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319 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxvii, 449 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The dilemma of sustainability 2. The roots of sustainable development 3. The development of sustainable development 4. Sustainable development: making the mainstream 5. Mainstream sustainable development 6. Delivering mainstream sustainable development 7. Countercurrents in sustainable development 8. Dryland political ecology 9. Sustainable forests? 10. The politics of preservation 11. Sustainability and river control 12. Industrial and urban hazard 13. Green development: reformism or radicalism?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415395076 20160527
The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. "Green Development" provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development.This fully revised edition discusses: the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution to the present day; the ideas that dominate mainstream sustainable development (ecological modernization, market environmentalism and environmental economics); the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability that challenge 'business as usual' thinking (for example ecosocialism, ecofeminism, deep ecology and political ecology); the dilemmas of sustainability in the context of dryland degradation, deforestation, biodiversity conservation, dam construction and urban and industrial development; and, the nature of policy choices about the environment and development strategies and between reformist and radical responses to the contemporary global dilemmas. "Green Development" offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world. This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415395076 20160527
Green Library
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xxvi, 445 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1: The dilemma of sustainability-- 2: the origins of sustainable development-- 3: the development of sustainable development-- 4: sustainable development - the Rio machine-- 5: mainstream sustainable development-- 6: countercurrents in sustainable development-- 7: environment, degradation and sustainability-- 8: the environmental costs of development-- 8: the political ecology of sustainability-- 10: sustainability and risk society-- 11: mainstreaming environmental risk-- 12: sustainable development from below-- 13: green development - reformism or radicalism?.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415147651 20160528
Since the first edition of Green Development was published, sustainable development has become a vital part of government policy and a key issue in corporate boardrooms around the world. This new edition has been completely re-written, but it retains the clear and powerful argument which so characterised the original. It gives a valuable analysis of the theory and practice of sustainable development and suggests that at the start of the new millennium we should think radically about the challenge of sustainability. This fully revised edition discusses: * the roots of sustainable development thinking and its evolution in the last three decades of the twentieth century * the dominant ideas within mainstream sustainable development (Ecological Modernisation, Market Environmentalism and Environmental Economics) * the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability (for example, ecosocialism, ecofeminism and Deep Ecology) * the problems of environmental degradation and the environmental impacts of development * strategies for building sustainability in development from above and below. Green Development II is unique in offering a synthesis of the distinctly theoretical ideas on sustainability based on the industrialised economies of the North and the practical, applied ideas in the South which tend to ignore 'First World' theory. It gives a clear discussion of theory and extensive practical insights drawn fron Africa, Latin America and Asia. It now has futher reading and chapter outlines and summaries for the student reader.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415147651 20160528
Green Library
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vi, 204 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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131 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxi, 288 p. ; 24 cm.
  • CHAPTER ONE ESTABLISHING THE LINKAGE: THE TRADE--ENVIRONMENT INTERFACE, Introduction, Trade as a Means of Economic Growth, Environmental Impacts of Free Trade, Addressing the Relationship between Trade and the Environment, The Emergence of Sustainable Development, Sustainable Development: Equity and Responsibility, Understanding the Problems of the Trade--Environment Interface in Developing Countries: Confronting Their Economic Realities, Organization of the Book, CHAPTER TWO THE UNITED NATIONS' APPROACH TO TRADE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Introduction, Relevant Principles and Concepts Employed in the Context of Trade and Environment Interactions, The Environment in the United Nations, The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development ('UNCED'), The Millennium Summit, The World Summit on Sustainable Development ('WSSD'), The United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, North--South Aspects to the United Nations Approach to Trade and the Environment, Conclusion, CHAPTER THREE GATT/WTO APPROACHES TO TRADE, THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Introduction, Genesis of GATT/WTO, Trade Theory and the WTO, GATT's Core Principles Affecting Trade--Environment Issues, Environmentalism in GATT, Environmentalism in the WTO, The Concerns of Developing Countries, Conclusion, CHAPTER FOUR THE TRADE--ENVIRONMENT LINKAGE IN THE POST-URUGUAY ROUND CONTEXT, Introduction, Development of Trade--Environment Linkage in the WTO Ministerial Conferences, The Way Forward, Concluding Observations, CHAPTER FIVE REGIONAL APPROACHES TO FREE TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE EUROPEAN UNION, Introduction, Development of the Concept of Sustainable Development in the European Community, The Trade--Environment Interface in the European Community, The Harmonization of Environmental Standards and the Implications, Developed and Developing Countries within the European Union, The Situations of Developing Countries (Not Within The EU) in the Trade--Environment Interface of the European Union, Conclusion, CHAPTER SIX REGIONAL APPROACHES TO FREE TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT, Introduction, Protecting the Environment under NAFTA Free Trading: Its Scope of Operation, Dispute Resolution, The Situations of Developing Countries at the Trade--Environment Interface under NAFTA, Conclusion, CHAPTER SEVEN REGIONAL APPROACHES TO FREE TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: THE ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION, Introduction, The Environment, and North--South Dynamics in APEC's Institutional Structure, The Emergence of Sustainable Development in APEC, Recent Developments, The Achievements of APEC in the Trade--Environment Context, Continuing Trade and Environmental Issues in APEC and Recommendations for Reform, Conclusion, CHAPTER EIGHT TRADE RESTRICTIONS PURSUANT TO MULTILATERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS, Introduction, MEA Trade Measures and Developing Countries, Specific MEA Trade Measures & Developing Countries, The Uneasy Relationship between MEAs and the WTO Free Trade Regime, Conclusion, CHAPTER NINE Free trade and sustainable development: challenges ahead, Introduction, Interlinkages Between Trade, the Environment and Sustainable Development, Why Do Developing Countries Need an Open and Equitable International Trading System? The Current State of Play, The Trade--Environment Nexus and Sustainable Development: Challenges Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415412940 20160527
Examining institutions rather than themes, this critical book provides a comprehensive survey of the inter-relationship between trade-induced economic growth and the environment and its impact on the global quest for sustainable development. Focusing on particular on the interests and concerns of developing countries and the skewing of international environmental policies into justifications for trade protectionism, Shawkat Alam argues that environmental protection issues are inextricably linked with the economic development of developing countries whilst offering arguments for reforming the current international trade and environmental paradigms. Covering contemporary developments on both a global and regional level in a systematic fashion and examining the United Nation's approach to sustainable development, this book is of interest to those studying in a range of disciplines, including development studies, environmental economics, the politics of international trade and environmental politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415412940 20160527
Green Library
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32 p. ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Humans are plagued by shortsighted thinking, preferring to put off work on complex, deep-seated, or difficult problems in favor of quick-fix solutions to immediate needs. When short-term thinking is applied to economic development, especially in fragile nations, the results - corruption, waste, and faulty planning - are often disastrous. In "Bringing in the Future", William Ascher draws on the latest research from psychology, economics, institutional design, and legal theory to suggest strategies to overcome powerful obstacles to long-term planning in developing countries. Drawing on cases from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, Ascher applies strategies such as the creation and scheduling of tangible and intangible rewards, cognitive exercises to increase the understanding of longer-term consequences, self-restraint mechanisms to protect long-term commitments and enhance credibility, and restructuring policy-making processes to permit greater influence of long-term considerations. Featuring theoretically informed research findings and sound policy examples, this volume will assist policy makers, activists, and scholars seeking to understand how the vagaries of human behavior affect international development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226029160 20160528
Green Library
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177 p.
Green Library
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xii, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The mineral economies comprise approximately one-fifth of developing countries. They face special problems in achieving sustainable development, and have as a group been less successful than resource-deficient neighbours. This book examines the apparent paradox, detailing the current problems facing the mineral economies and the future policies necessary to overcome these problems. Nine countries are studied: Botswana, Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Jamaica, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. The authors argue that the key factor is not the sustainability of the mineral production that initially generates growth, but the maintenance of the economic and social conditions for sustaining that growth. They draw upon recent progress in environmental and natural resource accounting to show how this can be achieved, and also assess the socio-political factors that often constrain sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198294870 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (ix, 228 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • An academic exploration of geo-based environmental issues.- Geo-science studies.- Water resource studies.- Land use/cover and biodiversity studies.- GIS-based suitability studies.- Sustainable development studies.- Education-related studies.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319073798 20160616
This book provides sound conceptual understanding of the current approach to management and decision making regarding geo-based challenges in developing countries that tend to suffer from information poverty and subjectivity and are reactive. The book also provides the necessary technical tools to energize research thinking and develop locally driven practical and sustainable solutions, ultimately moving management and decision making from being reactive to being proactive. This book fills a void as there are no published books to show the way forward or to present real case studies for this purpose. Case studies that utilize new technologies and scientific thinking are presented for developing sustainable management options based either on producing local applied research or on utilising relevant international research. These case studies are based on the author's first-hand experiences in arid/semi-arid (Iraq, Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan), temperate (UK) and tropical environments (Malaysia, the Caribbean region, Indonesia and Australia).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319073798 20160616
Book
viii, 183 p. ; 24 cm.
Bartoli argues that the "current programs of action" in fighting world poverty are not sufficient, nor is a reliance on "globalization". Instead, he suggests, there needs to be a radical renewal of economic thinking, leading to a new paradigm and new strategies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781902282077 20160527
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (21 p.)
The many and varied crises in the world economy since 2007 seem to have different origins and iverse manifestations. This paper contends that there is however a structural shift beneath the global economy that is now reaching a critical mass, and that accounts for many of these crises, despite the diversity of manifestations. This shift is occasioned by two kinds of technological changes-the familiar labor-saving and what is here called "labor-linking." The paper argues that these changes (1) create a short-term window of opportunity for eveloping and emerging economies, but (2) in the long run constitute a major, multilateral policy challenge for all. To meet this challenge, we have to think outside the box and conceive of innovative policies. The paper briefly speculates on what those policies might be.
Book
xiv, 322 p. : ill. 23 cm.
  • Introduction to the theories of international integration and international production-- global and regional FDI trends-- the globalization debate - anti-globalization views-- FDI and economic growth - pro-globalization views-- policy considerations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754619376 20160527
Anthony Bende-Nabende focuses on the ongoing globalization process, which has sparked an unprecendented worldwide debate. He seeks to provide a "one-stop centre" for a balanced coverage of the theoretical, empirical and policy issues linking globalization with foreign direct investment, regional economic integration, and economic growth and sustainable development. This text proposes policies that individual countries should pursue, based on the recognition that globalization generates both positive and negative effects. These comprise policies required to maximize the economic benefits globalization may generate, and those that aim to minimize the negative development-orientated effects globalization may engender.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754619376 20160527
Green Library
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xxi, 149 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The brown agenda on urban environmental issues became an important part of the international policy agenda following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992). Urban environmental issues continue to remain a major challenge in the cities of developing countries. The World Bank strengthened its focus on urban environmental management with the adoption of this brown agenda as part of the Bank's urban livability program. Urban Environment and Infrastructure reviews the World Bank's activities to improve urban environmental quality. It sets out the Bank's expanded brown agenda and emphasizes the crucial importance of infrastructure and environmental interventions in order to improve livability in cities in developing countries. The World Bank has more than USUSD12 billion worth of active commitments aimed at improving urban environmental quality. While the Bank's investments are directed at much needed basic environmental services especially for the urban poor, the challenge of improving urban environment or livability in large cities needs further attention. Increasing climate variability, its impacts, especially sea-level rise, and urban impacts of natural disasters are becoming more and more part of the daily challenges facing cities in the developing world, seventy percent of which are located on the coasts. The volume provides pragmatic recommendations on how to deal with the challenge of this expanded brown agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821357965 20160528
Book
xxii, 175 p.
The brown agenda on urban environmental issues became an important part of the international policy agenda following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992). Urban environmental issues continue to remain a major challenge in the cities of developing countries. The World Bank strengthened its focus on urban environmental management with the adoption of this brown agenda as part of the Bank's urban livability program. Urban Environment and Infrastructure reviews the World Bank's activities to improve urban environmental quality. It sets out the Bank's expanded brown agenda and emphasizes the crucial importance of infrastructure and environmental interventions in order to improve livability in cities in developing countries. The World Bank has more than USUSD12 billion worth of active commitments aimed at improving urban environmental quality. While the Bank's investments are directed at much needed basic environmental services especially for the urban poor, the challenge of improving urban environment or livability in large cities needs further attention. Increasing climate variability, its impacts, especially sea-level rise, and urban impacts of natural disasters are becoming more and more part of the daily challenges facing cities in the developing world, seventy percent of which are located on the coasts. The volume provides pragmatic recommendations on how to deal with the challenge of this expanded brown agenda.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821357965 20160528
Book
63 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Connecting people, markets and values
  • Aligning sustainable procurement and corporate social responsibility
  • Unifine : sourcing ginger from Sierra Leone
  • Ahold/Bakker Barendrecht : sourcing mangoes from Mali
  • AgroFair : sourcing citrus from South Africa
  • Recommendations for sustainable procurement.
Green Library
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172 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
294 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xix, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Introduction: biodiversity conservation and loss - the background - the biodiversity problem, defining diversity and loss, biodiversity and human well-being, economic activity and biodiversity loss, summary. Part 2 Theoretical issues: land use change, biodiversity loss and economic analysis - land conversion and biodiversity loss, a conceptual framework for addressing the problem of land conversion, interventions to alter the incentives to land conversion, conclusion - analyzing land use change in theory and in practice-- financing conservation - theoretical aspects - biodiversity conservation and incremental cost - a simple model, some results using particular functional forms, conclusions. Part 3 biodiversity loss and conservation in practice - a case study in Mexico: the area - Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz, Mexico - location and physical description, biodiversity relevance, the socio-economic environment-- the process of land use change - modelling farm behaviour - the past - historical overview of the process of land use change, the present, prospects for the future - modelling farm-level decisions-- predicting land use changes and designing conservation policies in the study area - a model for aggregating farm-level decisions over space and time, results, policy implications, conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840643459 20160527
What are the best land use combinations to meet the social and economic needs of developing nations without jeopardizing the ability of natural systems to deliver their life-support functions? Based on theoretical analysis and original case study material, this book attempts to answer this question by studying the interactions between economic forces which can lead to land use changes and the subsequent loss of biodiversity. Raffaello Cervigni examines the policy options and management practices that may counteract these losses and encourage the development of sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840643459 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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