Stumbling Toward Sustainability

Stumbling Toward Sustainability

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In 1992, at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, the nations of the world agreed to implement an ambitious plan for ecologically sustainable human development. This book is a comprehensive review of U.S. efforts to achieve such development since Rio. The U.S. has unquestionably begun to take steps toward sustainable development. Yet the nation is now far from being a sustainable society, and in many respects is farther away than it was in 1992. Nevertheless, legal and policy tools are available to put the U.S. on a direct path to sustainability. This book brings together 42 distinguished experts from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. It is among the most thorough assessments ever conducted of U.S. law and policy concerning the environment.Americans arc unable lo receive the care ihey need, which endangers the health and lives of all patients, adds cost to the health cure ... the citizenry should expect in the way of services, and both the mix and the intensity of services vary widely from place to place. ... Most managed care plans do the same by making it so difficult to get an appointment with a physician that many subscribers do ... Jay Reeves, First Mercedes-Benz Plant in U.S. Near Completion, Chattanooga Times , Jan.

Title:Stumbling Toward Sustainability
Author: John C. Dernbach
Publisher:Environmental Law Institute - 2002

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