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Culture and Sustainability - A Cross-national Study of Cultural Diversity and Environmental Prior

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Culture and Sustainability - A Cross-national Study of Cultural Diversity and Environmental Priorities among Mass Publics and Decision Makers. Environmental concerns and support for environmental protection are widely shared by publics and elites in both richer and poorer societies, Culture and Sustainability shows. Reporting on the Global Environmental Survey (GOES), held in a variety of advanced and developing countries, Culture and Sustainability examines the cultural roots of concerns of general publics and decision makers about immediate and long-term global environmental problems. It has become clear that the public is aware of environmental threats and is convinced they can help to resolve these threats. Environmental elites in richer and in poorer countries underestimate the public?s readiness to act. Culture and Sustainability demonstrates that national and international environmental policy-making can build on a sensitive and active citizenry, when only it aims to understand the citizen?s deep-rooted motivations. Culture and Sustainability clarifies the impact of these motivations. It shows that culture matters in environmental policy-making. Edited by Peter Ester, Henk Vinken, Solange Simões, Midori Aoyagi-Usui.

 

By GLOBUS Inatitute for Globalization and Sustainable Development, Brazil, Bangkok, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Manila and the Netherlands.

Environment Policy Resource.