- xiv, 215 pages; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Alarcón González, Diana,Vos, Rob,
- Corporate Author
- United Nations.
- Contents: List of illustrations -- Preface -- About the editors -- About the contributors -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction: the imperative of sustainable development / Diana Alarcón and Rob Vos -- A new philosophical approach to social transformation for a "green economy" / Tim Jackson -- Historical characteristics and scenario analysis of technological change in the energy system / Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler -- Clean energy for sustainable development / Richard Alexander Roehrl -- Achieving sustainable development: investment and macroeconomic challenges / Marco V. Sánchez and Eduardo Zepeda -- Key determinants of technological capabilities for a "green economy" in emerging economies / Xiaolan Fu and Jun Hou -- How to feed the world and save the planet / Diana Alarcón and Christina Bodouroglou -- Index.Includes bibliographical references and index (pages -215)Summary: Renowned experts provide a variety of insights about feasible pathways for the required technological transformations. They spell out the behavioral and policy changes that would need to accompany the next green technological revolution, as well as the complexities of undoing locked in technologies and infrastructure in energy systems and agricultural value chains. They conclude that it can all be done, but not without much improved national innovation systems and drastic shifts in incentives and regulatory frameworks to induce the necessary shifts in public and private investment patterns. The macroeconomic costs, they content are quite affordable for societies worldwide.