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Global green shift : when Ceres meets Gaia

John A. Mathews (Author)
The greening of industry is described as a global process driven not so much by Western countries concerned with climate change as by China, India and other industrializing countries responding to economic imperatives as they scale up their industrial systems. This is described as economics meeting ecology, or Ceres meeting Gaia
eBook, English, 2017
Anthem Press, London, 2017
1 online resource (xx, 236 pages) : illustrations, maps
9781783086436, 9781783086429, 1783086432, 1783086424
Part I: Dynamics of the green transition. Introduction ; Evolutionary dynamics of our industrial civilization ; Ecomodernization
with 'Chinese characteristics' ; Sociotechnical transitions: a sixth wave ; No wonder China and India are pursuing green growth strategies so vigorously ; Finance now playing a central role in the green shift ; Can the China model be utilized by other industrializing countries? ; Green growth development strategies, local content requirements and world trade ; Farewell fossil fuels
Part II: Sixth wave eco-innovations. Global population peaking ... and urbanizing ; Energy that is clean, cheap, abundant
and safe ; Reframing renewables as enhancing energy security ; The myths of 'renewistan' ; Recirculation and regeneration of resources (circular economy) ; Food and fresh water production ; Energy, water, food for cities: deploying a positive triple nexus ; Eco-cities of the future ; When Ceres meets Gaia