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v, 217 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The state of Nigerian environment and environmental law
  • Sustainability and legal principles
  • Seeking a sustainble development framework through urban and regional planning
  • Sustainable land use
  • Harmful wastes, sustainable development and environmental protection
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Human rights, environment and sustainability.
"[This book examines the] issues of land use planning and environmental management and protection in Nigeria. It builds on recent advances in environmental law, planning theories and sustainable development to provide students with the foundation they need to understand approaches that can mitigate impacts of land use practices and enhance environmental protection and sustainable development. While providing a base of knowledge in international and national environmental laws, its primary emphasis is on describing and explaining emerging approaches, methods, and techniques for environmental land use planning, and sustainability."-- Back cover.
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xvii, 233 pages : 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.
"Countries regularly track gross domestic product (GDP) as an indicator of their economic progress, but not wealth the assets such as infrastructure, forests, minerals, and human capital that produce GDP. In contrast, corporations routinely report on both their income and assets to assess their economic health and prospects for the future. Wealth accounts allow countries to take stock of their assets to monitor the sustainability of development, an urgent concern today for all countries. [This book] covers national wealth for 141 countries over 20 years (1995 2014) as the sum of produced capital, 19 types of natural capital, net foreign assets, and human capital overall as well as by gender and type of employment...New data substantially improve estimates of natural capital, and, for the first time, human capital is measured by using household surveys to estimate lifetime earnings. [This book] begins with a review of global and regional trends in wealth over the past two decades and provides examples of how wealth accounts can be used for the analysis of development patterns. Several chapters discuss the new work on human capital and its application in development policy. The book then tackles elements of natural capital that are not yet fully incorporated in the wealth accounts: air pollution, marine fisheries, and ecosystems."-- Back cover.
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xiii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Foreword: Really a sea change? : in search of a coherent and consistent sustainability approach?
  • Opening address / Vladimir V. Golitsyn
  • Sustainable production of offshore renewable energy : a global perspective / Gabriele Goettsche-Wanli
  • Sustainable energy generation from the oceans / Henning Jessen
  • International environmental law, sustainable generation of energy from the ocean, and small island developing states in the Pacific / David Kenneth Leary
  • Realization of sustainable management/development under the Law of the Sea Convention? / Rüdiger Wolfrum
  • Toward sustainable management of marine natural resources / Yoshifumi Tanaka
  • Sustainable management of ocean ecosystems : some comments / David Freestone
  • The area : common heritage of mankind, sponsoring states of convenience, and developing states / Edwin Egede
  • State practice in deep seabed mining : the case of the People's Republic of China / Keyuan Zou
  • Multinational corporations and international environmental liability : international subjectivity and universal jurisdiction (backs and forths after Kiobel) / Pablo Ferrara
  • OSPAR and coastal state encroachment on high seas submarine cable freedoms / Douglas R. Burnett.
In Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance an international group of eminent authors offer perspectives on the legal interface between sustainable economic growth, effective marine resource management and urgent environmental protection of the sea by addressing three key issues: deep sea mining, marine energy generation, and seabed pipeline and cable systems. In light of the sectoral nature of current ocean governance and the existing patchwork of management arrangements for the oceans, this book gives insights in search for a coherent and consistent sustainability approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004360266 20180430
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xiii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Nexus-thinking in international political economy : what energy and natural resource scholarship can offer international political economy / Caroline Kuzemko, Michael F. Keating and Andreas Goldthau
  • Conceptualizing the energy nexus of global public policy and international political economy / Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter
  • Advancing the international political economy of climate change adaptation : political ecology, political economy and social justice / Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • The resource nationalist challenge to global energy governance / Jeffrey D. Wilson
  • A gendered perspective on energy transformation processes / Cornelia Fraune
  • Climate change, international political economy and global energy policy / Robert Falkner
  • The politics of procurement and the low-carbon transition in South Africa / Lucy Baker and Jesse Burton
  • The energy union : a coherent policy package? / Claudia Strambo and Måns Nilsson
  • The political economy of low carbon infrastructure in the UK / Ralitsa Hiteva, Tim Foxon and Katherine Love
  • The new international political economy of natural gas / Tim Boersma and Akos Losz
  • Europe's largest natural gas producer in an era of climate change : Gazprom / Jack D. Sharples
  • Energy development in the Arctic : resource colonialism revisited / Daria Gritsenko
  • Transnational private regulation and the global governance of palm oil sustainability : from roundtable on sustainable palm oil certification to the palm oil innovation group/no-deforestation standard / Helen E.S. Nesadurai
  • International political economy and the global governance of hydroelectric dams / Michael F. Keating
  • Managing the use of natural resources : how ecosystem accounts helped in the Philippines / Stefanie Onder
  • How can climate justice and energy justice be reconciled? / Andrew lawrence
  • The politics of resistance in the neoliberal mining regime / Alvin A. Camba
  • Food for fuels? : examining the issue of trade-offs between energy and food / Anil Hira
  • Emerging economies and energy : the case of Turkey / Slawomir Raszewski
  • Low-carbon technologies, national innovation systems, and global production networks : the state of play / Llewelyn Hughes and Rainer Quitzow
  • An international political economy of climate change benchmarking : energy standard setting, responses and challenges / Caroline Kuzemko
  • Energy trends, political economy, and international order : the United States and the People's Republic / Wesley B. Renfro
  • International political economy of nuclear energy / Elina Brutschin and Jessica Jewell
  • The domestic factor in the international political economy of Eurasian gas trade / Morena skalamera
  • Between global aspirations and domestic imperatives : the case of Brazil / Flavio Lira
  • Localising energy : heat networks and municipal governance / Jessica Britton.
This Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the latest research from leading scholars on the international political economy of energy and resources. Highlighting the important conceptual and empirical themes, the chapters study all levels of governance, from global to local, and explore the wide range of issues emerging in a changing political and economic environment. The original contributions analyse energy as a highly complex, interconnected policy area, including how energy markets and regimes are constituted and the governance institutions that are being designed to challenge existing establishments. A number of contributors focus on intersections between energy and other policy fields or sectors, or nexes. These include the climate change, energy and low carbon transitions nexus; the food, water and forestry nexus; the energy, resources and development nexus; and the global-national-local nexus in energy. Significantly, this Handbook ties the contributions together by exploring opportunities for sustainable transitions and avoiding resource scarcity whilst taking other social needs, such as development, into account. This Handbook will be an essential resource for scholars and students of international political economy, governance and development studies as it covers: the environment, development, human rights, global production, energy transitions and energy security.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783475629 20180423
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18 pages : color charts ; 28 cm.
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xiii, 241 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Welcome to the Anthropocene
  • 2. Narrating Our Relationship with Nature
  • 3. Resilience and the Trickster: A New Narrative for the Anthropocene
  • 4. Regime Change for New Mexico Watersheds
  • 5. Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity: How the Trickster Undermines Sustainable Yield
  • 6. Thinking Like a System: Resilience as a Narrative of Connection
  • Conclusion. Living the New Story: Implications for Governance
  • Notes
  • Index.
The time has come for us to collectively reexamine-and ultimately move past-the concept of sustainability in environmental and natural resources law and management. The continued invocation of sustainability in policy discussions ignores the emerging reality of the Anthropocene, which is creating a world characterized by extreme complexity, radical uncertainty, and unprecedented change. From a legal and policy perspective, we must face the impossibility of even defining-let alone pursuing-a goal of "sustainability" in such a world.Melinda Harm Benson and Robin Kundis Craig propose resilience as a more realistic and workable communitarian approach to environmental governance. American environmental and natural resources laws date to the early 1970s, when the steady-state "Balance of Nature" model was in vogue-a model that ecologists have long since rejected, even before adding the complication of climate change. In the Anthropocene, a new era in which humans are the key agent of change on the planet, these laws (and American culture more generally) need to embrace new narratives of complex ecosystems and humans' role as part of them-narratives exemplified by cultural tricksters and resilience theory. Updating Aldo Leopold's vision of nature and humanity as a single community for the Anthropocene, Benson and Craig argue that the narrative of resilience integrates humans back into the complex social and ecological system known as Earth. As such, it empowers humans to act for a better future through law and policy despite the very real challenges of climate changeMelinda Harm Benson is an associate professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of New Mexico.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780700625161 20180205
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xix, 105 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Global energy justice
  • Fossil fuels and energy justice
  • Alternative energy sources and energy justice
  • An energy justice road map : six key considerations.
This book re-conceptualizes energy justice as a unifying agenda for scholars and practitioners working on the issues faced in the trilemna of energy security, poverty and climate change. McCauley argues that justice should be central to the rebalancing of the global energy system and also provides an assessment of the key injustices in our global energy systems of production and consumption.Energy Justice develops a new innovative analytical framework underpinned by principles of justice designed for investigating unfairness and inequalities in energy availability, accessibility and sustainability. It applies this framework to fossil fuel and alternative low carbon energy systems with reference to multiple case studies throughout the world. McCauley also presents an energy justice roadmap that inspires new solutions to the energy trilemna. This includes how we redistribute the benefits and burdens of energy developments, how to engage the new energy `prosumer' and how to recognise the unrepresented.This book will appeal to academics and students interested in issues of security and justice within global energy decision-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624938 20171227
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1 online resource (iii, 72 pages) : illustrations.
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9. We rise [2017]

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xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: UNcharted territory
  • Indigenous roots : connecting with the ways of my ancestors
  • Kid warrior : developing purpose at a young age
  • Composing revolution : creative passion into action
  • Moving from crisis to opportunity : how did we get here?
  • Holding back the sea : confronting the climate crisis
  • Wilderness warriors : where have all the wild things gone?
  • Troubled waters : defending life below the surface
  • Future food : re-envisioning our food systems
  • The true cost of fossil fuels : the future of energy is not down a hole
  • Fracking for fool's gas : the crisis of a false solution
  • From protestors to protectors : what Standing Rock taught the world
  • Justice, not just us : growing intersectional movements for lasting change
  • A rising generation : uplifting the voices of those who will inherit the earth.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today's youth will play an important role in shaping our future. Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, [this book] explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, [this book] is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture. If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, [this book] will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?
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xi, 330 pages ; 25 cm
  • Introduction / Celine Tan and Julio Faundez
  • Investment treaties, natural resources and regulatory space : technical issues and political choice in international investment law / Lorenzo Cotula
  • Risky business : political risk insurance and the law and governance of natural resources / Celine Tan
  • The extractive industries transparency initiative in Africa : overcoming the resource curse and promoting sustainable development / Emma Wilson and James Van Alstine
  • BITs, state regulation and business-related human rights violations in water and sanitation services / Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, Liber Martin, Liber and Juan Justo
  • Away from the spotlight : foreign investment in the Afghan extractive sector and the state's duty to protect the right to water / Daria Davitti
  • The governance of natural resources in Latin America : the commodities consensus and the policy space conundrum / Julio Faundez
  • Generating conflict : gold, water and vulnerable communities in the Colombian highlands / Christiana Ochoa
  • Situating the Amazon in world politics / Manuela Lavinas Picq
  • Tropical forests, climate change and green governmentality / Sam Adelman
  • The role of law in the economy and in regulating natural resources and environmental protection in China / John McEldowney
  • Natural resources and global value chains : what role for the WTO? / Fiona Smith
  • Sustainable chemical regulation in a global environment / Sharron McEldowney
  • Litigation against multinational oil companies in their home state jurisdictions : an alternative legal response to pollution damage in foreign jurisdictions / David Ong
  • The public interest in international investment arbitration on natural resources / Claire Buggenhoudt.
The centrality of natural resources to global economic growth has placed the debate over their ownership and control at the forefront of legal, territorial and political disputes. Combining both legal and policy expertise with academic and practitioner perspectives this book considers the dimensions of natural resource governance at a time when disputes over their use grow more acute. Focusing on the law, regulation and governance of natural resources, this timely work examines in detail the conflicts and contradictions arising at the intersection between international economic law, sustainable development and other areas of international law, most notably human rights law and environmental law. Exploring the views of different stakeholder groups in the natural resources sectors, key chapters consider whether their differing interests and concerns are adequately addressed under national and international law. This book will appeal to scholars of law, political science and development studies. It will also benefit policy practitioners and advocacy specialists in development NGOs, research institutes and international organisations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783478378 20171030
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589 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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xix, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Natural resources and energy regulation in Australia : the energy white paper in context / Andrew D. Mitchell and Jessica Casben
  • Legal system of natural resource protection in China : GATT 20 and China's export limits on resources / Jingdong Liu
  • Law and policy on mineral resources in Mongolia : seeking inescapable stability / Amarsanaa Batbold
  • Natural resources regime in India : impact on trade and investment / R.V. Anuradha and Piyush Joshi
  • A note on the China rare earths case / Mitsuo Matsushita and Thomas J. Schoenbaum
  • The World Trade Organization and export restrictions / Gabrielle Marceau
  • Reforming WTO discipline on export duties : sovereignty over natural resources, economic development and environmental protection / Julia Ya Qin
  • Free trade agreements and natural resources / Junji Nakagawa
  • Comment to chapter "Free trade agreements and natural resources" / Y. Fukunaga
  • The iron ore production joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton : the European angle of multinational antitrust review / Jean-François Bellis
  • Putting limits on extra-territorial coverage of competition laws in the age of global supply chains : comparison of the US and Japan / Toshiaki Takigawa
  • Special agreements and energy : filling the gaps / Michael Hahn and Kateryna Holzer
  • Energy Charter Treaty : standing out beside the WTO / Noriko Yodogawa
  • Changes in cycles and risks in circumvention? : comments to chapter "Special agreements and energy : filling the gaps" / Tomohiko Kobayashi
  • The climate-trade conundrum : a critical analysis of the WTO's jurisprudence on subsidies to renewable energy / Huaxia Lai
  • Export restraints of natural resources and the SCM agreement / Jaemin Lee
  • Subsidies issues in renewable energy trade / Heng Wang
  • International energy trade and investor-state arbitration : what role for sustainable development? / Susan L. Karamanian
  • Comment to "International energy trade and investor-state arbitration" / Shotaro Hamamoto
  • Climate change, trade, and investment law : what difference would a real responsibility to protect make? / Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer
  • Comments to "Climate change, trade, and investment law : what difference would a real responsibility to protect make?" / Shinya Murase.
This book seeks to answer the questions: how do the rules of international treaties on trade and investment apply to the new laws and policies relating to energy-related trade, and do the rules of the multilateral system contribute to or detract from sustainable development? An emerging set of new problems in the law of international trade is how to reconcile the rules of the multilateral trading system with shortages of certain natural resources and the necessity to develop renewable energy resources. The chapters in this book provide a comprehensive analysis of the international trade issues presented by national trade laws and policies with regard to natural resources and energy. This book is about the extent to which we are interpreting existing rules to cover emerging problems and how the rules of the multilateral trading system can be adapted to achieve sustainable development in natural resources and energy. The book begins with a survey of selected national laws relating to recent restrictions on the export of natural resources, both resources used to produce energy as well as natural resources essential for industrial production. After examining the range of such laws in selected important countries, we turn to the application of the rules of the multilateral trading system to such export restrictions. We discuss the major rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as the natural resources rules in selected regional preferential free trade agreements. While there is not a comprehensive global legal regime on competition law, we believe it is also important to examine how selected national competition laws impact export restrictions on natural resources.This book will be a major contribution to the international dialogue on international economic law issues with respect to trade in natural resources and energy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9784431564249 20170907
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viii, 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • The making of a post-GDP world
  • The rise and fall of GDP ideology
  • Post-GDP economics
  • Post-GDP politics
  • Post-GDP world
  • Conclusion: Data of the people, for the people and by the people.
GDP is much more than a simple statistic. It has become the overarching benchmark of success and a powerful ordering principle at the heart of the global economy. But the convergence of major economic, social and environmental crises has exposed the flaws of our economic system which values GDP above all else as a measure of prosperity and growth. In this provocative and inspiring new book, political economist Lorenzo Fioramonti sets out his vision of a world after GDP. Focusing on pioneering research on alternative metrics of progress, governance innovation and institutional change, he makes a compelling case for the profound and positive transformations that could be achieved through a post-GDP system of development. From a new role for small business, households and civil society to a radical evolution of democracy and international relations, Fioramonti sets out a combination of top-down reforms and bottom-up pressures whose impact, he argues, would be unprecedented, making it possible to build a more equitable, sustainable and happy society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509511358 20170821
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xv, 379 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
  • The role of sustainable development and the associated principles of environmental law and governance in the anthropocene / Jonathan Verschuuren
  • Reimagining international environmental law in the anthropocene / Tim Stephens
  • Doing time : the temporalities of environmental law / Benjamin Richardson
  • "Anthropocene, capitalocene, chthulucene" : re-encountering environmental law and its "subject" with Haraway and new materialism / Anna Grear
  • Critical environmental law and the double register of the anthropocene : a biopolitical reading / Vito De Lucia
  • Critical environmental law / Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
  • Materiality and the ontological turn in the anthropocene : establishing a dialogue between law, anthropology, and eco-philosophy / Saskia Vermeylen
  • Global environmental governance in the anthropocene : setting and achieving global goals / Maria Ivanova and Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy
  • Global environmental constitutionalism in the anthropocene / Louis J. Kotzé
  • Global justice in the anthropocene / Carmen G. Gonzalez
  • The imperative of ecological integrity : conceptualising a fundamental legal norm for a new world system in the anthropocene / Klaus Bosselmann
  • Of human responsibility : considering the human/environment relationship and ecosystems in the anthropocene / Karen Morrow
  • The corporation and the anthropocene / Sally Wheeler
  • Judging the anthropocene : transformative adjudication in the Anthropocene epoch / Lynda Collins
  • The emergence of transnational environmental law in the anthropocene / Jolene Lin
  • The end of European Union environmental law : an environmental programme for the anthropocene / Han Somsen.
The era of eco-crises signified by the Anthropocene trope is marked by rapidly intensifying levels of complexity and unevenness, which collectively present unique regulatory challenges to environmental law and governance. This volume sets out to address the currently under-theorised legal and consequent governance challenges presented by the emergence of the Anthropocene as a possible new geological epoch. While the epoch has yet to be formally confirmed, the trope and discourse of the Anthropocene undoubtedly already confront law and governance scholars with a unique challenge concerning the need to question, and ultimately re-imagine, environmental law and governance interventions in the light of a new socio-ecological situation, the signs of which are increasingly apparent and urgent. This volume does not aspire to offer a univocal response to Anthropocene exigencies and phenomena. Any such attempt is, in any case, unlikely to do justice to the multiple implications and characteristics of Anthropocene forebodings. What it does is to invite an unrivalled group of leading law and governance scholars to reflect upon the Anthropocene and the implications of its discursive formation in an attempt to trace some initial, often radical, future-facing and imaginative implications for environmental law and governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781509906567 20170717
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x, pages 453-795 ; 26 cm
  • The high seas lowdown : an Introduction to the issue / Paul Stanton Kibel
  • Outside articles. The law on highly migratory fish stocks : ITLOS jurisprudence in context / Marcos A. Orellana
  • Control begins at home : tackling flags of convenience and IUU Fishing / Deirdre Warner-Kramer
  • A case study in international shark conservation : the convention on international trade in endangered species and the spiny dogfish / Sonja Fordham & Coby Dolan
  • The fisheries subsidies negotiations in the World Trade Organization : a "win-win-win" for trade, the environment and sustainable development / Alice L. Mattice
  • The promise of Johannesburg : fisheries and the World Summit on Sustainable Development / Tim Eichenberg & Mitchell Shapson
  • World ocean public trust : high seas fisheries after Grotius : towards a new ocean ethos? / Montserrat Gorina-Ysern.
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209 pages ; 24 cm
  • Diritto alla cultura : un osservatorio sulla sostenibilità culturale / Paola Bilancia
  • Sul concetto di sostenibilità / Leonardo Salvemini
  • La sostenibilità culturale : un nuovo paradigma / Monica Amari
  • Un osservatorio sui rapporti tra stato costituzionale e società multiculturale / Corrado Caruso
  • Diritti culturali e multiculturalismo nello stato costituzionale / Filippo Scuto
  • La duplice natura dei diritti culturali / Francesca Sgrò
  • Tutela e valorizzazione della diversità culturale / Chiara Galbersanini
  • Patrimonio culturale : per una sostenibilità dell'identità nazionale ed europea / Silvia Sassi
  • Sostenibilità culturale e ragionevolezza scientifica nelle scelte "bio-giuridiche" : spunti di riflessione / Federico Gustavo Pizzetti
  • Diritto d'autore e sostenibilità culturale / Marco Orofino
  • I beni culturali immateriali : il futuro alle nostre spalle? / Davide Galliani
  • Memoria collettiva, identità e cultura nello stato democratico / Angela Di Gregorio
  • I diritti indigeni in America latina fra profili storici e dinamiche attuali / Marzia Rosti
  • La sostenibilità culturale negli Stati Uniti / Marco Sioli
  • Modello canadese di risposta al multiculturalismo / Giovanni Cavaggion
  • Tutela, valorizzazione e accesso alla cultura nelle costituzioni degli stati dell'Unione Europea / Caterina Filippini
  • La sostenibilità culturale fra livello locale e nazionale : alcune considerazioni di policy / Luciano M. Fasano.
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vii, 263 pages ; 26 cm
  • The meaning of sustainability
  • The principle of sustainability
  • Ecological justice
  • Ecological human rights and constitutions
  • The state as environmental trustee
  • Governance for sustainability.
This book investigates how sustainability informs key principles and concepts of domestic and international law. It calls for the recognition of ecological sustainability as a fundamental principle to guide the entire legal system rather than just environmental legislation. To this end, the book makes a contribution to global environmental constitutionalism, a rapidly growing area within comparative and international environmental law and constitutional law. This 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent developments and new case law. The book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy makers working in the areas of environmental law and governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472481313 20170403
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xvii, 306 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Thinking the unthinkable : Asia-Pacific perspectives on the revision of the UNCLOS / Seokwoo Lee
  • Can the contiguous zone be used for environmental protection purposes? / Warwick Gullett
  • A study on the experiences in managing regional fishery resources in East Asia : with special reference to the South China Sea / Kuan-Hsiung Wang
  • The right hook? : mainstreaming detection technology to end global illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing / Anastasia Telesetsky
  • Environmental law principles in the European Union legislation governing offshore oil and gas operations / Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe
  • Non-living resources in disputed areas in the East China Sea : law and policy issues concerning provisional arrangements under the UNCLOS / Robert Beckman and Tara Davenport
  • Environmentally sustainable seabed activities in the South China Sea / Vasco Becker-Weinberg
  • Marine protected areas in ABNJ versus the principle of high seas freedom : possible pathway from the OSPAR experience / Yao Huang and Pham Tran Vuong
  • Establishment and management of MPAs in ABNJ : a Chinese perspective / Jinpeng Wang and Tianbao Qin
  • The ecosystem approach to international marine management under international law : a case study of the East China Sea / Chen-Ju Chen
  • Climate change and the law of the sea : challenges of the sea level rise and the protection of the affected states / Julia Guifang Xue
  • Marine renewable energy : what issues a lawyer should possibly think of? / Yen-Chiang Chang.
The concept of sustainable development is created to coordinate the relationship between resource uses and environmental protection. Environmental protection is necessary to achieve the goal of sustainable resource uses and economic benefits deriving from resources can provide the conditions in which environmental protection can best be achieved. Sustainable Development and the Law of the Sea offers international legal perspectives on ocean uses including fisheries management, sustainable use of marine non-living resources, and marine protected areas in the context of sustainable development. Pushing that sustainability is a requirement for ocean use as well as for the establishment and development of the world marine legal order, the volume provides a useful reference for policy-makers and the international legal community and for all those interested in ocean governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004332126 20170313
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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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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.
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