PANNA: Resource Pointer #302 (Sustainable Development)


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Resource Pointer #302 (Sustainable Development)
December 18, 2002

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Sustainable Development: General Workers Union’s Bid for a New Environmental Policy, 2002* General Workers Union in Denmark (SiD). Envisions a sustainable society with no environmental and human health exploitation, less resource consumption and investment in renewable energy and materials. Policy recommendations to the European Union include green taxes, progress subsidies, environmental labeling, ecological building and promotion of sustainable-practicing companies. 24 pages (a longer version is available in Danish). Contact General Workers Union in Denmark (SiD), 4, Kampmannsgade, PO 392, DK 1790 Copenhagen V, Denmark; phone (45-33) 142140; fax (45-33) 972460; email; Web site

*Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development, 2002* Charles Holliday, Stephen Schmidheiny and Philip Watts, chairmen of DuPont, Anova Holding AG and Royal Dutch Shell, respectively. Argues that sustainable development is a good business investment, solving environmental and social problems is essential for future growth, and global trade liberalization is the best way to alleviate third world poverty and encourage corporate responsibility. Includes dozens of case studies of companies (including Bayer, BP, Ford, Nike and Royal Dutch Shell) that financially benefited from environmentally and socially-conscious practices. 288 pages. US$29.95. Contact Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 650, San Francisco, CA 94104; phone (800) 929-2929; fax (802) 864-7627; email; Web site

* The Corporate Takeover of Sustainable Development, 2002* Kenny Bruno and Joshua Karliner. Examines the propaganda of big business as it attempts to convey a public image of concern for environment, sustainable development and human rights. Exposes the UN’s growing partnerships–since the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992–with corporations that violate environmental and human rights, such as Bayer, BP, Ford, Nike and Royal Dutch Shell. 173 pages. US$12.95. Contact Food First, 398 60th Street, Oakland, CA 94618; phone (510) 654-4400; fax (510) 654-4551; email; Web site

*Managing Sustainable Development, Second Edition, 2000* Michael Carley and Ian Christie. Discusses models of organizations, management structures and policy-making approaches used for socially equitable and ecologically sustainable development. Compares conditions of sustainability in developed and developing countries, local and international development levels, and top-down and bottom-up strategies. Provides management case studies of international, flexible ‘action networks.’ 322 pages. UK£17.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44-20) 7278-0433; fax (44-20) 7278-1142; email; Web site

*Earthtrends: The Environmental Information Portal* Provides free, extensive information on the global environment and sustainable development. Ideal for governmental and corporate policy makers, non-governmental groups and academics. Includes searchable databases, data tables, maps and country profiles. Topic areas: coastal and marine ecosystems; climate and atmosphere; forests and grasslands; water resources and freshwater systems; agriculture and food; population, health and human well-being; economics and business; energy; biodiversity and protected areas; and environmental governance. Contact the World Resources Institute, 10 G Street, NE, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002; phone (202) 729-7600; fax (202) 729-7610; email; Web site

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