By Philip Shabecoff
Construction at the beginning of his seriously acclaimed A Fierce eco-friendly hearth (1993), which supplied a sweeping assessment of the yankee environmental move, Philip Shabecoff now strikes to a considerate survey of overseas environmentalism. The annals of foreign cooperation to maintain the surroundings and make sure sustainable financial improvement are fresh and short. in simple terms in the final 30 years, because the results of human overconsumption became obvious, have overseas businesses, nationwide governments, and environmental teams all started concentrating on the commercial and ecological ramifications of plundering the Earth's assets. Shabecoff, former leader environmental correspondent for the recent York instances, presents a close historical past of foreign environmentalism from the beginnings of a world environmental ethic to an within view of diplomatic negotiations at the back of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. He analyzes Rio's successes and screw ups and examines either around the world and native proposals that tackle environmental and fiscal demanding situations now not mentioned at Rio. purely through dealing with and overcoming these types of demanding situations, he says, can the worldwide neighborhood identify a peace outfitted on mutual take care of the planet and accountability for the health of others with whom we percentage it.
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Extra resources for A New Name for Peace: International Environmentalism, Sustainable Development, and Democracy
Kates, B. L. Turner II, and William C. "22 <><><><><><><><><><><><> The quantum and still accelerating expansion of human power to change the natural world has been accompanied over the past two centuries by transformations in the understanding of the relationship between humans and nature, albeit a significantly slower transformation and one that is still dangerously far from complete. Perhaps the greatest stimulus to the intellectual dialogue on the relationship of humans and nature in the nineteenth century was the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species in 1859.
Page iii A New Name for Peace International Environmentalism, Sustainable Development, and Democracy Philip Shabecoff Page iv University Press of New England, Hanover, NH 03755 � 1996 by Philip Shabecoff All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America 5 4 3 2 1 CIP data appear at the end of the book Page v To my daughter Alexa and my son Peter, and their families. Page vii Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1. The View from Corcovado 1 Chapter 2. The End of Innocence 11 Chapter 3.
I raised money from several foundations (acknowledged elsewhere in these pages) and was able to pursue the research and writing independently. It became apparent very quickly that if I was going to focus on the Earth Summit process there was no way I could possibly write about environmentalists and environmental issues without also writing about economics and development. Indeed, as I progressed in my research, it became apparent to me that in my years of covering environmental issues I had paid far too little attention Page x to the economic causes of environmental decline and to the environmental causes of economic dysfunction, particularly in the poorer countries of the world.