The issues associated with sustainable production are among the most important facing the world in the early 21st century. While most of the scholarship in this area has been produced in the United States and Europe, t much has been written from a Canadian perspective. Sustainable Production establishes a Canadian presence in the sustainable production debate by analyzing the opportunities and constraints facing the public and private sectors as Canada strives to move public policy and industrial practice forward. Sustainable production envisions an industrial system that would maximize resource efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and replenish natural capital, while providing safe and satisfying employment opportunities.
Glen Toner is a professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and a founding member of the Carleton Research Unit in Innovation, Science and Environment. He is also a member of the panel of advisors to the Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development.