The Global Environmental Movement

The Global Environmental Movement : Reclaiming Paradise

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In this book the author traces the intellectual, political, social and economic roots of environmental activism, and shows how concern for the environment has emerged from relative obscurity to centre-stage and made the environment a public rather than a private issue. The narrative spans early attempts by the United Nations to foster conservation; the role of writers such as Rachel Carson; the cathartic influence of the Stockholm Conference in the early seventies and the successes and failures of the United Nations Environmental Programme. The book concludes with chapters on the present state of the global environment and speculation about developments in the 21st century.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • tables, figures, bibliography, index
  • 0471947229
  • 9780471947226

Table of contents

The roots of environmentalism; protection, conservation and the United Nations (1945-1961); the environmental revolution (1962-1970); the prophets of doom (1968-1972); the Stockholm Conference (1970-1972); the United Nations Environment Programme (1972-1982); the North - politics and activisim (1969-1980); the South - environment and development (1972-1982); the global environment; into the 21st century.
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