Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable Global Democracy by Odile Schwarz-HerionStrategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable Global Democracy by Odile Schwarz-Herion

Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable…

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Hardcover | April 10, 2015

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On a historical global turning point, this book offers a thorough exploration of the "New Sustainability Paradigm", originally developed by the Global Scenario Group (GSG) of the Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) as a starting point for analyzing real-life transitions and transformations. 11 contributors from 5 continents present detailed analyses of economic and political transitions in Western and Eastern Europe, the USA, the Middle East, and in Asia, discussing the role of different players in the implementation of the New Sustainability Paradigm.

Part I offers an overview of the six scenarios developed by the GSG and a short discussion of significant papers published by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI) of the Tellus Institute. Next come examples of dramatic historical and current transitions in Western Europe, the USA, Eastern Europe, the Middle East (Arabian Spring), and Asia, as well as an analysis of the potential of humankind to manage a great transition to the new sustainability paradigm. Subsequent chapters highlight the role of culture and education and review the role of different players for the implementation of the new sustainability paradigm. The focus of Part II is on the ecological pillar of Sustainability. The discussion includes urgent ecological problems including climate engineering, eco-criminality, bioterrorism, biodiversity protection, water, energy, and food security. Part III deals with needed innovations in sustainable waste management and sustainable city architecture, especially big cities in developing and threshold countries, where a significant part of the world population is concentrated. The fourth and final section offers an analysis of insights developed throughout the book, and outlines recommendations for the implementation of the New Sustainability Paradigm by civil society, grass-root movements, scholars, politically neutral NGOs, sincere media players, and by open-minded and enlightened politicians to manage and steer the Great Transition towards sustainable global democracy.

Odile Schwarz-Herion studied law with focus on criminology at bachelor's level and earned an MBA from the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT). She did her PhD degree in economic sciences at the University of Hohenheim/Stuttgart, investigating and evaluating the performance of private enterprises in Sustainability Ma...
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Title:Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable…Format:HardcoverDimensions:197 pagesPublished:April 10, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Part I: Scenarios of Raskin et al.: From Visions to Reality.- Introduction.- 1. From Conventional Worlds to a New Sustainability Paradigm (NSP): Raskin's Model Scenarios in the Light of Current Trends.- 2. Seeking Realistic Pathways to the NSP: A Literature Review of Key Works in the Great Transition Initiative (GTI) Paper Series.- 3. Transitions and Transformations in Western Countries.- 4. From Neo-Stalinism to sluggish markets: Transition in Romania.- 5. Transitions in the Middle East: The Arabian Spring with Focus on Libya.- 6. Sustainable Strategies for Malaysia Economic Transitions.- 7. Lessons Learnt From History: Analysis of Past Transitions and Transformations.- 8. Performing the New Sustainability Paradigm: The Role of Culture and Education.- 9. The Role of Different Players for the Great Transition Towards the NSP.- Part II: Ecological Challenges for the New Sustainability Paradigm.- 10. The Ecological Pillar of Sustainability and its Significance for the NSP: Major Problems.- 11. Urgent Ecological Problems for the NSP.- 12.The Myth of Sustainable Food Supply and the Urgent Need for Radical Change from Competitive Corporatism to Sustainable Stewardship.- Part III: Dealing with Challenges in Developing and Threshold Countries to Facilitate the NSP.- 13.Innovative Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Nigeria.- 14. On Innovative Sustainable City Architecture Models for Sustainable Cities in Asia or in Europe.- Part IV: Summary of Problems and Strategies for the NSP.- 15. Summary of Problems and the Current State of Play.- 16. Implementation of the New Sustainability Paradigm: List of Recommendations.