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Introduction to Sustainability, 2021/22, Semester 1
Prof James Ford
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Unit 1.2/1.3

UN (1986). Our Common Future. Chapter 2: Towards Sustainable Development – 

Steffen, W. et al. (2015). Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet. Science 347(6223). DOI:10.1126/science.1259855 

O’Neill, D. et al. (2018). A good life for all within planetary boundaries. Nature Sustainability 1(2), 88-95  DOI:10.1038/s41893-018-0021-4

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Unit 1.4

Balvanera, P. et al. (2017). Ecosystem Services. In: Walters M. and Scholes R. (eds) The GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks. Springer, Cham. pp39-78. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-27288-7_3

Costanza, R. et al. (2014). Changes in the global value of ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change 26, 152-158. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.002

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Unit 1.5

Hardin, G. (1968). The Tragedy of the Commons. Science 162(3859), 1243-1248.  DOI:10.1126/science.162.3859.1243

Hardin, G. (1998). Extensions of "The Tragedy of the Commons". Science, 280(5364), 682-683.  DOI:10.1126/science.280.5364.682

Ostrom, E. (1994). Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources. E-book, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press

Ling, T. (2020). What Elinor Ostrom Teaches Us About Avoiding the 'Tragedy of the Commons in Delivering the Public Interest in the Post COVID-19 World'. The RAND Blog. 

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Unit 1.6

Starik, M. (1995). Should trees have managerial standing? Toward stakeholder status for non-human nature. Journal of Business Ethics, 14(3), 207–217. DOI:10.1007/BF00881435

Friedman, M. (1970). The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits. The New York Times.

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Unit 1.8/1.9

Sandel, M. (2013). Market reasoning as moral reasoning: Why economists should re-engage with political philosophy. Journal of Economic Perspectives 27(4), 121-40. DOI:10.1257/jep.27.4.121

Paavola, J and Røpke, I. (2015) Sustainability and Environment. In J. B. Davis and W. Dolfsma (eds), Elgar Companion to Social Economics, 2nd edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 11-27.

Paavola, J and Adger, WN. (2005). Institutional ecological economics. Ecological Economics 53(3), 353-368. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2004.09.017

Kenyon, W & Nevin, C. (2001). The use of economic and participatory approaches to assess forest development: a case study in the Ettrick Valley. Forest Policy and Economics 3(1-2), 69–80. DOI:10.1016/S1389-9341(01)00055-7

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Unit 1.10/1.11

Jackson, T. (2009). Prosperity without Growth? The Transition to a Sustainable Economy. Sustainable Development Commission, UK. Foreword and Summary, pp. 5-13.

Hepburn, C. and Bowen, A. (2012). Prosperity with Growth: Economic Growth, Climate Change and Environmental Limits. Working Paper No. 93, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London. 

Daly, H.E. (2008). A steady-state economy. Opinion Piece for Redefining Prosperity, Sustainable Development Commission, UK.

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Unit 2.1/2.2

Sheremata, M. (2018). Listening to relational values in the era of rapid environmental change in the Inuit Nunangat. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 35, 75-81. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.10.017

Whyte, K. (2020). Too late for Indigenous climate justice: Ecological and relational tipping points. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change 11(1). DOI:10.1002/wcc.603

Ford, JD et al. (2015). The adaptation challenge in the Arctic. Nature Climate Change 5(12),1046-1053. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2723

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Unit 2.3/2.4

Willett, W. et al. (2019). Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems. The Lancet (British Edition), 393(10170), 447–492. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31788-4

This list was last updated on 14/09/2021