ISBN 9780798305013
Pages 288
Dimensions 244 x 170 mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations
Published 2016
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Sustainability, Climate Change and the Green Economy

by Godwell Nhamo, Vuyo Mjimba

Written by 18 authors, this book on Sustainability, Climate Change and the Green Economy brings together insights at the nexus of the four key concepts embedded in its title. The book is unpacked in six parts. Part 1 is a single chapter that covers the context of the topic. Part 2 looks at the green economy and green jobs, and addresses the challenges of government coordination and socio-economic development, with emphasis on skills and immigration regimes. Part 3 reflects on  sustainable development, with a focus on relearning our wants and needs, and provides critical reflection on engineering for sustainable development. Management of natural resources and  wetlands makes up Part 4, which teases  out issues on timber harvesting, as well as challenges and opportunities in addressing environment-economic development and growth conflicts. A critique of climate change coverage in news media, mainstreaming climate change into wildlife policies, and tourism, are matters covered in Part 5. The last part (Part 6) is another single chapter, which articulates emerging issues from the whole book and presents some policy and take-home messages. Given the growing literature in the field of sustainability, climate change and the green economy, this piece will prove a must-read for policy makers, academics, industry and civil society.

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About the Authors

Godwell Nhamo

Godwell Nhamo is a Programme Manager for the Chair in Business and Climate Change hosted by the Institute for Corporate Citizenship (ICC) at the University of South Africa (Unisa), which is sponsored by Exxaro Resources Ltd. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University and did his postdoctoral work with the University of Witwatersrand. Dr Nhamo has great interests in business and climate change as well as environmental management and policy. Some of his current responsibilities are in teaching, research and training in corporate citizenship, sustainability sciences as well as business and climate change.

Vuyo Mjimba

Dr Vuyo Mjimba is a Chief Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in the Africa Institute for South Africa (AISA) division.