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330 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Sustainable public procurement in the EU / Roberto Caranta
  • Green public procurement and socially responsible public procurement : an analysis of Danish regulation and practice / Steen Treumer
  • Public contracts and sustainable development in France / Laurent Vidal
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Germany / Martin Burgi
  • Sustainable procurements in Italy : of light and some shadows / Roberto Caranta and Sara Richetto
  • Aggregate models of public procurement and secondary considerations : an Italian perspective / Gabriella M. Racca
  • Sustainable public procurement in Poland / Marcin Spyra
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Romania / Dacian C. Dragoș, Bogdana Neamțu, and Raluca Velișcu
  • Sustainability and public procurement in the Spanish legal system / Julio González Garcia
  • Sustainability and value for money : social and environmental considerations in United Kingdom public procurement law / Martin Trybus
  • Green and social considerations in public procurement contracts : a comparative approach / Mario E. Comba.
This publication is the second in the "European Procurement Law Series". European institutions have developed common principles and rules which are applicable all over the EU. While in some cases rules and practice from some Member States have influenced the developments of public procurement law at EU level, European provisions will more often be divergent from the rules previously in force in most member States. Once they penetrate the domestic legal orders, the sources of European law interact with national law. The series will explore how and to what extent the national laws of a number of Member States have tried to accommodate European rules and principles. The main objective of public procurement regulation is to provide the government with the supplies, and works it needs to operate. This primary objective is connected to the principle of value for money and for the European Union with the aim to ensure the functioning of the internal market in public procurement. However, other objectives related to environmental and social concerns have always played a role as well. These range from the award of contracts to workshops for the disabled to strict environmental specifications. These 'secondary' or 'horizontal' objectives, also referred to as 'green procurement' or 'social procurement', are the subject of this book. The analysis covers the European Union internal market law of green and social procurement with emphasis on the interpretation, implementation and practice in a range of Member States of the EU and includes a comparative study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788757423259 20160605
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xiii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
  • Property rights and the regulation of immigrant labour
  • Private property relations and regulating the immigration-labour nexus
  • Private law, private property arrangements and inclusivity
  • Substantive inequality to contract?
  • Agents, pirates or slavers
  • Regulatory preferencing : a comparative study.
In this revealing comparative study, Mark Findlay examines the problematic nexus between undervalued labour and vulnerable migration status in dis-embedded markets. It highlights the frustrations raised by timeless regulatory failure and the chronic complicity of private property arrangements in delivering unsustainable market engagement. Findlay identifies the challenge for normative and functional foundations of equitable governance, by repositioning regulatory principle, to restore dignity to market relations. The accountability of property through wider access and inclusion, it is argued, grounds commodified occupation as a vitally valuable social bond in which workers are empowered to participate rather than suffer exploitation. The comparative analysis of the EU and ASEAN regulatory contexts reveals that it is not simply more regulatory activity, but rather its reversion from market interests to human values, which will advance sustainability. Property, Labour and Legal Regulation offers an insightful, critical analysis of crucial contemporary issues facing social administrators, lawyers and policy makers working in the fields of migration, labour law and regulation. Its broad disciplinary coverage lends itself to students of law and regulation who will benefit from this unique evaluation of private property, labour relations and migration exclusivity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784711634 20160619
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xi, 334 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Responsible investing in an unsustainable world
  • The influence of responsible investment
  • Fiduciary finance law
  • Fiduciary law in retail and institutional finance
  • Sovereign wealth funds
  • The public fiduciary : in nature's trust.
This book is about fiduciary law's influence on the financial economy's environmental performance, focusing on how the law affects responsible investing and considering possible legal reforms to shift financial markets closer towards sustainability. Fiduciary law governs how trustees, fund managers or other custodians administer the investment portfolios owned by beneficiaries. Written for a diverse audience, not just legal scholars, the book examines in a multi-jurisdictional context an array of philosophical, institutional and economic issues that have shaped the movement for responsible investing and its legal framework. Fiduciary law has acquired greater influence in the financial economy in tandem with the extraordinary recent growth of institutional funds such as pension plans and insurance company portfolios. While the fiduciary prejudice against responsible investing has somewhat waned in recent years, owing mainly to reinterpretations of fiduciary and trust law, significant barriers remain. This book advances the notion of 'nature's trust' to metaphorically signal how fiduciary responsibility should accommodate society's dependence on long-term environmental well-being. Financial institutions, managing vast investment portfolios on behalf of millions of beneficiaries, should manage those investments with regard to the broader social interest in sustaining ecological health. Even for their own financial self-interest, investors over the long-term should benefit from maintaining nature's capital. We should expect everyone to act in nature's trust, from individual funds to market regulators. The ancient public trust doctrine could be refashioned for stimulating this change, and sovereign wealth funds should take the lead in pioneering best practices for environmentally responsible investing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415691369 20160618
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589 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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x, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / Michael Faure, Ni Ketut Supasti Dharmawan and I Made Budi Arsika
  • Eco- and sustainable tourism : keywords for contemporary and responsible tourism? / Regine Van Hoecke and Alain Fremaut
  • Discovering the spirit of Bali / Jan Hendrik Peters and Wisnu Wardana
  • How learning methods help students understand the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) : a survey on Hospitality and Tourism Higher Education Institution in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia / Heri Puspito Diyah Setiyorini
  • Principles and philosophy of tourism development : Indonesia Tourism Law No. 10, Year 2009, Case Study / I Gede Ardika
  • Incorporating the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into the curriculum of legal education in Indonesia : an exploratory study / I Made Budi Arsika
  • National treatment principle of General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) in Indonesia's tourism regulation / I Gusti Ngurah Parikesit Widiatedja
  • Legal aspects of child sex tourism in Southeast Asian countries / Ahmad Sofian
  • Remedying insolvency situations : analyzing available mechanisms in the travel sector / Michael Faure and Franziska Weber
  • Micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises' regulation and its implementation in supporting tourism in Bali, Indonesia / R.A. Retno Murni and Michael Faure
  • Developing small- and medium-sized tourism enterprises through venture capital : risks, liability and the shifting of mission / I Ketut Westra
  • Reflecting on tourism activities in Bali : a discourse on communal rights, culture and Hindu values / Tjok Istri Putra Astiti and I Ketut Sudantra
  • Ecotourism and sustainable development in Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village / Deni Bram, Utji Sri Wulandari and Zaitun Abdullah
  • The role of the customary village in cultural tourism with environmental vision (case study on the development of tourism village in Bongkasa Pertiwi Village, Badung Regency
  • Bali) / I Wayan Gde Wiryawan, I Wayan Wiasta, I Nyoman Edi Irawan and Dewi Bunga
  • The implementation of distribution of people's priority rights in and around the Bedugul Tourism Destination / I Wayan Dana Ardika and Dewi Bunga
  • Corporate responsibility and corporate crime control in the tourism industry / Grat van den Heuvel and Ni Ketut Supasti Dharmawan
  • Violations of rules regulating the space layout of Bali Province as a consequence of the construction of hotels and restaurants in Badung Regency / Ni Nyoman Sukeni
  • The relation between foreign tourists' visits and the level of narcotics crime in Bali and its prevention / Ida Bagus Surya Dharma Jaya
  • Comparative and concluding remarks / Michael Faure, Ni Ketut Supasti Dharmawan and I Made Budi Arsika
The central focus of this book is the interaction between law and tourism with a view to attaining sustainable tourism. This book aims to achieve that goal by approaching law and tourism from various angles. On the one hand, sustainable tourism will be put in a broader context by, for example, outlining the principles and philosophy of sustainable tourism, but also explaining how principles of sustainable tourism can be taught through educational programmes in developing countries. The question therefore arises as to how that Global Code could also be integrated in legal teaching. There are, moreover, many examples in developing countries of successful sustainable tourism. To provide concrete examples of those success stories and to critically analyze them, we focus on one particular case, the case of Indonesia, and cite cases of sustainable tourism (strongly focusing on how law and legal rules have contributed to sustainable tourism) mostly on the islands of Java and Bali.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789462360921 20160619
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265 p. ; 18 cm.
In a relatively short time the concept of 'sustainable development' has become firmly established in the field of international law. The World Commission on Environment and Development concisely defined sustainable development as follows: 'development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs'. This definition takes into account the needs of both the present and future generations as well as the capacity of the earth and its natural resources which by clear implication should not be depleted by a small group of people (in industrialized countries).The aim of this book is threefold: to review the genesis and to clarify the meaning of the concept of sustainable development, as well as to assess its status within public international law. Furthermore, it examines the legal principles that have emerged in the pursuit of sustainable development. Lastly, it assesses to what extent the actual evolution of law demonstrates the balance and integration with all pertinent fields of international law as urged by the Rio, Johannesburg, and World Summit documents. This is the second volume in the "Hague Acadeny of International Law Pocket Book" series; it contains the text of the course given at the Hague Academy by Professor Schrijver in 2007.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004174078 20160528
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xxxvii, 711 p. ; 25 cm.
Schrijver (Vrije U., Amsterdam) and Weiss (U. of Amsterdam) have both served on committees of the International Law Association (ILA). In introducing this volume of 27 contributions, the editors situate "sustainable development" as a concept that has matured into a normative legal standard accepted by countries and international organizations. Chap.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004141735 20160528
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xxx, 378 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Notes on Contributors-- Table of Cases-- Table of Treaties and Other Instruments-- List of Abbreviations-- Introduction-- Sustainable Development and Unsustainable Arguments-- Sustainable Development: Treaty, Custom and the Cross-Fertilization of International Law-- Codification of International Environmental Law and the International Law Commission: Injurious Consequences Revisited-- Natural Resources in the Case Law of the International Court-- The Development of the Legal Regime of High Seas Fisheries-- International Fisheries Law Since Rio: The Continued Rise of the Precautionary Principle-- Towards Long Term Sustainable Use: Some Recent Developments in the Legal Regime of Fisheries-- Protection of Ecosystems under International Law: Lessons from Antarctica-- Sustaining Small Cetaceans: A Preliminary Evaluation of the ASCOBANS and ACCOBAMS Agreements-- The Settlement of Disputes According to the Straddling Stocks Agreement of 1995-- The Law of the Sea Convention and Agenda 21: Marine Environment Implications-- The International Legal Regime for Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment from Land-based Sources of Pollution-- Port States and Environmental Protection-- Liability for Damage to the Marine Environment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198298076 20160528
International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and the protection of the environment. Written by well-known experts on these topics who include judges of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; legal advisers from international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Maritime Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization; and practitioners of international law, as well as some of the leading scholars writing on international environmental law and related subjects this book covers many of the major legal developments that have taken place since the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The contributors bring new perspectives on sustainable development as a legal principle, the role of the International Law Commission in codifying international environmental law, the protection of the marine environment following the entry into force of the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, and the revolution in international fisheries law. The editors have ensured that the book covers a wide range of topics from Antarctica to small whales and the book will be of particular interest to those teaching or practising law of the sea and international environmental law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198298076 20160528
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xiii, 373 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The World Bank and sustainable development
  • Postscript on the World Bank Nordic Trust Fund / by Siobhán McInerney-Lankford
  • The environmental and social safeguard policies of the World Bank and the evolving role of the inspection panel
  • Postscript and update by Alberto Ninio
  • The World Bank's prototype carbon fund : mobilizing new resources for sustainable development
  • The World Bank's extractive industries review / with Roberto Danino
  • The establishment, role and evolution of the global environment facility
  • The role of the World Bank and the global environment facility in the implementation of the regime of the Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • The World Bank and climate change.
The World Bank and Sustainable Development: Legal Essays collects works from the past ten years by David Freestone, former Deputy General Counsel and Senior Adviser at the World Bank. The essays offer a unique perspective founded on the author's years of experience at the World Bank. They cover a wide-range of topics, including the Bank's Sustainable Development and its Climate Change agendas as well as its project based Environmental and Social Safeguard policies, highlighting the evolution of the pioneering role of the Bank's Inspection Panel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004183315 20160609
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xxxvi, 458 pages ; 26 cm
  • Green building 101 / Mark J. Stempler and Daniel Dorfman
  • Nuts and bolts of green / Ian Forshner and Ryan Manies
  • Sources of green building law / Monica Freeman and Sean Hanlon
  • The LEEDing criteria / Logan Hollobaugh and William R. Broz
  • Green building case law survey / Matthew J. DeVries and Christopher G. Hill
  • Matching owner and architect expectations : green advocacy and the necessity for informed consent / Ujjval K. Vyas
  • Identifying design and construction provisions impacted by and impacting on desired green building goals/objectives raised by LEED rating system / Angela Stephens and Deborah Bovarnick Mastin
  • Contractual definition of the project's green goals, green risk allocation, and project delivery methods / Joyce Hackenbrach
  • Understanding the ConsensusDocs 310 Green Building Addendum / Steve M. Charney
  • The American Institute of Architects and the Design-Build Institute of America develop approaches for green/sustainable design, construction and design-build contracting / Ed Gentilcore
  • Green property insurance / Asha A. Echeverria and Matthew Meaker
  • Bonding considerations for green projects / Matthew Meaker
  • How green are these projects when it comes to energy and water performance? / Theresa Ringle and Anthony C. Alfonso
  • A scientific look at LEED, Green Globes, and Energy Star / Kevin Garrison and Julia Holden-Davis
  • Achievable energy performance / Cathy Lilford Altman and Rachael Green
  • Litigation issues for the project owner / Stephen Del Percio
  • Litigation issues for the design professional / Jason A. Lien, Vic L. McConnell, and Ryan N. Stringfellow
  • Litigation issues for the prime contractor / Rhonda R. Caviedes and Sonal Hope Mithani
  • Third-party claims / Kimberly A. Davison and Jason L. Cagle.
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145 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
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xii, 54 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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xx, 287 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Philosophical Evolution of Sustainable Development Chapter 2: Precautionary Principle Chapter 3: The Polluter Pays Principle Chapter 4: The Right to a Healthy Environment Chapter 5: Public Participation Chapter 6: Intergenerational Equity Chapter 7: Intragenerational Equity Chapter 8: Access to Justice Chapter 9: Where To?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004187535 20160605
Sustainable development is the contemporary philosophy that is dominating the environmental protection movement. At a United Nations Conference in Johannesburg in 2002, sustainable development was defined as development that promote[s] the integration of economic development, social development and environmental protection--as interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars." Sustainable Development: Towards a Judicial Interpretation examines the contribution of certain key aspects of environmental protection associated with the philosophy of sustainable development that has emerged in international, regional and national law including the right to a healthy environment. Topics include inter-generational equity, intra-generational equity, public participation in the developmental process, proper assessment of economic activities, the need for proper information, the precautionary principle, the polluter-pays principle, and access to justice.Presenting a succinct examination of international, regional and national legal regimes that provide a basis for supporting environmental protection in the global community through sustainable development, this book will be indispensible to legal practitioners, scholars and students interested in environmental law. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004187535 20160605
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xiii, 304 p. : form ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction and background considerations
  • Site selection
  • Financing, leasing, and contracting
  • Residential context
  • Governmental context
  • Law firm perspective.
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xiii, 444 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction to regional environmental law of the African Union / Hennie Strydom
  • Africa and climate change : legal perspectives from the AU / Daniel M. Pallangyo and Werner Scholtz
  • Sustainable development of SADC's watercourses : the IncoMaputo River Basin Agreement of 2002 / Michelle Barnard and Willem Daniël Lubbe
  • Human rights and the environment in the African Union context / Werner Scholtz
  • Introduction to environmental law in the Americas / Claudia S. de Windt and Marcos A. Orellana
  • The contribution of the Inter-American human rights system to sustainable development / Anna Meijknecht
  • Sustainable water resource management and the Amazon basin / Beatriz Garcia and Jorge Thierry Calasans
  • Introduction to ASEAN regional environmental law / Ben Boer
  • ASEAN : the Singapore Declaration on Climate Change, Energy and the Environment, 2007 and beyond / Koh Kheng-Lian and Lovleen Bhullar
  • Introduction to European Union environmental law / Ludwig Krämer
  • EU climate change law : a credible example? / Javier de Cendra de Larragán
  • Contribution of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights to sustainable development in Europe / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • A comparative analysis of the legal frameworks that govern Europe's transboundary waters / Owen McIntyre.
The core focus of this timely volume is to ascertain how regional environmental law may contribute to the pursuit of global sustainable development. Leading scholars critically analyse the ways in which states may pool sovereignty to find solutions to environmental problems, presenting a comparative legal analysis of the manner in which the AU, EU, OAS and ASEAN deal with the issues of climate change, human rights and the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951774 20160618
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xxiv, 416 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Sustainable development and the instinctive imperative of justice in the global order / Duncan French
  • Sustainability discourses in international courts : what place for global justice? / Tim Stephens
  • Sustainable development and fragmentation in international society / Jaye Ellis
  • Sustainable development, integration and the conflation of values : the fuel retailers case / Dire Tladi
  • Sustainable development, major groups and stakeholder dialogue : lessons from the UN / Karen Morrow
  • The normative influence of Islamic shari'ah on current UN discourse on justice and sustainable development / Katja Samuel
  • Demystifying the ideal : water and sustainability in ancient Greek laws / Etienne Dunant
  • Procedural international environmental justice? : the evolution of procedural means for environmental protection : from inter-state obligations to individual-state rights / David M. Ong
  • Climate change and shifting paradigms / Joyeeta Gupta
  • The impact of international foreign investment rules on domestic law / Ximena Fuentes
  • Water services privatisation and recognition of the human right to water in international investment law : finding fertile ground in unlikely places / Owen McIntyre
  • Ecosystem services, agricultural subsidies and world trade : in search of global justice and sustainable development / Elena Merino Blanco
  • The concept of equality in international trade and investment law : a catalyst for sustainable development / Freya Baetens
  • The curious phenomenon of "environmental migration/displacement" and the role of international law in cross-border protection / Michèle Morel and Frank Maes
  • Global poverty and sustainable development : challenges addressed by the EU's renewed sustainable development strategy / Silke Steiner
  • Environmental justice and sustainable development : guidelines for environmental law-making / Dominique Hervé
  • Some Australian examples of the integration of environmental, economic and social considerations into decision making : the jurisprudence of facts and context / Jennifer McKay
  • After Copenhagen : bringing personal carbon trading home / Peter Doran
  • Justice and sustainable development : compatibility or conflict? : a Scottish case study / Ole Pedersen, Aylwin Pillai and Anne-Michelle Slater
  • Sustainable development indicators and a putative argument for law : a case study of the UK / Andrea Ross
  • Reassessing and redefining the principle of economic sovereignty of states / Surya P. Subedi.
In recognising the significant role international law can play in supporting the objectives of justice and sustainable development, Global Justice and Sustainable Development provides a wide-ranging analysis of some of the most fundamental challenges facing global society. In particular, the volume seeks to consider the synergies between sustainable development and global justice - two notions that are simultaneously hugely important and, in equal measure, enormously contentious within both international law and international relations.Organized in a three-part structure, Global Justice and Sustainable Development revisits some of the basic assumptions on which the general principles are built, considers the implications for differing aspects of international law, and focuses on national and regional approaches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004182660 20160604
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xix, 502 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. The linkage between sustainable development and customary law-- 2. Three case studies from Hawaii, Norway and Greenland-- 3. Social interaction: the foundation of customary law-- 4. How custom becomes law in England-- 5. How custom becomes law in Norway-- 6. Adaptive resource management through customary law-- 7. The place of customary law in democratic societies-- 8. Customary law, sustainable development and the failing state-- 9. Towards sustainability: the basis in international law-- 10. The case studies revisited-- 11. The choice of customary law-- 12. Conclusion: customary law in a globalizing culture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521859257 20160605
For many nations, a key challenge is how to achieve sustainable development without a return to centralized planning. Using case studies from Greenland, Hawaii and northern Norway, this 2006 book examines whether 'bottom-up' systems such as customary law can play a critical role in achieving viable systems for managing natural resources. Customary law consists of underlying social norms that may become the acknowledged law of the land. The key to determining whether a custom constitutes customary law is whether the public acts as if the observance of the custom is legally obligated. While the use of customary law does not always produce sustainability, the study of customary methods of resource management can produce valuable insights into methods of managing resources in a sustainable way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521859257 20160605
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xxvii, 509 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Sustainable development and the United States / John C. Dernbach
  • Progress toward sustainability : a report card
  • Agenda for a sustainable America
  • Local governance and sustainability : growing progress, major challenges / Jonathan Weiss
  • Brownfields redevelopment : from individual sites to smart growth / Joel B. Eisen
  • Business and industry : transitioning to sustainability / Ira Robert Feldman
  • Higher education : emerging laboratories for inventing a sustainable future / Wynn Calder and Julian Dautremont-Smith
  • Kindergarten through twelfth grade : piecemeal but significant progress in preparing students to create a more sustainable future / Carmela Federico and Jaimie Cloud
  • Religion and ethics focused on sustainability / Dieter T. Hessel
  • Sustainable and unsustainable developments in the U.S. energy system / Mark D. Levine and Nathaniel T. Aden
  • Materials : from high consumption to more sustainable resource use / Amit Kapur and Thomas E. Graedel
  • The importance of population stabilization to sustainability / Anne H. Ehrlich and James Salzman
  • Poverty : greening the tax and transfer system to create more opportunities / Jonathan Barry Forman
  • Freshwater : sustaining use by protecting ecosystems / Robert W. Adler
  • Oceans and estuaries : the Ocean Commissions' unfulfilled vision / Robin Kundis Craig
  • Air quality : the need to replace basic technologies with cleaner alternatives / David Driesen
  • Climate change : the unmet obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions / Donald A. Brown
  • Biodiversity conservation : an unrealized aspiration / A. Dan Tarlock and Andrew Zabel
  • Sustainable forestry : moving from concept to consistent practice / Federico Cheever and Ward J. Scott
  • Toxic chemicals and pesticides : not yet preventing pollution / Lynn R. Goldman
  • Hazardous waste and Superfund : few changes and little progress / Joel A. Mintz
  • Municipal solid waste : building stronger connections to jobs and the economy / Marian Chertow
  • Land use : blending smart growth with social equity and climate change mitigation / Patricia Salkin
  • Transportation : challenges and choices / Trip Pollard
  • International trade : sustainability as a multilateral, bilateral, and regional effort / Kevin C. Kennedy
  • Official development assistance : toward funding for sustainability / Royal C. Gardner and Ezequiel Lugo
  • Financing sustainable development / Frances Seymour, Smita Nakhooda, and Sabina Ahmed
  • Lead poisoning and pollution : opportunities for internationalized solutions / K.W. James Rochow
  • State governance : leadership on climate change / Kirsten H. Engel and Marc L. Miller
  • Public access to information, participation, and justice : forward and backward steps toward an informed and engaged citizenry / Carl Bruch, Frances Irwin, and Gary D. Bass
  • National governance : still stumbling toward sustainability / John C. Dernbach.
'Sustainability' is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans.This book is a comprehensive assessment of U.S. progress toward sustainable development and a roadmap of necessary next steps toward achieving a sustainable America. Packed with facts, figures, and the well-informed opinions of thirty-two experts, it provides an illuminating 'snapshot' of sustainability in the United States today. And each of the contributors suggests where we need to go next, recommending three to five specific actions that we should take during the next five to ten years. It thus offers a comprehensive agenda that citizens, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and government leaders and policy-makers can use to make decisions today and to plan for the future.Sustainable development holds enormous promise for improving the quality of life for Americans over the coming decades. "Agenda for a Sustainable America" describes what we need to do to make the promise a reality. It assesses trends in twenty-eight separate areas of American life - including forestry; transportation; oceans and estuaries; religion; and state, local, and national governance. In every area, contributors reveal what sustainable development could mean, with suggestions that are specific, desirable, and achievable. Their expert recommendations point the way toward greater economic and social well-being, increased security, and environmental protection and restoration for current and future generations of Americans. Together they build a convincing case for how sustainable development can improve our opportunities and our lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781585761333 20160528
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v. ; 28 cm.
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xxxix, 442 p. ; 26 cm.
  • Acknowledgments-- Part I. Introduction-- Part II. International Agreements to Sustainable Land Management-- Part III. National Agreements to Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development: 1. Africa-- 2. Asia-- 3. Australia-- 4. Europe-- 5. Latin America-- 6. North America.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521862172 20160605
This book, first published in 2006, collects land use laws from countries on each continent that attempt to achieve sustainable development. Due to the startling evidence of global deterioriation and the long-term trends in land use, the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development was signed in 2002. In the laws collected in this volume, the reader can witness the evolution of national legal systems as they respond to the challenge of sustainable development. This volume illuminates the great flexibility and power of the law as a vehicle for change. Laws contained in this compendium are mechanisms competent to address society's problems; they provide strategies that are appropriate to the culture and place of their origin. This book provides evidence that laws and law reform are being used to create strategies that address a worldwide priority: the clear need to effectively use and preserve the land and its natural resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521862172 20160605
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