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The Long Road to Sustainability: The Past, Present, and Future of International Environmental Law and Policy

Alexander Gillespie

Abstract

This book examines the idea of sustainable development, made up of economic, social, and environmental parts over the period of human history. This work suggests humanity has been unsustainable in all three areas for most of its history, although in the last few hundred years the scale of unsustainability has increased, while, simultaneously, answers have started to emerge. This conclusion can be seen in two parts, namely the economic and social sides of sustainable development and then the environmental ones. This work suggests that, with the correct selection of tools, solid and positive fou ... More

Keywords: sustainable development, economic growth, trade, debt, aid, population, habitat, pollution, conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198819516
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198819516.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Gillespie, author
Professor of International Law, University of Waikato