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xiv, 202 p. : ill., maps, 24 cm.
The Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basins contain the largest number of the world's poor in any one region. However, it is an area of valuable natural resources that could be used to foster sustainable economic development. The focus of this book is on the region's most valuable resource - water - and how the three countries that share the region could, through co-operation, improve the quality of the life for the people of the Basin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280810417 20160527
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xviii, 223 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • FOREWORD-- PREFACE-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF PAST AND PRESENT VIEWS-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A FLAWED CONCEPT-- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: SOME UNANSWERED QUESTIONS-- RAT CATCHING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-- ENABLING GOVERNANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT-- ACTORS, PROBLEM PERCEPTIONS, STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: WATER POLICY IN RELATION TO PARADIGMS, IDEOLOGIES, AND INSTITUTIONS-- RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT AS A WAY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195668919 20160528
For the past 15 years, sustainable development has become a powerful and all-embracing slogan in the international fora. Every government is for it, as are all the major international institutions like the United Nations Agencies, World Bank, Regional Development Banks, and OECD, as well as most environmental NGOs. Many major institutions have now a programme for sustainable development. This is inspite of the fact that there is no agreement as to what is meant by sustainable development, whether it works, and if so, under what conditions, where, and what are its impacts (positive, negative or neutral) on human lives and other appropriate development indicators. The book analyses the concept of sustainable development, its meaning, how is this paradigm being defined by various institutions, whether there is any possibility that these numerous definitions of sustainable development could be aggregated to form one understandable and usable definition, to what extent sustainable deve lo pment paradigm has been used in the real world (in both developed and developing countries), can sustainable development be measured, and if so which parameters can be used, and the reasons as to why there are so few documented cases of successful of application of the sustainable development paradigm, in spite of strong global rhetoric promoting and championing this paradigm.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195668919 20160528
Green Library
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xx, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword: Shared Value from Coffee Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia 1. Introduction: Why Create Shared Value? 2. The World's Beverage of Choice 3. The Shared C in Coffee and Colombia: Complexity 4. Nestle in Colombia 5. From Farm to Cup: The Nescafe Plan 6. Quality, Productivity and Sustainability: The AAA Sustainable QualityTM Program 7. Lessons Learned: Future Challenges and Opportunities 8. Further Thoughts.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138902077 20160618
Coffee, as a commodity and through its global value chains, is the focus of much interest to achieve fair trade and equitable outcomes for producers, processors and consumers. It has iconic cultural and economic significance for Colombia, which is one of the world's major coffee producers for the global market. This book examines sustainable coffee production in Colombia, specifically the initiatives of Nestle to create shared value. It describes the transformation of the coffee landscape by the development of economically, socially and environmentally viable and dedicated supply chains. Suppliers have been encouraged to shift production and quality paradigms, in order to develop long-term and sustainable strategies for higher value and premium quality products. This has been partially achieved by establishing a robust partnership with the Coffee Growers Federation and other public, private and social actors, thereby taking control of the institutional architecture and knowledge base that exists in the country. The book provides an important lesson of corporate social responsibility and the creation of shared value for the benefit of farmers, corporations and consumers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138902077 20160618
Green Library
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xiii, 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Water no longer can be considered a cheap resource which can be profligately used, abused or squandered without noticeable consequences for the future of mankind. The situation is likely to deteriorate further as the increasing global population requires more water for domestic and industrial use, agricultural production and hydropower generation. Moreover, as human population and activities increase, more and more waste products are contaminating available sources of surface as well as groundwater. Thus, water quality management is of prime concern all over the world. This book analyzes the complex task of water management for sustainable development in the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195633023 20160528
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