IIASA celebrated its twentieth anniversary with its fourth general conference, IIASA '92: an International Conference on the Challenges to Systems Analysis in the Nineties and Beyond. This volume is the first of two books to result from the conference. In this collection we have attempted to select those papers presented at the conference that dealt with environmental issues and the role of science in addressing such problems, as well as to some extent creating them. -- Foreword.
Includes bibliographical references.
Plenary addresses / Chancellor Vranitzky, G. Marchuk, G. Obasi -- Part I. What is sustainability? Sustainability and technology / H. Brooks. -- Part II. Present trends need cause only minor concern. Toward dematerialization and decarbonization / T. Kanoh -- Sustainable energy development / U. Colombo. -- Part III. Present trends give cause for the most serious concern. Environmental aspects of the transformation of centrally planned economies / G. Golitsyn -- Pluralism and convergence in international science policy / S. Jasanoff -- Redrawing the boundaries between science and politics: toward a postmodern version of speaking truth to power / H. Nowotny -- Decision analysis and support, and the study of developmental challenges / A. Wierzbicki. -- Part IV. Models to say what the future holds. A linear model for environment and development / L. Klein. --
Part V. How to disseminate the knowledge that will create a constituency for sound policies. International environmental governance: building institutions in an anarchical society / O. Young. -- Part VI. Population growth and aging: a burden on development. Population growth in the Third World / L. Tabah. -- Conclusion / P. de Jánosi.
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