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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBERS 11-12, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1994
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable Development and the Energy Industries: Implementation
and Impacts of Environmental Legislation, 1994 (Roy. Inst.
Intl. Affairs; U.S. distribution from Brookings Inst.).
Contains papers from diplomats, industry officials, and
Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future, Edited by the
Dutch Committee for Long-Term Environmental Policy, 620 pp., 1994
hbk. $136.50/1993 pbk. $51.50 (Kluwer).
Shows possible ways in which society can move toward a
sustainable future by searching for a new social order. The main
sections of the book are: introduction; signs of hope; the
transformation to a sustainable future; internationalization;
philosophical and methodological considerations on planning the
future; contours of a sustainable future; conclusions and
Gold: Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and the Race for Environmental
Technology, C. Moore, A. Miller, 288 pp., 1994, $25 (Beacon).
Reviewed in Energy Econ. & Clim. Change, pp. 11-12,
Dec. 1993. An outgrowth of a study by the Center for Global
Change at the University of Maryland (tel: 301-403-4165) that
explores the potentially positive relationship between a nation's
environmental policies and its international competitiveness.
Notes that the Japanese and German governments and businesses
have been quicker than their U.S. counterparts to realized that
"environmental protection is now an economic necessity, and
the nation that does it best will prosper the most."
Ecology and Global Change, R. Socolow, C. Andrews et al.,
Eds., 420 pp., 1994, $49.95 (Cambridge Univ.).
Explores how humankind can more fully industrialize without
overwhelming the Earth's natural systems. Five main sections are:
idustrialization of society; natural systems cycles; toxic
chemicals; policy making with respect to industrial ecology.
Articles, aimed at academic, business, activist and political
leaders, address such topics as solar energy, international
cooperation, and North American perspectives.
World at the Crossroads--Exploring a Sustainable, Equitable
Future. A Report to the Pugwash Council, P.B. Smith, S.
Okaye, 208 pp., Sep. 1994, $24.95/£14.95 pbk. (Earthscan).
From a study group constituted at the 41st Pugwash
Conference on Science and World Affairs (1991, Beijing,
China). Attacks biased Northern perspectives which fail to take
account of the historical North/South dichotomy and the resultant
divides this has created. Tries to create a more holistic,
humanistic approach to this concept.
the Earth: The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment and the
Crisis of Development, B. Rich, 388 pp., May 1994,
$29/£12.95 pbk. (Beacon in U.S./Earthscan in U.K.).
According to the publisher, this is a comprehensive and
devastating critique asserting that the World Bank's large
infrastructural projects have forced resettlement of millions of
people and left conflict and environmental degradation in their
wake. Shows how the Bank has become a law unto itself and how it
exemplifies a Western approach to development. Reviewed by K.
Courrier in Technology Review, pp. 68-70, Oct. 1994.
for Sustainable Development--Local Agendas for the Southern
Hemisphere, M. Redclift, C. Sage, Eds., 195 pp., May 1994,
Explores the relationship between changes in the environment
of the Southern Hemisphere and the wider economic and political
context of North/South relations, and whether the agenda of the
Earth Summit can have practical application in terms of policy.
from Rio: Environment and Development Policy Issues in Asia,
P. Ghosh, A. Jaitly, Eds., 218 pp., 1993, £52 (TERI).
Based on the Proceedings of the International Seminar
(Oct. 1992, New Delhi, India).
Road from Rio--Sustainable Development and NonGovernmental
Movements in the Third World, J. Fisher, 264 pp., 1993, £20
An account of NGOs that have filled voids left by weak or
Road from Rio: NGO Action Guide to Environment and Development,
M. McCoy, P. McDully, 112 pp., 1993, £10.99 pbk. (NHBS).
Analysis of agreements from the Earth Summit, and the
strategies NGOs should adopt.
21: Rio Declaration and Forest Principles (Post-Rio Edition),
650 pp., 1993, £20 (U.N.).
The official United Nations version of Agenda 21, organized
around seven themes that focus on the transition to sustainable
life on Earth. Later sections examine implementation and
Warming and Economic Development--A Holistic Approach to
International Policy Cooperation and Coordination, A.K.
Duraiappah, 244 pp., 1993, $19.50 (Kluwer).
Addresses three major questions relating to global warming by
formulating a global economic growth model with links between the
economic and climate systems. Captures feedback effects of
climate change on the economic system endogenously within the
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