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xvi, 262 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • PART 1 - CIVILIZATION IN CRISIS: ON THE EDGE OF AN ABYSS 1. GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL SITUATION, 2. CRITICALLY OVERPOPULATED PLANET, 3. THE ECOLOGICAL EQUIVALENTS OF MODERN MAN PART 2. CIVILIZATION TEETERING OVER THE ABYSS OF CRISIS, 4. THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF THE CRISIS, 5. THE ROLE OF THE CENTRALIZED AND MARKET ECONOMIES, 6. THE CRISIS OF VALUES AS THE MAIN CAUSE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHALLENGE PART 3 - THE WORLD COMMUNITY: POLITICIANS AND SCIENTISTS IN SEARCH OF A SOLUTION, 7. THE MISSION OF THE CLUB OF ROME, 8. PROGRAMS FOR CHANGE: STOCKHOLM -- RIO -- JOHANNESBURG, 9. TOWARD A SYSTEMIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE BIOSPHERE, 10. THE CONSTANCY OF THE PLANETARY ENVIRONMENT IN LIGHT OF THE BIOTIC REGULATION MECHANISM PART 4 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: BETWEEN COMPLACENCY AND REALITY, 11. THE BASIS OF SUSTAINABILITY IN NATURE AND IN CIVILIZATION, 12. THE NATIONAL COLORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 13. CO-EVOLUTION OF NATURE AND SOCIETY: FACT OR FICTION? PART 5 - ON THE SCALE OF A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH, 14. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN RELATION TO THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE BIOSPHERE, 15. THE STARTING CONDITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF ECOSYSTEMS BY COUNTRY AND CONTINENT, 16. NAVIGATION DIRECTIONS: INDICATORS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PART 6 -- "IS THERE ENOUGH COMMUNITY, RESPONSIBILITY, DISCIPLINE AND LOVE?", 17. THE BARRICADES OF OLD THINKING IN THE WAY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 18. WHAT THE MARKET ECONOMY CAN AND CANNOT ACCOMPLISH, 19. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE "REAL HUMAN CONDITION", 20. THE SOCIAL PREMISES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND THE GLOBALIZATION PROBLEM.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540752493 20160528
2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the G.H. Brundtland Commission report that broke new ground by addressing the issue of sustainable development as a means of avoiding an ecological catastrophe. This led to a multitude of political declarations, documents and scientific articles while Agenda 21 - adopted in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro - has been accepted by the governments of more than 100 countries. Sadly, however, this has not prevented certain recent dangerous trends, nor have the wider public, journalists, business circles or politicians grasped the urgency of the problem. It is therefore important to make humanity understand its real place in the natural environment and the gravity of the ecological threat before us. The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43 percent in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological catastrophe. This book presents the ecological, demographic, economic and socio-psychological manifestations of the global crisis and outlines the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere. The authors are eminently qualified to write about the problems associated with the global crisis and consider the causes behind humanity's conflict with its environment. V. Danilov-Danilian, Associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's former Minister of the Environment, and K. Losev, professor at Moscow State university, are leading Russian ecologists and I. Reyf is a journalist who specializes in ecology and global development. Dr. Danilov-Danilian works on the economics of nature management, economic and mathematical model building, sustainable development theory and ecology. Dr Losev is the chief researcher and head of the division of the VINITI. All the authors have published numerous papers, articles and books on such subjects as glaciology, hydrology, environment studies, global change and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540752493 20160528
Green Library
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2, 4, 247 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
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xxi, 315 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction The Exponential Era Crisis-Which Crisis? True Sustainability for This Century Objectives and Structure of the Book Notes Sustainability in the Twenty-first Century A Short History of Sustainability The Challenges of the Twenty-first Century An Overview of Global Trends Why Sustainability Has Not Worked The Twentieth-Century Prosperity Explosion Twentieth-Century Engineering Twenty-First Century Economics for the Twenty-First Century Conclusion Notes Quantifying Sustainability for Improved Decision Making Balancing Environment, Society, and Economy The Environmental and Economic Sustainability Assessment: Embedding Sustainability in Decision Making Socioenvironmental Economic Analysis Full Social Cost-Benefit Analysis Valuing the Environment and Society Applying the Environmental and Economic Sustainability Assessment Examples Notes Water Introduction Water Management in Industry: Overview Water Use and Protection in Oilfield Development in North Africa Produced Water Management in Oilfield Operations Water Management in Mine Development Example: Determining a Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Discharge Strategy Summary Notes Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change Introduction Carbon Mitigation Risk Adaptation Risks Example: GHG Management in Heavy Oil Production Summary Notes Energy Introduction Example: Commercial-Scale Solar Thermal Power in Australia Example: Comparing Renewable Energy Options Summary Notes Contaminated Sites and Waste Introduction Conceptual Framework The Economics of Remediation Economic Sustainability Analysis for Contaminated Land The Social Cost of Waste Management Using Landfill Case History: Brownfield Redevelopment in Canada Case History: Groundwater Remediation at a Refinery in Europe Remediating NAPLs in Fractured Aquifers Example: DNAPL in a Fractured Carbonate Aquifer, United States Example: NAPL in a Fractured Carbonate Aquifer, United Kingdom Discussion Notes Best Practice for the Twenty-first Century Summary Technology Management and Decision Making Into the Future Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420059489 20160604
Never before has the quest to balance the needs of people, the environment, and the economy been so important. While sustainability has been widely taken up by governments and business, the world has continued to move in increasingly unsustainable directions, from continued dependence on fossil energy to rising greenhouse gas emissions, and erosion of biodiversity. We know what the right thing to do is, but somehow we cannot make the changes that are needed, and so we continue with business as usual, producing business-as-usual results. Based on more than fifteen years of research and practice, Environmental and Economic Sustainability introduces the environmental and economic sustainability assessment (EESA), a new way to make decisions that meets the challenges of the 21st century. Incorporating elements of life-cycle analysis, risk assessment, cost-benefit analysis, and comprehensive sensitivity analysis, EESA provides a fully quantitative, objective, and rational way to include all of the social, environmental, and economic issues relevant to a decision into one comprehensive analysis. The author demonstrates how to apply EESA using examples across a number of major industries, including petroleum, mining, and public utilities, and covering key issues such as water, greenhouse gases, waste, contaminated sites, and renewable energy. Case studies Management of produced water in the oil and gas industry in the Middle East Management of wastewater in a water utility in Australia Power generation and carbon management in an energy utility in Australia Remediation of contaminated gas works in the UK Energy savings and carbon management in heavy oil processing Ultimately, the solutions to problems of the 21st century will come from understanding the tremendous value that the environment provides, and reflecting that value within decision-making at every level so that society as a whole thrives. This book demonstrates that while business-as-usual approaches can be sub-optimal, spending on sustainable outcomes must be balanced with anticipated benefits. It demonstrates how to communicate with stakeholders in a transparent process which provides a robust view of how various options compare over a wide range of possible future conditions, using a language that everyone understands: money.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781420059489 20160604
Green Library
Book
372 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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147 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 336 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Part 1 Overcoming roadblocks to Agenda 21: the UN-- industry-- NGOs-- local government-- trade unions-- women. Part 2 A new charter: from the Rio declaration to the Earth Charter. Part 3 Overriding concerns: international forest initiatives-- a sustainable transport convention-- poverty-- financing the transition to sustainable development-- trade, investment, business and sustainable development-- capital markets. Part 4 Emerging issues: environmental security-- cities-- tourism-- transnational corporate accountability and responsibility-- health-- our common future and Rio ten years on-- consumption and production-- industry, freshwater and sustainable development-- oceans and fish stocks. Part 5 Overview: reforming the international institutions-- roadmap to 2002-- useful addresses.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837128 20160528
The success of the Summit in 2002, ten years after the Rio Conference on Environment and Development, is vital for the world in the 21st century. In this volume, leading participants, from Ministers, UN officials, and NGOs present a frank view of the lack of progress since Rio. They set out the goals that the international community must aim for and the means of achieving them. The book includes chapters by Nitin Desai, Gro Harlem Brundtland, John Gummer and Klaus Topfer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837128 20160528
Green Library
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xxiv, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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159 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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217 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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101 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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70 p.
Green Library
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xvii, 281 p. : il. ; 25 cm.
  • 1: Introduction-- D.A. Brown, J. Lemons. 2: The Role of Science in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- J. Lemons and D.A. Brown. 3: The Role of Ethics in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- D.A. Brown. 4: The Role of Economics in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection-- D.A. Brown. 5: The Role of Law in Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Decision-making-- D.A. Brown. 6: Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, P. Morgan. 7: Climate Change and Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, R. Heredia, D. Jamieson, C. Spash. 8: Protection of Marine and Freshwater Resources-- L. Canter, K. Ott, D.A. Brown. 9: Toxic Substances and Agenda 21: Ethical and Policy Issues in the Science and its Implementation-- C.F. Cranor. 10: Nuclear Waste and Agenda 21-- K. Shrader-Frechette. 11: Summary of the Scientific, Ethical and Public Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Development-- J. Lemons, D.A. Brown.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792335009 20160528
This text examines the role of science, economics, law and ethics as generally applied to decision-making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. This book is intended for environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or those in the private consultancy sector. It is also suitable as an upper-level text or reference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792335009 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 124 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
The imperative to protect the global environment poses a number of problems for Gulf energy producers. Shortages of fresh water and protection of the Gulf ecosystem call for multilateral co-operation, but the Gulf states also have their own concerns about combining economic growth and resource management. This text brings together insights gained from an international seminar on the subject, held in Abu Dhabi in November 1998 by the Research and Studies Division of the Crown Prince Court, in association with the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781862030244 20160527
Green Library
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213 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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86 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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39 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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266 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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198 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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