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Sustainability of Agro-Food and Natural Resource Systems in the Mediterranean Basin - Antonella Vastola

Year 2015


IntroductionCHAPTER 1 Failing Governance, Unsustainable PlanetClimate Policy's Tower of BabelConfronting Petro-PowerMarkets to the Rescue?Making Democracy Safe for MarketsWhat Are Governments For?Governance from the Bottom UpDistributed LeadershipCHAPTER 2 Understanding GovernanceWhat Is Governance?”Good” GovernanceThe Future of GovernancePolitical GovernanceCHAPTER 3 Governance, Sustainability, and EvolutionGovernance and Individual BehaviorGovernance at the Community LevelThe Emergence of Human UltrasocialityBox 3–1. Can Networked Governance Help?Cooperation Versus AccumulationCHAPTER 4 Ecoliteracy: Knowledge Is Not EnoughRestoring and Expanding EcoliteracyObstacles to Learning and ActionFrom Knowledge to BehaviorFrom Behavior to GovernanceCHAPTER 5 Digitization and SustainabilitySustainable ProductionDigital DemocracyFunding SustainabilityLooking AheadCHAPTER 6 Living in the Anthropocene: Business as Usual, or Compassionate Retreat?GeoengineeringGovernance in the AnthropoceneGeoengineering: Managing FirstEthics First: Compassionate RetreatCHAPTER 7 Governing People as Members of the Earth CommunityEarth JurisprudenceTransforming GovernanceProgress to DateBox 7–1. Extracts from the Constitution of EcuadorWinds of ChangeProspectsCHAPTER 8 Listening to the Voices of Young and Future GenerationsFuture Rights: From the Page to the Court RoomRepresenting Tomorrow, TodayPutting “Long-term Goggles” on BusinessThe Devil in the Details of Economic ThinkingBox 8–2. Sovereign Wealth Funds: The Financial Arm of Intergenerational Governance?A New Phase in the Climate MovementTrusting the Millennial GenerationCHAPTER 9 Advancing Ecological Stewardship Via the Commons and Human RightsMaking the Transition to a New ParadigmThe Human Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment The Commons as a Model for Ecological GovernanceImagining a New Architecture of Law and Policy to Support the Ecological Commons1) General internal governance principles and policies that can guide the development and management of commons.2) Macro-principles and policies—laws, institutions, and procedures— that the state and market can embrace as ways to facilitate the development of a quasi-autonomous sector of commons and “peer governance.”3) Catalytic legal strategies that civil society and distinct communities of commoners, governments, and international intergovernmental bodies can pursue to validate, protect, and support ecological commons.Moving ForwardBox 9–1. Litigating for the Public TrustCHAPTER 10 Looking Backward (Not Forward) to Environmental JusticeCHAPTER 11 The Too-Polite Revolution: Understanding the Failure to Pass U.S. Climate LegislationThe Promise of Cap and TradeFrom Earth Day to Inside the BeltwayThe Battle in CongressThe Grassroots AlternativeCHAPTER 12 China's Environmental Governance ChallengeTop-down Directives for Ecological CivilizationGrassroots Hopes for a Beautiful ChinaConclusionCHAPTER 13 Assessing the Outcomes of Rio+20Conceptual Outcomes: The Evolving Sustainable Development NarrativeInstitutional Outcomes: Reforming the Institutions for Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentOperational Outcomes: Voluntary Commitments and Sustainable Development GoalsConclusionBox 13–1. A Policy Mechanism for Ensuring Sustainable Development: National Resource Sufficiency EvaluationCHAPTER 14 How Local Governments Have Become a Factor in Global SustainabilityLocally GlobalA Growing International RoleGrowing Input to UN ProcessesBox 14–1. Local Agenda 21: A Powerful Movement with Wide-ranging ImpactsPioneering Local Governments for SustainabilityBox 14–2. Local Government Involvement in the UN Biodiversity ConventionBox 14–3. Cities in the UN's Post-2015 Development AgendaEconomic GovernanceCHAPTER 15 Scrutinizing the Corporate Role in the Post-2015 Development AgendaCorporate Perspectives and Governance ModelsMaking Business Participation More Transparent and AccountableCHAPTER 16 Making Finance Serve the Real EconomyFinance and the Destruction of Shared ProsperityPutting Finance Back in the BoxConclusion: Beyond Orthodox EconomicsCHAPTER 17 Climate Governance and the Resource CurseThe Traditional Resource Curse and Its Impacts on GovernanceThe New Face of the Resource CurseBox 17–1. The Norwegian Oil FundEscaping the CurseConclusionCHAPTER 18 The Political-Economic Foundations of a Sustainable SystemWhat Does Justice Require?Building an AlternativeInternational DevelopmentsBox 18–1. Ten Years On: Argentina's “Recuperated” Worker-Owned FactoriesNext StepsCHAPTER 19 The Rise of Triple-Bottom-Line BusinessesFrom Shareholders Only, to All StakeholdersOrigins and Rapid Growth of Benefit CorporationsCertified B Corps and Other Third-Party CertificationsAcquisitions by Larger Corporations Pose Complications ConclusionCHAPTER 20 Working Toward Energy DemocracyThe Need for Energy DemocracyResisting the Dominant Energy AgendaReclaiming the Energy System for the Public Benefit Restructuring the Energy SectorAddressing Energy PovertyConclusionCHAPTER 21 Take the Wheel and Steer! Trade Unions and the Just TransitionNo Jobs on a Dead PlanetTrade Unions as Reluctant Agents of Change?Reorganizing WorkDemocratizing the Economy From the Ground Up ConclusionConclusionCHAPTER 22 A Call to EngagementImproving GovernanceHow?Box 22–1. Women, Governance, and SustainabilityBox 22–2. Building a Culture of Engagement
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