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dx.doi.org SpringerLink
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xiii, 532 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Humanity faces immense hurdles as it struggles to define the path toward a sustainable future. The multiple components of sustainability, all of which demand attention, make understanding the very concept of sustainability itself a challenge. Information about whether global agriculture can be made sustainable, for example, or calculations of the global need for water are useless unless we understand how these issues connect to each other and to other components of sustainability. In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue concerning these linkages, arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components--for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it--and distinguish those constraints that may pose severe limitations on humanity's future from those of less concern. The book also highlights areas for future research and debate.Linkages of Sustainability urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability--a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013581 20160603
Green Library
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1 online resource
At the heart of Mari Luomi's book is whether oil- and natural gas-dependent rentier monarchies can keep their natural resource use and the environment in balance. By examining the cases of Abu Dhabi and Qatar, she argues that the Gulf monarchies have already reached their limits of 'natural sustainability'. Luomi reveals how Abu Dhabi and Qatar have responded to these new natural resource-related pressures, particularly climate change, and how their responses are inextricably linked with elite legitimacy strategies and the 'natural unsustainability' of their political economies.
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1 online resource (24 min.).
In this new environmental series, we look at the impact that our way of living has on people, animals, plant and landscapes around the world. 'Sustainable Futures' shares stories from all parts of the globe, and looks at how our actions have contributed to environmental changes, showing that everything is connected.
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xxxi, 503 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
A hallmark of the past 100 years has been the greening of political thought and practice. Today, there are green political parties, green organizations, and green consumer goods, all of which show how our decisions to organize, donate, and consume have been infused with green politics, which in many ways is all about values. Green politics has grown in the popular imagination, as well. Everyday there are headlines about climate change, impacts of resource extraction, or chemical pollution in a poor neighborhood. Underlying all of those stories are classic political questions about power, representation, and ultimate values. This second volume in the "SAGE Series on Green Society" covers the availability and distribution of such resources as energy and how they impact economic development, domestic politics, and international cooperation and conflict. For instance, articles investigate how politics influence the choice of energy strategies within the U.S. and how availability of different forms of energy fuels political conflict among nations worldwide. As supplies of nonrenewable energy sources become constrained by increasing global demand, will states tighten control over such commodities or will they seek equitable and sustainable ways to share them? Such questions have never been more urgent. Other issues of equal urgency to be covered include watershed resources (what happens when countries share a river and one country siphons off or pollutes waters before they reach other countries), other natural resources (for instance, industrialized countries attempting to dictate to developing countries about rainforest resources, whaling countries versus those seeking total bans on whaling as an industry), air pollution, global health and epidemiology (e.g., constraining the spread of potential pandemics, radioactive fall-out across countries from nuclear accidents like Chernobyl). From A-to-Z, the politics of these and similar 'green' issues are thoroughly explored via 150 signed entries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781412971867 20160606
Green Library
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59 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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200 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Green Library, Science Library (Li and Ma)
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xvii, 500 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Sustainability, Economics and the Environment 2. Business 3. Science, Technology and Progress 4. Sustainable and Appropriate Technologies 5. Business and Technology Methods 6. Engineering Design and Innovation 7. Business and the Corporation 8. Financial Costs Issues in Sustainable Business and Government 9. Energy, Environment, Economy and Society 10. Coal 11. Petroleum and Natural Gas 12. Electric Energy 13. Nuclear Power 14. Renewable Energy 15. Wind and Solar Energy 16. Biomass, Geothermal Energy and Energy Storage 17. Natural Resources and Waste Systems 18. Agriculture, Biotechnology and Resources 19. Materials and Manufacturing 20. Transportation Systems 21. Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 22. Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Economy 23. Corporate Performance Indicators 24. Social Entrepreneurship and Investing 25. Buildings, the Internet and the Future of a Sustainable World Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780122210907 20160528
A number of factors, from soaring fuel prices to genetically modified agricultural products, have greatly refocused worldwide attention on the interrelationship between technology and society and the necessity for sustainable engineering and business practices. "Technology, Humans, and Society" focuses on building a model for business and engineering that will lead to a sustainable world. The challenge for engineering is to develop new technologies that enable economic growth and do not deplete irreplaceable resources and destroy ecological systems. No longer solely the domain of environmentalists and ecologists, 'sustainable' or 'green' business practices and engineering designs are becoming a central part of the planning of many of the world's most influential companies, such as Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Dow, and Agilent. Companies are overwhelmingly not only finding that sustainable business and engineering practices are good for environment, but also improve the image of the company and quite frequently the 'bottom-line'. Dorf's 1975 publication, "Technology and Society" (ISBN: 0878350470), sold over 70,000 copies. The completely new "Technology, Humans, and Society" is created to meet the swelling demand for unified practices of both business people and technologists in the creation of a 'greener' sustainable world. It includes readable discussion of key issues of sustainable engineering and business design and practice. It covers how to plan and implement a business practice that leads to an environmental, social and economic balance that results in profitable growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780122210907 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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62 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Are America's Resources Sustainable? 2. Sustainability: From Natural Resource Sufficiency to Ecosystem Functional Integrity 3. Sustainable Forests in America? 4. The Sustainability of U.S. Cropland Soils 5. Water Resources Management in the United States and the Challenge of Sustainability 6. Wildlife In America: Sustainability and Management 7. Biodiversity in the United States.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115634 20160528
The vast size of the United States and extensive variation of its climate, topography, and biota across different regions contribute to both the richness of the nation's natural heritage and the complexities involved in managing its resources. A follow-up to RFF's popular "America's Renewable Resources (1990)", "Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America" updates readers about the current challenges involved in managing America's natural resources, especially in light of the increasing emphasis on sustainability and ecosystem approaches to management. Written to inform general audiences and students, as well as to engage the interest of experts, the book includes assessments by some of the nation's most renowned scholars in natural resource economics and policy. An introductory chapter critically examines the concept of sustainability as it has been developed in recent years and asks how the concept might apply to individual resource systems. It considers the interrelatedness of ecosystem, economic, and social sustainability; the paradigms of resource sufficiency and functional integrity; and, the contrast between weak and strong sustainability. The chapters that follow examine America's experience with forests, water, agricultural soils, and wildlife. Highlighting the adaptability and resilience of resource systems, each chapter provides a description of the physical characteristics of the resource, a history of its use, a policy history, and a review of ongoing debates in management and policy. "Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America" concludes with an innovative treatment of biodiversity as a natural resource. The chapter reviews the definitions of biodiversity, the ecological and economic meanings of biodiversity, and current efforts to preserve biodiversity, especially through regulatory approaches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115634 20160528
Green Library
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ix, 299 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Green Library
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xii leaves, 131 p. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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ix, 119 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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232 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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x, 275 p.
  • List of Contributors Introduction by Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque Rethinking Investment Contracts through a Sustainable Development Lens by Lorenzo Cotula China's Engagement with Latin America: Partnership or Plunder? by Carmen G. Gonzalez Resource Sovereignty in the Global Environmental Order by Jona Razzaque The Right to Water in South Africa: Constitutional Managerialism and a Call for Pluralism by Nathan Cooper and Duncan French Food Security, Biofuels and Corporate Sustainability by Thomas West Corporate Social Responsibility and the Defence of Human Rights by Shanta Martin Natural Resources Management: Protecting Fisheries in the 21st Century by Malgosia Fitzmaurice Extractive Industries, Corruption and Transparency by Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will allow the readers to get a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natual resource sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Book
x, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque
  • Rethinking investment contracts through a sustainable development lens / Lorenzo Cotula
  • China's engagement with Latin America : partnership or plunder? / Carmen G. Gonzalez
  • Resource sovereignty in the global environmental order / Jona Razzaque
  • The right to water in South Africa : constitutional managerialism and a call for pluralism / Nathan Cooper and Duncan French
  • Food security, biofuels and corporate sustainability / Thomas West
  • Corporate social responsibility and the defence of human rights / Shanta Martin
  • Natural resources management : protecting fisheries in the 21st century / Malgosia Fitzmaurice
  • Extractive industries, corruption and transparency / Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou.
Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will allow the readers to get a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natual resource sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 229 p. : ill.
  • Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction-- Lucas Bretschger and Sjak Smulders, 2. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Turning Point and Public Policy-- Hannes Egli and Thomas M. Steger, 3. Optimal Timing of Adoption of a Green Technology-- Maria A. Cunha-e-Sa and Ana B. Reis, 4. Can environmental regulations boost growth?-- Rob Hart, 5. General Purpose Technologies And Energy Policy-- Adriaan van Zon and Tobias Kronenberg, 6. Efficient dynamic pollution taxation in an uncertain environment-- Susanne Soretz, 7. A New-Growth Perspective on Non-renewable Resources-- Christian Groth, 8. Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence-- P. Mulder and H.L.F. de Groot, 9. Spatial evolution of social norms in a common-pool resource game-- Joelle Noailly, Cees A. Withagen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 10. Sustainable Motion in Classical Mechanics: An Economics Perspective, John M. Hartwick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402062926 20160528
Book
ix, 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface. List of contributors. 1. Introduction-- Lucas Bretschger and Sjak Smulders, 2. A Dynamic Model of the Environmental Kuznets Curve: Turning Point and Public Policy-- Hannes Egli and Thomas M. Steger, 3. Optimal Timing of Adoption of a Green Technology-- Maria A. Cunha-e-Sa and Ana B. Reis, 4. Can environmental regulations boost growth?-- Rob Hart, 5. General Purpose Technologies And Energy Policy-- Adriaan van Zon and Tobias Kronenberg, 6. Efficient dynamic pollution taxation in an uncertain environment-- Susanne Soretz, 7. A New-Growth Perspective on Non-renewable Resources-- Christian Groth, 8. Sectoral Energy- and Labour-Productivity Convergence-- P. Mulder and H.L.F. de Groot, 9. Spatial evolution of social norms in a common-pool resource game-- Joelle Noailly, Cees A. Withagen and Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh, 10. Sustainable Motion in Classical Mechanics: An Economics Perspective, John M. Hartwick.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402062926 20160528

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