Sustaining Earth

Response to the Environmental Threat

  • David J. R. Angell
  • Justyn D. Comer
  • Matthew L. N. Wilkinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Background

  3. Threats to the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Stephen H. Schneider
      Pages 33-42
    3. Matthew Wilkinson, Sarah Woodin
      Pages 43-51
    4. Ghillean T. Prance
      Pages 52-59
  4. Individuals, Society and Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Martin Holdgate
      Pages 79-96
    3. David Gosling
      Pages 97-107
    4. Christopher Hampson
      Pages 108-119
  5. National Governments and Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Charles Caccia
      Pages 123-134
  6. The International Community and Sustainable Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Stanley Clinton Davis
      Pages 155-163
    3. Javier Perez de Cuellar
      Pages 164-171
    4. Crispin Tickell
      Pages 172-178
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Arthur Norman
      Pages 181-190
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 206-226

About this book


How much do we understand about the nature and possible consequences of environmental threats? How are individuals, industry and governments facing up to the destructive potential of ecological degradation? In Sustaining Earth, leading scientists describe and explain the principal environmental threats and their implications. Eminent statesmen, environmentalists and industrialists assess the world's response to these threats in the context of the recommendations of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) and the concept of sustainable development.


environment government OECD Policy sustainable development United Nations

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. R. Angell
    • 1
  • Justyn D. Comer
    • 2
  • Matthew L. N. Wilkinson
    • 2
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Trinity CollegeCambridgeUK

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