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Table of Contents of  Fundamentals of Sustainable Development, edition 2025.

Part 1: Sustainable Development, the voyage of discovery of the twenty-first century

1.    The Adventure: New paradigms

1.1.    Part 1:  Learning to think differently
1.2.    Part 2:  Zooming out to the big picture
1.3.    Part 3:  Zooming in on the three Ps
1.4.    Part 4:  Zooming out to the Anthropocene

2.    The Complexity: People, Planet and Profit

2.1.    Everything is interconnected
2.2.    Two dimensions:  Place and Time
2.3.    Complexity
2.4.    The Tragedy of the Commons

3.    The Urgency: Climate change has started

3.1.    The problem
3.2.    Current and foreseeable consequences
3.3.    Tipping points:  Incalculable consequences
3.4.    SDG 13:  Climate action

Part 2: Zooming out to global society

4.    Now, soon and later: Thinking from visions of the future

4.1.    Growth models
4.2.    Scenarios
4.3.    Dreams and ideals
4.4.    Responsibility

5.    Here, there and far away: Global entanglement

5.1.    The origins of today's world
5.2.    Everything gets bigger
5.3.    The shrinking human
5.4.    Responsibility

6.    Agenda 2030: Global Goals

6.1.    The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals
6.2.    The SDGs:  Reliability and validity
6.3.    SDG 17:  Sincere commitment
6.4.    The value of the SDGs

7.    Agenda 2100: Global transition

7.1.    Improvements, innovations, transitions
7.2.    Mitigation:  The energy transition in Europe
7.3.    Adaptation:  Floating cities
7.4.    Transition management

Part 3: Zooming in on Planet, Profit, People

8.    Planet: Living with nature

8.1.    The Sixth Extinction
8.2.    SDG 15: The Nature Restoration Agenda
8.3.    SDG 2: Sustainable agriculture and food
8.4.    SDG 14: Water, fisheries and aquaculture

9.    Profit: Sustainable business

9.1.    SDG 9: Circular economy, true prices
9.2.    SDG 12: Value, profit
9.3.    SDG 8: Economic growth, dematerialisation
9.4.    SDG 12: ESG, Corporate Social Responsibility

10.    People: A dignified life

10.1.    SDG 5 and 11: Emancipation, empowerment, resilience
10.2.    SDG 1-7: Multidimensional Poverty
10.3.    SDG 10: Inequality
10.4.    SDG 17: The social contract

Part 4: Professional and personal action perspectives

11.    Thinking differently: Who owns the Earth?

11.1.    The Anthropocene
11.2.    Four Spheres:  Words, Narratives, Policies, Effects
11.3.    Science, ethics and identity
11.4.    SDG 16:  Peace

12.    You, human

12.1.    The dream:  Intrinsic Sustainability Goals (ISGs)
12.2.    SDG 4:  The Learning Society
12.3.    RESFIA+D:  The Sustainably Competent Professional
12.4.    SDG 5:  Self-actualisation. The Pledge

and

Appendix: RESFIA+D
See also online

Notes

Bibliography
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