1 online resource (220 pages)
  • Acknowledgments ix 1 Introduction to the Principles 1 1.1 The 10 principles of food industry sustainability 1 1.2 Principles practices potential 2 1.3 What is sustainability in the food industry? 2 1.4 The destructive course of the food system 3 1.4.1 Climate change 4 1.4.2 Natural resource depletion and degradation 6 1.4.3 Pollution and toxicity 7 1.4.4 Rural economy and development 7 1.4.5 Food safety and nutrition 8 1.5 Reasons for principles for sustainability in the food industry 8 1.6 The business benefit 10 1.7 What needs to be done 11 References 13 2 Agriculture and the Environment 15 2.1 Climate 15 2.2 Land and biodiversity 17 2.3 Water and pollution 20 2.4 Approaches to more sustainable agriculture 22 2.4.1 Sustainable agriculture requirements and standards 24 2.4.2 Unilever sustainable agriculture program 27 2.4.3 Starbucks C.A.F.E practices 29 2.4.4 Walmart sustainability index 29 2.4.5 PepsiCo sustainable farming initiative 30 2.4.6 Sysco Corporation s sustainable agriculture/Ipm initiative 30 2.5 Summary 31 Resources 31 References 32 3 Welfare and Environmental Considerations in Production and Harvesting of Animals, Fish, and Seafood 37 3.1 Livestock care 37 3.1.1 Approaches to address livestock welfare 40 3.2 Fish and seafood 45 3.2.1 Farmed fish 47 3.2.2 Approaches to address seafood 48 3.3 Environmental impacts from livestock production 50 3.3.1 Greenhouse gas emissions 50 3.3.2 Land use and pollution from livestock production 53 3.3.3 Approaches to address environmental impacts from livestock 54 3.4 Summary 59 Resources 60 References 60 4 Processing 65 4.1 Energy 65 4.1.1 Energy sources and impacts 65 4.1.2 Energy use in food processing 69 4.1.3 Sierra Nevada s energy and climate program 72 4.1.4 Heinz s energy effort in energy and greenhouse gas emissions 73 4.2 Water 74 4.2.1 Nestle 77 4.2.2 The Coca-Cola Company water stewardship 78 4.3 Chemicals and other inputs 80 4.4 Lean, clean, and green processing 81 4.5 Summary 85 Resources 86 References 86 5 Packaging 91 5.1 Packaging hotspots 91 5.1.1 Materials 91 5.1.2 End of life 98 5.1.3 Social hotspots 99 5.2 Responsible packaging 99 5.2.1 M aterials and sourcing 102 5.2.2 Design and innovation 105 5.2.3 End of life 107 5.2.4 PepsiCo s sustainable packaging program 110 5.2.5 Sustainable Packaging Coalition 111 5.3 Summary 112 Resources 113 References 113 6 Distribution and Channels 117 6.1 Transportation 117 6.1.1 Refrigeration in transportation 122 6.1.2 EPA SmartWay 123 6.2 Facility management 123 6.2.1 Refrigerants 129 6.2.2 Cleaning and indoor environmental quality management 130 6.2.3 Environmentally preferable purchasing 131 6.2.4 Construction 132 6.3 Gordon Food Service distribution and facilities improvements 134 6.4 Food retailer J. Sainsbury addressing the environment 135 6.5 Subway restaurants showing how to green operations 137 6.6 Summary 139 Resources 140 References 140 7 Food Waste 143 7.1 The impacts from wastage 143 7.2 Reducing wastage 145 7.2.1 Waste management 150 7.3 Summary 161 Resources 162 References 162 8 Nutrition, Security, and Equity 165 8.1 Nutrition 166 8.1.1 Food safety 166 8.1.2 O vernutrition and obesity 169 8.1.3 Food security 171 8.2 Equity 173 8.2.1 Smallholders 174 8.2.2 Women empowerment 175 8.2.3 Farm labor 177 8.2.4 Local food 180 8.3 Summary 183 Resources 185 References 185 9 Sustainable Food Consumption and the Potential of the Principles 189 9.1 Sustainable consumption 189 9.1.1 Sustainable diets and behaviors 190 9.1.2 Double pyramid 192 9.1.3 Innocent promotes sustainable consumption 193 9.2 The potential of the principles 194 References 200 Index 203.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118447734 20160802
Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world s growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with years of experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progress required to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources, enhance economic development, and close resource loops. The book makes this complex topic approachable and actionable by identifying the most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire food supply chain and showing, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all play a role in advancing improvement. The book begins with an overview of the Principles of sustainability in the food industry: what they are and why they matter. Subsequent chapters focus on each of the Ten Principles in detail: how they relate to the food industry, their global relevance (including their environmental, health, and social impacts), and the best practices to achieve the potential of meaningful and positive progress that the Principles offer. Specific examples from industry are presented in order to provide scalable solutions and bring the concepts to life, along with top resources for further exploration. The Principles, practices, and potential of sustainability in the food industry covered in this book are designed to be motivating and to offer a much-needed and clear way forward towards a sustainable food supply.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118447734 20160802
255 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
333 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 128 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction to the Issues
  • Outline of research undertaken
  • The structure of the book
  • 2. Tools for Measuring, Managing and Target Setting for Sustainable Development
  • Indicators for SD
  • Indicators for SD with formal assessment criteria
  • Modelling for SD evaluation using a common metric
  • 3. The Sustainability Assessment Model: An Outline and Evaluation
  • Background to the SAM
  • Outline of the SAM
  • Bring the flows together and evaluating SD performance
  • 4. Sustainability Assessment Model in Action
  • Project appraisal and capital budgeting in BP
  • SAM in action: the cases
  • Evaluating the SAM
  • 5. Sustainable Development in Decision Making in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Sector strategy for SD
  • SD evaluation in oil and gas companies (individual interviews)
  • SD evaluation in oil and gas companies (conference summary)
  • 6. Sustainable Development Evaluation Outside of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Construction
  • Electricity generation
  • 7. Conclusions.
This CIMA research project provides insights into the interrelationship between existing management accounting practices and accounting tools which seek to guide organisations towards sustainable development and create information about accounting techniques which addresses the issue of sustainable development. Few studies have sought management accountants views on accounting techniques. This research project builds on the existing literature by paying attention to interactions between sustainable development performance data, management accountants, management accounting processes and management accounting generated data. The research also draws from FCA (full accounting technique)which is an accounting technique gaining currency within policy and business circles.The project points out that the SAM (Sustainability Assessment Model) is a form of full cost accounting and the research furthers our knowledge of FCA and its usefulness as an accounting tool. The project also examines how sustainable development data is used within a case study organisation (BP) and how such data can be used within other organisations. It shows how Sustainability Assessment Model (SAM) performance data is perceived by project management teams. It provides a broad perception of the SAM from the oil and gas industry. It evaluates the usefulness of the SAM in the electricity and building industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750685597 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 219 p. : ill., ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Foreword 1. Sustainable Development and Climate Change 2. Methodology 3. Energy-Economy-Environment Scenarios at IIASA-ECS 4. Technology Clusters 5. A Sustainable-Development Scenario in Detail 6. Summary and Policy Implications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769231 20160527
Sustainable development and global climate change have figured prominently in scientific analysis and international policymaking since the early 1990s. This book formulates technology strategies that will lead to environmentally sustainable energy systems, based on an analysis of global climate change issues using the concept of sustainable development. The authors focus on environmentally compatible, long-term technology developments within the global energy system, while also considering aspects of economic and social sustainability. The authors analyze a large number of alternative scenarios and illustrate the differences between those that meet the criteria for sustainable development and those that do not. As a result of their analysis, they identify a variety of promising socio-economic and environmental development paths that are consistent with sustainable development. One sustainable-development scenario and its policy implications are then presented in detail from a technology change perspective. The authors propose ambitious targets for technology adoption that are judged to achieve the desired socio-economic and environmental goals. Although the optimal policy mix to pursue these targets is clearly country-specific, the authors suggest that energy-related R&D that leads to technology performance improvements and the promotion of technology adoption in niche markets are the policy options which will yield the most significant long-term benefits. Policymakers, economists and researchers working on sustainability, energy economics, and technology change and innovation will welcome this topical and highly readable book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769231 20160527
Green Library
viii, 1 [leaf], 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
iv, 75 leaves : ill., map ; 30 cm.
This study analyses changes in smallholder livelihood strategies in the Blantyre Shire Highlands between 1990 and 2000. It is based on individual interviews with 50 smallholder households, supplemented by a short quantitative survey and focus-group discussions.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource.
  • About the Editors ix Preface xi PART I: PROMISING INNOVATION IN BIOMASS CONVERSION 1 Metabolic Engineering: Enabling Technology for Biofuels Production 3 Mitchell Tai and Gregory N. Stephanopoulos 2 Hydrolysis and Fermentation for Cellulosic Ethanol Production 11 Charilaos Xiros, Evangelos Topakas and Paul Christakopoulos 3 Lipid-Based Liquid Biofuels from Autotrophic Microalgae: Energetic and Environmental Performance 33 Lucas Reijnders 4 Catalytic Pyrolysis of Biomass for Transportation Fuels 45 Angelos A. Lappas, Kostas G. Kalogiannis, Eleni F. Iliopoulou, Kostas S. Triantafyllidis and Stylianos D. Stefanidis 5 Integrated Biomass Hydropyrolysis and Hydrotreating: A Brief Review 57 Martin Linck, Larry Felix, Terry Marker and Michael Roberts 6 Transportation Fuels from Biomass via Fast Pyrolysis and Hydroprocessing 65 Douglas C. Elliott 7 Biomass Gasification for Synthesis Gas Production and Applications of the Syngas 73 Reinhard Rauch, Jitka Hrbek and Hermann Hofbauer 8 Hydrogen Generation from Biomass Materials: Challenges and Opportunities 93 Pravakar Mohanty, Kamal K. Pant and Ritesh Mittal 9 Production of Renewable Hydrogen by Reformation of Biofuels 109 Paraskevi Panagiotopoulou, Christina Papadopoulou, Haris Matralis and Xenophon Verykios 10 Fischer Tropsch Conversion of Biomass-Derived Synthetic Gas to Liquid Fuels 131 Andreas Helland Lillebo, Anders Holmen, Bjorn Christian Enger and Edd Anders Blekkan 11 Critical Factors for High Temperature Processing of Biomass from Agriculture and Energy Crops to Biofuels and Bioenergy 149 Stelios Arvelakis and Emmanuel G. Koukios 12 Second-Generation Biofuels:Why They are Taking so Long 163 Daniel J. M. Hayes 13 Separation Technologies for Current and Future Biorefineries Status and Potential of Membrane-Based Separation 193 Lan Ying Jiang and Jia Ming Zhu 14 Catalysis at Room Temperature: Perspectives for Future Green Chemical Processes 209 Frank Leung-Yuk Lam, Michael C. L. Li, Rock S. L. Chau, Rick A. D. Arancon, Xijun Hu and Rafael Luque 15 Co-Firing of Biomass with Coal in Thermal Power Plants: Technology Schemes, Impacts, and Future Perspectives 233 Emmanouil Karampinis, Panagiotis Grammelis, Michalis Agraniotis, Ioannis Violidakis and Emmanuel Kakaras PART II: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR BIOMASS SUPPLY 16 Bioenergy and Land Use Change State of the Art 251 Goran Berndes, Serina Ahlgren, P *al Borjesson, and Annette L. Cowie 17 Forest Energy Procurement: State of the Art in Finland and Sweden 273 Johanna Routa, Antti Asikainen, Rolf Bjorheden, Juha Laitila and Dominik Roser 18 Options for Increasing Biomass Output from Long-Rotation Forestry 285 Gustaf Egnell and Rolf Bjorheden 19 Recovery Rate of Harvest Residues for Bioenergy in Boreal and Temperate Forests: A Review 293 Evelyne Thiffault, Ariane B'echard, David Par'e and Darren Allen 20 Forest Bioenergy Feedstock Harvesting Effects on Water Supply 317 Daniel G. Neary and Karen A. Koestner 21 Best Management Practices for Forest Bioenergy Programs 333 Daniel G. Neary 22 Principles of Nutrient Management for Sustainable Forest Bioenergy Production 351 Donald Mead and Charles Smith 23 Crop Coefficients of Jatropha (Jatropha Curcas) and Pongamia (Pongamia Pinnata) UsingWater Balance Approach 363 Kaushal K. Garg, Suhas P. Wani and A. V. R. Kesava Rao 24 Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol: Developments so far and Challenges for the Future 373 Arnaldo Walter, Marcelo Valadares Galdos, Fabio Vale Scarpare, Manoel Regis Lima Verde Leal, Joaquim Eug enio Abel Seabra, Marcelo Pereira da Cunha, Michelle Cristina Araujo Picoli and Camila Ortolan Fernandes de Oliveira 25 The Climate Benefit of Swedish Ethanol: Present and Prospective Performance 395 P *al Borjesson, Serina Ahlgren and Goran Berndes 26 Performance of Small-Scale Straw-to-Heat Supply Chains in Norway 411 Helmer Belbo and Bruce Talbot 27 Transport Sector in Ireland: Can 2020 National Policy Targets Drive Indigenous Biofuel Production to Success? 419 Egle Gusciute, Ger Devlin, Fionnuala Murphy and Kevin McDonnell 28 Prospects for Domestic Biofuels for Transport in Sweden 2030 Based on Current Production and Future Plans 431 Maria Grahn and Julia Hansson 29 Land and the Food Fuel Competition: Insights from Modeling 447 Sylvia Prieler, Gunther Fischer and Harrij van Velthuizen 30 The Impact of Biofuel Demand on Agricultural Commodity Prices: A Systematic Review 465 U. Martin Persson 31 How do Sustainability Standards Consider Biodiversity? 483 Oskar Englund and Goran Berndes 32 A Global Survey of Stakeholder Views and Experiences for Systems Needed to Effectively and Efficiently Govern Sustainability of Bioenergy 507 Inge Stupak, Jamie Joudrey, C. Tattersall Smith, Luc Pelkmans, Helena Chum, Annette Cowie, Oskar Englund, Chun Sheng Goh and Martin Junginger Index 535.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170403
The increasing deployment of bioenergy frequently raises issues regarding the use of land and raw materials, infrastructure and logistics. In light of these sometimes conflicting interests Advances in Bioenergy provides an objective and wide-ranging overview of the technology, economics and policy of bioenergy. Offering an authoritative multidisciplinary summary of the opportunities and challenges associated with bioenergy utilization, with international researchers give up-to-date and detailed information on key issues for biomass production and conversion to energy. Key features: *Discusses different bioenergy uses such as transportation fuels, electricity and heat production. *Assesses emerging fields such as bio-based chemicals and bio-refineries. *Debates conditions for the mobilization of sustainable bioenergy supply chains and outlines governance systems to support this mobilization. * Dedicated chapters to sustainability governance and emerging tools such as certification systems and standards supporting growth of a sustainable bioenergy industry. *Considers the political, environmental, social and cultural context related to the demand for energy resources, the impact of this demand on the world around us, and the choices and behaviours of consumers. This book will be a vital reference to engineers, researchers and students that need an accessible overview of the bioenergy area. It will also be of high value for politicians, policymakers and industry leaders that need to stay up to date with the state-of-the-art science and technology in this area.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118957875 20170403
1 online resource (982 pages) : illustrations (some color)
186 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
The Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004 affected a dozen Indian Ocean countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives, Malaysia and Myanmar, with a death toll reportedly exceeding 250,000 and millions more left homeless. Survivors found shelter in temporary barracks and tents. Since then, there has been a pressing need to provide survivors with adequate permanent housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280727821 20160527
Green Library
x, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta
  • Independence day
  • The imperative
  • The parade
  • Terra madre
  • Westward ho
  • To complexity and beyond
  • Dirt day
  • Life is great
  • A view from Europe
  • Lucky us
  • A New York interlude
  • The windmill
  • Chasing Irene
  • Part two: Hope. The new ranch
  • An invitation to join the radical center
  • Hope on the range
  • The working wilderness
  • Thinking like a creek
  • Conservation in the age of consequences
  • Big things on small places
  • No ordinary burger
  • Redefining local
  • The carbon ranch
  • The fifth wave.
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon - soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas - at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil - one trillion barrels - in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions- or inaction - have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country --- from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619024540 20160618
Green Library
15 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xciv, 683 p. ; 26 cm.
  • The Earth's summit's negotiating process: some reflection on the art and science of negotiation / T.T.B. Koh
  • Implementing Agenda 21 internationally through environmental law / N.A. Robinson --Overview of the Agenda 21 action plan
  • Agenda 21
  • United Nations decisions regarding Agenda 21.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 321 p. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The End of the Old Order: The Roots of Restructuring-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Technological Change: From a Vertically Integrated to a Dispersed Electrical System-- The Derregulation Debacle-- Economic Models and Market Change-- Knowing and Managing Complex Power Systems-- Economic development and the Energy Crisis-- Advanced Technologies for an Agile Energy System-- Civic Markets: Public Oversight of an Agile Energy System-- Civic Capitalism: A new economics for the public good-- Planning for a Complex Infrastructure-- Economic Development: Sustainability is Defined Improving Local Economies-- The Hydrogen Freeway: The Road Ahead-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
This book aims at empowering decision makers by setting the vision for a new approach to energy systems and providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives. It provides specific and actionable public policy and programme tools. It helps solve energy issues worldwide by illustrating how the lessons learned from the California energy crisis can be used to create an agile energy system for any region in a country. Due to the recent catastrophic energy system failures in California along with those in the North-Eastern US and Southern Canada, London, and Italy, the time has come to proclaim the failure of deregulation, privatization or liberalization and propose a new energy system. This book shows in the first section, how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California: major technological changes and commercialization; regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments; inadequate and flawed economic models; lack of vision, goals, and planning leading to energy failures; and, failure and lack of economic regional development. The second half of the book examines how 'civic market', new economic models, and planning for a sustainable economic environment counteracted these five forces to create an 'agile energy system'. This system is based on renewable energy generation, hybrid or combined and distributed generation technologies. Such an agile system can be a new paradigm for both energy efficiency and reliability for any region or country, in contrast to the brittle centralized energy grid systems created by deregulation. Furthermore, the book overviews how the future of energy systems rests in the emerging 'clean' hydrogen economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
Green Library
xxii, 325 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
67 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library

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