No Planet B

Dr. Peter Walker. Falk School of Sustainability and Environment, Chatham University.

May 30, 2017
by pwalker

Sustainability: a discipline and a political agenda?

I just finished putting together a special edition of the Journal of Environmental Hazards, themed around Sustainability.

Here is the abstract from the editorial. You can get the full article here.

This editorial explores the state of sustainability research and thinking today. It describes how the subject has evolved out of the environmental movement of the 1970s into both an analytical agenda, typified by the work on sustainability science, and a normative agenda, typified by the work around sustainable economics and development. The author shows how the term sustainability is also used in two very different modes today: in a light mode focusing on how present practices can be adapted to create more sustainable economic and social systems, and a much more fundamental mode which questions much of the worldview underpinning free-market economies. The author goes on to suggest that most of today’s research around sustainability and disasters falls into the former category.

Walker, Peter. “Sustainability: a discipline and a political agenda?.” (2017):  Journal Environmental Hazards 16, 93-98.

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