The Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future

The Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future

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A sustainable future: a world in which sustainable development is possible and guaranteed? In this book, the Dutch Committee for Long-Term Environmental Policy, an expert advisory board to the Dutch Minister of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment, shows possible ways in which society can move towards a sustainable future. The book goes in search of a new social order, an order in which sustainability is guaranteed. This search holds four main elements: signs of hope: which positive initiatives and developments exist which will lead to a sustainable future? transformations: which transformations are needed to reach a sustainable future? philosophical and methodological reflections: can one predict the future? institutions: what are the necessary changes in the basic institutions of society to reach a sustainable future? The committee has invited well-known experts from different disciplinary backgrounds to check the existing social order from a point of sustainability and to give recommendations for a sustainable future. The central conclusion is that we are in need of an evolving green strategy aimed at sustainability. The contours of this strategy are described and a large set of recommendations to reach a sustainable future are given. As the committee states: `There is no certainty and no statistical probability for a sustainable future, but there is at least a chance.'In recent years the Netherlands has seen an increase of educational activities aiming at primary school in the first place, ... We are quite happy that this inspired them to commission this essay and also to publish a special issue on this subject anbsp;...

Title:The Environment: Towards a Sustainable Future
Author:Dutch Committee for Long-Term Environmental Policy
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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