ERIC Number: ED305218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Environment and Development: Building Sustainable Societies. Lectures from the 1987 Summer Forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Report 135. Report 135.
Meine, Curt, Ed.; And Others
The argument over economic development and environmental sustainability took center stage in the late 1960s and early 1970s as many believed the capacity of the earth to support the population was being reached. In the early 1980s the arguments receded but have reemerged as atmospheric problems and petroleum supplies are again hot topics. The purpose of this forum was to discuss whether environmental crises will cause a reversal in world development and how should development of the world proceed. Eight papers are included: (1) "Development Pressures on the World's Peasants: Environmental Trends and Development Lessons from the Bottom Up" (Timothy C. Weiskel); (2) "Environmental Opportunities and Limits for Development" (Reid A. Bryson); (3) "Global Sustainability and Food Production" (Robert L. Clodius); (4) "The Red Queen Syndrome: Running Faster--Going Nowhere?" (John E. Ross); (5) "Environmental Criteria and World Bank Loans" (Robert J. A. Goodland); (6) "Decline of the World's Tropical Forests" (James D. Nations); (7) "In Defense of Development" (Julian L. Simon); and (8) "Global Balances in the 21st Century" (Russell W. Peterson). (MVL)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Conservation (Environment), Crowding, Energy Conservation, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Environmental Standards, Forestry, Natural Resources, Pollution, Population Education, World Problems
Institute for Environmental Studies, Office of Publications, Information, and Outreach, 550 N. Park Street, 15 Science Hall, Madison, WI 53706 (free in limited quantities while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Inst. for Environmental Studies.