Green Plans


Green Plans

Blueprint for a Sustainable Earth


Huey D. Johnson
With a new afterword by the author

Our Sustainable Future Series

228 pages
1 photograph, 3 figures, index


June 2008


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June 2008


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About the Book

“Green plans” are the most effective strategies yet developed for moving from industrial environmental deterioration to postindustrial sustainability. In this definitive overview of green plans today, Huey D. Johnson provides a detailed and accessible examination of their theory, implementation, and performance across the globe, highlighting the challenges and successes of green plans in the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Austria, the United Kingdom, Germany, the rest of the European Community, and Singapore. Green plans will serve future generations as models of creative collaboration between government and business. This revised and updated edition features new information on green plans globally and a new afterword by the author.

Author Bio

Huey D. Johnson is the founder and president of the Resource Renewal Institute in San Francisco.


“In drawing on his environmental policymaking in California and his work with the Dutch and New Zealand governments, Huey Johnson has, in effect, given us an environmental ‘how to’ book for officials at all levels of government.”—Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute

“A balanced, well-written argument for a mutually beneficial plan for enabling sustainable [industrial] development while protecting environmental quality.”—Choice

“Persuasive and urgent.”—Review of European Community and International Environmental Law

“This book is quite informative. It would be useful for anyone seeking (detailed) knowledge about designing a ‘greenprint for sustainability.’ The more technical emphasis, in combination with a case-study approach, makes it quite suitable for public officials, such as environmental planners/managers, and for beginning students of environmental policy. . . . This is a welcome addition to the literature relating to the operationalisation and implementation of the concept of sustainability.”—Environmental Politics

Table of Contents



Part I: Defining the Problem and Its Solution

            Chapter 1: A Commitment to Change

            Chapter 2: Sustainability: A Modern Odyssesy

            Chapter 3: Health Plus Environment Equals Security

            Chapter 4: A Green Plans Predecessor: California’s Investing for Prosperity Program

Part II: Assessing Green Plans in Action

            Chapter 5: The Netherlands

            Chapter 6: New Zealand

            Chapter 7: Towards A Sustainable Singapore

Chapter 8: European Union Environmental Policy

Afterward to the Third Edition


Winner of the Sasakawa Environmental Prize sponsored by the United Nations

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