Sustainable Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408008778, 9781483163512

Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Constraints and Opportunities

Authors: Mostafa Kamal Tolba
eBook ISBN: 9781483163512
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 14th April 1987
Page Count: 232
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Sustainable Development: Constraints and Opportunities contains a selection of the author's speeches made between 1982 and 1986. During this 5-year period knowledge of environment-development relationships has grown considerably, and this evolving perception can be discerned in his statements spanning those years. Taken together, the common thread binding all the speeches is the fact that long-term development can only be achieved through sound environmental management, that is, sustainable development, which is the title of this book. The speeches included in this volume were delivered in the author's capacity as the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). They thus cover primarily broad areas of interest of UNEP's programs and policies. Key topics discussed include environmental protection; disarmament and the environment; environmental information for engineers; the impact of human settlements on the environment; environmental management in the Gulf; the causes, effects, and prevention of desertification; and the environmental impact assessment process.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments

  1. Environmental Protection
  2. Environment and Development
  3. Safeguarding the Environment
  4. Disarmament and Environment
  5. Environmental Information for Engineers
  6. Highways to Nowhere
  7. Rolling Back the Wasteland
  8. Combining the Best of the Old with the Best of the New
  9. A Duty to Hope - New Directions for Science and Technology
  10. The Peril of the Two Cities
  11. Putting the Principles to Work
  12. Towards a More Prosperous Global Tomorrow
  13. Profiting from the Environment
  14. Environmental Management in the Gulf
  15. Sustainable Development in a Developing Economy
  16. Desertification is Stoppable
  17. Environmental Impact Assessment - Principles and Guidelines
  18. World Population Increase - Our Dangerous Opportunity
  19. Caring for Lakes in a Changing World
  20. The Global Dimension to Conservation Issues
  21. Energy Use and Environment in the Asia/Pacific Region
  22. The Premises for Building a Sustainable Society
  23. Partnership for Conservation
  24. Environmental Management
  25. Solving Our Environmental Problems
  26. Protecting the Ozone Layer
  27. Global Concern about Environment
  28. Management of Hazardous Waste
  29. Women and the Earth's Traditions
  30. An Urgent Role to Save the Mediterranean
  31. Resource Management - The Human Connection
  32. Climatic Effects of Carbon Dioxide and Other Trace Gases
  33. Desertification Control - Moving beyond the Laboratory
  34. Towards an African Solution
  35. Socioeconomic Benefits of Environmental Protection Abbreviations Index


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