Natural Resources and Sustainability


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United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development []

In 1992, more than 100 heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on Environment & Development (UNCED). The Earth Summit was convened to address urgent problems of environmental protection and socio-economic development. The assembled leaders signed the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity; endorsed the Rio Declaration and the Forest Principles; and adopted Agenda 21, a 300-page plan for achieving sustainable development in the 21st century. The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED...

World Health Organization: Sustainable Development

"Estimates of the burden of disease caused by the environment provide an important input to the rational development and evaluation of policies by the health sector and activities of other sectors which directly manage or influence the determinants of health."

Conservation International []

Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability []

The Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability seeks to facilitate information exchange and discussion among the growing and diverse group of individuals, institutions, and networks engaged in the field of science and technology for sustainability. It seeks to provide access to emerging ideas, relevant activities, key documents and web sites.

The Commons Sustainability Agenda: An Open Platform for Problem Solving

A wide open, world-wide, totally independent non-government forum on the InterNet serving people and groups concerned with improving our understanding and control of technology as it impacts on people in their daily lives.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development ["dedicated to making a difference"]

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a coalition of 150 international companies united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress.

Sustainable Business/World Site [University of California at Davis]

The Sustainable World site grew out an MBA course on responsible business and technology taught by Richard Dorf of the Graduate School of Mangement at U.C. Davis... as a way to bring together graduate students from several disciplines, including agriculture and engineering, and weave sustainable business thinking into engineering and business curricula.

School of Natural Resources, Univ. of Wisconsin

The School of Natural Resources coordinates natural resource and environmental teaching, research, and extension activities within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Since its establishment in 1966, the school has earned an international reputation for leading and facilitating multidisciplinary activities designed to meet natural resource management and conservation needs.

Natural Resources & Environmental and Ecological Economics [University of Minnesota]

Google Directory of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Economics, Environment and Sustainability [Steven Hackett, Humboldy Univ.]

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development [DOE] []

"Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life... Where traditional approaches can lead to congestion, sprawl, pollution and resource overconsumption, sustainable development offers real, lasting solutions... Sustainable development provides a framework under which communities can use resources efficiently, create efficient infrastructures, protect and enhance quality of life, and create new businesses to strengthen their economies..."

The Oil World [The Forecasting and Information Service for Oil Seeds, Oils and Meals]

The Strategic Importance of Water; by KENT HUGHES BUTTS. From Parameters, Spring 1997, pp. 65-83.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - The World Wide Web Virtual Library [Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment , located at Universiti Libre de Bruxelles]

A comprehensive list of internet sites dealing with sustainable development, including organisations, projects and activities, electronic journals, libraries, references and documents, databases, directories or metadatabases; keywords: sustainable development, environment, development, resources, durable, sustainability, ecological economics

Sustainable Communities and Cities:


Temporary halt on Columbia water permits Seattle Times, January 13, 2002 By The Associated Press

A Benton County Superior Court judge has temporarily ordered the state Department of Ecology not to issue any water-rights permits for the Columbia River based on federal flow targets for protecting fish.


Anderson, Ray C. "Toward a Sustainable Enterprise: The Interface Model. Mid-Course Correction." The Perezengrilla Press, 1998.

Arnold, Matthew, and Robert M. Day. The Next Bottom Line: Making Sustainable Development Tangible. World Resources Institute, Washington D.C. 1995.

Elkins, Paul. Economic Policy for Environmental Sustainability, in: Crouch, C., and D. Marquand, eds., Reinventing Collecive Action: From the Global to the Local. Blackwell 1995. [JC336.R43.1995]

Hanink, Dean M., "Resources," in: Sheppard, Eric and Trevor J. Barnes, eds., A companion to economic geography. Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2000 [Chapter 14, pp.227] [Suzzallo/Allen Stacks HF1025 .C66 2000]

Hawken, Paul, Amory Lovins, and L. Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 1999. [HC106.82 H39 1999]

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  • Book Excerpts and Downloadable Chapters (Table of Contents) "For decades, environmentalists have been warning that human economic activity is exceeding the planet's limits. Of course we keep pushing those limits back with clever new technologies; yet living systems are undeniably in decline. These trends need not be in conflict Natural Capitalism is the first book to explore the lucrative opportunities for businesses in an era of approaching environmental limits."

    Hayter, Roger, Single Industry Resource Towns, in: E.Sheppard and T.Barnes, eds., A Companion to Economic Geography. Blackwell 2000, [Chapter 18, pp.290ff.] [HF1025.C66 2000/ Suzz]

    Herzog, Lawrence A., Shared Space: Rethinking the U.S.-Mexico Border Environment. La Jolla: Center for US Mexican Studies, UC, San Diego, 2000. 367 pp, ISBN 1-878367-43-9 (paper) [HC 110.E5. S474.2000]

    • The Shared Borderlands, Lawrence A. Herzog
    • Global Capitalism and Sustainable Development: Exploring the Contradictions, Leslie Sklair
    • From Pollution Prevention to Industrial Ecology: An Agenda for Research and Practice, Keith Pezzoli
    • The NAFTA Environmental Institutions and Sustainable Development on the U.S.?Mexico Border, Mark J. Spalding
    • Sustainable Development and Environmental Decentralization on the Border: Insights from Sonora, Stephen P. Mumme
    • The Political Ecology of Environmental Learning in Ciudad Juarez and El Paso County, Sarah Hill
    • Transboundary Networks for Environmental Management in the San Diego?Tijuana Border Region, Francisco Lara
    • Tourism Development and the Politics of the Northern Baja California Landscape, Lawrence A. Herzog
    • Land Use and the Conservation of Natural Resources in the Tijuana River Basin, Lina Ojeda Revah
    • Place and Water Quality Politics in the Tijuana?San Diego Region, Suzanne M. Michel
    • Water Use and Sanitation Practices in Peri-Urban Areas of Tijuana: A Demand-Side Perspective, O. Alberto Pombo
    • Regulating the Border Environment: Toxics, Maquiladoras, and the Public Right to Know, Donovan Corliss
    • Structural Determinants of Sustainability in the Maquiladora Industry on MexicoTransmigrants, the NAFTA, and a Proposal to Protect Air Quality on the Border, Tito Alegrma

    Howitt, Richard. Rethinking Resource Management: Justics, Sustainability and Indigenous Peoples. London: Routledge, 2001. [HC59.15 H69 2001/Suzz] [Abstract by Author]

    McDonough, William and Michael Braungart. "The NEXT Industrial Revolution," in The Atlantic Monthly pp. 82-92, October 1998.

    Willums, Jan-Olaf, with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. "The Sustainable Business Challenge: A Briefing for Tomorrow's Business Leaders," Greenleaf Publishing, 1998.

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