Rethinking an Approach for Sustainable Globalization

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Abstract

This chapter explores the complex interaction between globalization and sustainability and proposes an approach for sustainable globalization. Three dimensions of sustainability, namely environment, economy, and society, are taken into account. Firstly, interaction among globalization and environment is discussed. This interaction is characterized by analysing the effects of globalization on energy and resources consumption, greenhouse gases emission, and local pollution. Then, the relationship between the existing green growth economic model and sustainability is examined in the context of globalization. Alternatives to the green growth model are also explored. Furthermore, implication of globalization on social sustainability is investigated by considering quality of life, urbanization, and equality. Existing knowledge gaps are discussed, and finally, an approach to sustainable globalization is presented based on holistic interactions among environment, economy, and society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances, New Perspectives and Emerging Issues
EditorsMargherita Mori
PublisherInTechOpen
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2022

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