Sustainable Technology DevelopmenteBook - 2000
In the time it takes to read this sentence, about fifteen people will be added to the world's population. Read the sentence again, and there will be thirty. Tomorrow, each of these people will be demanding greater prosperity. Production and consumption are increasing fast but will have to grow even faster in the future. How should we react to these trends? Certainly, many use growth figures to forecast disaster. But there is an alternative vision: one of a sustainable future, in which growth is seen not as a threat, but as the driving force behind innovation. This is the scenario worked out in the Netherlands by Sustainable Technology Development (STD), a five-year programme of research and 'learning-by-doing'. STDs results are now available for the first time, together with a description of the unique working method of STD and the key lessons from a set of the programme's illustrative case studies.
Publisher: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England : Greenleaf Pub., 2000
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 pages :) : illustrations