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Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities
- N. Myers, R. Mittermeier, C. Mittermeier, G. Fonseca, J. Kent
- Environmental ScienceNature
- 24 February 2000
A ‘silver bullet’ strategy on the part of conservation planners, focusing on ‘biodiversity hotspots’ where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat, is proposed.
Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability: The evolutionary redesign of worldviews, institutions, and technologies
- R. Beddoe, R. Costanza, J. Woodward
- EconomicsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 24 February 2009
An integrated set of worldviews, institutions, and technologies are suggested to stimulate and seed this evolutionary redesign of the current socio-ecological regime to achieve global sustainability.
Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena
From 1985-1992, the numbers of officially recognized refugees has sharply risen from 10 million to over 23 million people plus an additional 30 million or more people considered "internally…
New consumers: The influence of affluence on the environment.
It is in the self-interest of new consumer countries, and of the global community, to restrict the environmental impacts of consumption; this restriction is achievable through a number of policy initiatives.
Perverse Subsidies: How Tax Dollars Can Undercut the Environment and the Economy
Much of the global economy depends upon large-scale government intervention in the form of subsidies, both direct and indirect, to support specific industries or economic sectors. Distressingly, many…
Food and hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is by far and away the most disadvantaged of the world's three main developing regions. Worse, its situation has mostly been deteriorating for much of the past several decades. Its…
The new Gaia atlas of planet management
Part 1 The land potential, the land crisis and managing the land Part 2 The ocean potential, the ocean crisis and managing the ocean Part 3 The elemental potential, the elemental crisis and managing…
New consumers: The influence of affluence on the environment
Growing consumption can cause major environmental damage. This is becoming specially significant through the emergence of over 1 billion new consumers, people in 17 developing and three transition…
The PSASB: The Accounting Profession in Regulatory Space
- J. Kent
- 1 July 2003
This study uses the “regulatory space” construct to examine the role of the organised accounting profession in expanding and enhancing the domain of accrual accounting to Australian public-sector…
Crime and crime prevention in an Australian growth centre
Drawing on a case study of a growth centre on the fringe of Australia’s most populous city, Sydney, this article considers some of the potential crime generating consequences of urban sprawl and the…