Sustainable development and mitigation

Sathaye, Jayant, Najam, Adil, Cocklin, Chris, Heller, Thomas, Lecocq, Franck, Llanes-Regueiro, Juan, Pan, Jiahua, Petschel-Held, Gerhard, Rayner, Steve, Robinson, John, Schaeffer, Roberto, Sokona, Youba, Swart, Rob, and Winkler, Harald (2007) Sustainable development and mitigation. In: Metz, Bert, Davidson, Ogunlade, Bosch, Peter, Dave, Rutu, and Meyer, Leo, (eds.) Climate Change: mitigation of climate change. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 691-743.

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Abstract

The concept of sustainable development was adopted by the World Commission on Environment and Development, and there is agreement that sustainable development involves a comprehensive and integrated approach to economic, social, and environmental processes. Discourses on sustainable development, however, have focused primarily on the environmental and economic dimensions. The importance of social, political, and cultural factors is only now getting more recognition. Integration is essential in order to articulate development trajectories that are sustainable, including addressing the climate change problem.

Item ID: 2967
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: climate change; sustainable development
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ISBN: 978-0-521-70598-1
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2009 00:26
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960605 Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified @ 40%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 20%
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