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Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the issues of sustainability at the international, national and regional level have becomea top priority for national governments, business leaders andNGOs. Sustainability Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach isthe result of collective reflection by an international group of academics from Canada, France, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. It was inspired by the interdisciplinary discussions started in St Petersburg, Russia at the conference Globalisation, New Economy, and the Environment: Business and Society Challenges for Sustainable Development, organized by the editors of this volume under the auspices of the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2005.

This book explores the major actors, paradigms and ideologies in sustainable development, employing novel approaches such as linguistic and discourse analysis as well as simulation games and the psychology of ecological consciousness to provide an important contribution to the environmental policy field.


Description

Since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the issues of sustainability at the international, national and regional level have becomea top priority for national governments, business leaders andNGOs. Sustainability Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach isthe result of collective reflection by an international group of academics from Canada, France, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. It was inspired by the interdisciplinary discussions started in St Petersburg, Russia at the conference Globalisation, New Economy, and the Environment: Business and Society Challenges for Sustainable Development, organized by the editors of this volume under the auspices of the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2005.

This book explores the major actors, paradigms and ideologies in sustainable development, employing novel approaches such as linguistic and discourse analysis as well as simulation games and the psychology of ecological consciousness to provide an important contribution to the environmental policy field.


Contents

Introduction
Actors, Paradigms and Ideologies in Global Governance for Sustainability
System of Accounts for Global Entropy-Production (SAGE-P)
Interdisciplinarity and Sustainable Development: Policy Implications
Environmentally Extended Input-Output Analysis of the UK Economy
Comparative Behaviour and Institutions
The Systemic Psychological Description of Ecological Consciousness
Sustainable Development: From Concepts to Models
Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Energy Saving
Climate Change Discourse Analysis: The Russian Case
New Europe - New Energy: Sustainable Energy in the Expanded EU
The Environmental Quality of Growth Indicators
Evaluating the Sustainable Development of a Region Using a System of Indicators


Authors

STANISLAV SHMELEV is Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, University of Cambridge, UK, Director of Environment Europe and Senior Visiting Research Associate at the Schoolof Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford, UK.He specialises in ecological economics, assessment of progress for sustainable development, sustainable cities and sustainable waste management. Previous publications include Ecological Economics, Sustainability in Practice, and Sustainable Urban Development: Interdisciplinary Approach.He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland(2007), and University of Paris 9, France(2009). He consulted IUCN and UNEP on the multidimensional assessment of ecosystems and biodiversity, and collaborated with OECD on the assessment of progress.

IRINA A. SHMELEVAAssociate Professorin theWorld Politics Department of the School of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She conducts research in the fields of politics, philosophy and the psychology of global environmental change. Previous publications includePsychology of Ecological Consciousness and Sustainable Urban Development: Interdisciplinary Approach. She was a guest editor of the International Journal of Sustainable Development in 2009.