Acting as if Tomorrow Matters

Acting as if Tomorrow Matters

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In his previous book, the well-received and often-quoted Agenda for a Sustainable America (2009), John Dernbach made more than a hundred recommendations for making the United States more environmentally sustainable. Yet it is increasingly clear that the modest progress made by the United States since the Earth Summit in 1992 is not caused by the absence of specific and feasible policy recommendations. What we need to do is well known. How we are going to do it is much less clear. Acting as if Tomorrow Matters is a guide to making the United States environmentally sustainable. It is based on the views of more than four dozen nationally known experts in a variety of fields. Synthesizing answers to essential questions about sustainability, Dernbach provides an empirically based framework to explain the progress made in the United States to date on sustainability, including a description of the most significant obstacles to rapid and increased success. Building on the framework that has guided real progress so far, Dernbach explains in detail how to make a greater variety of more sustainable decisions even more attractive, how law can provide an even better enabling environment for sustainability, and how public opinion and leadership can more effectively be engaged to support sustainability. The book thus provides a checklist of ideas and opportunities for moving toward sustainable development-starting now.59 RON SUSKIND, THE ONE PERCENT DOCTRINE (2006); Thomas L. Friedman, Going Cheney on Climate, N.Y. TIMES, Dec. ... /1957/12116/yaoyin. pdf?sequence=1; FAXEN CONWAY ET AL., SCIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE INFORMING POLICY AND PEOPLE: THE ... 80 Leslie Kaufman, Seeing Trends, Coalition Works to Help a River Adapt, N.Y. TIMES, July 20, 2011, at 16 See U.S. EPA, BUILDINGanbsp;...

Title:Acting as if Tomorrow Matters
Author: John Dernbach
Publisher:Environmental Law Institute - 2012-06-30

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