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State of the World 2004 Worldwatch Institute

State of the World 2004 By Worldwatch Institute

State of the World 2004 by Worldwatch Institute


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Summary

Takes a look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. This book focuses on the theme of consumption. It questions whether a less-consumptive society is possible and concludes that it is essential. It explores overconsumption - by-product of affluence; and underconsumption, linked to poverty.

State of the World 2004 Summary

State of the World 2004: Progress Towards a Sustainable Society by Worldwatch Institute

State of the World 2004 takes a fresh look at the trends that have put the global economy on a collision course with the Earth's ecosystems. This year's edition has a special focus on the theme of consumption. It questions whether a less-consumptive society is possible; and concludes that it is essential. The book explores overconsumption, a by-product of affluence; and underconsumption, linked to poverty, and provides 'behind the scenes' exposes of the devastating environmental impacts of some of our most popular products, from plastic bags, to paper, to mobile phones. Published annually in 28 languages, each edition draws on the breadth of expertise of Worldwatch's award-winning team of writers and researchers. State of the World is relied upon by national governments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its authoritative and up-to-the-minute analysis and information. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.

State of the World 2004 Reviews

'Essential reading' The Good Book Guide 'Better than anything else around... an impressive catalogue of information and analysis' Times Higher Education Supplement 'A tour d'horizon of the major environmental, economic and social challenges facing the planet' The Business Economist 'This book provides a brilliant resource for any critic of the system, socialist or otherwise.' Socialist Review '...[it] asks whether a less-consumptive society is possible- and then argues that it is essential' Science of Science

Table of Contents

Foreword * Preface * State of the World: A Year in Review * The State of the world: A Year in Review * The State of Consumption Today * Making Better Energy Choices * Boosting Water Productivity * Watching What We Eat * Moving Toward a Less Consumptive Economy * Purchasing for People and the Planet * Linking Globalization, Consumption, and Governance * Rethinking the Good Life * Notes * Index

Additional information

GOR009010567
9781844070657
1844070654
State of the World 2004: Progress Towards a Sustainable Society by Worldwatch Institute
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2004-01-01
272
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