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25 p ; 21 cm.
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81 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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303 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 248 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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529 p. ; 22 cm.
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12 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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96 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xiii, 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
With issues like global warming and the loss of biodiversity becoming increasingly important to policymakers and scientists worldwide, the issue of sustainability cannot be ignored. Sustainable management of the biosphere has been the subject of much attention among ecologists, environmental engineers and other members of the scientific community. Yet although these issues are clearly rooted in economic behaviour and organization, the question of sustainability is not one that has been addressed directly by economists. This text presents a framework for understanding the Earth's future from an economic perspective. Geoffrey Heal's model begins with a reconciliation of the economist's and environmentalist's time horizon: in economics, discussions of "the long run" generally refer to a much shorter timeline than do those of the earth sciences. The work shows the benefits of viewing the environment as an economic asset that should be understood as part of a nation's income and explains how this approach can lead to more conservative patterns of resource use. It also provides complete mathematical templates for the valuation of a depletable stock and of renewable resources, the proper calculation of national income and the conduct of cost-benefit analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231113069 20160528
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xxii, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cn.
  • Contents: Introduction Frieder Rubik, Anneke von Raggamby and Anna Hirschbeck PART I: PERCEPTION OF SUSTAINABILITY PROBLEMS 1. Understanding Sustainability Evaluation and its Contributions to Policy-Making Reinhard Stockmann 2. How to Select Policy-Relevant Indicators for Sustainable Development Frank J. Dietz and Albert H. Hanemaaijer 3. Should Evaluation be Revisited for Sustainable Development? Wolfgang Meyer PART II: POLICY FORMATION: THE ROLE OF EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT 4. A Basic Roadmap for Sustainability Assessments: The SIMPLE Methodology Candice Stevens 5. Political Challenges in Policy-Level Evaluation for Sustainable Development: The Case of Trade Policy Clive George and Colin Kirkpatrick 6. Integrated Approaches for Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Tools: The Example of Land Use Katharina Helming, Ignacio de la Flor and Katharina Diehl 7. Politics of (Non-)Knowledge: Problems of Evaluation, Validity and Legitimacy Stefan Boschen PART III: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATION AREAS 8. How Informed Should Decisions Be? Stephen White and Jakub Koniecki 9. Impact Assessment in the European Union: The Continuation of Politics by Other Means? Anne C.M. Meuwese 10. Science-Policy Interface and the Role of Impact Assessments in the Case of Biofuels Bernd Hirschl, Timo Kaphengst, Anna Neumann and Katharina Umpfenbach PART IV: POLICY REFORMULATION: MONITORING AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT 11. Indicators as an Appraisal Technology: Framework for Analysing the Policy Influence of the UK Energy Sector Indicators Markku Lehtonen PART V: QUALITY AND EVALUATION 12. Quality Requirements for Sustainability Evaluations Anneke von Raggamby, Frieder Rubik, Doris Knoblauch and Rebecca Stecker 13. Bellagio SusTainability Assessment and Measurement Principles (BellagioSTAMP) - Significance and Examples from International Environmental Outlooks Jan Bakkes 14. Evaluation Quality in the Context of Sustainability Thomas Widmer 15. Developing and Mapping a Community for Evaluating Sustainable Development Andre Martinuzzi Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857932549 20160610
This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: * examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; * highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; * looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; * addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; * discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policymaking and evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857932549 20160610
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xviii, 457 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
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19 p. ; 30 cm.
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231 p. ; 24 cm.
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166 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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xxxi, 287 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part Introduction: general introduction - sustainability, potential for / constraints on sustainable development, the energy problem, (energy) models - general, energy forecast models, backcasting models, scope of this book. Part 2 Transition modelling framework: introduction to the transition models - general outline, world energy use and human activity, energy constraints on the final sustainable situation-- the basic model - energy demand, energy supply, constraints, sample calculations, sensitivity analysis-- extension with the primary energy-supply-system - introduction, the energy requirement for energy, sample calculations, sensitivity analysis-- extension with the materials supply system - introduction, total demand for materials, energy use per unit of material, sample calculations-- evaluation of the model structures and future options - general further development. Part 3 Discussion: conclusion and comparison to other studies - general conclusions from the sample calculations, comparison to other studies-- reflection - general, initiatives for transition, economy and environment, epilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858987316 20160527
Amounts of fossil fuels left on the planet are limited, and their use is further restricted due to constraints on CO2 emissions: there is a need to convert to a sustainable system. This book offers a backcasting approach to evaluate the physical constraints on sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858987316 20160527
Green Library
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v, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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177 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • The political economy of sustainable development, Tim O'Riordan, Heather Voisey-- governing institutions for sustainable development - the United Kingdom's national level approach, Heather Voisey, Tim O'Riordan-- Norway's institutional response to sustainable development, Liv Astrid Sverdrup-- the sustainability transition in Germany - some early stage experiences, Christiane Beuermann, Bernhard Burdick-- the evolution of sustainable development strategies in Portugal, Teresa G. Ribeiro, Valdemar J. Rodrigues-- Greece's institutional response to sustainable development, Panos Fousekis, Joseph N. Lekakis-- towards sustainability in the European Union? steps within the European Commission towards integrating the environment into other European Union policy sectors, David Wilkinson-- beyond the early stages of the sustainability transition, Tim O'Riordan, Heather Voisey.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714648309 20160527
The transition to sustainable development will test government and democracy in a fundamentally radical way. There is probably no such end state as truly sustainable development. So the pathways towards it are endless. In any case, like a mirage, sustainable development will metamorphose like a more distant goal as it is approached. This series of essays looks at three elements of sustainable development in terms of the institutional challenge they pose, and from the viewpoint of five European Union Member States.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714648309 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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114 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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277 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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