widely recognized throughout societies around the world that humankind is straining the capacity of our planet, the responses of the many parties who need to come together to solve the myriad challenges have in general been sectoral in their approach. Yet the dangerspresented by drawing successively on Earth's natural resources and exacerbating drought, water scarcity, hunger, health - indeed the viability of whol ecommunities and countries - coupled with the economic and social aspirations of the developed and developing world, clearly call for holistic visionleading to coordinated action.In this book, eight highly experienced authors from acaemia, intergovernmental negotiation, and diplomacy each present their own perspective and assess prospects for progress. the necessity for interdisciplinarity of approach, and for partnership and altruism on an unprecedented scale for solution,and for new negotiation and arbitration frameworks, emerge as inevitalbe conclusions.

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Although it is now widely recognized throughout societies around the world that humankind is straining the capacity of our planet, the responses of the many parties who need to come together to solve the myriad challenges have in general been sectoral in their approach. Yet the dangerspresented by drawing successively on Earth's natur...

James C. Briden is Director, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford. Thomas E. Downing is a Reader in Climate Policy, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.69 inPublished:July 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019925267X

ISBN - 13:9780199252671

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James C. Briden and Thomas E. Downing: Introduction1. Han-Joachim Schellnhuber and Hermann Held: How Fragile is the Earth System?2. Crispin Tickell: Risks of Conflict: Resource and Population Pressures3. Robert Costanza: Valuing the Earth: Reintegrating the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature4. Bert Metz: Can Technology Save us from Global Climate Change?5. John Browne: The Role of Corporate Leadership6. Philippe Sands: Who Governs a Sustainable World? The Role of International Courts and Tribunals7. Joyeeta Gupta: The Climate Change Regime: Can a Divided World Unite?8. Thomas E. Downing: Protecting the Vulnerable: Climate Change and Food Security