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This work proposes a framework based on the concept of a fair distribution of environmental space to include the diverse needs of North and South. Drawing on research in 38 countries, it aims to give an equitable basis for global development in order to achieve sustainable consumption by the year 2050. The environmental space approach seeks to explain the limitations of the global market economy as a tool of development and to give us the means to alter it in order to achieve a genuine quality of life, rather than simple economic growth. In addition, this book seeks to urge all countries and peoples to consider and evaluate the environmental space approach and to join in a movement towards sustainable production and consumption for the 21st century.
|Publication date:||1st August 1997|
|Author:||Michael Carley, Phillipe Spapens|
|Publisher:||Earthscan Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Categories:||Sustainability, Social impact of environmental issues, Conservation of the environment, Geography,|
Michael Carley is professor of planning and Housing at the Centre for Environment and Human settlements, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Chair of the Sustainable Societies Programme of Friends of the Earth International. Philippe Spapens is a Coordinator of the Sustainable Europe Campaign and a staff member of friends of the Earth Netherlands.More About Michael Carley, Phillipe Spapens