1st Edition

Tomorrow's World
Britain's share in a sustainable future

ISBN 9781853835117
Published February 20, 2009 by Routledge
398 Pages

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Book Description

20 per cent of the Earth's population currently consumes over 80 per cent of available resources. Whilst most Westerners lead lives of unprecedented material comfort fuelled by spiralling consumption patterns, 1.3 billion people exist on less than US$1 per day. As the first industrial nation and a former colonial power, Britain's record of overconsumption is one of the most notable. Researched and written by Friends of the Earth, Tomorrow's World argues that Britain must make deep cuts in resource consumption in order to allow developing countries to escape from poverty, and to prevent further� breaches of environmental limits. It sets targets for reduced consumption levels, and shows how these can be met. In doing so, it demonstrates that significant goals in our society - health, employment, equality and a secure environment - are not determined by consumption, and that lower consumption levels can improve our quality of life. Originally published in 1997

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Dedication Acrotryms andAbbreviations Introduction Part 1: Sustainability and Environmental Space Introduction Chapter 1: Sustainability and Scarcity - Approaching the Limits Chapter 2: Sustainability and Equity � Colonising Environmental Space Chapter 3: Sustainability and Wellbeing - Delivering Quality Conclusions Part 2: Sustainability Targets for Key Resources Chapter 4: Measuring the UK's Sustainability Chapter 5: Energy Chapter 6: Land Chapter 7: Wood Chapter 8: Water Chapter 9: Metals, Minerals and Chemicals Conclusions Part 3: Towards a Sustainable Society Chapter 10: Economic Sustainability - 'Ten Times Better' Chapter 11: Social Sustainability - Meeting Real Needs Chapter 12: The Politics of Sustainability Part 4: Conclusions - The Longest Journey Conclusions Afterword - Values and Sustainable Development Notes and References

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