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Sustainable Development: A Review of International Literature

DescriptionA review of literature and policy on a range of sustainable development issues. Individual topics of the review are: sustainable development theory; food; procurement; consumption; green jobs and enterprise; the built environment; environmental protection; education; and environmental justice.
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Official Print Publication DateMay 2006
Website Publication DateMay 24, 2006

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The Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Westminster and the Law School, University of Strathclyde
ISBN 0 7559 296607 (Web only publication)
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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2: THE SCOTTISH CONTEXT
CHAPTER 3: THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 4: FOOD
CHAPTER 5: SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT
CHAPTER 6: SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION
CHAPTER 7: GREEN JOBS AND ENTERPRISE
CHAPTER 8: THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
CHAPTER 9: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
CHAPTER 10: EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 11: ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
CHAPTER 12: CRITICAL OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX A: OVERVIEW GRID OF REVIEW OF EVIDENCE-BASE
ANNEX B: ANNEX B KEY WEB SOURCES

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors would like to thank the members of the Sustainable Development Research Network ( SDRN) ad hoc expert panel who gave up their valuable time over the summer recess to offer comments on draft versions of this report, namely:
Dr. Malcolm Eames - SDRN Co-ordinator, Policy Studies Institute
Maria Adebowale - Director, Capacity Global
Dr. Kate Burningham - Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
Andrew Darnton - Independent researcher
Dr. Tanya Pless-Mulloli - Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Dr. Ian Skinner - Senior consultant, Institute of European Environmental Policy ( IEEP)
Dr Tim Cooper - Senior Lecturer in consumer studies and Head of the Centre for Sustainable Consumption, Sheffield Hallam University
Andrew Flynn - Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Planning at the Cardiff School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University
We would also like to thank our American colleges who so helpfully assisted in transferring their knowledge and practical experiences of environmental justice from the United States, namely:
Leigh Lane - Senior Research Associate, Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University
Robert Garcia - Executive Director of the Center for Law in the Public Interest, Los Angeles
Anne Morris - Senior Consultant PBS and J Consultants, Columbia
Dr. Tom Sanchez - Senior Research Associate, Metropolitan Institute, Virginia Tech
Dr. Beverley Ward - Senior Research Associate, National Center for Transit Research, University of South Florida
Thanks also go to Dr. Fiona MacDonald, Environment Social Research, Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department, for her supportive management and helpful inputs to the review.

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Executive Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.