State of the World 2010

In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reoricultures ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916298

Category: Nature

Page: 266

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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

State of the World s Cities 2010 11

39 Maps 1.1.1: Selected global city-regions, urban corridors and mega-regions . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 1.3.1: Percentage change in slum proportions in
selected countries in Africa between 1990 and 2010 (estimate) .

Author: UN-HABITAT,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136543074

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

State of the World s Cities 2010 2011

world is inexorably becoming urban. By 2030 all developing regions, including
Asia and Africa, will have more people living in urban than rural areas. In the next
20 years, Homo sapiens, “the wise human”, will become Homo sapiens urbanus
 ...

Author: Un-habitat

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849711755

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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One billion people worldwide live in slums and that figure is predicted to reach 2 billion by 2030. This new volume from UN-HABITAT unpacks the complex social and economic issues using the novel conceptual framework of the urban divide.

State of the World 2011

4; UN HABITAT, State of the World's Cities 2010/2011: Bridging the Urban Divide
(London: Earthscan, 2010), p. 28; U.S. Agency for International Development, “
USAID's Office of Food for Peace 2009 Statistics,” press release (Washington, DC
: ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091628X

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on global innovations that can help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity.

State of the World 2002

... 10 percent from 1990 to 2010 Reduce energy use per pound of production by
20 percent between 2000 and 2005 Reduce GHG emissions by 65 percent from
1990 to 2010 Hold total energy use flat at 1990 levels Derive 10 percent of global
 ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916379

Category: Nature

Page: 295

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State of the World 2002 includes chapters on climate change, farming, toxic chemicals, sustainable tourism, population, resource conflicts and global governance

State of the World 2006

CURTAILING MERCURY'S GLOBAL REACH Table 6–2. ... Table 6–3 illustrates
that it is feasible to eliminate primary mercury mining worldwide by no later than
2010, while still having sufficient mercury in ... 111 State of theWorld 2006.

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916336

Category: Nature

Page: 269

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State of the World 2006 provides a special focus on China and India and their impact on the world as major consumers of resources and polluters of local and global ecosystems. The report explains the critical need for both countries to "leapfrog" the technologies, policies, and even the cultures that now prevail in many western countries for the sake of global sustainability—and reports on some of the strategies that China and India are starting to implement. Besides the focus on China and India, State of the World 2006 looks at actions corporations can take to be more socially responsible; examines the potential socioeconomic, health, and environmental implications of nanoscale technologies; assesses the impacts of large-scale development of biofuels on agriculture and the environment; describes mercury sources, industrial uses, and health hazards worldwide; and provides an overview of the need to safeguard freshwater ecosystems, with examples of proven approaches in cities, villages, and farming regions around the world.

The State of the World s Cities 2001

he Arab States ' urban population is pro - jected to be 260 million , or 66 percent
of its estimated total of 395 million , by ... 2010 2010 2020 2020 Source : L ' N ,
World Urbanization Prospects , 1999 15 , 000 Ten Largest Cities - Arab States ...

Author: United Nations Centre for Human Settlements

Publisher: UN-HABITAT

ISBN: 9789211314762

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 125

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Cities are now home to nearly half of the world's population, and the issue of sustainable development is one of the most pressing challenges facing the international community in the 21st century. This publication is the first in-depth attempt to monitor and analyse the realities faced by urban populations around the world. It explores a range of issues, trends and policy responses in five major areas relating to: shelter, society, environment, economy and governance. It introduces the 'City Development Index', which has been developed by the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat). Over time, this should become a standard monitoring tool used to track regional, national and city level progress towards implementing the Habitat Agenda. The report concludes that local democracy is a key factor for the future of all cities.

Development Challenges South South Solutions June 2010 Issue

... Bresser Pereira, Publisher: Cambridge University Press Website: http://www.
networkideas.org/book/jan2010/bk12_GACL.htm State of the World 2010:
Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability by Erik Assadourian &
Staff, ...

Author: David South, Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.

Development Challenges South South Solutions July 2010 Issue

Window on the World BOOKS Losing Control: The Emerging Threats to Western
Prosperity by Stephen D King, ... Press Website: http://www.networkideas.org/
book/jan2010/bk12_GACL.htm State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures
from ...

Author: David South, Writer

Publisher: DSConsulting

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 14

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Development Challenges, South-South Solutions is the monthly e-newsletter for the United Nations Development Programme’s South-South Cooperation Unit (www.southerninnovator.org). It has been published every month since 2006.

State of the World 2007

Selected Municipal Energy Targets Reduce energy intensity of the city's
economic output by 32 percent between 2004 and 2010 Reduce energy use in
public buildings 30 percent by 2010; incorporate solar water heating into 75
percent of ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916328

Category: Nature

Page: 277

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In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.

State of the World 1998

USDA, op. cit. note 1; USDA, FAS, World Agricultural Production (Washington,
DC: various issues); USDA, FAS, Grain: ... Ingco, Mitchell, and McCalla, op. cit.
note 10; FAO, World Agriculture: Towards 2010 (New York: John Wiley & Sons, ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916417

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 727

In this fifteenth edition of State of the World, Lester R. Brown and the Worldwatch research team look at the environmental effects of continuing economic growth as the economy outgrows the earth's ecosystem. As the global economy has expanded from $5 trillion of output in 1950 to $29 trillion in 1997, its demands have crossed many of the earth's sustainable yield thresholds

Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 The State of the Climate Crisis

... accelerating stresses, including Kazakhstan, Jordan, and Libya. 0 30 60 90
120 Libya NIGER ETHIOPIA IRAN SUDAN SOUTH AFRICA NIGERIA UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA PAKISTAN CHINA INDIA REST OF THE WORLD 2010
2030 ...

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Publisher: DARA

ISBN: 8461457137

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 261

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State of the World 2010 Transforming Cultures From Consumerism to Sustainability State of the World

The premier environmental nonprofit shows the ways to transform our consumer culture into a culture centered on sustainability.

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039333726X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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Report assessing society's ability to sustain itself without hurting the next generation

2010Boston The Changing Contours of World Mission and Christianity

As the fourth and final international conference in 2010 to mark the 100th
anniversary of the 1910 Edinburgh World Missionary Conference, it afforded the
opportunity to reflect on the ensuing 100 years post-Edinburgh, on the state of the
world ...

Author: Todd M. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610972651

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In November 2010, three hundred faculty, students, and others interested in Christian mission gathered in Boston to consider how the world, the global church, and Christian missions have changed since the World Missionary Conference in Edinburgh in 1910 and to reflect on the three previous centennial conferences (Tokyo 2010 in May, Edinburgh 2010 in June, and Cape Town 2010 in October). Participants at "2010Boston" were not delegates from churches and mission agencies, but were students and scholars of various aspects of world Christianity representing the Anglican/Episcopal, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, Orthodox, and Roman Catholic traditions. This conference volume consists of nine keynote messages, five student presentations, three reports from the other conferences, and additional materials from or about 2010Boston. The keynote messages address the history of mission (especially in and from Boston) and the current global context for mission, and suggest modes for future Christian engagement with the world and one another. Student papers address such conference themes as unity in mission, mission and postcolonialism, and discipleship in context. The closing chapter surveys the conference's eight themes and summarizes the outcomes of the 2010Boston process.

State of the World s Vaccines and Immunization

... WHO Member States to halve measles deaths by the end of 2005, compared
with 1999 estimates. In 2005, the World Health Assembly endorsed the even
more ambitious GIVS goal, namely, a 90% reduction, by 2010, of measles
mortality, ...

Author: J. M. Maurice

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241563869

Category: Medical

Page: 169

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This casebook collects 64 case studies each of which raises an important and difficult ethical issue connected with planning, reviewing or conducting health-related research. The book's purpose is to contribute to thoughtful analysis of these issues by researchers and members of research ethics committees (REC's known in some places as ethical review committees or institutional review boards) particularly those involved with studies that are conducted or sponsored internationally. . This collection is envisioned principally as a tool to aid educational programs from short workshops on research.

Exam Prep for State of the World 2010 Transforming

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text State of the World 2010; Transforming .

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State of the World 2010

State of the World 2010 paints a picture of what this sustainability culture could look like, and how we can - and already are - making the shift.

Author: Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134071140

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 550

Many of the environmental and social problems we face today are symptoms of a deeper systemic failing: a dominant cultural paradigm that encourages living in ways that are often directly counter to the realities of a finite planet. This paradigm, typically referred to as 'consumerism,' has already spread to cultures around the world and has led to consumption levels that are vastly unsustainable. If this pattern spreads further there will be little possibility of solving climate change or other environmental problems that are poised to dramatically disrupt human civilization. It will take a sustained, long-term effort to redirect the traditions, social movements and institutions that shape consumer cultures towards becoming cultures of sustainability. These institutions include schools, the media, businesses and governments. Bringing about a cultural shift that makes living sustainably as 'natural' as a consumer lifestyle is today will not only address urgent crises like climate change, it could also tackle other symptoms like extreme income inequity, obesity and social isolation that are not typically seen as environmental problems. State of the World 2010 paints a picture of what this sustainability culture could look like, and how we can - and already are - making the shift.

State of the World 2000

CHALLENGES OF THE NEW CENTURY Growth from SOURCE: United Nations,
World Population Prospects:The ulation ... For Namibia, the decline is 65 years to
39 years in 2010; for South Africa, 65 years to 48 years; and for Botswana, ...

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610916395

Category: Nature

Page: 268

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State of the World 2000 shines a sharp light on the great challenge our civilization faces: how to use our political systems to manage the difficult and complex relationships between the global economy and the Earth's ecosystems. If we cannot build an environmentally sustainable global economy, then we have no future that anyone would desire.

Mediating Climate Change

High-income, middle-class lifestyles contribute the most to global greenhouse
gas emissions, with 7 percent of the world's ... Worldwatch Institute, State of the
World 2010: Transforming Cultures, www.worldwatch.org. lifestyles to encourage
the ...

Author: Julie Doyle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754676692

Category: Law

Page: 182

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Climate change has been a significant area of scientific concern since the late 1970s. This title explores how practices of mediation and visualisation shape how we think about, address and act upon climate change. It identifies the representational problems climate change poses for public and political debate.

The Political Economy of Development in Kenya

( 2010a ) , The 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census : Volume 1C :
Population Distribution by Age , Sex , and ... UN- HABITAT ( United Nations
Human Settlements Programme ) ( 2008 ) , State of the World s Cities 2010/11 :
Bridging the ...

Author: Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441138935

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Kenya is a country of geopolitical and economic importance in East Africa. It shares borders with unstable states such as Somalia and Sudan while being a hub for trade, communication, finance, and transportation across the region. Although relatively stable since its independence in 1963, the country still faces poverty, inequality, and corruption. In addition, the contested election of 2007 led to severe ethnic strife that tested its political stability, leading to a new constitution in 2010. This unique survey by a leading expert on the region provides a critical analysis of the socio-economic development in Kenya from a political economy perspective. It highlights Kenya's transition from being a centralized state to having a clear separation of powers and analyzes key issues such as economic growth, urbanization, corruption, and reform. The book identifies Kenya's key socio-development problems and offers solutions to improve both governance and economic performance, making it an essential resource to researchers, academics, and policy makers working on development issues and African politics.