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xiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Key decisions for resource management : principles and practice / Paul Collier, Anthony J. Venables
  • Governance and oil revenues in Cameroon / Bernard Gauthier, Albert Zeufack
  • Learning how to manage natural resource revenue : the experience of copper in Chile / J. Rodrigo Fuentes
  • Oil in Iran : dependence, distortions and distribution / Massoud Karshenas, Adeel Malik
  • Kazakhstan : public saving and private spending / Akram Esanov, Karlygash Kuralbayeva
  • The developmental state : Malaysia / Zainal Aznam Yusof
  • Management of resource revenue : Nigeria / Olu Ajakaiye, Paul Collier, Akpan H. Ekpo
  • The contest for control : oil and gas management in Russia / Valery Kryukov, Anatoly Tokarev, Shamil Yenikeyeff
  • Copper mining in Zambia : from collapse to recovery / Christopher Adam, Anthony M. Simpasa.
The study of natural resource extraction in resource-rich countries often shows that plunder, rather than prosperity, has become the norm. Management of natural resources differs widely in every state; a close examination of the decision making chains in various states highlights the key principles that need to be followed to avoid distortion and dependence. This book consists of eight case studies investigating the political economy of the decision chain, revealing where various states have met with success, or failed disastrously. This original research provides a unique insight into how different countries have handled their resource extraction. This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policy makers working across development economics and natural resource economics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230290228 20160606
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314 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The land use stabilization wedge strategy : shifting ground to mitigate climate change / John R. Nolon
  • Should owners and developers of low-performance buildings pay impact or mitigation fees to finance green building incentive programs and other sustainable development initiatives? / Carl J. Circo
  • Sustainability and land use planning : greening state and local land use plans and regulations to address climate change challenges and preserve resources for future generations / Patricia E. Salkin
  • Creating state incentives for commercial green buildings : did the Nevada experience set an example or alter the approach of other jurisdictions? / Darren A. Prum
  • Biophilic urbanism : inviting nature back to our communities and into our lives / Timothy Beatley
  • Revisiting Allied Tube and Noerr : the antitrust implications of green building legislation & case law considerations for policymakers / Stephen Del Percio
  • Who should regulate? Federalism and conflict in regulation of green buildings / Shari Shapiro.
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xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Key issues for smaller developing countries / by Ivan Mbrimi
  • Responses to trade and adaptation challenges / by Vicente Yu
  • International transport, tourism and services / by Keith Nurse
  • Food miles debate / by Hasit Shah
  • Standards and labelling for energy-efficient goods / by Paul Waide
  • Liberalisation of environmental goods and services / by Mahesh Sugathan
  • New technologies and innovation / by Maria Julia Oliva
  • Climate impact, adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector : trade linkages / by Anthony Okon Nyong
  • Climate change and fisheries : policy, trade and sustainable development issues / by Moustapha Kamal Gueye
  • Climate-related border measures / by Thomas L. Brewer
  • Energy-intensive sectors and international trade : possible sectoral agreements / by Joyashree Roy
  • Conclusions.
Responding to climate change is a global challenge with significant implications for small developing countries. Debate on how trade policy can mitigate the effects of climate change has so far centred on developed countries and the large emerging economies, especially China, Brazil and India, but what are the implications for small and vulnerable economies (SVEs), least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDS)? These countries are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change but they are least equipped to deal with changes in trade policy. Trade, Climate Change and Sustainable Development examines the opportunities and multiple large-scale challenges they face in adapting key trade sectors to the impact of climate change, addressing climate change measures, and furthering their own trade capacity and competitiveness in the global market. This book is the result of a joint project between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva. It will be of interest to policy-makers and anyone who wants to gain a clear understanding of the implications of climate change on the economies of smaller developing states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780850928815 20160603
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viii, 316 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Symposium foreword / J.B. Ruhl
  • Linguistic silos as barriers to sustainable environment / John Mixon
  • Sustainability, complexity, and the negotiation of constraint / Gregory Todd Jones
  • Natural resource sustainability from the geographical side of ecological economics / Christopher L. Lant
  • The hand is invisible, nature knows best, and justice is blind : markets, ecosystems, legal instrumentalism, and the natural law of systems / Bruce Pardy
  • Navigating the U.S. transition to sustainability : matching national governance challenges with appropriate legal tools / John C. Dernbach
  • The sustainability principle in sustainable energy / Irma S. Russell
  • Sustainable federal land management : protecting ecological integrity and preserving environmental principal / Robert L. Glicksman
  • Biodiversity baking and boiling : Endangered Species Act turning down the heat / Anna T. Moritz, Kassie R. Siegel, Brendan R. Cummings, William H. Rogers, Jr.
  • Carbon sequestration and sustainability / Alexandra B. Klass, Sara E. Bergan
  • Beyond the myth of everglades settlement : the need for a sustainability jurisprudence / Alfred R. Light
  • A case of sustainable development : the River God and the forest at the end of the world / Oliver A. Houck.
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vii, 97 p. ; 28 cm.
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xvi, 561 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • I: Introduction. The Misty Shores and Uncertain Currents of Sustainable Development: Challenges for Marine and Environmental Law. II: Sustainability in Question. III: Global Agreements/Arrangements Related to Marine Environmental Protection. IV: Canada and Regional Agreements/Arrangements for Marine Environmental Protection. V: The Canadian National Legal Framework for Marine Environmental Protection. VI: Future Directions in Marine and Environmental Law: Charting the Currents of Sustainable Development Principles.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041108562 20160528
This work charts a legal course towards principled development and management of the marine environment. It analyzes key principles of sustainable development and their implications for ocean law and policy, including integration, precaution, pollution prevention, polluter pays, public participation, community-based management and international equity. The author summarizes participation in global and regional agreements and arrangements for protecting the marine environment and suggests future directions for global, regional and national legal systems. For example, national law reforms include: establishing a coastal zone management framework, developing a process for designating and managing marine protected areas, adopting a precautionary approach in decision-making and recasting the public trust doctrine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789041108562 20160528
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xiv, 278 p. : ill., map, forms ; 24 cm.
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xi, 170 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
This work studies the developmental implications of environmental policy. It assesses the merits, drawbacks and technical feasibility for developing countries of applying the Polluter-Pays and User-Pays principles. The author then examines the Precautionary principle and Subsidiarity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781852789121 20160527
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xvii, 169 p. ; 24 cm.
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lii, 1529 p. ; 26 cm.
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xxxii, 439 p. ; 23 cm
  • Performance standard one : assessment and management of environmental and social risks and impacts
  • Performance standard two : labour and working conditions
  • Performance standard three : resource efficiency and pollution prevention
  • Performance standard four : community health, safety and security
  • Performance standard five : land acquisition and involuntary resettlement
  • Performance standard six : biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of living natural resources
  • Performance standard seven : indigenous peoples
  • Performance standard eight : cultural heritage.
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228 p. ; 27 cm.
  • Part 1 Principles for sustainable living: building a sustainable society-- respecting and caring for the community of life-- improving the quality of human life-- conserving the earth's vitality and diversity-- keeping within the earth's carrying capacity-- changing personal attitudes and practices-- enabling communities to care for their own environments-- providing a national framework for integrating development and conservation-- creating a global alliance. Part 2 Additional actions of sustainable living: energy-- business, industry and commerce-- human settlements-- farm and range lands-- forest lands-- fresh waters-- oceans and coastal areas. Part 3 implementation and follow-up: implementing the strategy. Part 4: net primary production pre-empted or destroyed by human activities-- classification of 160 countries by income-- average life expectancy at birth in 160 countries-- categories and management objectives of protected areas-- classification of countries by consumption of commercial energy per person and total fertility rate-- indicators of sustainability-- estimated cost of implementing major aspects of this strategy-- strategies for sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
This strategy is the successor to the World Conservation Strategy (also issued by IUCN, UNEP & WWF), which stressed the interdependence of conservation and development and gives currency to the idea of sustainable development. It made the point that unless the vitality and productivity of the planet are safeguarded, the future for humanity is at risk. Caring for the Earth builds on all that has been learned in the ten years since the World Conservation Strategy. Nothing less than a new ethic is required, based on affirming the community of life and cherishing its diversity - an ethic which has to be reflected in our personal attitudes and the organization of our communities as much as in wider policies. The author concludes that public participation is essential for the success of the strategy, which is addressed to individuals and citizens' groups as well as to governments - whatever their systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831263 20160528
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xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction. Key Terms and Concepts: A User's Guide A-Z Dictionary. Selected Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471962199 20160619
  • Not Obtainable.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471962205 20160619
A concise dictionary comprising over 2000 entries defining terms and concepts relating to environmental planning, management, conservation and sustainable development. The text which includes diagrams and boxes covers the whole span of environmental issues with the emphasis on international conventions, environmental law, environmental evolution in many countries, pollution control, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development and inter-generational equity. Containing more entries than any other previously published dictionary of its kind, this book is an essential reference for students, environmental managers, politicians and journalists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471962199 20160619
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98 p. ; 30 cm.
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xxi, 483 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Sustainable development as a matter of good governance: an introductory view-- K. Ginther, P.J.I.M. de Waart. Part I: Evolution of Concepts. 1. Evolving principles of sustainable development and good governance-- K. Hossain. 2. Sustainable development: some critical thoughts in the light of the Rio Conference-- P. Malanczuk. 3. The road to sustainable development: evolution of the concept of development in the U.N.-- Y. Matsui. 4. Reflections on the term "sustainable development" and its institutional implications-- M.C.W. Pinto. 5. The dynamics of sovereignty in a changing world-- N. Schrijver. 6. How to manage sustainable development? W. Lang. 7. Governance and sustainable development in Africa-- H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo. 8. Implementation of international sustainability imperatives at a national level-- B. Boer. Part II: Participatory Development. 9. Good governance through popular participation in sustainable development-- A.S. Tolentino. 10. Sustainable development and good governance: development and evolution of constitutional orders-- K. Ginther. 11. Constitutional orders and sustainable development: the Southern African experience and prospects-- P. Slinn. 12. Procedural aspects of international law in the field of sustainable development: citizens' rights-- P. Sands, J. Werksman. 13. The right of participation in development projects-- C.R. Taylor. 14. Popular participation: a precondition for sustainable development planning. The experiences in Uganda-- R.A. Wabunoha. Part III: Development Co-operation and Human Rights. 15. The right to self-determination from a sustainable development perspective-- P.J.I.M. de Waart. 16. European Community development co-operation, human rights, democracy and good governance: at odds or at ease with each other? K.C.J.M. Arts. 17. Implications of the principle of sustainable development, human rights and good governance for the GATT/WTO-- W. Benedek. 18. Conditionality, human rights and good governance: a dialogue of unequal partners-- P. Nherere. 19. Good governance and development co-operation: towards a global approach-- E/M/G. Denters. Part IV: Sensible Economic and Social Policies. 20. Common but differentiated State responsibility in international environmental law: from Stockholm (1972) to Rio (1992)-- S.R. Chowdhury. 21. Good governance, accountability, and official development co-operation: analyzing OECD-demands at the example of the IBRD-- K. Raffer. 22. Setting off distributory shortcomings-- K.M. Meessen. 23. Sustainable development and good governance: the transition to a steady-state economy-- P. Peters. 24. The GATT 1994: environmental sustainability of trade or environmental protection sustainable by trade? F. Weiss. 25. Combating corruption: a measure for shaping decision making in order to achieve sustainable development-- E. Ibanda-Nahamya. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792333418 20160528
The chapters in this volume are based on the papers that were presented at a seminar in March 1994 organized under the auspices of the newly established ILA Committee on Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development. The seminar focused on the legal principles and international practice of sustainable development and good governance as one of its constitutive elements. The book is divided into four parts: Evolution of Concepts, Participatory Development, Development Co-operation and Human Rights, and Sensible Economic and Social Policies. They reflect the holistic concept of sustainable development advanced by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature sustainable development. This concept implies that maintaining a quality of life for many generations is socially desirable, economically viable and ecologically sustainable. The volume highlights the principle of sustainable development as a major topic in international law embodied in the international instruments agreed upon at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (1992).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792333418 20160528
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xii, 174 pages : illustrations ; 21cm
Economic inequality has become like the weather: everyone talks about it and nobody does anything about it. Working Assets founder Peter Barnes actually has a plan: a bold effort to break the stalemate over economic policy, lift up our middle class, and make everyone a stakeholder in a cleaner planet. Barnes argues that, thanks to automation, globalization, and winner-take-all capitalism, there will never again be enough high-paying jobs to sustain a large middle class. The only hope lies in non-labor income - that is, in jobs plus something more. Building upon our Declaration of Independence, an essay by Thomas Paine, and a 30-year-old program in Alaska, Barnes proposes paying monthly dividends to every American. This supplemental income would come from the wealth we own together - such as the atmosphere, our ecosystems, and the benefits that flow from our common cultural, social, legal and intellectual heritage. Such dividends would not only keep our economy humming, but can also be designed to make it unprofitable to abuse nature. And Barnes' proposal bypasses the current gridlock between left and right; once set up, the dividend system is purely market-based. This is a truly visionary yet eminently practical solution to a seemingly intractable problem.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781626562141 20160618
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xxviii, 595 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • The range of light
  • Theoretical foundations
  • The exodus to exurbia
  • Economics and the environment
  • Ecotransformation and amenity values
  • The fragmented landscape
  • Politics and property
  • Managing exurban growth
  • Planning and politics
  • Habitats and humanity
  • Reinhabiting the West.
The rural west is at a crossroads, and the Sierra Nevada is at the center of this social and economic change. The Sierra Nevada landscape has always been valued for its bounty of natural resource commodities, but new residents and an ever-growing flood of tourists to the area have transformed the relationship between the region's nature and its culture. In an engaging narrative that melds the personal with the professional, Timothy P. Duane--who grew up in the area--documents the impact of rapid population growth on the culture, economy, and ecology of the Sierra Nevada since the late 1960s. He also recommends innovative policies for mitigating the negative effects of future population growth in this spectacular but threatened region, as well as throughout the rural west. Today, the primary social and economic values of the Sierra Nevada landscape are in the amenities and ecological services provided by its wildlands and functioning ecosystems. Duane shows how further unfettered population growth threatens the very values which have made the Sierra Nevada a desirable place to live and work. A new approach to land use planning, resource management, and local economic development--one that recognizes the emerging values of the landscape--is necessary in order to achieve sustainable development, Duane claims. Weaving personal experience with outstanding scholarship, he shows how such an approach must explicitly recognize the importance of values and the application of an environmental land ethic to future development in the area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520226760 20160618
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vi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The United Nations
  • Development and the global community
  • Peace and security
  • Human rights
  • Peacekeeping and peace-building
  • Africa
  • The Middle East
  • Prevention of genocide and the responsibility to protect
  • The value of diversity.
During his momentous time as Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan played a decisive role in launching the Millennium Development Goals, establishing the International Criminal Court, and articulating the Responsibility to Protect as a guiding principle for international action. In 2001 - just after 9/11 - he and the UN jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize, 'for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world.' These and other crucial events - including the crises over Kosovo and East Timor, and the war in Iraq - are encapsulated in this book of Kofi Annan's key speeches from throughout his term of office. The selection gives a broad view of Annan's most pressing concerns, and the eloquence with which he addressed them. Covering subjects from development, health, and climate change to the prevention of genocide and the ideal of diversity, these statements show how deeply involved the UN was in the most important issues of the era. We the Peoples is a timely and much-needed reminder of Annan's ideas and priorities; his words on war, peace, humanity, and 'man's inhumanity to man' still resonate today. This book will offer many pointers for maintaining and developing the UN as a vital instrument for humanity in the coming decades.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612055589 20160614
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xx, 270 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Sustainable development, security and armed conflict : developing a theoretical framework for a legal analysis of war and the environment
  • Failing sustainable development? : early warning, early action, and preventing environmental security threats
  • Sustainable development and the protection of the environment during times of armed conflict
  • Post-conflict : breaking the cycle for a better future : sustainable development and environmental protection relevancy to security and armed conflict
  • Conclusions and challenges.
This book explores environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict from a sustainable development perspective. The author details how at each stage of the armed conflict life cycle, policy, law and enforcement have fallen short of the sustainable development model and concludes with a set of suggestions for how to address this pressing concern. The book considers and discusses: Environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict from a holistically sustainable development perspective. Environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict in the life cycle of armed conflict: pre-conflict, in-conflict and post-conflict Uses substantive sustainable development principles (duty of states to ensure sustainable use of natural resources; equity and the eradication of poverty; common but differentiated responsibilities; precautionary principle; public participation; good governance; integration and interrelationship; and polluter pays principle) as tools or objectives to achieve sustainable development in the context of environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict. The concept of sustainable development is utilized to fill the gaps left by policy and law in the field of environmental protection relevant to security and armed conflict. The book also examines 5 case-studies relating to Somalia, Darfur, Sudan, Sierra Leone, the First Gulf war and the Kosovo conflict. This fascinating and detailed study will strongly appeal to academics and postgraduate students in the fields of both environmental protection and international law, researchers, policy-makers, NGOs and individuals working in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781004678 20160611
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