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xviii, 283 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Improving the methodology for measuring the greening of the tax system / Kris Bachus
  • New information in the OECD database on instruments used for environmental policy / Nils Axel Braathen
  • Promotion of biofuels and EU state aid rules : the case of Spain / Álvaro Antón Antón
  • Territorial differences for transport fuel demand in Spain : an econometric study / Pablo del Río ... [et al.]
  • Environmental concern and sustainability : when citizens assess urban mobility, do they consider the environment? / Ignacio Pisano, Regina Lafuente, and Carlos Priego
  • Taxing malls : ways to achieve sustainable urban mobility and transport / María Amparo Grau Ruiz
  • Electric vehicles : plugging into the US tax code / Janet E. Milne
  • Electric vehicles, taxes and public policies in Brazil / José Marcos Domingues and Luiz Artur Pecorelli-Peres
  • Automobile taxation in Spain : recent reforms and future proposals / Amadeo Fuenmayor
  • Fiscal tools for inclusion of GCC states in the global environmental programme : focus upon new vehicle imports / Jon Truby
  • Taxation and electricity transmission : bringing wind energy onto the grid / Emily E. Steinhilber and Jonathan R. Voegele
  • Public-private partnerships as incentive to foster sustainable technologies / Rolf H. Weber
  • Public policy issues on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan / Soocheol Lee and Kazuhiro Ueta
  • Fueling meltdown : nuclear tax and subsidy in Japan / Seung-Joon Park
  • Looking for evidence of landfill tax effectiveness in the European Union / Samuela Bassi and Emma Watkins
  • Landfill and waste incineration taxes in Catalonia, Spain / Ignasi Puig Ventosa, Ana Citlalic González Martínez, and Marta Jofra Sora
  • Raw water pricing for ground water preservation : a policy advocacy exercise in CDO, Philippines / Rosalina Palanca-Tan.
Green Taxation and Environmental Sustainability explores the critical issue of how taxes can be applied across relevant environmental issues - including transport, nuclear power, and water and waste management - to achieve sustainability. Containing topical chapters written by environmental experts, the book covers a number of key issues, including interaction of biofuels and EU state aid rules; territorial differences for transport fuel demand; electric vehicles, taxation and electricity transmission; public policy issues on the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in Japan; landfill and waste incineration taxes; as well as many other topics. This insightful study will appeal to policy makers in government, as well as to students and academics in environmental law, environmental economics and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781009024 20160612
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xiv, 453 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • U.S.-Mexican border population projections / Roberto Ham-Chande, Raúl S. González Ramírez
  • The aging of the border population / Jim Peach
  • Social indicators and measuring sustainablilty / Kimberly Collins, Judith Ley García
  • Environmental sustainability policies and practices on the Mexico-Texas border / José Luis Castro-Ruiz, María Eugenia González-Ávila
  • A critical review of public participation in environmental decision making along the U.S.-Mexican border : lessons from border 2012 and suggestions for future programs / Allyson Siwik, Elaine Hebard, Celso Jáquez
  • Environmental services at the U.S.-Mexican border / Lina Ojeda-Revah, Christopher Brown
  • Water perspective in the western U.S.-Mexican border : future conflict? / O. Alberto Pombo, Richard D. Wright
  • Thirty years of groundwater evolution : challenges and opportunities for binational planning and sustainable management of the transboundary Paso del Norte watersheds / Erick Sánchez-Flores, Javier Chávez, John W. Hawley
  • Air quality at the U.S.-Mexican border : current state and future considerations roward sustainability / Gabriela Muñoz-Meléndez, Margarito Quintero-Núñez, Ross Pumfrey
  • The response of U.S.-Mexican border cities to climate change : current practices and urgent needs / Francisco Lara-Valencia, Anthony J. Brazel, Maria Elena Giner, Erika Mahoney, Rupam Raja, Margarito Quintero-Núñez
  • Energy for a sustainable border region in 2030 / Gabriela Muñoz-Meléndez, Margarito Quintero-Núñez, Al Sweedler
  • Disasters associated with climatic phenomena on the U.S.-Mexican border / Juan Manuel Rodríguez Esteves
  • Engaging the United States and Mexico in defense, development, and diplomacy to enhance sustainable security at the border / Erik Lee, Carlos de la Parra, D. Rick Van Schoik, Sara Sonnenberg
  • The U.S. National Environmental Polciy Act(NEPA) AND Mexico's general law of ecological equilibrium and environmental protection(LGEEPA) : barriers or facilitators of border sustainability? / Elva Denisse Varela Olivas
  • Financing border environmental infrastructure : where are we? Where to from here? / Salvador Espinosa P.
  • Summary of Border Institute X : toward a sustainable 2030 / Paul Ganster, Erik Lee.
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xxiii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
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viii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Kid Schwarz & Bas Steins Bisschop
  • Corporate social responsibility : the standard for 21st century business / Willem Lageweg
  • Towards sustainability : from government to governance / Jacqueline Cramer
  • Sustainable business development : there is no alternative! / André Veneman
  • Cracking the impermeable ceiling of corporate sustainability performance levels / Sybren de Hoo
  • Corporate responsibility, beyond voluntarism : regulatory options to reinforce the license to operate / Jan Eijsbouts.
This book covers the presentations held at the launching event of the Institute for Corporate Law, Governance and Innovation Policies (ICGI) at Maastricht University. The thought provoking presentations were held by three distinguished speakers: Willem Lageweg (Director of MVO Nederland and member of the ICGI Advisory Board), Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer (Director of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and Professor in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University) and Dr. Andre Veneman (Corporate Director Sustainability/Health Safety and Environment at AkzoNobel). In addition to these presentations, the inaugural lectures of Professor Eijsbouts and Professor De Hoo have been updated and are included in the book. This book is of interest not only to legal scholars and practitioners with an interest in the legal challenges brought about by the corporate social responsibility debate, but also for managers of stock quoted- as well as small- and medium sized companies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462360907 20160613
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viii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the transition movement
  • Background of study
  • Sustainability, development communication, and social movements
  • Framing the communicative relationship(s) mediated within the movement
  • Methodology
  • The appeal of the glocal narrative(s)
  • Measuring and communicating impacts
  • The multiscalar role of ideology and culture in transition
  • Are transition towns sustainable?
  • The value of diversity : the role of race, class, and age
  • Digital communication, technology, and transition
  • Conclusion and recommendations.
This book explores the communication processes of the Transition Movement, a community-led global social movement, as it was adapted in a local context. First it analyzes how the movement's grand narratives of responding to "climate change" and creating greater "resiliency" were communicated into local community-based stories, responses, and actions in the Transition Town of Amherst, Massachusetts. Second, it seeks to understand the multilayered communication processes that facilitate these actions toward sustainable social change. Transition Amherst developed and/or supported projects that addressed reducing dependency on peak-oil, creating community-based-local economies, supporting sustainable food production and consumption, and participating in more efficient transportation, among others. The popularity of the model coincides with an increase in the interest in and use of the term "sustainability" by media, academics and policymakers around the world, and an increase in the global use of digital technology as a resource for information gathering and sharing. Thus this book situates itself at the intersections of a global environmental and economic crisis, the popularization of the term "sustainability, " and an increasingly digitized and networked global society in order to better understand how social change is contextualized and facilitated in a local community via a global network. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the ways in which the theories of Transition are applied over an extended period of time in practice, on the ground in a Transition town.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739198537 20160618
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487 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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vii, 145 p. ;c ; 22 cm.
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xvii, 633 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Foreword-- Prologue-- Part I. Framework and fundamentals: 1. Overview and summary-- 2. Sustainomics framework-- 3. Economics of the environment-- 4. Ecological and social aspects-- Part II. Global and transnational applications: 5. Global analytical applications-- 6. International process applications: multi-level, multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary dialogues-- Part III. National and macroeconomic applications: 7. National economywide applications-- 8. Mathematical macro-model applications-- 9. Computable general-equilibrium (CGE) modelling-- Part IV. Sub-National sectoral and system applications: 10. Energy sector applications-- 11. Transport sector applications-- 12. Water resource applications-- 13. Ecological and agricultural system applications-- 14. Resource pricing policy applications-- Part V. Project and local applications: 15. Project applications-- 16. Local applications -- hazards, disasters and urban growth-- Bibiography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521719728 20160528
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xviii, 238 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction * Part I: Beginning with Hope - Only One Earth * The Duty to Hope: a Tribute to Barbara Ward * Stockholm: The Founding of IIED * Part II: Three Decades of Change and Development - Time for Change: IIED 1984-1990 * Earthscan-Panos: Favourite Son, Via Cuckoo-in-the-nest, to Friendly Rival * Change that Works * Part II: IIED Programmes - Forestry and Land Use * The Energy Programme * Sustainable Agriculture * Setting an Urban Agenda: Human Settlements and IIED-America Latina * Drylands: A History of Networks * Economics of Environment and Development * Strategies, Plans, Impacts and People: IIED's Role in Assessment * Part IV: Endpiece - Globalization, Civil Society and Governance: Challenges for the 21st Century * Index of People.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838552 20160528
  • Introduction, Nigel Cross - Part I: Beginning with Hope - Only One Earth, Barbara Ward - A tribute to Barbara Ward, Brian Johnson - Stockholm, Maurice Strong - Part II: Three Decades of Change and Development - Time for Change, Brian Walker - Earthscan-Panos, Jon Tinker - Change That Works, Sometimes, Richard Sandbrook - Part III: IIED Programmes - Forestry and Land Use, Duncan Poore and Stephen Bass - The Energy Programme, Gerald Leach - Sustainable Agriculture, Gordon Conway - Setting and Urban Agenda, David Satterthwaite - Drylands, Camilla Toulmin - Economics, David Pearce and Ed Barbier - Strategies, Plans, Impacts and People, Barry Dalal Clayton - Profit in Need?, Nick Robins - Part IV: Endpiece - Globalization, Civil Society and Challenges for the 21st Century, Anil Agarwal - Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838545 20160528
Since the Stockholm Environment Conference in 1972 and the Rio Summit in 1992, there has been unprecedented public concern for the future of the planet and a growing awareness that development needs to be sustainable. This text charts the growth of these ideas by beginning with a visionary piece written by Barbara Ward in the 1970s, and ends with a chapter looking ahead another 30 years into the future. Two generations of thinkers and activists have helped to shape environment and development policy and increase local level power in environmental management. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the IIED's most influential writers, in this volume, provide a perspective on three decades of development and green debates.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838545 20160528
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xvi, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • o A Synthetic Framework and a Heuristic for Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Sustainability-Fraser Smith PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES: THIRD WORLD AND FIRST WORLD COMPARED o Patterns of Sustainability in the Americas: The U.S. and Amerindian Lifestyles-Clovis Cavalcanti o Ecologically Sustainable Institutions-Aseem Prakash and Anil K. Gupta o Sustainable Development: A Southeast Asian Perspective-Kiew Bong Heang PART II: PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY o Economic vs. Financial Pricing of Timber and Its Probable Impact on National Accounts-Juan Antonio Aguirre o The Valuation and Pricing of Non-Timber Forest Products: Conceptual Issues and a Case Study from India-Kanchan Chopra o Poverty Alleviation, Empowerment and Sustainable Resource Use: Experiments in Inland Fisheries Management in Bangladesh-Ana Doris Capistrano, Mokammel Hossain and Mahfuzuddin Ahmed o Wildlife Use for Economic Gain: The Potential for Wildlife to Contribute to Development in Nambia-Caroline Ashley and Jonathan Barnes o Resources Used in Attaining Land Tenure Security: The Case of Peruvian Amazonia-Roxana M. Barrantes o Property Rights, Nature Conservation and Land Reform in South Africa-Neil Adger o Sustainable Development of Indigenous Communities: A Theoretical and Practical Approach-Victor M. Toledo o Energy, Environment and Development: Egypt, South Africa and China-Kathleen L. Abdalla.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574440775 20160528
In 1994, representatives from all over the world met in Costa Rica to discuss the impact of ecological economics on developing countries. That groundbreaking conference laid the foundation for this new collection of research on environmental sustainability. While most discussions on sustainable development focus on the industrialized nations, Environmental Sustainability: Practical Global Applications takes a different angle: it presents the views of the developing countries themselves on issues such as wildlife resources in Nambia, timber production in Costa Rica, property rights and land reform in South Africa, and other steps being taken to implement environmentally sustainable economies around the world.This is an ideal text for students of natural and social sciences, development professionals and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities for ecologically sustainable businesses. Academics will find it useful as a source of current research and for making new contacts in the field. For anyone interested in exploring the link between man and his environment-specifically, the relationship between economics and ecology- Environmental Sustainability, is a must.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781574440775 20160528
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243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • La coyuntura económica y social en América Latina y el Caribe / Jürgen Weller
  • Resolviendo la trinidad imposible de los impuestos al consumo : el IVA personalizado / Alberto Barreix, Martín Bès y Jerónimo Roca
  • Política tributaria, espacio fiscal y equidad / Osvaldo Kacef
  • El gasto y la inversión públicos en América Latina en "la hora de la igualdad" / Ricardo Martner y Jorge Máttar
  • El presupuesto por resultados en América Latina : un análisis de economía política de sus determinantes / Gabriel Filc y Carlos Scartascini
  • El pacto fiscal en el Perú : origen, reformas y desafíos / Luis Carranza
  • Hacia pactos fiscales en América Latina : entre la reciprocidad y la confrontación / Juan Alberto Fuentes K.
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xvii, 233 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Executive summary
  • Estimating the wealth of nations
  • Richer or poorer? Global and regional trends in wealth from 1995 to 2014
  • Wealth accounts, adjusted net saving, and diversified development in resource-rich African countries
  • Expanding measures of productivity to include natural capital
  • The carbon wealth of nations: from rents to risks
  • Human capital and the wealth of nations: global estimates and trends
  • Gains in human capital wealth: what growth models tell us
  • Intangible capital as the engine for development in Morocco
  • Air pollution: impact on human health and wealth
  • Subsidies reduce marine fisheries wealth
  • Remote sensing and modeling to fill the gap in "missing" natural capital
  • Appendix A: summary of methodology and data sources
  • Appendix B: per capital wealth for 2014.
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310 pages ; 25 cm
  • Low-carbon building development policies and trends in China
  • Comprehensive evaluation of low-carbon development of 110 cities in China
  • The low-carbon development situation in Chinese cities and the main objectives during the 12th five-year plan period
  • Technical methods for overall energy planning for low-carbon cities and their applications
  • Integrated technology for efficient coal water slurry preparation and combustion and applications : take Zhuzhou Lanyu Thermal Energy Technology Development Co., Ltd. as an example
  • Applied research on urban low-carbon transportation technologies in China
  • Research on urban waste recycling technology applications
  • Research on low-carbon technologies for packaging waste disposal
  • Carbon reduction technologies for the packaging product manufacturing process and their application research
  • Exploration and discussions of carbon reduction in paper packaging material production
  • Practice and countermeasures of low-carbon transportation development of Zhuzhou City in the urban transformation process
  • Discussion of typical foreign and domestic urban law-carbon development modes
  • Transformation modes and reference for domestic and foreign industrial law-carbon development.
In China, as Internet of Things and cloud-computing have been widely used in various areas, the concept of Intelligent City quickly became one of the most exciting topics in urban development. Various institutes and organizations (e.g., National Technology Department, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences) proposed their ideas on how to build intelligent cities in China. Intelligent City has tremendous benefits to modern China. First of all, China needs to construct its own intelligent cities in order to realize the economic transformation (from extensive to intensive, from low end to high end and from follower to leader), the industry upgrade, as well as transformation in city development. Secondly, Intelligent City is also an important new approach to boost China's economy since the traditional economic forms, such as real estate, automobiles, and import and export, are currently in a downtrend. Most importantly, utilizing the high-tech methods can help us build low-carbon cities. According to estimates, by building intelligent cities, we are able to increase the efficiency of energy saving and emission reduction by 30%-40%. In order to facilitate the healthy development of intelligent cities in China, build the competitive advantage of Chinese cities in the world, and respond to the high demand for information on Intelligent City from readers, this book discusses in detail the status, current problems, perspectives and methods in the development of Intelligent City in China.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844644063 20170306
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vii, 274 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Color of Growth 1. Growth: A Historical Accident? 2. The Spaceship Problem: An Optimal Population Size? 3. Degrowth: Good Questions, Bad Answers 4. Introducing the Environment into the Calculation of Wealth 5. "Natural Capital" Revisited 6. Hotelling: Beyond the Wall of Scarcity 7. Nature Has No Price: How Then Is the Cost of Its Degradation to Be Measured? 8. Beyond Hotelling: Natural Capital as a Factor Required for Growth 9. Water, the Shepherd, and the Owner: A Choice of Green Growth Models 10. How Much Is Your Genome Worth? 11. The Enhancement of Biodiversity: Managing Access, Pricing Usage 12. Climate Change: The Challenges of Carbon Pricing 13. International Climate Negotiations 14. The "Energy Transition": Not Enough or Too Much Oil and Gas? 15. The Inescapable Question of the Price of Energy 16. Nuclear Energy: A Rising-Cost Technology 17. Growth-Generating Innovations 18. Planning or the Market: What Are the Catalysts? 19. European Strategy: Jump Out of the Warm Water! Conclusion: Green Capital, Green Capitalism? Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
Many believe economic growth is incompatible with ecological preservation. Green Capital challenges this argument by shifting our focus away from the scarcity of raw materials and toward the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). Although we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, we cannot replace a natural regulatory system, which is incredibly complex. It is therefore critical that we introduce a new price into the economy that measures the costs of damage to these regulatory functions. This change in perspective justifies such innovations as the carbon tax, which addresses not the scarcity of carbon but the inability of the atmosphere to absorb large amounts of carbon without upsetting the climate system. Brokering a sustainable peace between ecology and the economy, Green Capital describes a range of valuation schemes and their contribution to the goals of green capitalism, proposing a new approach to natural resources that benefits both businesses and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231171403 20170612
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[21] pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm + 3 sheets (20-22 x 14 cm)
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xiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • From consumer boom to ecological bust
  • Economics confronts the earth
  • Living rich on a troubled planet
  • The economics of plenitude.
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xiii, 386 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
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xii, 363 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: Ethics, ecological economics and the environment. Part II: Sustainable development. Part III: Applied Environmental economics.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852787721 20160527
This is a selection of recent essays from an author established in the environmental economics field. The book explains the development of Pearce's career in the subject; shows how environmental economics can play a part in policy-making; and argues against some other schools of thought.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852787721 20160527
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xv, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Poverty and plunder
  • Is nature priceless?
  • Cursed by nature?
  • Discovering natural assets
  • The capture of natural assets
  • Selling the family silver
  • Investing in investing
  • Is a fish a natural asset?
  • Natural liabilities
  • Romance and hunger
  • Restoring natural order.
Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier builds upon his renowned work on developing countries and the world's poorest populations to confront the global mismanagement of natural resources. Proper stewardship of natural assets and liabilities is a matter of planetary urgency: natural resources have the potential either to transform the poorest countries or to tear them apart, while the carbon emissions and agricultural follies of the developed world could further impoverish them. The Plundered Planet charts a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to dauntingly complex issues. Grounded in a belief in the power of informed citizens, Collier proposes a series of international standards that would help poor countries rich in natural assets better manage those resources, policy changes that would raise world food supply, and a clear-headed approach to climate change that acknowledges the benefits of industrialization while addressing the need for alternatives to carbon trading. Revealing how all of these forces interconnect, The Plundered Planet charts a way forward to avoid the mismanagement of the natural world that threatens our future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195395259 20160605
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xvii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Social practice theories and research on sustainable consumption / Emily Huddart Kennedy, Maurie J. Cohen, and Naomi T. Krogman
  • Contextualizing social practices : insights into social change / Debbie Kasper
  • Environmental civic practices : synthesizing individual and collective sustainable consumption / Emily Huddart Kennedy and Tyler Bateman
  • Italy's solidarity purchase groups as 'citizenship labs' / Francesca Forno, Cristina Grasseni, and Silvana Signori
  • Beyond behavior change : social practice theory and the search for sustainable mobility / Stewart Barr
  • Disentangling practices, carriers, and production-consumption systems : a mixed-method study of (sustainable) food consumption / Julia Backhaus, Harald Wieser, and René Kemp
  • Getting emotional : historic and current changes in food consumption practices viewed through the lens of cultural theories / Marlyne Sahakian
  • Researching transitions to sustainable consumption : a practice theory approach to studying innovations in consumption / Melanie Jaeger-Erben and Jana Rückert-John
  • How policy frameworks shape environmental practice : three cases of alternative dwelling / Chelsea Schelly
  • 'Unleashing local capital' : scaling cooperative local investing practices / Mike Gismondi, Juanita Marois, and Danica Straith
  • Forging further into putting sustainability into practice / Naomi T. Krogman, Maurie J. Cohen, and Emily Huddart Kennedy.
Putting Sustainability into Practice offers a robust and interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary consumption routines that challenges conventional approaches to social change premised on behavioral economics and social psychology. Empirical research is featured from eight different countries, using both qualitative and quantitative data to support its thesis. Given the complex and systemic nature of contemporary ecological issues like climate change, a rapidly growing group of scholars is seeking new explanations of behavioral patterns and behavioral change. These new accounts clarify why patterns of consumption and waste continue to be unsustainable despite a wealth of information proving sustainability's importance. In particular, social practice theories offer a way of understanding how material consumption is built into the everyday work of belonging and shaping one's social life. Putting Sustainability into Practice contributes to the rich scholarship developed to date by applying social practice theories to case studies. These case studies are likely to be especially valuable to readers who are relatively new to the social practice perspective. The volume also includes research that advances social practice theories, moving the study of sustainable consumption into novel terrain such as sustainable finance, collective action, and social policy. This book offers multiple empirical applications of social practice theories in sustainable consumption, advancing this research area in such a way that will attract academics to its findings. Those teaching classes in the environmental social sciences will find this introduction suitable for the classroom as well. It offers a rare account of the history of social practice theories and provides numerous case studies to which one can apply these approaches. Graduate students will also find this a useful guide to conducting empirical research on sustainable consumption and civic engagement from a social practices perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784710590 20170206
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