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Development and Sustainability: The Challenge of Social Change (CROP Series)

ISBN 10: 1783606231 / ISBN 13: 9781783606238
Published by Zed Books, 2016
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Title: Development and Sustainability: The ...

Publisher: Zed Books

Publication Date: 2016


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With each passing year, it becomes more and more evident that our earth is heading toward rapid destruction if we humans cannot change our ways. Rallying cries for a greener, more socially inclusive economy have led to a mild degree of action for sustainable development, but a key element of the solution remains unaddressed—human health.
Arguing that human health is the key factor to sustainable development, Development and Sustainability Science promotes a ground-breaking, interdisciplinary approach to eradicating extreme poverty and achieving sustainable development. Essays from esteemed contributors bridge the gap between health workers, sustainability scientists, and green economists, by developing the methodological and scientific means to collaboratively deal with the most critical issues faced by humanity in the twenty-first century.
Development and Sustainability Science aims to connect development and the environmental sciences for a specific, achievable purpose: enhancing the wellbeing of humans and our environments—namely in the global south—where severe poverty continues to hamper sustainable human development.

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Alberto D. Cimadamore is director of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty and Fungisai P Gwanzura-Ottemöller is associate professor of health promotion and development, both at the University of Bergen, Norway. Maurice B. Mittelmark is a social and community psychologist. Gro Therese Lie is the academic head of UiB Global at the University of Bergen, Norway.

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