A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

A Blueprint for a Safer Planet

The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities. * Although poor countries - the least responsible for climate change - will be ...

Author: Nicholas Stern

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409076216

Category: Science

Page: 256

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* Further substantial climate change is unavoidable and the risks to the natural world, the economy and our everyday lives are immense. The way we live in the next thirty years - how we invest, use energy, organise transport and treat forests - will determine whether these risks become realities. * Although poor countries - the least responsible for climate change - will be hit earliest and hardest, all countries must adapt to the effects: hurricanes and storms strike New Orleans and Mumbai; flooding causes devastation in England and Mozambique; droughts occur in Australia and Darfur; and sea level rise will affect Florida and Bangladesh. * Lord Stern, author of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, is the world's leading authority on what we can do in the face of such unprecedented threat. Action on climate change will require the greatest possible international collaboration, but if successful will ensure not just our future, but our future prosperity. * Focusing on the economic management of investment and growth from the perspective of both adaptation and mitigation, Stern confronts the most urgent questions facing us now: what is the problem? What are the dangers? What can be done to reduce emissions, at what cost? How can the world adapt? And what does all this mean for corporations, governments and individuals? * A Blueprint for a Safer Planet provides authoritative, inspirational, and hopeful, answers.
Categories: Science

Intellectual Property and Climate Change

Intellectual Property and Climate Change

... help developing countries to reduce their emissions or improve the resilience
of their agriculture are inefficient – they make it more difficult to secure a global
public good'.19 In a sequel to his government review, A Blueprint for a Safer
Planet ...

Author: Matthew Rimmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857935885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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'An historically grounded study on a cutting-edge topic, Intellectual Property and Climate Change has it all. Not only is it well-written, concise, and hugely informative, it is also a timely intervention addressing truly global challenges. Quite simply, a must-read.' Eva Hemmungs Wirtén, Uppsala University, Sweden 'Rimmer provides a much needed, well written, authoritative book on the intellectual property aspects of climate change, natural disasters, clean vehicles, and renewable energy. The book is essential reading for those wishing to better understand the complex patent issues involved with transitioning away from our current fossil-dominated economy to a more environmentally sustainable and equitable energy future.' Benjamin K. Sovacool, National University of Singapore In the wake of the international summits in Copenhagen and Cancún, there is an urgent need to consider the role of intellectual property law in encouraging research, development, and diffusion of clean technologies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. This book charts the patent landscapes and legal conflicts emerging in a range of fields of innovation including renewable forms of energy, such as solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy; as well as biofuels, green chemistry, green vehicles, energy efficiency, and smart grids. As well as reviewing key international treaties, this book provides a detailed analysis of current trends in patent policy and administration in key nation states, and offers clear recommendations for law reform. It considers such options as technology transfer, compulsory licensing, public sector licensing, and patent pools; and analyses the development of Climate Innovation Centres, the Eco-Patent Commons, and environmental prizes, such as the L-Prize, the H-Prize, and the X-Prizes. This book will have particular appeal to policy-makers given its focus upon recent legislative developments and reform proposals, as well as legal practitioners by developing a better understanding of recent legal, scientific, and business developments, and how they affect their practice. Innovators, scientists and researchers will also benefit from reading this book.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Plan for the Planet

Plan for the Planet

London, UK: Earthscan, 2003. Steinberg, Jonny. Three Letter Plague: A Young
Man's Journey through a Great Epidemic. London, UK: Vintage Books, 2009.
Stern, Nicholas. A Blueprint for a Safer Planet. London, UK: The Bodley Head,
2009.

Author: Ian Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351910996

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 520

The world struggles with increasing threats to global sustainability, caused by population growth, overuse of fresh water resources, depletion of biodiversity, and reliance on non-renewable energy sources. There is an urgent need for an overall plan to address these challenges in a coordinated and effective manner. Whether in government, business, community or as an individual, we need to begin acting a lot smarter, faster and more collaboratively if we are going to avert the potential devastating impacts on this planet. Plan for the Planet outlines a co-ordinated approach to tackling the global challenges we face which can be implemented at every level. Using proven business management wisdom and principles, this book provides perhaps the most comprehensive and robust framework within which business, government and the community can work together to build a sustainable world. Whether you want to understand how to prepare your organisation and yourself to deal successfully with the global challenges, or seize the opportunities which are fast developing with the emergence of the sustainability revolution, you will benefit from reading this timely book.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment

But, at this point, developments are generally proceeding “slower than Blueprints
”, despite some achievements. ... The American Clean Energy and Security Act.
Stern, N. (2009) A Blueprint for a Safer Planet, The Bodley Head, London, p149.

Author: Simon Foxell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317933953

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

View: 605

In a world increasingly concerned about the impact of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere on global climate, the A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment will provide an understanding of the science and the public policy and regulation intended to tackle climate change. It will spell out the essential information needed for navigating through the growing regulatory maze with confidence. The book will: Provide an explanation of climate change, why carbon has been targeted as the main culprit and how this will impact the working lives of architects Explain key concepts such as: carbon footprinting, contraction & convergence, concentration based targets, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, decarbonising supply and reducing energy demand as well as the relevance of relevant government targets and international agreements Suggest an overall framework for achieving the carbon reduction targets and the requirements that will place on building designers Outline requirements and common standards and codes – providing guidance on compliance mechanisms Suggest and examine likely models for future practice The book will be essential reading for anyone wanting to familiarise themselves with the new landscape of carbon reduction in the built environment, with a particular focus on building design. It will also provide an accessible reference volume for information on particular policies, terms and initiatives as well as key data and numbers that will assist initial carbon calculations.
Categories: Architecture

Plan for the Planet

Plan for the Planet

London, UK: Earthscan, 2003. Steinberg, Jonny. Three Letter Plague: A Young
Man's Journey through a Great Epidemic. London, UK: Vintage Books, 2009.
Stern, Nicholas. A Blueprint for a Safer Planet. London, UK: The Bodley Head,
2009.

Author: Mr Ian Chambers

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409459392

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

View: 302

The world struggles with increasing threats to global sustainability, caused by population growth, overuse of fresh water resources, depletion of biodiversity, and reliance on non-renewable energy sources. There is an urgent need for an overall plan to address these challenges in a coordinated and effective manner. Whether in government, business, community or as an individual, we need to begin acting a lot smarter, faster and more collaboratively if we are going to avert the potential devastating impacts on this planet. Plan for the Planet outlines a co-ordinated approach to tackling the global challenges we face which can be implemented at every level. Using proven business management wisdom and principles, this book provides perhaps the most comprehensive and robust framework within which business, government and the community can work together to build a sustainable world. Whether you want to understand how to prepare your organisation and yourself to deal successfully with the global challenges, or seize the opportunities which are fast developing with the emergence of the sustainability revolution, you will benefit from reading this timely book.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Leading the inclusive city

Leading the inclusive city

Place-Based Innovation for a Bounded Planet Hambleton, Robin ... London:
Routledge Stern, N, 2010, A blueprint for a safer planet: How we can save the
world and create prosperity, London:Vintage Books Stewart, JD, 1971,
Management in ...

Author: Hambleton, Robin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447311850

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.
Categories: Political Science

Back to the future of Socialism

Back to the future of Socialism

10 Nicholas Stern, A blueprint for a safer planet (Bodley Head, 2009). 11
Reported in the Observer, 23 March 2014. 12 See Jeffrey Mazo, 'Climate conflict:
How will global warming threaten our world?', in Alexander and Kearns,
Influencing ...

Author: Hain, Peter

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447321705

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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What's gone wrong with capitalism and how should governments respond? What does the future hold for the Left in the UK in the face of the austerity straitjacket around our politics and media? Anthony Crosland’s The Future of Socialism (1956) provided a creed for governments of the centre left until the global banking crisis. Now Peter Hain presents an evidence-based case for a radical alternative to the neo-liberal economic agenda. A substantial new Afterword outlines what the Labour Party needs to do following the 2015 UK General Election to win again by returning to its core values of decency, social justice, equality and prosperity for all. A rousing alternative to the neoliberal, right-wing orthodoxy of our era, Hain’s book is now even more essential reading for everyone interested in the future of the left.
Categories: Political Science

Why Are We Waiting

Why Are We Waiting

He argues that the risks and costs of climate change are worse than estimated in the landmark Stern Review in 2006 -- and far worse than implied by standard economic models. He reminds us that we have a choice.

Author: Nicholas Herbert Stern

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262029186

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

View: 971

"The risks of climate change are potentially immense. The benefits of taking action are also clear: we can see that economic development, reduced emissions, and creative adaptation go hand in hand. Why, then, are we waiting? Nicholas Stern explains why, notwithstanding the great attractions of a new path, it has been so difficult to tackle climate change effectively. He argues that the risks and costs of climate change are worse than estimated in the landmark Stern Review in 2006 -- and far worse than implied by standard economic models. He reminds us that we have a choice. We can rely on past technologies, methods, and institutions -- or we can embrace change, innovation, and international collaboration. The first might bring us some short-term growth but would lead eventually to chaos, conflict, and destruction. The second could bring about better lives for all and growth that is sustainable over the long term, and help win the battle against worldwide poverty."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Business & Economics

Fool s Gold

Fool s Gold

We were gamblingwith the planet. ... And yet (and so), Stern argues inA Blueprint
for a Safer Planet,fora globaldeal: That global deal must be effective, in that itcuts
back emissions onthe scale required; it must be efficient, inkeeping costs down ...

Author: L. Sargisson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137031075

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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What's wrong with the world today and how might it become better (or worse)? These are the questions pursued in this book, which explores the hopes and fears, dreams and nightmares of the 21st century. Through architecture, fiction, theory, film and experiments with everyday life, Sargisson explores contemporary hopes and fears about the future.
Categories: Political Science

World Government A Blueprint For A Univ

World Government  A Blueprint For A Univ

... Charter, the Real World Coalition, Earth Action's Call for a Safer World, the One
Planet Initiative, Citizens' Public Trust Treaty, Global Coalition World Democracy
2010, which aimed to bring in global democracy and sustainable development; ...

Author: Nicholas Hagger

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846946011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

View: 897

The dream of world government is becoming a reality. A Universalist blueprint for a philanthropic, democratic supranational World State.
Categories: Philosophy

Growth and Empowerment

Growth and Empowerment

The book points to the unique opportunity today—after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on—to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.

Author: Nicholas Stern

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 508

Despite significant gains in promoting economic growth and living conditions (or "human progress") globally over the last twenty-five years, much of the developing world remains plagued by poverty and its attendant problems, including high rates of child mortality, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and war. In Growth and Empowerment, Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, and F. Halsey Rogers propose a new strategy for development. Drawing on many years of work in development economics—in academia, in the field, and at international institutions such as the World Bank—the authors base their strategy on two interrelated approaches: building a climate that encourages investment and growth and at the same time empowering poor people to participate in that growth. This plan differs from other models for development, including the dogmatic approach of market fundamentalism popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Stern, Dethier, and Rogers see economic development as a dynamic process of continuous change in which entrepreneurship, innovation, flexibility, and mobility are crucial components and the idea of empowerment, as both a goal and a driver of development, is central. The book points to the unique opportunity today—after 50 years of successes and failures, and with a growing body of analytical work to draw on—to pursue new development strategies in both research and action.
Categories: Business & Economics

Public Places Urban Spaces

Public Places   Urban Spaces

... 151, 101–119 Stevens Q (2007) The Ludic City: Exploring the Potential of
Public Spaces, Routledge, London Stern, N (2009) A Blueprint for a Safer Planet:
How to Manage Climate Change and Create a New Era of Progress and
Prosperity, ...

Author: Tim Heath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136444906

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

View: 872

Public Places Urban Spaces, 2e, is a thorough introduction to the principles of urban design theory and practice. Authored by experts in the fields of urban design and planning, it is designed specifically for the 2,500 postgraduate students on Urban Design courses in the UK, and 1,500 students on undergraduate courses in the same subject. The 2e of this tried and trusted textbook has been updated with relevant case studies to show students how principles have been put into practice. The book is now in full color and in a larger format, so students and lecturers get a much stronger visual package and easy-to-use layout, enabling them to more easily practically apply principles of urban design to their projects. Sustainability is the driving factor in urban regeneration and new urban development, and the new edition is focused on best sustainable design and practice. Public Places Urban Spaces is a must-have purchase for those on urban design courses and for professionals who want to update and refresh their knowledge.
Categories: Architecture

Climate Protection and Development

Climate Protection and Development

Climate and Development, 1(2). 166–84. Helm, D., 2008. 'Climate-change policy:
Why has so little been achieved?' Oxford Review ofEconomic Policy, 24(2). 211–
38. doi:10.1093/oxrep/grn014. Stern, N., 2009. A Blueprintfor a Safer Planet.

Author: Frank Ackerman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781780931708

Category: Science

Page: 208

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Writing about climate change often falls into one of two opposite traps - predicting either calamity or apathy - both of which this book avoids. This is not a story of gloom and doom, of inevitable climate catastrophe. On the contrary, this book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can and should be done to avert the real risks of disaster. Nor is it one of complacent congratulation for "win-win" initiatives, cautiously incremental steps, and "green" consumer choices. Climate Protection and Development summons us to an endeavour worthy of the resources and ingenuity of the twenty-first century - towards bold initiatives with big costs, and much bigger benefits. This book explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for just such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda, and highlights the needs and perspectives of developing countries which may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable to readers in high-income countries. The unfortunate truth is that any large country, or group of mid-sized countries, can veto any global climate solution by refusing to participate, so a solution will only work if it works for everyone.
Categories: Science

According to Plan

According to Plan

... lead us to encounter God. Joe Paprocki, The Bible Blueprint: A Catholic's
Guide to Understanding and Embracing God's Word ... Tad Friend, Vermin of the
Sky: Who Will Keep the Planet Safe From Asteroids? (The New Yorker)
Everything ...

Author: Rob Kovitz

Publisher: Treyf Books

ISBN: 9781927923115

Category: Art

Page: 670

View: 238

“Clearly, someone had to have a plan, an idea, a beginning …” — John McCabe, Stickleback “What’s the plan?” — youtube.com, Battlestar Actors Lay Out the Plan Canadian author-artist Rob Kovitz is the creator of Treyf Books, inventive montage book projects that juxtapose texts and images collected from widely varied sources. Centered around a certain theme, he then recombines these findings to form new works of imagination that are at once multivalent and surprisingly cohesive. Kovitz’s latest super-cut bookwork, According to Plan, begins with his interest in the word “plan,” and every text selection includes the word “plan.” The result is a funny, disquieting, and thought-provoking exploration of the human obsession with making plans.
Categories: Art

The State of Economics the State of the World

The State of Economics  the State of the World

In this book, leading economists consider the state of their discipline in a world of ongoing economic and political crises.

Author: Kaushik Basu

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262039994

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 825

Leading economists address the ongoing challenges to economics in theory and practice in a time of political and economic crises. More than a decade of financial crises, sovereign debt problems, political conflict, and rising xenophobia and protectionism has left the global economy unsettled and the ability of economics as a discipline to account for episodes of volatility uncertain. In this book, leading economists consider the state of their discipline in a world of ongoing economic and political crises. The book begins with three sweeping essays by Nobel laureates Kenneth Arrow (in one of his last published works), Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz that offer a summary of the theoretical foundations of modern economics—the twin pillars of general equilibrium theory and welfare economics. Contributors then turn to macroeconomic stabilization and growth and, finally, new areas of research that depart from traditional theory, methodology, and concerns: climate change, behavioral economics, and evolutionary game theory. The 2019 Nobel Prize laureates, Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer, contribute a paper on the use of randomized control trials indevelopment economics. Contributors Philippe Aghion, Ingela Alger, Kenneth Arrow, Abhijit Banerjee, Kaushik Basu, Lawrence Blume, Guillermo Calvo, Francesco Caselli, Asli Demirgüç-Kunt, Shantayanan Devarajan, Esther Duflo, Samuel Fankhauser, James Foster, Varun Gauri, Xavier Gine, Gäel Giraud, Gita Gopinath, Robert Hockett, Karla Hoff, Ravi Kanbur, Aart Kraay, Michael Kremer, David McKenzie, Célestin Monga, Maurice Obstfeld, Hamid Rashid, Martin Ravallion, Amartya Sen, Luis Servén, Hyun Song Shin, Nicholas Stern, Joseph Stiglitz, Cass Sunstein, Michael Toman, Jörgen Weibull
Categories: Business & Economics

Making Aid Work

Making Aid Work

In Making Aid Work, Abhijit Banerjee—an "aid optimist"—argues that aid has much to contribute, but the lack of analysis about which programs really work causes considerable waste and inefficiency, which in turn fuels unwarranted ...

Author: Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262260398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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An encouraging account of the potential of foreign aid to reduce poverty and a challenge to all aid organizations to think harder about how they spend their money. With more than a billion people now living on less than a dollar a day, and with eight million dying each year because they are simply too poor to live, most would agree that the problem of global poverty is our greatest moral challenge. The large and pressing practical question is how best to address that challenge. Although millions of dollars flow to poor countries, the results are often disappointing. In Making Aid Work, Abhijit Banerjee—an "aid optimist"—argues that aid has much to contribute, but the lack of analysis about which programs really work causes considerable waste and inefficiency, which in turn fuels unwarranted pessimism about the role of aid in fostering economic development. Banerjee challenges aid donors to do better. Building on the model used to evaluate new drugs before they come on the market, he argues that donors should assess programs with field experiments using randomized trials. In fact, he writes, given the number of such experiments already undertaken, current levels of development assistance could focus entirely on programs with proven records of success in experimental conditions. Responding to his challenge, leaders in the field—including Nicholas Stern, Raymond Offenheiser, Alice Amsden, Ruth Levine, Angus Deaton, and others—question whether randomized trials are the most appropriate way to evaluate success for all programs. They raise broader questions as well, about the importance of aid for economic development and about the kinds of interventions (micro or macro, political or economic) that will lead to real improvements in the lives of poor people around the world. With one in every six people now living in extreme poverty, getting it right is crucial.
Categories: Business & Economics

State of the World 2002

State of the World 2002

But the chemicals chapter of Agenda 21, the blueprint for change adopted at the
conference, failed to address this adequately: it called on nations to promote
chemical safety and information sharing, but offered little in the way of specific
requirements to rid the planet of the most harmful ... health problems have
recently been shown to occur at exposure levels below what we normally think of
as safe.

Author: The Worldwatch Institute

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916370

Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 907

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

Eating to Save the Earth

Eating to Save the Earth

Only by changing the way we eat can we improve the overall health of the planet, and in this text, Linda Riebel and Ken Jacobsen prove that we can make a difference one meal at a time.

Author: Linda Riebel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 1587611163

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 94

View: 654

US food production is a $900 billion industry, and each day farming and meat production destroy native habitats; pesticides contaminate groundwater, rivers, and lakes; food processing and delivery contribute to ozone depletion; and food packaging overburdens landfills. Only by changing the way we eat can we improve the overall health of the planet, and in this text, Linda Riebel and Ken Jacobsen prove that we can make a difference one meal at a time. In this focused blueprint for action, Riebel and Jacobsen discuss the environmental consequences of meat and fish consumption, the merits of sustainable agriculture and organic foods, and simple methods to reduce waste, conserve water and energy, compost, and recycle. Whether you go green at home or at work, in restaurants or while camping, every menu choice you make has the potential to create a healthier world, a safer environment, and a balanced ecosystem. The authors map out strategies to help you do your part in safeguarding the planet from the effects of acid rain, ozone depletion, toxic wastes, habitat destruction, species extinction, and soil degradation.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Dream of a Nation

Dream of a Nation

This important work guides even the most disillusioned of us toward innovative measures that, if implemented, could benefit society in amazing ways and make citizen activists out of us all.

Author: Tyson Miller

Publisher: SEE Innovation

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 136

"Designed to flip the switch from toe-dipper to full-on, change-the-world citizens." - Yes! Magazine It was Margaret Mead who said that a small group of informed and dedicated individuals could change the world–and that it was the only thing that ever had. Imagine what a large group of informed and dedicated individuals could do. With contributions from more than 60 pioneering visionaries and leaders, it shines a light on the ideas and people that are grounded in common sense and stewardship. Dream of a Nation is both sobering and inspiring and is a reader’s invitation to be a part of creating the future. Over three years in the making, a comprehensive path forward is presented across a range of key issues including: Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Strengthening Community, Media Reform, People-Centered Government, Ending Poverty, and much more. It is everyday citizens who make this nation great and the critical information found in Dream of a Nation empowers us with what we need to be agents of change. “The most important thing humanity can do is believe in itself. That we can grow, we can change, we can rouse ourselves in time to make big changes happen. Dream of a Nation encourages movement in this direction. It offers hundreds of ideas and examples of how smart, committed and daring we can be.” - Alice Walker “Dream of a Nation moves us past party lines and into the realm of what is possible. This important work guides even the most disillusioned of us toward innovative measures that, if implemented, could benefit society in amazing ways and make citizen activists out of us all. Inspiring!” - Jennifer Grayson, The Huffington Post
Categories: Political Science

To Save Humanity

To Save Humanity

This unparalleled collection will provide illuminating and thought-provoking reading for anyone invested in our collective future and well-being.

Author: Julio Frenk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190221553

Category: Medical

Page: 392

View: 235

"The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell." --Dag Hammarskjöld, United Nations Secretary-General 1953-1961 The turn of the 21st century was an objective low point in the history of human health: AIDS was scourging Africa, millions of women died each year in child birth, and billions suffered under malnourishment and poverty. In response, the United Nations launched its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), an ambitious charter that since 2000 has measurably reduced the worldwide burdens of poverty, hunger, and disease. With the MDGs set to expire in 2015, continued progress on these fronts is anything but certain. In addition to the persisting threats of the 20th century, globalization has sped the development of new threats--pandemics, climate change, chronic disease--that now threaten rich and poor countries equally. "To Save Humanity" is a collection of short, honest essays on what single issue matters most for the future of global health. Authored by the world's leading voices from science, politics, and social advocacy, this collection is both a primer on the major issues of our time and a potential blueprint for post-2015 health and development. This unparalleled collection will provide illuminating and thought-provoking reading for anyone invested in our collective future and well-being.
Categories: Medical