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xxi, 171 p.
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330 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Sustainable public procurement in the EU / Roberto Caranta
  • Green public procurement and socially responsible public procurement : an analysis of Danish regulation and practice / Steen Treumer
  • Public contracts and sustainable development in France / Laurent Vidal
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Germany / Martin Burgi
  • Sustainable procurements in Italy : of light and some shadows / Roberto Caranta and Sara Richetto
  • Aggregate models of public procurement and secondary considerations : an Italian perspective / Gabriella M. Racca
  • Sustainable public procurement in Poland / Marcin Spyra
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Romania / Dacian C. Dragoș, Bogdana Neamțu, and Raluca Velișcu
  • Sustainability and public procurement in the Spanish legal system / Julio González Garcia
  • Sustainability and value for money : social and environmental considerations in United Kingdom public procurement law / Martin Trybus
  • Green and social considerations in public procurement contracts : a comparative approach / Mario E. Comba.
This publication is the second in the "European Procurement Law Series". European institutions have developed common principles and rules which are applicable all over the EU. While in some cases rules and practice from some Member States have influenced the developments of public procurement law at EU level, European provisions will more often be divergent from the rules previously in force in most member States. Once they penetrate the domestic legal orders, the sources of European law interact with national law. The series will explore how and to what extent the national laws of a number of Member States have tried to accommodate European rules and principles. The main objective of public procurement regulation is to provide the government with the supplies, and works it needs to operate. This primary objective is connected to the principle of value for money and for the European Union with the aim to ensure the functioning of the internal market in public procurement. However, other objectives related to environmental and social concerns have always played a role as well. These range from the award of contracts to workshops for the disabled to strict environmental specifications. These 'secondary' or 'horizontal' objectives, also referred to as 'green procurement' or 'social procurement', are the subject of this book. The analysis covers the European Union internal market law of green and social procurement with emphasis on the interpretation, implementation and practice in a range of Member States of the EU and includes a comparative study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788757423259 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
Book
133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Nachhaltigkeiten / Stefanie Baumert, Kathleen Schlutter, Sebastian Stoppe, Marc Zlotowski
  • Gedanken zur Nachhaltigkeit : eine Einleitung / Kristin Heenemann, Sebastian Koch, Justine Walter
  • Nachhaltige Entwicklung als gesellschaftliche Herausforderung : Perspektiven der Soziologie / Karl-Werner Brand
  • Nachhaltigkeit im rechtswissenschaftlichen Diskurs / Markus Kotzur
  • Nachhaltigkeit in der veterinärmedizinischen Forschung / Thomas W. Vahlenkamp
  • Nachhaltigem Human Resource Management auf den Zahn gefühlt / Irma Rybnikova
  • Landkarte einer nachhaltigen Entwicklung von Hochschulen / Georg Müller-Christ
  • Nachhaltigkeit im Bologna-Prozess : eine Zwischenbilanz der Umsetzung der europäischen Studienreform in Deutschland / Peter A. Zervakis
  • Autorinnen und Autoren.
Green Library
Book
xxii, 234 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Abbreviations. List of Contributors. Preface. Introduction: Sustainable Development: Facilitating Governance Capacity at the Sub-National Level "Susan Baker and Katarina Eckerberg "Part 1: Promoting Governance Capacity for Sustainable Development 1. National Sustainable Development Strategies in EU Member States: The Regional Dimension "Gerald Berger and Reinhard Steurer" 2. Economic Instruments and the Promotion of Sustainable Development: Governance Experiences in Key European States "Susan Baker and Katarina Eckerberg "3. Institutional and Social Capacity Enhancement for Local Sustainable Development: Lessons from European Urban Settings "Bob Evans, Marko Joas, Susan Sundback and Kate Theobald "Part 2: Engaging in Governance for Sustainable Development 4. Institutional Capacities for Sustainable Development: Experiences with Local Agenda 21 in Spain "Kenneth Hanf and Francesc Morata" 5. Sub-National Sustainable Development Initiatives in Federal States in Germany "Kristine Kern" 6. Rhetoric or Reality? Responding to the Challenge of Sustainable Development and New Governance Patterns in Ireland "Bernadette Connaughton, Brid Quinn and Nicolas Rees" 7. Governance Networks Promoting Rural Sustainable Development in Norway "Sissel Hovik" 8. New Interpretations of Local Governance for Sustainable Development in the Netherlands "Frans Coenan "Conclusion: Combining Old and New Governance in Pursuit of Sustainable Development "Susan Baker and Katarina Eckerberg".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415419109 20160527
The book explores how implementation strategies engage sub-national, regional and local actors in the promotion of sustainable development. Following the obligations incurred at the Rio Earth Summit and the related UNCED process, European states began to produce sustainable development strategies in the 1990s. Implementation efforts are increasingly using 'new' governance arrangements, including: use of public/private partnerships; new policy tools; policy transfer and benchmarking; and, policy networks and involvement of stakeholder groups and institutional capacity enhancement. The editors, whom are leading experts on the subject, explore the nature, extent and characteristics of the new governance arrangements that have been put in place to implement sustainable development strategies and initiatives at the sub-national levels. They also examine the approaches that sub-national governments adopted towards the mobilization of 'stakeholders' in these initiatives and what type of non-governmental actors have become involved. "In Pursuit of Sustainable Development" will be of interest to students and researchers of politics, development, geography, planning and social policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415419109 20160527
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xxv, 340 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- Part I: Sustainable Development - Making the Concept Operational for Evaluation-- Part II: Methods of Evaluating SD-- * Methods and Tools - Multi-regional and National Context-- * Methods and Tools - Regional and Local Context-- * Methods and Tools - Focus on Individual Institutions-- Part III: National Evaluation Culture-- * State-of-the-Art in European Countries-- * State-of-the-Art in Another Industrialised Country Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845428310 20160527
Evaluating sustainable development is becoming increasingly important in policy making, evaluation practice and the scientific world in general. However, at present, there is neither a generally accepted set of measures and evaluation methods, nor specific standards to be met. "Sustainable Development in Europe" addresses these issues and presents an important and concise analysis of state-of-the-art sustainable development evaluation policies, programmes and projects currently at work in Europe. The aim of this book is not to offer an all-encompassing overview of these efforts, but to raise the most significant issues involved in the planning and implementation of an evaluation project at international, national, regional and local levels. These include understanding sustainable development, the aims of the evaluation, the appropriate spatial or administrative level, and the limits of the particular system analysed. The principal topic areas for evaluators focused upon in this volume are concepts, evaluation methods and their applications. Each topic is accompanied by an illustrative example of a cutting-edge evaluation study indicating how best to apply the theoretically derived approaches in a practical way. In offering a common basis for the further development of research and applications regarding sustainability evaluations, this study will be of great interest to researchers and scholars at many levels of environmental, European, public sector and public policy studies. Evaluators will find methodological approaches and applied tools for their work. Policy makers will find the analysis of the most effective evaluation methodologies vitally useful, and NGOs and NPOs will also find that this book assists them in establishing evaluation as a learning tool.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845428310 20160527
Green Library
Book
xv, 203 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
  • The Experimental Garden The Global Context The VISIONS Approach Regional and European Scenarios Integrated Visions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789058096845 20160528
The Visions Project brought together a range of decision makers, scientists and thinkers to collectively envision a Europe of the future in terms of sustainable development, and this book is the result of their efforts. Addressing a range of contentious questions from employment to the environment, and approaching the issues from a wide variety of standpoints, these experts also give the reader an analysis of the status quo and ask pertinent and provoking questions about the Europe we are building for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789058096845 20160528
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Book
vi, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction. 2. Sustainable Development: a well-defined political Concept. 3. Sustainable Development: from the global to the local Level. 4. Criteria and Indicators for regional Sustainable Development. 5. City-Hinterland relationships. 6. Methodology for regional sustainability planning. 7. SUDECIR in Practice -- the industrial complex of the Feldbach region. 8. SUDECIR in Practice -- the Trier Region. 9. SUDECIR in Practice -- the Tourism on the island of Rhodes. 10. Lessons from the Case Studies. 11. Cities, regions and the European Union. 12. Highlights, conclusions and recommendations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792364238 20160528
Sustainable development has been the basic goal of the European Union since the Treaty of Amsterdam. After an in-depth analysis of the concept, the book goes on to translate the concept into practicable and tangible opportunities for urban and regional sustainable development. Extensive lists of criteria and indicators have been developed for additional explanation and support. An entirely new and innovative system for sustainability planning is presented, based on the interdependence of the cities and their 'hinterlands' and on the conviction that the development of one or more key sectors usually has a better potential for success than striving for overall sustainability planning right from the start.Although the approach itself is fundamental, it has been guided throughout by practical applicability and realism. It has been tested in case studies in a number of European regions, with agriculture and forestry, small and medium sized industries, and tourism as key sectors. Detailed guidelines are given on how to apply the methodology in practice, how to embed existing practices within it, and how to manage the indispensable stakeholder participation. The chapter on European Union policies, activities and possible sources of funding completes the work. It is a required reading for all those involved in urban and regional sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792364238 20160528
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Book
xxii, 398 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
  • Introduction: Establishing the research questions and methodological framework Part I: Reflections on complex and contested concepts 1. Linking the discourse on sustainability and governance Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C. Hoerber 2. Governance for sustainability in the European Union - a post-political project Lisa Griffin 3. The impact of the `de-growth' perspective on the sustainability discourse Assen Slim 4. Sustainable development : a floating signifier in the EU's energy policy discourse? Irene Koegl and Kristina Kurze Part II: The sustainable discourse at European level 5. A Common Market and Sustainable Energy for Europe Florian Baumann 6. The European Energy Policy and its green dimension - discursive hegemony and policy variations in the greening of energy policy Israel Solorio, Mischa Bechberger and Lucia Popartan 7. The changing fortunes of nuclear energy in the sustainability discourse Pamela M. Barnes 8. The future of EURATOM in a European sustainable energy strategy Thomas C. Hoerber 9. EU Sustainable mobility - between economic and environmental discourses Helene Dyrhauge 10. The European Union's emissions trading scheme - a post-political tool for strengthening integration and wide-reaching sustainability? Lydia Kernevez Part III: The sustainable discourse at national and sub-national level 11. The sustainable development discourse in post- Communist Central and Eastern Europe (the case of Romania) Simona Davidescu 12. The UK's devolved authorities and the European Sustainability discourse: between identity and actor hierarchy Patricia Hogwood 13. The evolution of carbon capitalism in the English regions: sustainable mitigation, carbon modernization, and selective carbon economies William Eadson 14. Governance, sustainability and deliberation: reflections from a UK case study of sustainable waste management Richard Bull Conclusion: Not one discourse but many? Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C.Hoerber.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135035945 20160711
This book analyses the evolution of the sustainability discourse in the European Union, exploring the conditions necessary for sustainable development to move from a conceptual model into a model for action for strategic decision makers at all levels of governance. This book questions the extent to which the discourse on sustainability has become embedded into governance structures in Europe. It focuses on the importance of the nature of the language of the political discourse on sustainability and how ideas are communicated amongst the actors and stakeholders in the policy making process, as well as assessing the conceptual, political, institutional and operational barriers apparent across the European geographic region. Drawing case studies from numerous policy areas including climate change, EU emissions trading scheme, renewable energy, nuclear energy, the European integrated energy market, transport mobility, and environmental protection, expert contributors unveil a narrowing of the discourse on sustainability that has taken place in Europe. However, a considerable discontinuity remains between the economic and environmental objectives of sustainable development, and the authors argue that it is essential that conditions for a dynamic discourse, open to multiple participants, are developed. Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe will be of strong interest to students and scholars of comparative politics, governance, sustainable development and environmental politics and studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781135035945 20160711
Book
1 online resource (xix, 231 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Social trends - their influences on demand for leisure, recreation and tourism in the countryside-- environmental issues-- policy issues-- economic trends-- community dynamism-- targeting products-- targeting markets-- bringing products to markets-- new products/markets.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851995403 20160618
The decline in agricultural and other forms of rural employment in developed countries has lead to a recognised need for integrated development that provides a realistic means of diversification into tourism and recreation for rural businesses. This book provides information concerning small and micro-enterprises and how they can create and adapt products and markets. It is appropriate for advanced students as well as rural business practitioners in the leisure and tourism fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851995403 20160618
Book
1 online resource (477 p.) : ill.
Changes in market organisation, climatic conditions and societal demands on food quality, animal welfare and environmental quality have created new conditions for farming families as well as for researchers and policy makers. New social, technical and economic solutions are needed for farming and rural areas. This book presents new perspectives for farms, farm products and rural areas, many of which were collectively developed by coalitions of farmers, farmer representatives, researchers, civilians and/or policy makers. Contributions are made from those involved in crop and animal production worldwide offering sections on natural resources management, development of sustainable rural systems, future perspectives for farming families, knowledge systems in transition and learning processes in multi-stakeholder processes. This unique collection of contributions, presenting insights from bio-physical as well as social sciences, shows where practice meets analysis and reflection and offers new perspectives for rural areas throughout the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789086860029 20160618
Book
x, 270 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (324 pages).
The rather young field of research into electricity savings is attracting increasing attention since low electricity consumption is a vital component of environmentally sustainable development. The potential benefits from using less electricity, without sacrificing quality of life, are immense, as the book shows with case studies from Eastern and Western Europe and the USA. Saving electricity means that the expense of constructing scores of power plants can be saved, and that their economic and environmental impact will vanish. Audience: Can be read with profit by any graduate. Suitable as a reference work for Master's and Doctoral students, as well as for others working on environmental issues in general and electricity savings in particular.
Book
69 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Anne revisits sustainable development: Welcome to my blog!
  • 2. Fewer jobs but higher education for the young?
  • 3. Poverty, its three dimensions and its impact on health
  • 4. Inequalities between and within countries
  • 5. More sustainable use of energy?
  • 6. How well do we treat nature?
  • 7. How efficiently do we use our natural resources?
  • 8. Good governance and security in Europe?
  • 9. Gender gaps in income, employment and decision-making
  • 10. Where do Europe's jobs come from?
  • 11. A new agreement on global climate change
  • 12. Quenching our thirst: A water crisis?
  • 13. Better and longer lives in the EU?
  • 14. Anne revisits sustainable development: Where do we go from here?
"'Leave no one behind, ' the central ethos of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), guides Anne through her new project on sustainable development. Once again she is investigating whether the EU has moved towards sustainable development over the past 10 years, this time in the context of the SDGs. Based on indicators provided by Eurostat, she tries to find out how relevant the SDGs are in the European context. Figures for the future is a statistical guide to the EU sustainable development indicators in the context of the SDGs. It communicates statistical figures as seen through the eyes of a fictional 21-year-old student, Anne. Anne aims to find answers to many questions that relate to our everyday lives and our future. What does it mean to be poor in Europe? How do we treat nature and our natural resources? Will there be jobs for young people like her? What about quality of life? These and many other questions are answered while Anne is writing a blog on sustainable development as part of her Young Women in Journalism scholarship. She links events in her everyday life to the SDGs, and looks into the statistics behind them. This book is a summary of all her blog entries."--Back cover.
Green Library
Book
167 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
157 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xxvii, 518 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Theories: introduction-- theories of Monsoon Asia rice economy and variable mixed economies-- theory of property rights. Part 2 The Japanese model and a new model: the Japanese model versus the last obstacle-- a new model for sustainable rural development. Part 3 The Chinese model: the Chinese model and the emergence of the last obstacle-- overcoming the last obstacle in the Chinese model-- other rice-based economies under public land ownership. Part 4 Applications of the new model beyond Monsoon Asia: the American model and the crowding out of small farmers-- application of the new model in the USA-- implications of the new model to the OECD, EU, CEECs, CIS and rest of the world.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
This book presents a new model for private land ownership to promote the efficiency and competitiveness of farms; to consolidate and enlarge fragmented small farms persisting in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe; to help preserve small farmers while strengthening large farmers in the USA and other OECD countries; and to facilitate the transition of collectively operated large farms in the CIS and CEECs. It also introduces China's experience with public land ownership. It makes important contributions to both new institutional economists and evolutionary political economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
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Book
xii, 258 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Some basic remarks on sustainable forest management, environment and global ethics / Hartmut Ihne and Peter Spathelf
  • Sustaining the world's forests : managing competing demands for a vital resource : the role of the World Bank / Gerhard Dieterle
  • Conservation of tropical forests and climate change mitigation / Pierre L. Ibisch and Lars Schmidt
  • The state of Europe's forests : 2007 : report of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe / Michael Köhl and Ewald Rametsteiner
  • Sustainable forest management in the tropics : still a long way to go? / Leif Nutto, Peter Spathelf, and Ulrich Eberland Schroder
  • Non-wood forest products for livelihoods and sustainable development / Wulf Killmann
  • Conservation of forest genetic resources : the basis for adaptability in managed forests / Ralf Kätzel
  • Adaptive forest management : a prerequisite for sustainable forestry in the face of climate change / Andreas Bolte ... [et al.]
  • A scientific perspective for silviculture / Thomas Knoke
  • Forest-related climate mitigation options : dialogues for exploring opportunities and threats / Martin Welp
  • Key challenges in forest protected area management / Monika Bertzky and Bastian Bomhard
  • Forest organizations in change : examples from the tropics and subtropics / Jürgen Pretzch
  • Forestry or "the art of flying blind" : sustainability in an era of global change / Ulrich Schraml and Roderich v. Detten
  • Sustainable forest management as a model for sustainable development : conclusions toward a concrete vision / Peter Spathelf.
Yet another book on the topic of 'Sustainable Forest Management' can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book's attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline's database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048133000 20160603
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 258 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Some basic remarks on sustainable forest management, environment and global ethics / Hartmut Ihne and Peter Spathelf
  • Sustaining the world's forests : managing competing demands for a vital resource : the role of the World Bank / Gerhard Dieterle
  • Conservation of tropical forests and climate change mitigation / Pierre L. Ibisch and Lars Schmidt
  • The state of Europe's forests : 2007 : report of the Fifth Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe / Michael Köhl and Ewald Rametsteiner
  • Sustainable forest management in the tropics : still a long way to go? / Leif Nutto, Peter Spathelf, and Ulrich Eberland Schroder
  • Non-wood forest products for livelihoods and sustainable development / Wulf Killmann
  • Conservation of forest genetic resources : the basis for adaptability in managed forests / Ralf Kätzel
  • Adaptive forest management : a prerequisite for sustainable forestry in the face of climate change / Andreas Bolte ... [et al.]
  • A scientific perspective for silviculture / Thomas Knoke
  • Forest-related climate mitigation options : dialogues for exploring opportunities and threats / Martin Welp
  • Key challenges in forest protected area management / Monika Bertzky and Bastian Bomhard
  • Forest organizations in change : examples from the tropics and subtropics / Jürgen Pretzch
  • Forestry or "the art of flying blind" : sustainability in an era of global change / Ulrich Schraml and Roderich v. Detten
  • Sustainable forest management as a model for sustainable development : conclusions toward a concrete vision / Peter Spathelf.
Yet another book on the topic of 'Sustainable Forest Management' can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book's attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline's database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048133000 20160603
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1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : col. ill ; 30 cm.
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