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Palgrave Studies in Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability in a Time of Change

Authors: Brinkmann, Robert

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  • Discusses sustainability in relation to real existential issues like the day to day survival of people, communities and regions
  • Explores the history, present and future of environmental systems
  • Highlights how mapping and measuring sustainability have become major analytical tools of the field
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Environmental Sustainability in a Time of Change is the first book in a new Palgrave series on Environmental Sustainability. It takes a fresh look at the dynamic field of environmental sustainability by exploring the interconnections between climate change, water, energy, waste, land use, ecosystems, food, and transportation. It also provides an extensive summary on sustainability management, data analysis, mapping, and data sources. Brinkmann highlights how environmental sustainability challenges are distinctly different in the developed world, where sustainability is largely a choice, versus the developing world, where many struggle with basic existence due to war, migration, and water or food scarcity. He takes a broad systems and historic approach to contextualize environmental sustainability prior to the 1987 Brundtland Report and utilizes many contemporary examples throughout the text, analyzing numerous case studies from many areas of the world including China, Yemen, Malaysia, Egypt, and Florida. 
This book questions traditional approaches to sustainability that highlight the need for an equal balance of economic development, environmental protection, and social equality to achieve sustainability. This book focuses on a new line of thinking that places environmental sustainability as the key foundation in how to manage sustainability in a time of change. Our planet is quickly becoming environmentally unsustainable due to global consumption and unsustainable economic development and it is high time for a fresh approach. This book will be of great value to academics, practitioners, and students interested in environmental sustainability from a myriad of fields including geology, geography, biology, ecology, economics, business, sociology, anthropology, and other areas that intersect the interdisciplinary field of sustainability.

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Robert Brinkmann is Professor of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability at Hofstra University, USA. He is the series editor of a Palgrave book series on Environmental Sustainability and one of the Editors of The Palgrave Handbook of Sustainability.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Sustainability in a Time of Change
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Environmental Sustainability
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28203-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28203-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28202-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 325
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