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Eco-restructuring : implications for sustainable development / Robert U. Ayres, editor ; Paul M. Weaver, assistant editor ; with the editorial support of Gilberto Gallopin ... [et al.]
Bib ID 2052923
Format BookBook
Description Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, c1998 
vi, 417 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9280809849 (paperback)
Summary

Following on from the critically acclaimed Industrial Metabolism, this study provides a significant contribution to the literature on sustainability by identifying, on a sectoral basis, the critical issues facing the world as a whole, and the technical feasibility of addressing them. A new paradigm of eco-restructuring for sustainable development is introduced, involving shifts in technology, economic activities and lifestyles needed to harmonize human activities with natural systems.

Full contents
  • 1. Eco-restructuring: The transition to an ecologically sustainable economy / Robert U. Ayres
  • 2. The biophysical basis of eco-restructuring: An overview of current relations between human economic activities and the global system / Walther Manshard
  • 3. Ecological process engineering: The potential of bioprocessing / Anton Moser
  • 4. Materials futures: Pollution prevention, recycling, and improved functionality / Pradeep Rohatgi, Kalpana Rohatgi and Robert U. Ayres
  • 5. Global energy futures: The long-term perspective for eco-restructuring / Hans-Holger Rogner
  • 6. Fuel decarbonization for fuel cell applications and sequestration of the separated CO₂ / Robert H. Williams
  • 7. Photovoltaics / Paolo Frankl
  • 8. Global eco-restructuring and technological change in the twenty-first century / Faye Duchin
  • 9. Agro-eco-restructuring: Potential for sustainability / Heinrich Wohlmeyer
  • 10. The restructuring of tropical land-use systems / Gilberto C. Gallopin.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sustainable development.  |  Environmental policy.
Other authors/contributors Ayres, Robert U  |  Weaver, Paul M. (Paul Michael), 1956-

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