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

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

by Mohan Munasinghe

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781108265713
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

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.

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; Bibliography; Annex.

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