Ensuring a Sustainable FutureMaking Progress on Environment and Equity

Ensuring a Sustainable FutureMaking Progress on Environment and Equity

Jody Heymann and Magda Barrera

Print publication date: Sep 2013

ISBN: 9780199974702

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

This resource examines the current trends in increased air/water pollution and energy consumption, and the depletion of natural resources, and the disproportionate impact on the poor and the economically viable solutions that can serve to remedy them — solutions that simultaneously address environmental and economic problems. This gap in previous research, evidence, and writing has left low-income countries often unwilling to take on major environmental problems and many poor communities believing they faced impossible choices between improving the environment in which they live and increasing the jobs and income available. Bringing together evidence-based recommendations and in-depth case studies of successful policies and programs around the world, this resource examines innovative solutions to this crucial challenge. In doing so, it addresses a comprehensive range of environmental sustainability challenges affecting low-, middle-, and high-income countries.

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