World Enough and Time

Successful Strategies for Resource Management

Robert Repetto; Foreword by James Gustave Speth

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"In this companion volume to The Global Possible Robert Repetto describes strategies that have already proved effective practicability in stabilizing population, increasing food production, protecting forests, using freshwater and energy supplies efficiently, and managing the world's other major resource systems on a sustainable basis—and that, in many cases, are easier and less expensive than what is being done now. World Enough and Time provides "a global blueprint for the future . . . that could help meet the challenges to come."—Senator Albert Gore








"In this book a shrewd analyst has sifted through the resource policy debates and identified strategies that have worked before and can work again. It's reassuring to know there are tested ways to make tomorrow better. With World Enough and Time in hand, we have the evidence."—former U.S. Senator Edmund Muskie

"Robert Repetto has eliminated the guesswork from planned growth management and substituted concrete remedies, plus a dash of optimism. This is my kind of guidebook to the future!"—U.S. Representative Claudine Schneider

"This book is refreshing for what it is not. Neither a laundry list of worthy proposals not a survey of broad trends, World Enough and Time zeroes in on the differences between the most successful and least successful uses of natural resources to promote economic growth. . . . The book makes clear that given the political will, we are in a position to make enormous progress."—Dr. Harrison Brown, Editor, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

"For a decade, prescriptions for world development have poured in and out of Washington. But World Enough and Time is different. Analytical rather than ideological, this fresh look at what has gone right in recent years may serve, as few publications have, to stimulate a rational design for the commitment of resources for improvement of the future."—Dr. William J. Baumol, Dept. of Econ., Princeton Univ.

"A futurist's look at global environmentalism and economics, the book promotes such inexpensive proposals as building appropriately designed community drinking water systems that would cost slum dwellers only a 10th of what they now pay to water vendors."—National Journal

"Few if any world order offerings have rested on such hard evidence of successful policies and strategies of resource management as this one. . . .  The conferees have detailed management and options and set stimulating and realistic policy agendas. This book is a perceptive and hopeful global blueprint based on successes of the past decade and aimed at al sectors, public and private. Highly recommended."—Library Journal

"This report sets out some sensible general principles of conservation and reasonably concrete proposals concerning economical ways to protect and utilize water, air, land, food and other natural resources."—Foreign Affairs

"Should be one of the best sellers in the contemporary environmental literature. It is crammed with facts and real-world examples galore, not fulsome rhetoric. Its prescriptions are based on evidence, not wishful thinking. It is the product of some of the best minds in the business, not an idiosyncratic ivory tower analyst."—Timothy O'Riordan, Environmentalist 

"One of the few well argued and well researched works on pervasive world resource issues available."—David Pearce, International Journal of Environmental Studies

"A useful and encouraging discussion of practical methods to improve global resource use."—Gillian Dutton, Ecology Law Quarterly
ISBN: 9780300036480
Publication Date: September 10, 1986
Publishing Partner: Published with World Resources Institute
152 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
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