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54 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxi, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Urban Trends-- * Providing Clean Water & Sanitation-- * Improving Urban Public Health-- * Cities Feeding Cities-- * Greening Urban Transportation-- * Powering Cities Locally-- * Preparing Cities to Withstand Natural Disasters-- * Sphere of Fear: Violence, Crime, Drugs-- * Strengthening Local Economies-- * Good Governance/Transferring Innovations-- * Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844073917 20160528
In this 24th edition of "State of the World" - long established as the most authoritative and accessible annual guide to our progress towards a sustainable future - the studies pay particular attention to cities. In 2007, world population will tip from mostly rural to mostly urban. Already, some 1 billion individuals, one in every three urbanites, live in "slums", some 90 per cent of which are found in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Meanwhile, the world's most developed urban centres already stress finite resources. A city like London requires roughly 58 times its land area to supply its residents with food and timber. Published annually in 28 languages, "State of the World" is relied upon by national governments, UN agencies, development workers and law-makers for its authoritative and up-to-the-minute analysis and information. It is essential for anyone concerned with building a positive, global future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844073917 20160528
Green Library
71 p. ; 22 cm.
  • The power of procurement
  • Green purchasing pioneers
  • Pressures and drivers
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Greening contracts
  • Spreading the movement.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 209 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • The power of vision: worldviews shape progress
  • The paradox of progress in the 20th century
  • Tools for course correction: religions' contributions
  • New vision: nature, then economies
  • Nature as sacred ground
  • Warming to the climate challenge
  • New vision: choosing well-being
  • Hungry for more: the consumption challenge
  • Mindful investments
  • New vision: toward an ethics of progress
  • Getting to a new progress.
Green Library
xix, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The future of growth / Lester R. Brown
  • Sustaining the world's forests / Janet N. Abramovitz
  • Losing strands in the web of life / John Tuxill and Chris Bright
  • Promoting sustainable fisheries / Anne Platt McGinn
  • Struggling to raise cropland productivity / Lester R. Brown
  • Recycling organic wastes / Gary Gardner
  • Responding to the threat of climate change / Christopher Flavin and Seth Dunn
  • Curbing the proliferation of small arms / Michael Renner
  • Assessing private capital flows to developing countries / Hilary F. French
  • Building a new economy / Lester R. Brown and Jennifer Mitchell.
State of the World is the authoritative and comprehensive series that is mapping out what an environmentally sustainable society will look like. Produced by the award-winning Worldwatch Institute, it has become an indispensable guide for national leaders as well as concerned citizens everywhere.The topics in the 1998 volume include an assessment of the world's forests, an analysis of the decline of fisheries around the world, a survey of all five major groups of vertebrate fauna that are facing severe stress, and the financial aspects of sustainable development.Written in clear and concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World presents a view of our changing world that we, and our leaders, cannot afford to ignore.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393317275 20160607
Green Library
1 online resource (xxxii, 414 pages) : illustrations, maps.
  • Foreword / Garrett Fitzgerald
  • Foreword / Eduardo da Costa Paes
  • World's cities at a glance / Gary Gardner
  • Cities as human constructs. Imagining a sustainable city / Gary Gardner ; Cities in the arc of human history : a materials perspective / Gary Gardner ; The city : a system of systems / Gary Gardner ; Toward a vision of sustainable cities / Gary Gardner ; The energy wildcard : possible energy constraints to further urbanization / Richard Heinberg
  • The urban climate challenge. Cities and greenhouse gas emissions : the scope of the challenge / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner ; Urbanism and global sprawl / Peter Calthorpe ; City view: Shanghai, China / Haibing Ma ; Reducing the environmental footprint of buildings / Michael Renner ; City view: Freiburg, Germany / Simone Ariane Pflaum ; Energy efficiency in buildings : a crisis of opportunity / Gregory H. Kats ; City view: Melbourne, Australia / Robert Doyle ; Is 100 percent renewable energy in cities possible? / Betsy Agar and Michael Renner ; City view: Vancouver, Canada / Gregor Robertson ; Supporting sustainable transportation / Michael Renner ; Urban transport and climate change / Cornie Huizenga, Karl Peet, and Sudhir Gota ; City view: Singapore / Geoffrey Davison and Ang Wei Ping ; Source reduction and recycling of waste / Michael Renner ; City view: Ahmedabad and Pune, India / Kartikeya Sarabhai, Madhavi Joshi, and Sanskriti Menon ; Solid waste and climate change / Perinaz Bhada-Tata and Daniel Hoornweg ; City view: Barcelona, Spain / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar ; Rural-urban migration, lifestyles, and deforestation / Tom Prugh
  • Politics, equity, and livability. Remunicipalization, the low-carbon transition, and energy democracy / Andrew Cumbers ; City view: Portland, Oregon, United States / Brian Holland and Juan Wei ; The vital role of biodiversity in urban sustainability / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar ; City view: Jerusalem, Israel / Martí Boada Juncà, Roser Maneja Zaragoza, and Pablo Knobel Guelar ; The inclusive city : urban planning for diversity and social cohesion / Franziska Schreiber and Alexander Carius ; City view: Durban, South Africa / Debra Roberts and Sean O'Donoghue ; Urbanization, inclusion, and social justice / Jim Jarvie and Richard Friend.
"Cities are the world's future. Today, more than half of the global population lives in urban areas, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting these principles into practice. From Portland, Oregon to Ahmedabad, India, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. Issues examined range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government. Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow."-- Back cover.
85 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • How motor vehicles take over cities
  • The costs of sprawl
  • Three cities that chose livability over sprawl
  • Linking transportation and land use policies
  • Erasing the incentives to sprawl
  • Restructuring government institutions
  • Creating constituencies for change
  • Appendix
  • Notes.
Green Library
1 online resource (xxiv, 294 pages) : illustrations.
  • Foreword / David W. Orr
  • Failing governance, unsustainable planet / Michael Renner and Tom Prugh
  • Understanding governance / D. Conor Seyle and Matthew Wilburn King
  • Governance, sustainability, and evolution / John M. Gowdy
  • Ecoliteracy : knowledge is not enough / Monty Hempel
  • Digitization and sustainability / Richard Worthington
  • Living in the Anthropocene : business as usual, or comasssionate retreat? / Peter G. Brown and Jeremy J. Schmidt
  • Governing people as members of the Earth community / Cormac Cullinan
  • Listening to the voices of young and future generations / Antoine Ebel and Tatiana Rinke
  • Advancing ecological stewardship via the commons and human rights / Davud Bollier and Burns Weston
  • Looking backward (not forward) to environmental justice / Aaron Sachs
  • The too-polite revolution : understanding the failure to pass U.S. climate legislation / Petra Bartosiewicz and Marissa Miley
  • China's environmental governance challenge / Sam Geall and Isabel Hilton
  • Assessing the outcomes of Rio+20 / Maria Ivanova
  • How local governments have become a factor in global sustainability / Monika Zimmermann
  • Scrutinizing the corporate role in the post-2015 development agenda / Lou Pingeot
  • Making finance serve the real economy / Thomas I. Palley
  • Climate governance and the resource curse / Evan Musolino and Katie Auth
  • The political-economic foundations of a sustainable system / Gar Alperovitz
  • The rise of triple-bottom-line businesses / Colleen Cordes
  • Working toward energy democracy / Sean Sweeney
  • Take the wheel and steer! Trade unions and the just transition / Judith Gouverneur and Nina Netzer
  • A call to engagement / Tom Prugh and Michael Renner.
Citizens expect their governments to lead on sustainability. But from largely disappointing international conferences like Rio II to the U.S.s failure to pass meaningful climate legislation, governments progress has been lackluster. Thats not to say leadership is absent; it just often comes from the bottom up rather than the top down. Actionon climate, species loss, inequity, and other sustainability crisesis being driven by local, peoples, womens, and grassroots movements around the world, often in opposition to the agendas pursued by governments and big corporations. These diverse efforts are the subject of the latest volume in the Worldwatch Institutes highly regarded State of the World series. The 2014 edition, marking the Institutes 40th anniversary, examines both barriers to responsible political and economic governance as well as gridlock-shattering new ideas. The authors analyze a variety of trends and proposals, including regional and local climate initiatives, the rise of benefit corporations and worker-owned firms, the need for energy democracy, the Internets impact on sustainability, and the importance of eco-literacy. A consistent thread throughout the book is that informed and engaged citizens are key to better governance. The book is a clear-eyed yet ultimately optimistic assessment of citizens ability to govern for sustainability. By highlighting both obstacles and opportunities, State of the World 2014 shows how to effect change within and beyond the halls of government. This volume will be especially useful for policymakers, environmental nonprofits, students of environmental studies, sustainability, or economicsand citizens looking to jumpstart significant change around the world.
xxvii, 241 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
  • Making the green economy work for everybody / Michael Renner
  • The path to degrowth in overdeveloped countries / Erik Assadourian
  • Planning for inclusive and sustainable urban development / Eric S. Belsky
  • Moving toward sustainable transport / Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes
  • Information and communications technologies creating livable, equitable, sustainable cities / Diana Lind
  • Measuring U.S. sustainable urban development / Eugenie L. Birch and Amy Lynch
  • Reinventing the corporation / Allen L. White and Monica Baraldi
  • A new global architecture for sustainability governance / Maria Ivanova
  • Nine population strategies to stop short of 9 billion / Robert Engelman
  • From light green to sustainable buildings / Kaarin Taipale
  • Public policies on more-sustainable consumption / Helio Mattar
  • Mobilizing the business community in Brazil and beyond / Jorge Abrabāo, Paulo Itacarambi, and Henrique Lian
  • Growing a sustainable future / Monique Mikhail
  • Food security and equity in a climate-constrained world / Mia MacDonald
  • Biodiversity: combating the sixth mass extinction / Bo Normander
  • Ecosystem services for sustainable prosperity / Ida Kubiszewski and Robert Costanza
  • Getting local government right / Joseph Foti.
In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read charts, "State of the World 2012" offers a new perspective on what changes and policies will be necessary to make sustainability a permanent feature of the world's economies. The Worldwatch Institute has been named one of the top three environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610910378 20160609
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Marine Biology Library (Miller)
94 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • An urbanizing world
  • Closing the water and waste circuits
  • Toward greater self-reliance in food and energy
  • Linking transportation and land use
  • Financing the sustainable city
  • Building political strength
  • Appendix.
Green Library
58 p. ; 22 cm.
  • An economy in the raw
  • Society's consuming passion
  • Building a secondary materials economy
  • Designing for efficiency
  • New markets, new investments
  • The economic opportunity
  • A revolutionary partnership.
Green Library
60 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • The dimensions of gender bias
  • Sustenance from the commons
  • Cash crops vs. food security
  • Who manages the forests
  • Female poverty and the population trap
  • A new framework for development.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xxi, 441 p.) : ill.
  • Beyond sustainababble / Robert Engelman
  • Respecting planetary boundaries and reconnecting to the biosphere / Carl Folke
  • Defining a safe and just space for humanity / Kate Raworth
  • Getting to one-planet living / Jennie Moore and William E. Rees
  • Sustaining freshwater and its dependents / Sandra Postel
  • Sustainable fisheries and seas: preventing ecological collapse / Antonia Sohns and Larry Crowder
  • Energy as master resource / Eric Zencey
  • Renewable energy's natural resource impacts / Shakuntala Makhijani and Alexander Ochs
  • Conserving nonrenewable resources / Gary Gardner
  • Re-engineering cultures to create a sustainable civilization / Erik Assadourian
  • Building a sustainable and desirable economy-in-Society-in-Nature / Robert Costanza, ... et al.
  • Transforming the corporation into a driver of sustainability / Pavan Sukhdev
  • Corporate reporting and externalities / Jeff Hohensee
  • Keep them in the ground: ending the fossil fuel era / Thomas Princen, Jack P. Manno, and Pamela Martin
  • Beyond fossil fuels: assessing energy alternatives / T. W. Murphy, Jr.
  • Energy efficiency in the built environment / Phillip Saieg
  • Agriculture: growing food and solutions / Danielle Nierenberg
  • Protecting the sanctity of native foods / Melissa K. Nelson
  • Valuing indigenous peoples / Rebecca Adamson, Danielle Nierenberg, and Olivia Arnow
  • Crafting a new narrative to support sustainability / Dwight E. Collins, ... et al.
  • Moving toward a global moral consensus on environmental action / Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson
  • Pathways to sustainability: building political strategies / Melissa Leach
  • Moving from individual change to societal change / Annie Leonard
  • Teaching for turbulence / Michael Maniates
  • Effective crisis governance / Brian Martin
  • Governance in the long emergency / David W. Orr
  • Building an enduring environmental movement / Erik Assadourian
  • Resistance: Do the ends justify the means? / Bron Taylor
  • The promises and perils of geoengineering / Simon Nicholson
  • Cuba: lessons from a forced decline / Pat Murphy and Faith Morgan
  • Climate change and displacements / Michael Renner
  • Cultivating resilience in a dangerous world / Laurie Mazur
  • Shaping community responses to catastrophe / Paula Green
  • Is it too late? / Kim Stanley Robinson.
Every day, we are presented with a range of "sustainable" products and activities-from "green" cleaning supplies to carbon offsets - but with so much labelled as "sustainable, " the term has become essentially sustainable, at best indicating a practice or product slightly less damaging than the conventional alternative. Is it time to abandon the concept altogether, or can we find an accurate way to measure sustainability? If so, how can we achieve it? And if not, how can we best prepare for the coming ecological decline? In the latest edition of "Worldwatch Institute's State of the World" series, scientists, policy experts, and thought leaders tackle these questions, attempting to restore meaning to sustainability as more than just a marketing tool. In "State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible?", experts define clear sustainability metrics and examine various policies and perspectives, including geo-engineering, corporate transformation, and changes in agricultural policy, that could put us on the path to prosperity without diminishing the well-being of future generations. If these approaches fall short, the final chapters explore ways to prepare for drastic environmental change and resource depletion, such as strengthening democracy and societal resilience, protecting cultural heritage, and dealing with increased conflict and migration flows. "State of the World 2013" cuts through the rhetoric surrounding sustainability, offering a broad and realistic look at how close we are to fulfilling it today and which practices and policies will steer us in the right direction.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610914499 20160612
xxix, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Charting a new path to eliminating hunger / Brian Halweil and Danielle Nierenberg
  • Moving ecoagriculture into the mainstream / Louise E. Buck and Sara J. Scherr
  • The nutritional and economic potential of vegetables / Abdou Tenkouano
  • Getting more crop per drop / Sandra L. Postel
  • Farmers take the lead in research and development / Brigid Letty, Qureish Noordin, Saidou Magagi, and Ann Waters-Bayer
  • Africa's soil fertility crisis and the coming famine / Roland Bunch
  • Safeguarding local food biodiversity / Serena Milano
  • Coping with climate change and building resilience : An agnostic approach to climate adaptation / David Lobell and Marshall Burke ; Investing in trees to mitigate climate change / Chris Reij ; The climate crisis on our plates / Anna Lappe
  • Post-harvest losses: a neglected field / Tristram Stuart
  • Feeding the cities / Nancy Karanja and Mary Njenga
  • Harnessing the knowledge and skills of women farmers / Dianne Forte, Royce Gloria Androa, and Marie-Ange Binagwaho
  • Investing in Africa's land : crisis and opportunity / Andrew Rice
  • The missing links : going beyond production / Samuel Fromartz
  • Improving food production from livestock / Mario Herrero [et. al.]
  • A road map for nourishing the planet : Innovations in understanding complex systems / Hans R. Herren ; Innovations in evaluating agricultural development projects / Charles Benbrook ; Innovations in institutions to support people and the planet / Marcia Ishii-Eiteman ; Innovations in governance / Anuradha Mittal ; Innovations in policy reform / Alexandra Spieldoch.
Known for tackling the most pressing issues that face our world, the Worldwatch Institute has dedicated the 2011 edition of its flagship report to a compelling look at the global food crisis, with particular emphasis on what innovators globally can do to help solve a worldwide problem. State of the World 2011 not only introduces us to the latest agro-ecological innovations and their global applicability but also gives broader insights into issues including poverty, international politics, and even gender equity. Written in clear, concise language, with easy-to-read charts and tables, State of the World 2011, produced with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, provides a practical vision of the innovations that will allow billions of people to feed themselves, while restoring rural economies, creating livelihoods, and sustaining the natural resource base on which agriculture depends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393338805 20160610
Green Library
85 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The changing nature of work
  • Boosting resource productivity
  • Environmental policy: job killer or job creator?
  • Natural resource extraction and jobs
  • Energy alternatives and jobs
  • Durability, remanufacturing, and a new service economy
  • Labor and environmentalists: finding common ground?
Green Library
1 online resource : ill.
  • 1. Energy and Transportation Trends. Growth in Global Oil Market Slows. Global Coal and Natural Gas Consumption Continue to Grow. China Drives Global Wind Growth. Hydropower and Geothermal Growth Slows. Smart Grid and Energy Storage Installations Rising. Fossil Fuel and Renewable Energy Subsidies on the Rise. Continued Growth in Renewable Energy Investments. Auto Production Roars to New Records
  • 2. Environment and Climate Trends. Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Concentrations on the Rise as Kyoto Era Fades. Carbon Capture and Storage Experiences Limited Growth in 2011
  • 3. Food and Agriculture Trends. Global Grain Production at Record High Despite Extreme Climatic Events. Disease and Drought Curb Meat Production and Consumption. Farm Animal Populations Continue to Grow. Aquaculture Tries to Fill Worlds Insatiable Appetite for Seafood. Area Equipped for Irrigation at Record Levels, But Expansion Slows. Organic Agriculture Contributes to Sustainable Food Security. Investing in Women Farmers. Foreign Investment in Agricultural Land Down from 2009 Peak
  • 4. Global Economy and Resources Trends. Wage Gap Widens as Wages Fail to Keep Pace with Productivity. Metals Production Recovers. Municipal Solid Waste Growing. Losses from Natural Disasters Reach New Peak in 2011. The Looming Threat of Water Scarcity. Advertising Spending Continues Gradual Rebound, Driven by Growth in Internet Media
  • 5. Population and Society Trends. Emerging Co-operatives. Climate Change Migration Often Short-Distance and Circular. Urbanizing the Developing World. U.N. Funding Increases, But Falls Short of Global Tasks.
From meat consumption to automobile production to hydropower, Vital Signs, Volume 20 documents over two dozen trends that are shaping our future in concise analyses and clear tables and graphs. The twentieth volume of the Worldwatch Institute series demonstrates that while remarkable progress has been made over the past year, much remains to be done to get the planet on a more sustainable track. Worldwide, people are waking up to the realities of a resource-constrained planet: investments and subsidies for renewable energy have reached new heights, consumers are slowly shifting away from meat-heavy diets, and new employment structures like co-operatives are democratizing the global economy. Yet with over 1 billion people lacking access to electricity, natural disasters that are more costly than ever before, and an adherence to the factory farm model of food production, it is clear that many obstacles loom on the horizon. Covering a wide range of environmental, economic, and social themes, Vital Signs, Volume 20 is the go-to source for straightforward data and analyses on the latest issues facing an increasingly crowded planet. By placing each trend within a global framework, Vital Signs, Volume 20 identifies the solutions we need to transition toward a more sustainable world. This bookwill be especially useful for policymakers, environmental nonprofits, and students of environmental studies, sustainability, or economics.
xxvii, 269 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Seeding the sustainable economy / Gary Gardner and Thomas Prugh
  • New bottom line for progress / John Talberth
  • Rethinking production / L. Hunter Lovins
  • Challenge of sustainable lifestyles / Tim Jackson
  • Meat and seafood: the global diet's most costly ingredients / Brian Halweil and Danielle Nierenberg
  • Building a low-carbon economy / Christopher Flavin
  • Improving carbon markets / Zoe Chafe and Hilary French
  • Water in a sustainable economy / Ger Bergkamp and Claudia W. Sadoff
  • Banking on biodiversity / Ricardo Bayon
  • Parallel economy of the commons / Jonathan Rowe
  • Engaging communities for a sustainable world / Erik Assadourian
  • Mobilizing human energy / Jason S. Calder
  • Investing for sustainability / Bill Baue
  • New approaches to trade governance / Mark Halle.
Growing evidence suggests that the global economy, rooted in ideas and assumptions that were progressive two hundred years ago, is now destroying its own ecological base and offering little to billions of impoverished people. In response, pioneers are creating the architecture of sustainable economies, one innovation at a time. State of the World 2008 describes these innovations-from microfinance to closed-loop manufacturing and the use of trusts to protect common resources-as well as identifying the obstacles that prevent a critical mass of people and organizations from moving toward sustainability, and rallying coalitions of stakeholders that can produce win-win solutions and strategies for achieving specific sustainability goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393330311 20160609
Green Library


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