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Sustainability : Key Issues.
London; New York
This is a comprehensive book with contributions from 30 experts, besides the editors, who work in multi-sustainability-978-0-415-52986-0disciplinary aspects of sustainability and are well-known for their contributions in their respective areas. The editor Helen Kopnina is a coordinator of Sustainable Business program, lecturer in Politics, Business and Environment and researcher of environmental education and environmental social sciences whereas Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet is an environmental anthropologist and teaches in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut, USA. The book expounds the definitions of various terms in vogue besides providing the glimpses of the history of emergence of sustainability as a discipline in 21st Century outlining the relationship between sustainability and sustainable development-the former being the destination and the latter as a journey to reach the destination. The book outlines various issues related to sustainability and discusses in details their interactions, advantages, vagueness and drawbacks.

Various indicators of sustainability and their assessment are provided including the ethical, political and commercial aspects thereof. The book discussed the important aspect of measuring and assessing sustainability, which is often not so clearly provided in books related to sustainability; find a good coverage in the book. In short, the book provides an authentic coverage of issues related to sustainability and the reviewer has no hesitation in recommending the book to graduate, postgraduate students and researchers for updating their information on sustainability. Amongst the many titles available today in the literature, this book stands out distinctly as one that is well-written and an informative text on the subject.
Inhaltsverzeichnis :
Part 1. Defining Sustainability Introduction. The Emergence and Development Of Sustainability
Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

1. Sustainability, the Metaphysics Of Mastery, and Transcendent Nature
Michael Bonnett
2. Reconstructing the Sustainability Narrative: Separating Myth From Reality
Peter N. Nemetz

Part 2. Measuring and Assessing Sustainability
3. Ethics in Sustainability Indexes
Sarah E. Fredericks
4. Navigating Towards Sustainability: Essential Aspects of Assessment and Indicators
Waas T. Hugé, J. & Verbruggen, A. Block, T.
5.Concepts, Methodologies, Data and Tools To Assess Water Use
Markus Pahlow

Part 3. Governing, Business, and Managing Sustainability
6. Sustainable Consumption and Its Discontents
Cindy Isenhour
7. The Future We Want: Post Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals and the Role Of Education For Sustainable Development
Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Kanayathu C Koshy and Walter Leal Filho
8. Sustainability 2.0: New Strategies for Achieving Behavior Change in a More Connected World
Anna C. Evely, Mark S. Reed, David Adams and Emily Lambert
9. CSR, Voluntary Standards & Sustainability
Thomas B. Long, Anne Tallontire and William Young
10. Business and Production Solutions: Closing loops and the circular economy Geraldine Brennan, Mike Tennant and Fenna Blomsma

Part 4. Globalization, Growth, and Environmental Change
11. Economic Growth and Sustainability
Christian Kerschner and Daniel W. O'neill
12. Population Matters Blake Alcott 13. Urban Sustainability John Blewitt
14. Sustainable Rural Development and Livelihoods
Andreas Neef

Part 5. Sustainability and Ethics
15. Environmental Politics, Animal Rights and Ecological
Justice Robert Garner
16. Environmental Ethics For Tomorrow: Sustaining the Biosphere
Holmes Rolston Iii
17. Is ′Sustainability′ the Same As ′Sustainable Development′?
Haydn Washington
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