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The Resource Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome, Ernst von Weizsäcker ... [and others]

Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome, Ernst von Weizsäcker ... [and others]

Label
Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome
Title
Factor five
Title remainder
transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome
Statement of responsibility
Ernst von Weizsäcker ... [and others]
Title variation
Factor 5
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 21st century will see monumental change. Either the human race will use its knowledge and skills and change the way it interacts with the environment, or the environment will change the way it interacts with its inhabitants. In the first case, the focus of this book, we would see our sophisticated understanding in areas such as physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, planning, commerce, business and governance accumulated over the last 1,000 years brought to bear on the challenge of dramatically reducing our pressure on the environment. The second case however is the opposite scenario, involving the decline of the planet's ecosystems until they reach thresholds where recovery is not possible, and following which we have no idea what happens. For instance, if we fail to respond to Sir Nicolas Stern's call to meet appropriate stabilisation trajectories for greenhouse gas emissions, and we allow the average temperature of our planets surface to increase by 4-6 degrees Celsius, we will see staggering changes to our environment, including rapidly rising sea level, withering crops, diminishing water reserves, drought, cyclones, floods... allowing this to happen will be the failure of our species, and those that survive will have a deadly legacy. In this update to the 1997 International Best Seller, Factor Four, Ernst von Weizsäcker again leads a team to present a compelling case for sector wide advances that can deliver significant resource productivity improvements over the coming century. The purpose of this book is to inspire hope and to then inform meaningful action in the coming decades to respond to the greatest challenge our species has ever faced 6 that of living in harmony with our planet and its other inhabitants."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
338/.06
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T58.8
LC item number
.F33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
T58.8
NAL item number
.F33 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weizsäcker, Ernst U. von
  • Club of Rome
  • Natural Edge Project
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial productivity
  • Technological innovations
  • Environmental protection
  • Climatic changes
Label
Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome, Ernst von Weizsäcker ... [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A framework for factor five -- The buildings sector -- The light and heavy industry sector -- The agricultural sector -- The transport sector -- Regulation : the visible hand -- Economic instruments for the environment, for efficiency and for renewable energies -- Addressing the rebound dilemma -- A long-term ecological tax reform -- Balancing public with private goods -- Sufficiency in a civilised world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 400 pages
Isbn
9781844075911
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009026246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn320189014
  • (OCoLC)320189014
Label
Factor five : transforming the global economy through 80% improvements in resource productivity : a report to the Club of Rome, Ernst von Weizsäcker ... [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A framework for factor five -- The buildings sector -- The light and heavy industry sector -- The agricultural sector -- The transport sector -- Regulation : the visible hand -- Economic instruments for the environment, for efficiency and for renewable energies -- Addressing the rebound dilemma -- A long-term ecological tax reform -- Balancing public with private goods -- Sufficiency in a civilised world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 400 pages
Isbn
9781844075911
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2009026246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn320189014
  • (OCoLC)320189014

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