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131 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm
  • Introduction
  • Recent and long-term trends of global land use
  • Factors driving increased demand for cropland
  • Balancing consumption with sustainable production
  • Options for sustaining global use of land.
Global cropland is expanding with changing trends in both the production and consumption of land-based products increasing pressure on land resources across the globe. This report discusses the need and options to balance consumption with sustainable production. It focuses on land-based products (food, fuels and fibre) and describes methods which enable countries to determine whether their consumption levels exceed sustainable supply capacities. Strategies and measures are outlined which will allow adjusting the policy framework to balance consumption with these capacities. The report distinguishes between gross and net expansion of cropland. Net expansion is a result of rising demand for food and non-food biomass which cannot be compensated by higher yields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280733303 20160618
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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ii, 56 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Background and introduction to building blocks
  • 3. IA building blocks
  • 4. References
  • 5. Annex 1: detailed guidelines on selected tools.
"This guidance manual provides support in using Integrated Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking processes (policies, plans and programmes). In doing so, it uses international experiences in the area of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Integrated Assessment (IA) during recent years, and in particular includes UNEP's country-level experiences of Integrated Assessment of trade-related policies, with a focus on the agricultural sector, undertaken over the last ten years in a large number of countries"--Executive summary.
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1 atlas (x, 131 pages) : color illustrations, color maps, color portraits ; 36 x 28 cm
Green Library
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63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
The Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004 affected a dozen Indian Ocean countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives, Malaysia and Myanmar, with a death toll reportedly exceeding 250,000 and millions more left homeless. Survivors found shelter in temporary barracks and tents. Since then, there has been a pressing need to provide survivors with adequate permanent housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280727821 20160527
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The report examines progress on securing human dignity and well-being in the Arab countries and what is needed to achieve sustainable development in this region in turmoil. It also looks at the complex factors shaping the region: the occupation of Palestinian and other Arab lands; ongoing conflicts; governance, human rights and institutional deficits; and shortcomings in terms of financing, science and technology, trade and statistical capacity. The report stresses that urgent action is needed at the national and regional levels, and that integrated, long-term and evidence-based planning and investments that address the root causes of instability in the region are indispensable for achieving the SDGs.
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104 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
This report provides an insight into the diverse activities that have been undertaken by the Marrakech Process during the last eight years, providing highlights and lessons learned from the work of its thematic task forces, and progress at the regional and national levels. It includes over 30 examples of innovation and cooperation, ranging from local to global levels, which makes it clear that the Marrakech Process constitutes a unique voluntary and multi-partner experience, providing effective mechanisms to enhance cooperation at all levels to deliver change towards sustainable consumption and production and resource efficiency. The challenge now is to accelerate and scale-up the activities developed by the Marrakech Process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211587210 20160605
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Book
92 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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Book
ii, 68 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
"This reference manual provides guidance on integrated policymaking (IP) with a view to promoting sustainable development (SD) in its environmental, social, and economic (ESE) dimensions"--Executive summary.
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104 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 30 cm.
"These guidelines provide advice to governments and other stakeholders on how to plan, develop, implement, and monitor a national SCP programme ... These guidelines contain nine case studies and several other examples of good practice"--P. 3.
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184 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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42 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm.
"This synthesis report provides an overview of where Africa, as a region, stands in terms of transitioning to an inclusive green economy. It draws on recent studies to summarise the prospective gains and challenges associated with investing in a green economy and outlines a way forward to prioritise policy reforms, with a specific section on how to turn strategies and practices challenges into opportunities. Collectively, this report highlights how a transition to a green economy may be achieved within a range of country conditions."--Publisher's description.
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xviii, 250 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Partial table of contents:. SOME FOUNDATIONS OF AND POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Human Ecology and Environment Ethics (L. Dangana & S. Tropp). Environmental Awareness, Education and Training (M. Atchia, et al.). ECOSYSTEMS: PROCESSES, PROBLEMS AND STRATEGIES. Efforts to Combat Land Degradation (T. Maukonen). Genetic Resources (H. Zedan). CASE STUDIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. A Brief Overview of Forests (R. Olembo). The Built-Up Ecosystems (N. Gebremedhin). The Global Environmental Monitoring Systems (GEMS) (M. Gwynne). The Role of Law in Environmental Management at the National Level (I. Rummel-Bulska). The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) (M. Pyhala). Toxic Chemical: The UNEP International Register (J. Huismans). Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471955184 20160528
Looking at the foundations and policies of sustainable development, the book describes the principles and processes of ecosystems and the basic environmental management tools, including funding possibilities that are required for environmental management particularly in developing. Grown from a series of seminars on environmental management organized by UNEP Environmental Education and Training Unit with inputs from UNESCO Regional Office for Science and Technology in Africa, this volume is a compilation of presentations made at these seminars. Environmental Management is a new field which covers topics such as environmental impact assessment, Earthwatch and international conventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471955184 20160528
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xxiii, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • List of figures-- List of tables-- List of boxes-- Author's preface-- Acknowledgements-- Foreword-- Part I. Why a Global Green New Deal?: 1. Introduction: opportunity from crisis-- Part II. The Key Components of a Global Green New Deal: 2. Reducing carbon dependency-- 3. Reducing ecological scarcity-- 4. Challenges facing developing economies-- 5. National priorities for a global green new deal-- Part III. The Role of the International Community: 6. Promoting global governance-- 7. Facilitating access to finance-- 8. Enhancing trade incentives-- 9. Conclusion: international priorities for a global green new deal-- Part IV. Towards a Greener World Economy: 10. Summary of recommendations-- 11. Will a global green new deal succeed?-- 12. Beyond a green economic recovery-- Appendices-- Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521763097 20160604
Meeting the short run challenges of reviving the worldwide economy need not mean sacrificing long run economic and environmental sustainability. A Global Green New Deal (GGND) is an economic policy strategy for ensuring a more economically and environmentally sustainable world economic recovery. Reviving growth and creating jobs should be essential objectives. But policies should also aim to reduce carbon dependency, protect ecosystems and water resources, and alleviate poverty. Otherwise, economic recovery today will do little to avoid future economic and environmental crises. Part One argues why a GGND strategy is essential to the sustainability of the global economy. Part Two provides an overview of the key national policies whilst Part Three focuses on the global actions necessary to allow national policies to work. Part Four summarizes the main recommendations for national and international action, and discusses the wider implications for restructuring the world economy towards 'greener' development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521763097 20160604
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Book
xvii, 131 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Green Library
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66 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
152 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
xii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part one - methodological issues towards integrative analysis: reconciling the irreconcilable, Judith Bradbury, Steve Rayner-- reframing environmental valuation - reasoning about resource use and the redistribution of sustainability, Martin O'Connor-- multicriteria-based environmental policy, Silvio O. Funtowicz, Juan Martinez-Alier, Giuseppe Munda, Jerry Ravetz-- integrated assessment - current practices and challenges for the future, Jan Rotmans, Marjolein B.A. Van Asselt. Part two - participatory frameworks: ecological and economic context of the proposed Paraguay-Parana Hidrovia and implications for decision-making, Emiko Kawakami de Resende, Sylvia S. Tognetti-- collaborative planning and co-management - the development plan for Zudanez, Chhuquisaca, Bolivia, Claudia E. Natenzon, Hector A. Poggiese-- challenges and opportunities for scientist-stakeholder collaboration in integrated assessment of climate change, Stewart J. Cohen-- signs of life - linking indicators and models in the context of QUEST, Dale S. Rothman, John B. Robinson, Dave Biggs. Part three - perspectives in ecological economic modelling: integrated modelling and evaluation of spatial and dynamic-evolutionary processes in environment-economic systems, Jeroen C.J.M. Van Den Bergh-- non-equilibrium theory of African arid ecosystems, designing for monitoring and evaluation, Maryam Niamir-Fuller-- linking the environment with production activities - an extended input-output model to assess the impacts of production on deforestation, Maria J. Willumsen-- dynamic modelling of energy use and emissions, the case of US iron and steel, Matthias Ruth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840649130 20160527
Decision-makers increasingly seek to design environmental and development policies that will support sustainable development. Thus, practical tools to help formulate sustainable development policies and clear methods to assess their acceptability and effectiveness are urgently needed. This book aims to contribute to meeting these needs by presenting both analytical and empirical aspects of decision-making processes. The authors explore the methods of integrating environmental and social sciences to support participatory policy design, implementation and assessment of sustainable development policies. These methods are applied and discussed with reference to several case studies from various regions of the world. Although each chapter has a distinct focus, they all contribute to a clearer understanding of how sustainable development is perceived and assessed by society. The book is interdisciplinary, emphasizing how the integration of a wide set of disciplines and stakeholder perspectives into the policy-making process can help better understand sustainable development policies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840649130 20160527
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69 p. ; 30 cm.
This report presents UNEP's policy responses to the challenge of sustainable consumption. It has been prepared in part as a contribution to the implementation of Agenda 21 Chapter 4, and is aimed at decision-makers in government, business and civil society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280720716 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
63 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
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