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On the contribution of environmental history to current debate and policy

Dovers, Stephen


This article proposes a strong role for environmental history in informing current policy and debate in the policy field of sustainability (or, sustainable development). The policy agenda of sustainability is noted, and the unique attributes of these policy problems identified. A three part 'typology of relevance' is proposed, comprising general historical perspectives, ecological and human baselines, and direct policy and institutional lessons. The idea of more immediate lessons is discussed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Environment and History


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