- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (November 13, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844077497
- ISBN-13: 978-1844077496
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,421,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Energy, Environment and Development 2nd Edition
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'We won't be able to address climate change if the world sees it purely as an environmental problem. That's why books like this, which show we can tackle climate change and promote prosperity, are so important. By drawing out the links between climate change and economic development it provides the sort of broader framework for thinking that will help us get the big decisions right.' Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, UK Government 'This very timely book is a welcome addition to the literature on a topic that is rightly occupying centre stage in global discussions. Climate change is the biggest challenge our civilisation has had to face because it requires the collective response of all peoples and all nations. The view of developing countries, contained in this volume, is crucial to negotiations towards defossilising our economies.' Professor Sir David King, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (and Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government 2000-2007 'Energy systems need to change around the world to help address environment and other sustainable development challenges. How energy solutions can be identified, developed, and implemented is of great concern to us all. This is recommended reading!' Thomas B Johansson, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden 'By far the most comprehensive global overview of the inter-relationships between energy, environment and human development. Replete with key data, charts and diagrams... A tour de force.' Hazel Henderson, Ethicalmarkets.com 'loaded with information' CHOICE Magazine
About the Author
Jos� Goldemberg is a well-known author. He was rector of the University of S�o Paulo (USP) in Brazil, where he still lectures. He has served in key decision-making positions, including as Federal Minister for the Environment, Secretary of State for Science and Technology and, years later, for the Environment. A Visiting Professor at Princeton University and at the International Academy of the Environment in Geneva, he has chaired several important works, such as the UNDP�s World Energy Assessment. He contributed to the Nobel-awarded International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and was recognized by Time Magazine as a 'Hero of the Environment'. In 2008, he won the Blue Planet Prize for contributions to the environment. Oswaldo Lucon is graduated in Civil Engineering and Law. He has a PhD in Energy and a MSc in Clean Technology. Working in the environmental field in the last 20 years, he has contributed to Goldemberg's works since 2002, both at USP and for the government. He was lead author of the 2006 IPCC Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Guidelines and is now lead author of the Panel�s Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation. Presently he is Technical Advisor on Energy and Climate Change at the S�o Paulo State Environmental Secretariat, participating in international initiatives for sustainable energy.
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Hazel Henderson, December 2009, Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy