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xvi, 401 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Builds sufficiency as a principle for sustainability with concepts and case studies and shows how seeking enough when more is possible is intuitive, rational and ethical. What if modern society put a priority on the material security of its citizens and the ecological integrity of its resource base? What if it took ecological constraint as a given, not a hindrance but a source of long-term economic security? How would it organise itself, structure its industry, shape its consumption? Across time and across cultures, people actually have adapted to ecological constraint. They have changed behaviour; they have built institutions. And they have developed norms and principles for their time. Today's environmental challenges - at once global, technological, and commercial - require new behaviours, new institutions, and new principles. In this highly original work, Thomas Princen builds one such principle: sufficiency. Sufficiency is not about denial, not about sacrifice or doing without. Rather, when resource depletion and overconsumption are real, sufficiency is about doing well. It is about good work and good governance; it is about goods that are good only to a point. With examples ranging from timbering and fishing to automobility and meat production, Princen shows that sufficiency is perfectly sensible and yet absolutely contrary to modern society's dominant principle, efficiency. He argues that seeking enough when more is possible is both intuitive and rational - personally, organisationally and ecologically rational. And under global ecological constraint, it is ethical. Over the long term, an economy - indeed a society--cannot operate as if there's never enough and never too much.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262162326 20160528
Green Library, Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxii, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: The Ongoing Agenda 2. Natural Resources and Management: Emerging Views 3. Social-Ecological Systems 4. Resilience: Health of Social-Ecological Systems 5. Can Commons Be Managed? 6. Co-management: Searching for Multilevel Solutions 7. Coastal Zone: Reconciling Multiple Uses 8. Conserving Biodiversity: MPAs and Stewardship 9. Coastal Livelihoods: Resources and Development 10. Local and Traditional Knowledge: Bridging with Science 11. Social-Ecological System Based Management 12. An Interdisciplinary Science for the Coast Appendix: Annotated Web Links for Further Reading and Exploration.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138779815 20160618
Issues of sustainability and increased competition over coastal resources are changing practices of resource management. Societal concerns about environmental degradation and loss of coastal resources have steadily increased, while other issues like food security, biodiversity, and climate change, have emerged. A full set of social, ecological and economic objectives to address these issues are recognized, but there is no agreement on how to implement them. This interdisciplinary and "big picture book" - through a series of vivid case studies from environments throughout the world - suggests how to achieve these new resource management principles in practical, accessible ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138779815 20160618
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
vii, 195 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Warm Greetings
  • Where Are the Fish? The New Competitive Reality
  • Overfished Ocean Strategy: Five Principles That Make It Work
  • Principle One: From Line to Circle
  • Principle Two: From Vertical to Horizontal
  • Principle Three: From Growth to Growth
  • Principle Four: From Plan to Model
  • Principle Five: From Department to Mindset
  • The Death of Green,.or Is Your Marriage Sustainable?
  • As a Means of Conclusion: What Should Business Do.
We are living amidst a remarkable transformation. The linear, throwaway economy of today - in which we extract resources, create products, use them, and throw them away like a cheap plastic fork - is rapidly coming to a close. We are, simply put, running out of things to mine and places to trash. A new economy is being born, one that takes this line and turns it into a circle. Resource scarcity - the overfished ocean - is the reality virtually every company is swimming in. Those managers who deeply understand and master this shift will be able to turn the new reality into disruptive innovation and remarkable competitive advantage. Overfished Ocean Strategy offers five essential principles for developing products and services for this new reality. A business owner herself, Nadya Zhexembayeva fills the book with examples of companies that are already successfully navigating the overfished ocean. Unlike less-farsighted companies, they are not making "green" products as a sideline for a niche market but rather have made dealing with resource scarcity the central, driving force of their entire strategy. As these innovators ride ahead of the wave, new products, new business models, new markets, and new profits follow. You can join them, or you can be left standing on the shore.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781609949648 20160616
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxvii, 241 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
  • Making the green economy work for everybody / Michael Renner
  • The path to degrowth in overdeveloped countries / Erik Assadourian
  • Planning for inclusive and sustainable urban development / Eric S. Belsky
  • Moving toward sustainable transport / Michael Replogle and Colin Hughes
  • Information and communications technologies creating livable, equitable, sustainable cities / Diana Lind
  • Measuring U.S. sustainable urban development / Eugenie L. Birch and Amy Lynch
  • Reinventing the corporation / Allen L. White and Monica Baraldi
  • A new global architecture for sustainability governance / Maria Ivanova
  • Nine population strategies to stop short of 9 billion / Robert Engelman
  • From light green to sustainable buildings / Kaarin Taipale
  • Public policies on more-sustainable consumption / Helio Mattar
  • Mobilizing the business community in Brazil and beyond / Jorge Abrabāo, Paulo Itacarambi, and Henrique Lian
  • Growing a sustainable future / Monique Mikhail
  • Food security and equity in a climate-constrained world / Mia MacDonald
  • Biodiversity: combating the sixth mass extinction / Bo Normander
  • Ecosystem services for sustainable prosperity / Ida Kubiszewski and Robert Costanza
  • Getting local government right / Joseph Foti.
In the 2012 edition of its flagship report, Worldwatch celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit with a far-reaching analysis of progress toward building sustainable economies. Written in clear language with easy-to-read charts, "State of the World 2012" offers a new perspective on what changes and policies will be necessary to make sustainability a permanent feature of the world's economies. The Worldwatch Institute has been named one of the top three environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610910378 20160609
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