The Palgrave handbook of sustainability : case studies and practical solutions

Brinkmann, Robert, 1961- author
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  • Creator Robert Brinkmann, Sandra J. Garren
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (xliv, 870 pages) : illustrations
  • ISBNs 9783319713892, 3319713892, 9783319713885
  • OCLC on1033673328


  • "This book provides a comprehensive overview of the practice of sustainability through a diverse range of case studies spanning across varied fields and areas of expertise. It provides a clear indication as to the contemporary state of sustainability in a time faced by issues such as global climate change, challenges of environmental justice, economic globalization and environmental contamination. The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability explores three broad themes: Environmental Sustainability, Social Sustainability and Economic Sustainability. The authors critically explore these themes and provide insight into their linkages with one another to demonstrate the substantial efforts currently underway to address the sustainability of our planet. This handbook is an important contribution to the best practises on sustainability, drawn from many different examples across the fields of engineering, geology, anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry and religion."--


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Intro; Preface; Acknowledgments; Editors and Contributors; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; 1: Sustainability Definitions, Historical Context, and Frameworks; Sustainability Definitions; The United Nations and Sustainability; 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment; 1983 United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED); 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED); 1994 United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS); 1997 United Nations Earth Summit +5; 2000 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
  • 2002 United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; Sustainability Frameworks; National Frameworks; Subnational Governments; Organizational Frameworks; Green Building; Personal Sustainability; Significance of Sustainability in the Modern Era; References; Part I: Environment; 2: Sustainability and Natural Landscape Stewardship: A US Conservation Case Study; Background; Case Study: The Forest Service and the Evolution of Conservation in the United States; Early Conservation of Natural Landscapes in the United States
  • The US Forest Service: An Evolving Approach of Conservation and SustainabilityLessons Learned and Future Challenges; Further Reading; 3: Policy Design for Sustainability at Multiple Scales: The Case of Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia; Background; Case Study; Part 1: Local Realities-The Cost of Fire-Led Deforestation and Haze in Indonesia; Part 2: Regional Repercussions-Transboundary Haze in the ASEAN; Part 3: Global Implications-Linking Deforestation in Southeast Asia and Climate Change; Lessons Learned; Challenges and Barriers; Further Reading and References
  • 4: Sustainable Water Resources Management: Groundwater DepletionBackground; Case Study; Site Characteristics; History of Water Use; Sustainable Groundwater Management Evaluation; Sensitivity to Adaptive Management Strategies; Spatial Variability in Aquifer Dynamics; Lessons Learned; Challenges and Barriers; Further Reading; References; 5: America's Path to Drinking Water Infrastructure Inequality and Environmental Injustice: The Case of Flint, Michigan; Background and Case Study; Lessons Learned; Challenges and Barriers; Socioeconomic Collapse; Financial Burdens; Infrastructure Responsibility
  • Partial Line ReplacementsSustainability of Short-Term Solutions; Regulatory Gaps and Weaknesses in Regulatory Oversight and Enforcement; Personal Costs and Environmental Injustice; Conclusions; References; 6: Sustainable Renewable Energy: The Case of Burlington, Vermont; Background; The Case of Burlington, Vermont; About Burlington, Vermont; Political Context; Vermont's Energy Production and Consumption; Burlington, Vermont's Energy Supply; How Burlington Achieved 100 Percent Renewable Electricity; BED Is a Municipally Owned Utility
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