Where on Earth are We Going?

Where on Earth are We Going?

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"World hunger, ecological and environmental disaster, global warming, massive shifts in weather systems, the re-emergence of diseases long thought controlled and political turmoil in a world where a barrel of water is more expensive than a barrel of oil", this is the scenario of the future painted by Maurice Strong. He is an influential figure of our time and one of the key players straddling the conflicting worlds of business and environment. Hard headed, practical, impassioned this book is a call to action.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 441 pages
  • 152 x 230 x 44mm | 798.34g
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • portraits
  • 158799092X
  • 9781587990922

Table of contents

1. Report to the shareholders 2. The state of the non-union 3. Beginnings 4. Through the back door 5. The levers of business and the corridors of politics 6. Toward Stockholm 7. UNEP, Petro-Canada and the politics of water 8. The African famine 9. The run-up to Rio 10. The earth summit 11. After Rio, the earth council and the environmental movement 12. A matter of energy: Running a power utility 13. Rio+5: Successes and failures 14. Reforming the UN 15. Can technology see us through? 16. Avoiding doomsday: A program for action 17. And now.....
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About Maurice F. Strong

'The New York Times' haild Maurice Strong as the "Custodian of the Planet". He is perpetually on the short list of candidates for Secretary Generral of the United Nations. Among the hats he currently wears are: Senior Advisor to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan; Senior Advisor to World Bank President James Wolfensohn; Chairman of the Earth Council; Chairman of the World REsources Institute; Co-Chairman of the Council of the World Economic Forum; member of Toyota's International Advisory Board. As advisor to Kofi Annanm, he is overseeing the new UN reforms. Stong's most prominent and influential role to date was as Secretary General of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development -- the so-called Earth Summit -- held in Rio de Janeiro, which gave a significant push to global economic and environmental regulation.
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