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Despite three decades of scientists' warnings and environmentalists' best efforts, the political will and public engagement necessary to fuel robust action on global climate change remain in short supply. The author shows that, contrary to popular expectations, faith-based efforts are emerging and strengthening to address this problem.
Contents Basic elements of green economics -- Analytical methods of green economics -- Formulation of green economic policies : optimality, efficiency and equity -- Institutions and policy design -- Reform of policies of global institutions -- Green economic policies : corporate, local and national levels -- Green economic policies : regional and global levels -- Policy framework -- Concluding observations.
Spans politics, ecology, and culture, and illuminates the forces in modern society that thwart our efforts to solve today's hard questions about society and the environment. Focuses on our present-day retreat from reality, our alienation from nature, our unthinking acceptance of new technology and rejection of the old, the loss of our ability to discriminate.
Explores how humans interact with each other in social communities and with biophysical environments in an ecological community. Chapters 5-7 deal with the challenges of local sustainability. Chapters 8-11 deal with local environmental politics.