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Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century
Applying Sustainomics to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals

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  • Date Published: May 2019
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  • isbn: 9781108271172

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  • In applying the innovative 'sustainomics' framework and identifying the balanced inclusive green growth (BIGG) path to achieve sustainability, this book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development today. Developed and applied globally over the past twenty-five years by world renowned multi-disciplinary expert Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics gives us an optimistic message: although our problems are serious, we can respond effectively by making development more sustainable, but only if we begin immediately. Sustainomics shows us the first practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future for all. Some key features include: an explanation of the key principles of sustainomics, free of technical jargon; empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances; annexes that provide mathematical and additional details; and an extensive and up-to-date bibliography to aid further research.

    • Reader-friendly organization presents theory followed by specific case studies, which are conveniently cross-referenced back to the theory sections
    • Each chapter begins with a summary to help easy location of the material covered
    • Provides substantive principles and practical applications to achieve sustainable development – humanity's greatest challenge – free of technical jargon
    • Includes a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography to allow readers to follow up on specific topics of interest, and annexes with additional mathematical and other details
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 2019
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108271172
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Framework and Fundamentals:
    1. Overview and summary
    2. Sustainomics framework
    3. Economics of the environment
    4. Environmental and social system links
    Part II. Global and Transnational Applications:
    5. Global analytical applications
    6. International process applications
    Part III. National and Macroeconomic Applications:
    7. National economywide applications
    8. Mathematical macro model applications
    9. Computable general equilibrium (CGE) modeling applications
    Part IV. Sectoral and Resource System Applications:
    10. Energy sector applications
    11. Transport sector applications
    12. Water resource applications
    13. Agricultural and land use applications
    14. Sustainable pricing policy applications
    Part V. Project and Local Applications:
    15. Project and business applications
    16. Disaster and human habitat application

  • Author

    Mohan Munasinghe, Munasinghe Institute for Development
    Mohan Munasinghe shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize as vice chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is the chairman of Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Colombo, Sri Lanka, honorary senior advisor to the Sri Lanka Government, and distinguished guest professor at Peking University, China. He has implemented international development projects for four decades and is world renowned for trans-disciplinary thinking. Munasinghe has taught in many major universities worldwide and won many international research awards. He has authored 110 books and over 350 research papers. He serves on the editorial boards of a dozen journals, and is a fellow of many renowned science academies.

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