Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy

  • John Lemons
  • Donald A. Brown

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Donald A. Brown, John Lemons
    Pages 1-10
  3. John Lemons, Pamela Morgan
    Pages 77-109
  4. John Lemons, Rudolf Heredia, Dale Jamieson, Clive Spash
    Pages 110-157
  5. Larry Canter, Konrad Ott, Donald A. Brown
    Pages 158-214
  6. Kristin Shrader-Frechette
    Pages 254-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


Of all the books written about the problems of sustainable development and environmental protection, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is one of the first to examine the role of science, economics and law, and ethics as generally applied to decision making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities, and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities.
Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper level text or reference.


Agenda 21 biodiversity climate development environment environmental protection sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • John Lemons
    • 1
  • Donald A. Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesUniversity of New EnglandBiddefordUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ResourcesBureau of Hazardous Sites and Superfund EnforcementHarrisburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4559-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8492-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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