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xix, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface Introduction * Environmental Sustainability: The Art and Science... * Defining the Challenge * Sustainability Theory * The Definition Problem * Sustainability Models * Weak Versus Strong Sustainability * Embracing the Environmental * Assessing Environmental Sustainability: The Challenge ... 2.1 The Assessment Question 2.2 Environmental Impact Analysis 2.3 Strategic Environmental Assessment 2.4 Environmental Sustainability Assessment 2.5 Assessment Indicators * Sustainability Indicators * Prediction, Uncertainty and Environmental Sustainability ... 3.1 Uncertainty and Time 3.2 Precaution and Environmental Sustainability 3.3 Prediction as Process 3.4 Event Tree Analysis * Introducing the Future ... * The Science of the Future * Forecasting Preliminaries * Considering the Long-term * Prospective Analysis * Visioning the Future * Methodological Approaches ... 5.1 Exploring Sustainable Futures 5.2 A Typology of Method 5.2.1 Qualitative Forecasting Methods 5.2.2 Quantitative Forecasting Methods * Geospatial Solutions ... 6.1 Technique and Technology 6.2 Constructing Spatial Models 6.3 Decision Analytics 6.3.1 Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 6.4 Crafting the Geospatial Solution * Scenarios and Uncertainty ... 7.1 The Scenario Concept 7.2 Scenario Development 7.3 Uncertainty Revisited 7.4 Scenario Planning and Visioning * Sustainability Strategies ... 8.1 The Challenge of Change 8.2 Resilience Planning 8.3 Policies and Prescriptions 8.4 Examples From The Field 8.5 Monitoring Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716604 20170403
This book explores the challenges of presenting sustainability as a more actionable or practical concept and identifying approaches that might offer useful assistance in addressing the temporal and spatial representation of sustainability. The underlying premise of this book is that sustainability is a state realized in the future. In that future there is a geographic arrangement of society and economy that agrees with its environmental setting. This future perspective introduces a little examined subject area that can lend significant content to the sustainability challenge: Futures Research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498716604 20170403
Green Library
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Background and purpose 2. A brief history of sustainability as a concept in the Arctic and beyond 3. ICARP II Science Plans: Reflection and assessment 4. Progress in Arctic Sustainability Research 1: Theoretical developments in Arctic sustainability science 5. Progress in Arctic sustainability research 2: Methodological advances 6. Progress in Arctic sustainability research 3: Sustainability Indicators 7. Different spatial scales - global, national, regional, local - and their interconnections with Arctic and non-Arctic regions 8. Agenda 2025: Perspectives on gaps and future research priorities in Arctic sustainability research.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088306 20171121
The Arctic is one of the world's regions most affected by cultural, socio-economic, environmental, and climatic changes. Over the last two decades, scholars, policymakers, extractive industries, governments, intergovernmental forums, and non-governmental organizations have turned their attention to the Arctic, its peoples, resources, and to the challenges and benefits of impending transformations. Arctic sustainability is an issue of increasing concern as well as the resilience and adaptation of Arctic societies to changing conditions. This book offers key insights into the history, current state of knowledge and the future of sustainability, and sustainable development research in the Arctic. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of experts, it presents a comprehensive progress report on Arctic sustainability research. It identifies key knowledge gaps and provides salient recommendations for prioritizing research in the next decade. Arctic Sustainability Research will appeal to researchers, academics, and policymakers interested in sustainability science and the practices of sustainable development, as well as those working in polar studies, climate change, political geography, and the history of science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138088306 20171121
Book
1 online resource (155 pages) : illustrations (some color)
In its current strategic plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes a cross-agency strategy to advance sustainable environmental outcomes and optimize economic and social outcomes through Agency decisions and actions. Sustainability has evolved from an aspiration to a growing body of practices. The evolution includes a transition from the development of broad goals toward the implementation of specific policies and programs for achieving them and the use of indicators and metrics for measuring progress. Without losing focus on implementing its existing regulatory mandates, EPA's incorporation of sustainability considerations into its decision-making about potential environmental, social, and economic outcomes involves shifting from a focus on specific pollutants in an environmental medium (air, water, or land) to a broader assessment of interactions among human, natural, and manufactured systems. EPA has indicated that it will need to consider the use of a variety of analytic tools and approaches to assess the potential sustainability-related effects of its decisions and actions in response to complex environmental challenges. Sustainability Concepts in Decision-Making: Tools and Approaches for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency examines scientific tools and approaches for incorporating sustainability concepts into assessments used to support EPA decision making. Using specific case studies, this report considers the application of analytic and scientific tools, methods, and approaches presented in the 2011 NRC report Sustainability and the U.S. EPA. This report examines both currently available and emerging tools, methods, and approaches to find those most appropriate for assessing and/or evaluating potential economic, social and environmental outcomes within an EPA decision context. Sustainability Concepts in Decision Making also discusses data needs and post-decision evaluation of outcomes on dimensions of sustainability. A broad array of sustainability tools and approaches are suitable for assessing potential environmental, social, and economic outcomes in EPA's decision-making context. The recommendations of this report will assist the agency to optimize environmental, social, and economic outcomes in EPA decisions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309312325 20160618
Book
1 online resource (xxix, 231 p.) : ill. (some col.)
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pages ; cm
  • Necessity for Effective Programming Techniques. Air Quality (Outdoor and Indoor). Children's Environmental Health Issues. Environmental and Occupational Injury Control. Environmental Health Emergencies, Disasters, and Terrorism. Food Protection and Food Technology. Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances. Healthy Homes and Healthy Communities. Health Care Environment and Infection Control. Insect Control, Rodent Control, and Pesticides. Recreational Environment and Swimming Areas. Sewage Disposal Systems. Solid Waste Management. Water Systems (Drinking Quality). Water Quality and Water Pollution.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351645584 20171218
In a present where there are countless opportunities for the spread of exotic diseases, the expansion and creation of far more illness in our global population through globalization and rapid transportation, and the contamination of water, air and land, we find ourselves accountable. In this day and age we are confronted by global warming, Ebola, the Zika virus, lead in our water supply, enormous problems of infrastructure including aging sewer lines, water lines, electrical grids, roads and bridges, and the list goes on and on. Best Practices for Environmental Health: Environmental Pollution, Protection, Quality and Sustainability is a one source major response to all of the environmental issues that affect global health and the worldwide protection and preservation of the natural environment. It compiles broad-based and comprehensive coverage of environmental topics, broken down by specialized fields. Topics range from children's environmental health to food protection and technology, water and waste systems, infection control, bioterrorism and pandemic health emergencies, and HAZMAT. Plus, it includes an overview of the current state of the profession and sections on programmatic techniques. This book helps solve the problems of disease and injury by presenting expert, evidence-based best practices. This first of the kind handbook is essential reading for all environmental and public health undergraduate students, as well as a fantastic overview for professionals in all environmental health, pollution and protection areas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351645584 20171218
Book
xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
A hallmark of the past 100 years has been the greening of political thought and practice. Today, there are green political parties, green organizations, and green consumer goods, all of which show how our decisions to organize, donate, and consume have been infused with green politics, which in many ways is all about values. Green politics has grown in the popular imagination, as well. Everyday there are headlines about climate change, impacts of resource extraction, or chemical pollution in a poor neighborhood. Underlying all of those stories are classic political questions about power, representation, and ultimate values. This second volume in the "SAGE Series on Green Society" covers the availability and distribution of such resources as energy and how they impact economic development, domestic politics, and international cooperation and conflict. For instance, articles investigate how politics influence the choice of energy strategies within the U.S. and how availability of different forms of energy fuels political conflict among nations worldwide. As supplies of nonrenewable energy sources become constrained by increasing global demand, will states tighten control over such commodities or will they seek equitable and sustainable ways to share them? Such questions have never been more urgent. Other issues of equal urgency to be covered include watershed resources (what happens when countries share a river and one country siphons off or pollutes waters before they reach other countries), other natural resources (for instance, industrialized countries attempting to dictate to developing countries about rainforest resources, whaling countries versus those seeking total bans on whaling as an industry), air pollution, global health and epidemiology (e.g., constraining the spread of potential pandemics, radioactive fall-out across countries from nuclear accidents like Chernobyl). From A-to-Z, the politics of these and similar 'green' issues are thoroughly explored via 150 signed entries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412971867 20160606
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Book
1 online resource : ill., maps.
  • Front Matter
  • Introductory Insights to Climate Change Challenges / Felix N Hammond, Colin A Booth, Jessica E Lamond, David G Proverbs
  • Climate Change: Nature and Emerging Trends / Mark McCarthy
  • Regional Implications / Ana Lopez
  • Urbanization and Climate Change / Felix N Hammond, Kwasi Baffour Awuah Gyau, Stanislaus Y Adiaba
  • Global Political Initiatives and Overtones / Jean-Luc Salagnac
  • Green Economics Dialogue and the Built Environment / Miriam Kennet
  • Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment / Joseph Somevi
  • Methods for Valuing Preferences for Environmental and Natural Resources: An Overview / Jessica E Lamond, Ian Bateman
  • Ecological Value of Urban Environments / Ian C Trueman, Christopher H Young
  • The Pedological Value of Urban Landscapes / Jim Webb, Michael A Fullen, Winfried E H Blum
  • Insights and Perceptions of Sustainable Design and Construction / David W Beddoes, Colin A Booth
  • Progress in Eco and Resilient Construction Materials Development / Jamal M Khatib
  • Energy Efficiency: Alternative Routes to Mitigation / David Coley
  • The Benefits of Green Infrastructure in Towns and Cities / Susanne M Charlesworth, Colin A Booth
  • Particulate-Induced Soiling on Historic Limestone Buildings: Insights and the Effects of Climate Change / David E Searle
  • Sustainable Transportation / Panagiotis Georgakis, Christopher Nwagboso
  • Linkages of Waste Management Strategies and Climate Change Issues / Kim Tannahill, Colin A Booth
  • Climate Change and the Geotechnical Stability of ₁Engineered₂ Landfill Sites / Robert W Sarsby
  • Water Resources Issues and Solutions for the Built Environment: Too Little Versus Too Much / Susanne M Charlesworth, Colin A Booth
  • Organisational Culture and Climate Change Driven Construction / Nii A Ankrah, Patrick A Manu
  • Preparing for Extreme Weather Events: A Risk Assessment Approach / Keith Jones
  • The Socio-Environmental Vulnerability Assessment Approach to Mapping Vulnerability to Climate / Fiifi Amoako Johnson, Craig W Hutton, Mike J Clarke
  • Mitigation via Renewables / David Coley
  • Complexities and Approaches to Managing the Adaptation of Climate Change by Coastal Communities / Annie T Worsley, Vanessa J C Holden, Jennifer A Millington, Colin A Booth
  • Lessons for the Future / Jessica E Lamond, David G Proverbs, Colin A Booth, Felix N Hammond
  • Index.
"The multi-disciplinary perspective provided here offers a strategic view on built environment issues and improve understanding of how built environment activities potentially induce global warming and climate change. It also highlights solutions to these challenges. Solutions to Climate change Challenges in the Built Environment helps develop an appreciation of the diverse themes of the climate change debate across the built environment continuum. A wide perspective is provided through contributions from physical, environmental, social, economic and political scientists. This strategic view on built environment issues will be useful to researchers as well as policy experts and construction practitioners wanting a holistic view. This book clarifies complex issues around climate change and follows five main themes: climate change experiences; urban landscape development; urban management issues; measurement of impact; and the future. Chapters are written by eminent specialists from both academic and professional backgrounds. The main context for chapters is the developed world but the discussion is widened to incorporate regional issues. The book will be valuable to researchers and students in all the built environment disciplines, as well as to practitioners involved with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, and government organisations developing and implementing climate change policy"-- Provided by publisher.
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction-- Nature's Laws of Reciprocity-- Rights of Nature - The Emerging Legal Paradigm-- Other International Voices for the Rights of Nature-- Relationship: The Basis for Rights of Nature-- Precursors to the Rights of Nature-- International Steps Towards the Rights of Nature-- Rights of Nature Concepts and Issues-- The Problem of Technology-- Corporations and the Rights of Nature-- Land-- Water-- Air and Climate-- Food Supply-- Sources of Energy-- Mining and Drilling-- International Trade: Moving Goods and People-- Conclusion: Rights of Nature and Our Responsibility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498788465 20171218
Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction is a much-needed guide that addresses the exciting and significant paradigm shift to the Rights of Nature, as it is occurring both in the United States and internationally in the fields of environmental law and environmental sustainability. This shift advocates building a relationship of integrity and reciprocity with the planet by placing Nature in the forefront of our rights-based legal systems. The authors discuss means of achieving this by laying out Nature's Laws of Reciprocity and providing a roadmap of the strategies and directions needed to create a Rights of Nature-oriented legal system that will shape and maintain human activities in an environmentally sustainable manner. This work is enriched with an array of unique and relevant points of reference such as the feudal notions of obligation, principles of traditional indigenous cultivation, the Pope Francis Encyclical on the environment, and the new Rights of Nature-based legal systems of Ecuador and Bolivia that can serve as prototypes for the United States and other countries around the world to help ensure a future of environmental sustainability for all living systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498788465 20171218
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 264 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Part I: Global Aspects-- - Cross-sectoral tropical forest cover impacts-- - The wood products trade-- - Sustainable forest management and the UNCCD-- - Agriculture and forestry-- Part II: Regional and Country Aspects-- - Africa-- - Asia-- - Europe-- - Americas.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932503 20160618
Forest protection and forestry practices are closely linked to decisions that address measures on climate change, biodiversity and the institutional framework for sustainable development. This rich and multifaceted text documents the progress made in creating the political, economic and social conditions that are necessary for a sustainable and multifunctional use of forest resources. "The Forestry Compendium" is the multimedia tool for identification, learning about and selecting specific tree species for trials. Drawing on maps, pictures and other information sources it provides a full species picture. The user-friendly interface also gives you a fast and targeted search.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845932503 20160618
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 361 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
  • Policy - balancing theory and practice-- ecotourism policy - a general perspective-- case studies - Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand, critical environments. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996097 20160605
The global tourism industry continues a trend of sustained growth, moving more people and generating domestic and foreign revenues, often at the expense of the social and ecological integrity of destination regions. As a result, tourism policy makers have been forced to consider a variety of new approaches to ensure that the environment, local people, tourists, and business remain unaffected by the negative impacts of the industry. This book provides an objective overview of the extent of international ecotourism policy, with contributions from academics and policy makers from around the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851996097 20160605
Book
1 online resource (xix, 538 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • i: Preface1: Introduction: Changing Perspectives on Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment, D R Lee, P J Ferraro and C B BarrettPart I: Balancing Food Production, Economic and Environmental Goals: Concepts and Methods2: The Doubly Green Revolution, G Conway3: Population, Agricultural Land Use and the Environment in Developing Countries, R E Bilsborrow and D L Carr4: The Economics of Biodiversity Loss and Agricultural Development in Low-Income Countries, C Perrings5: Farm Household Intensification Decisions and the Environment, S Pagiola and S Holden6: When Does Technological Change in Agriculture Promote Deforestation?, A Angelsen and D Kaimowitz7: Bioeconomic Models for Ecoregional Development: Policy Instruments for Sustainable Intensification, R Ruben, A Kuyvenhoven and G Kruseman8: Tradeoffs in Agriculture, the Environment and Human Health: Decision Support for Policy and Technology Managers, C C Crissman, J M Antle, and J J StoorvogelPart II: Empirical Studies of Tradeoffs and Synergies in Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and the Environment9: Balancing Regional Development Priorities to Achieve Sustainable and Equitable Agricultural Growth, P Hazell and S Fan10: Pathways of Development in the Hillsides of Honduras, J Pender, S J Scherr and G Duron11: Implications of Resource Use Intensification for the Environment and Sustainable Technology Systems in the Central African Rainforest, J Gockowski, G B Nkamleu, and J Wendt12: Agricultural Intensification, Deforestation and the Environment: Assessing Tradeoffs in Sumatra, Indonesia, T P Tomich, M van Noordwijk, S Budidarsono, A Gillison, T Kusumanto, D Murdiyarso, F Stolle and A M Fagi13: Intensifying Small-Scale Agriculture in the Western Brazilian Amazon: Issues, Implications and Implementation, S Vosti, J Witcover, C Line Carpentier and S Oliviera (with collaborators)14: Integrated Bioeconomic Land Use Models: An Analysis of Policy Issues in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica, R A Schipper, H G P Jansen, B A M Bouman, H Hengsdijk, A Nieuwenhuyse, and F Saenz15: Land Tenure and the Management of Land and Trees, K Otsuka and F Place16: Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in India's Semiarid Tropics, J Kerr, G Pangare, V Lokur Pangare and P J GeorgePart III: Evaluating Tradeoffs and Synergies: Technology, Institutions and Policies17: Soil Fertility, Small-farm Intensification and the Environment in Africa, P A Sanchez, B Jama, A I Niang and C A Palm18: Interactions Under Intensifying Production, S J Staal, S Ehui and J Tanner19: Sustainable versus Unsustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa: Focus on Policy Reforms and Market Conditions, T Reardon, C B Barrett, V Kelly and K Savodogo20: Intensive Food Systems in Asia, P L Pingali and M W Rosegrant21: Biodiversity and Agricultural Development: The Crucial Institutional Issues, J A McNeely22: Moving Beyond Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs) to Achieve Biodiversity Conservation, K Brandon23: Balancing Development and Environmental Goals Through Community-Based Natural Resource Management, N T Uphoff24: Achieving Agricultural Intensification, Economic Development and Environmental Goals: Tradeoffs and Synergies, D R Lee, C B Barrett, P Hazell, and D Southgate.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994352 20171218
The need to increase food production, enhance economic growth and reduce poverty in an environmentally sustainable context is an issue of growing importance. This book addresses the linkages and tradeoffs involved in solving such key challenges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994352 20171218
Book
1 online resource (xv, 239 pages) : illustrations
  • Introduction and context-- Access and participation-- The welfare of tourists: dimension, responsibilities and implications-- Living and working in tourism destinations-- Pro-poor tourism?-- The land ethic? Tourism's non-human actors-- The tourism industry: responses and responsibilities-- Summary and conclusions: beyond tourism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845930660 20160528
In recent years, issues such as ethics, tourist safety, human rights, ethnocentrism, cultural sensitivity, behaviour codes, green consumerism, and the perceptions of 'sustainability' have become increasingly important in tourism studies. This book focuses on the concepts of welfare and well-being in tourism and provides an explanation, definition and a critique of welfare within tourism studies. Subjects covered include the welfare of tourists, employees in the tourism industry, residents in tourism destinations, animals as tourist attractions, and the natural environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845930660 20160528
Book
1 online resource (xxvi, 426 pages) : illustrations, portraits
  • chapter 1. Introduction
  • chapter 2. Sources of information on sustainability requirements
  • chapter 3. Sustainability issues in the engineering and construction industry
  • chapter 4. Sustainable engineering design
  • chapter 5. Environmental laws and their implications
  • chapter 6. Life-cycle cost assessment models
  • chapter 7. Sustainable practices in the engineering and construction industry
  • chapter 8. Corporate-level sustainability practices
  • chapter 9. Project-level sustainability initiatives
  • chapter 10. Global sustainability trends and implications
  • chapter 11. Sustainable construction materials
  • chapter 12. Sustainable heavy construction equipment
  • chapter 13. Traditional and alternative energy sources
  • chapter 14. Leadership in energy and environmental design green building rating system
  • chapter 15. Sustainability organizations and certification programs
  • chapter 16. Sustainability implementation resources
  • chapter 17. Sustainability in engineering design and construction summary.
Successfully Measure the Benefits of Green Design and Construction Sustainability in Engineering Design and Construction outlines the sustainable practices used in engineering design and construction operations for all types of engineering and construction projects. Aimed at ushering the engineering and construction industry into embracing sustainable practices and green construction techniques, this book addresses sustainability in engineering design and construction operations from a historical and global perspective, and delves into specific sustainability concepts and processes. The book explains the concepts of sustainable development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), the Dow Jones Global Sustainability Index (DJGSI), key performance indicators (KPIs), corporate sustainability, and the triple bottom line (economic, environmental, and social values in design and construction). Relevant to sustainability in every facet of engineering and construction, it also covers life-cycle environmental cost analysis, discusses sustainable engineering and site selection, the economic considerations evaluated when making sustainability decisions, and explains how to measure and quantify sustainable performance and apply these practices in the real world. It also covers project and corporate level sustainability practices, sustainable construction materials and processes, sustainable heavy construction equipment, traditional and alternative energy sources, provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs, and includes a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations. The text contains detailed information on sustainable construction materials and processes, heavy construction equipment, and traditional and alternative energy sources. It presents information on sustainable designs, selecting sustainable sites, designing for passive survivability, designing for disassembly, and the ISO 14,000 standards. It provides implementation resources for starting and evaluating sustainability programs and a checklist for measuring the sustainability of construction operations In addition, it provides definitions of sustainability terms and expressions, as well as case studies, examples, discussion questions, and a list of supplemental references at the end of each chapter. This book provides information on: * Definitions for sustainability terms * Sources for locating global sustainability requirements * Current sustainability issues * Environmental laws related to sustainability and their implications * Sustainable design * Life-cycle cost assessment models * Sustainable practices currently being used in the engineering and construction (E&C) industry * Corporate-level sustainability practices * Project-level sustainability practices * Global sustainability trends and implications * Sustainable materials * Sustainable heavy construction equipment * Traditional and alternative energy sources * LEED Green Building Rating System * Sustainability organizations and certification programs * Sustainability implementation resources * A summary of sustainable engineering design and construction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498733915 20171218
Book
xvi, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • PART 1 - CIVILIZATION IN CRISIS: ON THE EDGE OF AN ABYSS 1. GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL SITUATION, 2. CRITICALLY OVERPOPULATED PLANET, 3. THE ECOLOGICAL EQUIVALENTS OF MODERN MAN PART 2. CIVILIZATION TEETERING OVER THE ABYSS OF CRISIS, 4. THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF THE CRISIS, 5. THE ROLE OF THE CENTRALIZED AND MARKET ECONOMIES, 6. THE CRISIS OF VALUES AS THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHALLENGE PART 3 - THE WORLD COMMUNITY: POLITICIANS AND SCIENTISTS IN SEARCH OF A SOLUTION, 7. THE MISSION OF THE CLUB OF ROME, 8. PROGRAMS FOR CHANGE: STOCKHOLM -- RIO -- JOHANNESBURG, 9. TOWARD A SYSTEMIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIOSPHERE, 10. THE CONSTANCY OF THE PLANETARY ENVIRONMENT IN LIGHT OF THE BIOTIC REGULATION MECHANISM PART 4 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: BETWEEN COMPLACENCY AND REALITY, 11. THE BASIS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN NATURE AND IN CIVILIZATION, 12. THE NATIONAL COLORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 13. CO-EVOLUTION OF NATURE AND SOCIETY: FACT OR FICTION? PART 5 - ON THE SCALE OF A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH, 14. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN RELATION TO THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE BIOSPHERE, 15. THE STARTING CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF ECOSYSTEMS BY COUNTRY AND CONTINENT, 16. NAVIGATION DIRECTIONS: INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PART 6 -- "IS THERE ENOUGH COMMUNITY, RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINE AND LOVE?", 17. THE BARRICADES OF OLD THINKING IN THE WAY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 18. WHAT THE MARKET ECONOMY CAN AND CANNOT ACCOMPLISH, 19. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE "REAL HUMAN CONDITION", 20. THE SOCIAL PREMISES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE GLOBALIZATION PROBLEM.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540752493 20160528
2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the G.H. Brundtland Commission report that broke new ground by addressing the issue of sustainable development as a means of avoiding an ecological catastrophe. This led to a multitude of political declarations, documents and scientific articles while Agenda 21 - adopted in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro - has been accepted by the governments of more than 100 countries. Sadly, however, this has not prevented certain recent dangerous trends, nor have the wider public, journalists, business circles or politicians grasped the urgency of the problem. It is therefore important to make humanity understand its real place in the natural environment and the gravity of the ecological threat before us. The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43 percent in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological catastrophe. This book presents the ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological manifestations of the global crisis and outlines the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere. The authors are eminently qualified to write about the problems associated with the global crisis and consider the causes behind humanity's conflict with its environment. V. Danilov-Danilian, Associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's former Minister of the Environment, and K. Losev, professor at Moscow State university, are leading Russian ecologists and I. Reyf is a journalist who specializes in ecology and global development. Dr. Danilov-Danilian works on the economics of nature management, economic and mathematical model building, sustainable development theory and ecology. Dr Losev is the chief researcher and head of the division of the VINITI. All the authors have published numerous papers, articles and books on such subjects as glaciology, hydrology, environment studies, global change and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540752493 20160528
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Green Library
Book
xxi, 315 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction The Exponential Era Crisis-Which Crisis? True Sustainability for This Century Objectives and Structure of the Book Notes Sustainability in the Twenty-first Century A Short History of Sustainability The Challenges of the Twenty-first Century An Overview of Global Trends Why Sustainability Has Not Worked The Twentieth-Century Prosperity Explosion Twentieth-Century Engineering Twenty-First Century Economics for the Twenty-First Century Conclusion Notes Quantifying Sustainability for Improved Decision Making Balancing Environment, Society, and Economy The Environmental and Economic Sustainability Assessment: Embedding Sustainability in Decision Making Socioenvironmental Economic Analysis Full Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Valuing the Environment and Society Applying the Environmental and Economic Sustainability Assessment Examples Notes Water Introduction Water Management in Industry: Overview Water Use and Protection in Oilfield Development in North Africa Produced Water Management in Oilfield Operations Water Management in Mine Development Example: Determining a Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Discharge Strategy Summary Notes Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change Introduction Carbon Mitigation Risk Adaptation Risks Example: GHG Management in Heavy Oil Production Summary Notes Energy Introduction Example: Commercial-Scale Solar Thermal Power in Australia Example: Comparing Renewable Energy Options Summary Notes Contaminated Sites and Waste Introduction Conceptual Framework The Economics of Remediation Economic Sustainability Analysis for Contaminated Land The Social Cost of Waste Management Using Landfill Case History: Brownfield Redevelopment in Canada Case History: Groundwater Remediation at a Refinery in Europe Remediating NAPLs in Fractured Aquifers Example: DNAPL in a Fractured Carbonate Aquifer, United States Example: NAPL in a Fractured Carbonate Aquifer, United Kingdom Discussion Notes Best Practice for the Twenty-first Century Summary Technology Management and Decision Making Into the Future Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420059489 20160604
Never before has the quest to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy been so important. While sustainability has been widely taken up by governments and business, the world has continued to move in increasingly unsustainable directions, from continued dependence on fossil energy to rising greenhouse gas emissions, and erosion of biodiversity. We know what the right thing to do is, but somehow we cannot make the changes that are needed, and so we continue with business as usual, producing business-as-usual results. Based on more than fifteen years of research and practice, Environmental and Economic Sustainability introduces the environmental and economic sustainability assessment (EESA), a new way to make decisions that meets the challenges of the 21st century. Incorporating elements of life-cycle analysis, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and comprehensive sensitivity analysis, EESA provides a fully quantitative, objective, and rational way to include all of the social, environmental, and economic issues relevant to a decision into one comprehensive analysis. The author demonstrates how to apply EESA using examples across a number of major industries, including petroleum, mining, and public utilities, and covering key issues such as water, greenhouse gases, waste, contaminated sites, and renewable energy. Case studies Management of produced water in the oil and gas industry in the Middle East Management of wastewater in a water utility in Australia Power generation and carbon management in an energy utility in Australia Remediation of contaminated gas works in the UK Energy savings and carbon management in heavy oil processing Ultimately, the solutions to problems of the 21st century will come from understanding the tremendous value that the environment provides, and reflecting that value within decision-making at every level so that society as a whole thrives. This book demonstrates that while business-as-usual approaches can be sub-optimal, spending on sustainable outcomes must be balanced with anticipated benefits. It demonstrates how to communicate with stakeholders in a transparent process which provides a robust view of how various options compare over a wide range of possible future conditions, using a language that everyone understands: money.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420059489 20160604
Green Library
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xi, 249 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
  • Contents Earth science and environmental protection The main source of agricultural non-point source pollution in the Yellow River and the classification of control measures Y. Hu, Q. Li & W. Chen Comparison of three mixed acid digestion methods for the accurate determination of heavy metal concentration in contaminated soil Y.M. Li, X.Y. Zhou, J. Yang, Y.X. Sun & S.Q. Liao Optimization research of air distribution with stratified air-conditioning in a large space building N. Pei, L. Wang, Z. Chang & G. Lv The spatial structure of urban-rural system and influence pattern in Shiyang River Basin W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou & B. Xie Long-term effects on plasma androgen and antioxidative enzymes in testis after exposure to bisphenol A in male zebrafish (Danio rerio) H. Xu, X. Dong, Z. Zhang & X. Wu Study on purification effects of nitrogen and phosphorus by constructed wetlands system in Xi'an Q. Zhang, B. Shen, Q. Quan & J.K. Li Environmental problem analyses for cross border territories of former Soviet Union countries N. Mavlyanova, I. Denisov & V. Lipatov Screening of sulfide-oxidizing bacteria from sea cucumber breeding pond sediment D.S. Zhang, H. Li, Y. Liu & J. Song Performance of biological activated carbon treating norfloxacin from aqueous solutions X.D. Fan & X.K. Zhang Land use/land cover prediction based on land change modeler approach Y.Z. Shi, M.Y. Fan, H.J. Liu & X.F. Yang Research on fusion methods of TH-1 image Y. Zheng, Y. Song & X. Jia Influence of temperature and initial concentration on adsorption behavior of Cu(II) from aqueous solution by purified attapulgite J. Ren, D. Gou, F. Zhang, L. Tao & M. Zhang Performance test and analysis of vehicle equipment's horizontal earth electrodes under lightning environment X.-B. Qu, B.-H. Zhou, Y.-P. Fu, B. Liu & J.-P. Chen Resource management and sustainable ecological development. Effects of sand burial on growth and physiology of Anabasis aphylla in desert-oasis ecotone of south Junggar Basin, NW China M. Wang & G.M. Chu Root morphological and physiological responses of Alhagi sparsifolia to drought stress in the lower reaches of the Tarim River, China X. Ma, R. Zhang & M. Wang Effective method of permeability study in unsurveyed area N. Zhang, X.H. Su & H. Jiang Analysis of urban expansion and landscape characteristics in Shiyang River Basin-taking Liangzhou District of Wuwei city in China as an example W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou, B. Xie & L. Lei Urban ecosystem services valuation: Progress and challenges L. Zhang, H. Cao, J. Li & L. Qu The viability of Sloping Land Conversion Program: A case study from China H. Han A comparative study of NDVI change in Shendong coalfield based on GIMMS dataset C. Ma, S. Tian, S. Xie, N. Zhao & Y. Yang Ecosystem services valuation with a socio-economic perspective: Case from Hubei, China L. Zhang, L. Qu & Y. Gao The legislation of Chinese energy and sustainable development X. Chen & J. Chen Analysis of landscape pattern change about grassland in Qinghai Lake Basin from 1987 to 2010 X. Zhang, K.-L. Chen, J.-M. Wang & Y.-H. Mao Low carbon urbanization development based on multiple objective programming G.-H. Wu, J. Mu & H.-S. Li Comparison of adoptive reuse of industrial buildings W. Gao, S.H. Wang, K. Yuan, D. Tong, X. Wan, G. Yu & J. Wang Study of safety evaluation on water resources W. Sun, N. Dong, A. Tian & A. Tian Hydrological processes of water resource conservation forest E. Liu Simulation of water droplet trajectory in icing research of aircraft Z.-H. Zhou, X. Yi, Y.-W. Gui & J.-M. Qu The case study of vacuum preloading to reinforce soft soil foundation for expressway Y. Zhuang & S.-B. Li Transient thermal analysis of the rotational tubby eddy current brake X.-J. Yang Sustainable development of China's rare earth resources K. Zhou & Y.-J. Teng Fire danger of interaction processes between local heat sources and condensed substances D.O. Glushkov, A.A. Shcherbinina & P.A. Strizhak Experimental analysis of the feasibility of polydisperse droplet water flow using at fire extinguishing P.A. Strizhak, R.S. Volkov & O.V. Vysokomornaya Experimental study on combustion characteristics of sludge H.-B. Lu, J. Yang & G.-Q. Su Evaluation of safety signs' effectiveness on the construction project scene based on cognitive process Q. Jia, X.-H. Zhou & X.-G. Zhu On theory of road slab design to resist frost-heave force caused by frozen roadbed in seasonal frost regions L. Song, L. Gao & B. Li Research on filtration efficiency of the wet fiber layer for mine dust X.-S. Chen, Y.-L. Zhang & Y.-H. Wang Sterilization of clothing infected by bacillus subtilis var. niger spore using disinfectant sparying coupled with heat effect Z.-G. Li, H.-L. Zhou & H.-J. Zhao Application of horizontal well multi-stage fracturing model in low-permeability gas reservoir Z.-L. Gao, T.-M. Yang & H.-F. Fan Studies on gold nanorods-antibody against melanoma targeted tumor cell L.-H. Zhao, Z.-J. Shen, H.-N. Zhao & D.-M. Han Author index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138026834 20160618
This volume contains the papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Ecological Development (EPSED2014). The contributions cover the latest research results and explore new areas of research and development, like Earth Science, Resource Management, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Ecological Development issues, and will be invaluable to academics and professionals interested or involved in these fields.
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Compared to previous generations, young people today are much more aware of the problems our planet faces. More and more youngsters are willing to pitch in, individually or through school projects, to make a difference. Driven by social and environmental concerns, they are determined to make our world a better place. This is what Catherine Gauthier (Montreal, Quebec), Charlie-Élizabeth Nadeau (Quebec, Quebec) and many schools throughout Canada demonstrate every day.
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  • pt. 1. Thinking about your climate choices
  • pt. 2. Making effective climate choices
  • pt. 3. Rescuing the future.
How can each of us live Cooler, Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days - what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work - may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem. "Cooler, Smarter" is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, "Cooler, Smarter" offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars. The advice in "Cooler, Smarter" can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society's greatest threats.
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