Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (Hardcover)

Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development By Rob Vos, Rob Vos (Editor), Rob Vos (Volume Editor) Cover Image
By Rob Vos, Rob Vos (Editor), Rob Vos (Volume Editor)
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Continuation along current development pathways is not sustainable. Available technology and production practices and the consumption patterns of modern societies are leading to global warming and ecological destruction. Business as usual is not an option. There is an urgent need to find a new development paradigm that ensures environmental sustainability while managing to provide, now and in the future, a decent livelihood for all of humankind.

In Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, experts in the area provide a variety of insights about the technical transformation needed for sustainable development. It spells out the behavioural and policy changes that would need to accompany the next technological transformation, taking into account the complexity of inducing technological change in the energy and agricultural sectors. The assessment suggests that this will require major, but doable improvements in national innovation systems and major, but affordable shifts in investment patterns and related macroeconomic adjustments.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472580757
ISBN-10: 1472580753
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: December 17th, 2015
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: United Nations Series on Development