Book
307 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Choosing Freedom. 1. The Wall of Finance. 2. The Wall of Poverty and Inequality. 3. The Most Basic Basics. 4. The Wall of Conflict. 5. Our Future. Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Whether it's growing poverty and inequality or shrinking access to food and water, the collapse of global financial markets or the dire effects of climate change, every aspect of this crisis can be traced to a transnational neoliberal elite that has steadily eroded our rights and stripped us of power. And yet our world has never been so wealthy, and we have, right now, all the knowledge, tools and skills we need to build a greener, fairer, richer world. Such a breakthrough is not some far-fetched utopia, but an immediate, concrete possibility. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651385 20160602
Crisis? Whose crisis? Today we are in the midst of a multifaceted crisis which touches the lives of everyone on the planet. With her usual verve, passion and intelligence, Susan George explores each dimension of this deepening planetary emergency, arguing that it presents an extraordinary opportunity for humankind. Our future is in our hands.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745651378 20160602
Green Library
Book
x, 105 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface 1. The Lund Meeting and the Production of this Book 2. Developing a Vision for the Planet 3. The Starting Point - Planet 2010 4. The Vision of 2050 5. Pathways between 2010 and 2050 6. Back to the Reality of 2010 and the Challenges Ahead.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415590006 20160606
In 2050, the billions of people living on Earth have found a way to manage the planetary system effectively. Everyone has access to adequate food, shelter, and clean water. Human health is no longer considered outside of the health of the ecosystems in which people live. Ecological awareness is an integral part of education. People respond effectively to social and environmental hazards, and societies care for the most vulnerable amongst them. The economy, too, has shifted. Carbon dioxide management is under control, and energy efficiency is the norm. The remaining rainforests have been preserved. Coral reefs are recovering. Fish stocks are thriving. Is any of this really possible? How can our complex social and economic systems interact with a complex planetary system undergoing rapid change to create a future we all want? This book is a contextualised collation of ideas articulated by the 50 participants of the Planet 2050 workshop held in Lund in October 2008, as part of The Planet in 2050, an interdisciplinary Fast Track Initiative of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Participants were selected from academia and the sustainability practice community to give a wide-ranging, multi-cultural, trans-disciplinary set of perspectives. This collection explores four broad sectoral themes: energy and technologies; development, economies and culture; environment; and land use change. By doing so, this book emphasises the importance of a social dialogue on our collective future, and our responsibility to the Earth. It makes strong statements about what needs to happen to the global economy for a sustainable future and documents a new kind of scholarly discussion, engaging people from diverse knowledge communities in a spirit of exploration and reflexivity. The book provides a focus for dialogue and further study for postgraduates and researchers interested in global change as a multi-faceted, socio-environmental phenomenon, and as the book is written in an accessible scholarly style, assuming no prior specialist knowledge, it is also suitable for those involved in sustainability initiatives and policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415590006 20160606
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations.
  • Future school: personalization plus intelligence / Eugenijus Kurilovas
  • Collaborating partnerships: a project-based legitimizing strategy amongst East African e-learning providers / Titus Tossy
  • Application of information communication technologies for agricultural development through extension services: a review / L. K. Mabe, O. I. Oladele
  • A set of principles for doing and evaluating classic grounded theory research in information systems / Andy Lowe, Titus Tossy
  • Cloud-based geo-information infrastructure to support agriculture activity monitoring / Shamim Akhter, Kento Aida
  • Profiling collaborating partners in e-learning in developing countries / Titus Tossy, Wallace Chigona
  • A comparative evaluation of e-learning adoption in private and public higher education institutions: a Tanzania survey / Mpe Paulo Mwamahusi, Titus Tossy
  • The impact of Web 2.0 on e-commerce adoption and use by tourism businesses - can SMMEs play the trick?: a case of the Eastern Cape Province / Pardon Blessings Maoneke, Naomi Isabirye
  • Cultivating recognition: a classic grounded theory of e-learning providers working in East Africa / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown
  • Assessment of contribution of ICT for sustainable livelihoods in Kilosa District / C. Shirima, Camilius Aloyce Sanga
  • Doing classic grounded theory research in information systems: trust in emergence / Titus Tossy, Irwin T.J. Brown, Andy Lowe
  • Information and communication technologies (ICTs) for industrial development: challenges and opportunities / Felichesmi Selestine Lyakurwa, Joseph Sungau
  • Technology access and research prolificacy: an econometric analysis / Michael D'Rosario.
As the developed world continues to become more digitized, lesser developed areas are starting to see more technological advancements being integrated into their society. These advancements are creating opportunities to improve both the economy and the lives of people within these areas. Information Technology Integration for Socio-Economic Development features theoretical concepts and best practices in the implementation of new technologies within developing areas around the world. Highlighting empirical research on the application of information technologies to bridge the digital divide within different countries, the book is ideally suited for technology developers, managers, and policy makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505396 20161213
Book
1 online resource (xix, 538 pages) : illustrations, charts
  • Alternative approaches to assessing tradeoffs in resource management-- economic and environmental tradeoffs in tropical deforestation-- challenges facing favoured versus less-favoured agroecosystems-- institutional and policy issues. (Part contents).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994352 20160605
The need for increased food production, enhanced economic growth and poverty reduction, whilst at the same time achieving environmental sustainability, is an issue of growing importance. This book address the linkages and tradeoffs involved in solving such key challenges. Some of the approaches taken are conceptual and theoretical, others report on specific empirical cases in which linked economic, biophysical and policy models have been used to generate analytical (often quantitative) estimates of tradeoffs, whilst others highlight institutional and policy issues involved in trying to achieve multiple social goals simultaneously. Emprical applications to areas throughout the developing world are included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851994352 20160605
Book
1 online resource (36 p.)
Tajikistan's economy has recovered strongly after the collapse of the 1990s, but sustaining rapid economic growth over the long term and reducing poverty present major challenges for policymakers. This paper contributes to the debate over the strategic role for fiscal policy to play in meeting these challenges, utilizing the "fiscal space" approach to assess the long-term potential for expanding public provision of growth-promoting goods and services and evaluating the priorities for public spending. It also analyzes the long-term risks to fiscal sustainability, from external public debt and the quasi fiscal deficit of the electricity sector. The paper contends that institutional reforms in key areas, notably public financial management, tax administration, and the energy sector, are crucial for generating fiscal space and for ensuring that higher levels of public spending are translated into stronger economic growth and poverty reduction. The priorities for government spending should be education, health, and the maintenance of the core networks of the existing infrastructure for energy and transport, rather than new public investment projects.
Book
1 online resource (29 p.)
The authors assess the effect of economic instability on the success of projects funded by the World Bank using the outcome of the projects, which is a notation of their overall success determined by the Bank's Independent Evaluation Group. It has been argued in macroeconomic studies that aid effectiveness is higher in vulnerable countries because it dampens the negative effects of shocks. The authors show that this finding is not inconsistent with the observation that the success of the projects is lower in an unstable environment. Instability, in particular the instability of exports, harms aid projects as it harms the rest of the economy, while the success of projects decreases when the total amount of aid received increases, due to absorptive capacity limitations. But this decrease is slower when instability is higher, showing a positive effect of aid through its stabilizing impact. The authors find the same results keeping only the projects funded by nonconcessionary loans, which suggests that the cushioning effect of aid extends not only to aid funded projects but to whole sets of projects. Corroborating macroeconomic findings, their results lead to the same conclusion that more aid should be allocated to more vulnerable countries, in spite of the lower success of the projects in an unstable environment: project evaluations cannot include the macrostabilizing effect of the aid delivered through projects.
Book
xv, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library

9. Plenty [2005 - ]

Journal/Periodical
volumes
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
vii, 191 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Book
xvii, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Growth and sustainability - an overview, M. Munasinghe, O. Sunkel et al. Symposium on "Sustainability of Long Term Growth": towards sustainomics - a transdisciplinary metaframework for making development more sustainable, M. Munasinghe-- economic development in a neo-liberal world - unsustainable globalization? J.B. Opschoor-- growth, globalization and an agenda for ecological economics, R.B. Norgaard-- dematerialization, competitiveness and employment in a globalized economy, F. Hinterberger and F. Luks-- policies and institutions for sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, J.A. Ocampo. General framework papers: beyond growth -avoiding uneconomic growth, H.E. Daly-- development thinking in the age of environment - of wise use of nature for the good society, I. Sachs-- quantifying natural capital - beyond monetary value, J.M. Naredo-- globalization versus internationalization - some implications, H.E. Daly. Modelling and applications papers: ecology and optimal economic growth - an optimal ecological economic growth model and its sustainability implications, S.M.N. Islam-- why an inverted u-shaped environmental Kuznets curve may not exist, G. Kadekodi and M.M. Agarwal-- industrial pollution and international trade - the Brazilian experience, C.E.F. Young-- environmental consequences of trade liberalization in the western hemisphere, M. Tsigas, D. Gray et al-- dynamic environmental policy in developing countries in the presence of a balance of trade deficit and a tariff, A.A. Batabyal, H. Beladi and D.M. Lee-- GLEAM - a simple model for the analysis of equity in policies to regulate greenhouse gas emissions through tradable permits, P. Baer and P. Templet-- estimating non-renewable resource capital consumption, A.C. Hansen-- measuring genuine savings - are most resource-extracting countries really sustainable? E. Neumayer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840645156 20160527
A comprehensive review of the links between sustainable development and long-term growth. It seeks to develop our understanding of the complex issues that will shape sustainable development strategies in the 21st century - economic growth, poverty eradication, environmental protection, social inclusion and good governance. Sustainable development is analyzed in terms of its economic, social and environmental dimensions. The authors argue that material intensive conventional economic growth is unsustainable in the long-term, unless environmental and social elements are given equal priority. Leading experts critically discuss important topics including durability versus optimality of development, globalization, dematerialization of production and consumption, alternative lifestyles, green national income accounting and environmental valuation, eco-development, the growing North-South development gap, environment and trade policy and the equitable distribution of assets within and among nations. The coverage ranges from comprehensive analytical models to practical case study applications, and should be suitable for policy analysts and researchers as well as academics involved in economic growth, environmental economics and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840645156 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xviii, 286 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
  • The community of the poor-- rural invisibility and urban bias in development-- an introduction to development theories-- an overview of sustainable development-- the dynamics of development-- the state and development-- local government and development-- non-governmental organizations as agents of development-- community development and empowerment-- education and development-- health and development-- community policing-- development planning and projects-- aid and debt.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195718591 20160616
Introduces the reader to the three main role players in development: the community of the poor; the state; and the non-governmental sector. The text shows how the role of each has changed and continues to change in relation to the historical evolution of development thought from a simplistic modernization view to today's sustainable development paradigm. Chapters on the important development issues of health, education, food and hunger, development aid, local government and community policing illustrate the development roles in the context of development dynamics as informed by development theory. The reader is introduced to various development problems related to these issues and is led through the dynamic process of development in which the role players operate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195718591 20160616
Green Library
Book
xxxiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The last decade of the 20th century witnessed striking progress in the developing world but it also saw stagnation and setbacks. These differences and reversals in outcomes have taught us much about what contributes to development. The pace and quality of economic growth remains central. The discussion here brings out four dimensions of quality relevant for poverty outcomes: distribution, sustainability, variability, and governance surrounding the growth process. Viewing the quantative and qualitative sides of growth together puts the spotlight on a balanced growth of three sets of assets: human, physical, and natural capital, rather than an almost exclusive focus on promoting accumulation of physical capital.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195215939 20160528
Green Library
Book
26, 26 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xi, 122 p. : ill.
This report summarizes a workshop organized by the National Academies Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability. The workshop brought together a select group of program managers from the public and private sectors to discuss specific cases of linking knowledge to action in a diverse set of integrated observation, assessment, and decision support systems. Workshop discussions explored a wide variety of experiments in harnessing science and technology to goals of promoting development and conserving the environment. Participants reflected on the most significant challenges that they have faced when trying to implement their programs and the strategies that they have used to address them successfully. The report summarizes discussions at the workshop, including common themes about the process of linking knowledge with actions for sustainable development that emerged across a wide range of cases, sectors, and regions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309101851 20160605
Book
xvi, 543 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
  • Foreword, by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of the United NationsPrefaceAcknowledgments1. Introduction to Sustainable Development2. An Unequal World3. A Brief History of Economic Development4. Why Some Countries Developed While Others Stayed Poor5. Ending Extreme Poverty6. Planetary Boundaries7. Social Inclusion8. Education for All9. Health for All10. Food Security11. Resilient Cities12. Climate Change13. Saving Biodiversity and Protecting Ecosystem Services14. Sustainable Development GoalsBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231173155 20160618
Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231173155 20160618
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (337 pages) : illustrations (some color), tables.
This book offers African, Asian, Latin American, European, and North American perspectives on institutions and regulations promoting sustainable economic growth in the post-2015 development agenda in areas such as environment, labour, risk management, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and innovation. The chapters address sustainability issues at the firm, national, regional and international levels from a multidisciplinary perspective. The chapters of this volume address the challenge of enhancing economic competitiveness of the supply side economies while pushing a sustainable development agenda. This work addresses the existing inequalities, environmental degradation, and economic/financial instability under current dynamics of international and domestic power relations in order to meet the set objectives for the post-2015 era. This volume advances the perspectives on the non-compulsory alternative to markets regulations, the United Nations Global Compact, explored in the previous volume 'The UN Global Compact: Fair Competition and Environmental and Labour Justice in International Markets' vol. 16.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785605581 20160802
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction Economic Growth and the Environment Brief History of Environmental Economics Tragedy of the Commons Scarcity and the Laws of Thermodynamics Circular Flow of Income and Spending Evaluating Environmental Policy Efficiency, Equity, Growth, Stability, and Flexibility "Law" of Unintended Consequences Limits to the Economic Approach Questions to Ponder Review of Microeconomic Tools Markets and Prices Utility Theory Demand Supply Trade Creates Value Technical Note on Consumer's Surplus Changes in Demand and Supply Returns to Scale Equal Marginal Cost Principle Pareto Efficiency and Equity Problems Indicators of Environmental and Economic Well-Being Policies and Instruments Cancer Life Expectancy Grain Yields Solid Waste Oil Spills and Water Quality Air Pollution Carbon and Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions Questions to Ponder Economic Growth and the Environment Malthusian Trap Escape from the Malthusian Equilibrium Demographic Transition Stages of Economic Development Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis Dynamic EKC Models Environmental Justice Race to the Bottom? Problems Joint Production of Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Production Possibilities with Two Desirable Outputs Production with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Theory View of the Two Koreas at Night Technical Efficiency Technical Efficiency with Two Desirable Outputs Technical Efficiency with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Allocative Efficiency Two Desirable Outputs Allocative Efficiency with a Desirable and Undesirable Output Input Allocative Efficiency Productivity Change Productivity Change with Desirable Outputs Productivity Change with Desirable and Undesirable Outputs Aggregate Production Possibilities Frontier Regulated Production Possibilities Sustainability Problems Estimating Environmental Performance Data Envelopment Analysis DEA Reference Technology DEA with Desirable Outputs and Inputs DEA with Undesirable Outputs Measuring Efficiency Using DEA Output Distance Function Technical Efficiency with Undesirable Outputs Using Excel to Estimate Technical Efficiency Revenue Efficiency Limits of the DEA Approach Problems Public Goods and Bads Characteristics of Public Goods and Bads Efficiency Conditions for Public Goods and Bads Political Process and Lindahl Equilibrium Fiscal Federalism Dominant Assurance Contracts Climate as a Public Good Questions and Problems Externalities and Common Property Resources Is the Price Right? Trade with Spillover Costs and Benefits Efficiency in the Presence of Externalities Common Property Resources Internalizing Externalities through Taxes and Subsidies Using Property Rights to Internalize External Costs and Benefits Uncertainty and the Choice between Taxes and Permits Negotiation and Bargaining Social Contract Pigouvian Tax to Reduce Global Warming Regional Differences in the Damages of Pollution Problems Valuing Environmental Resources Introduction Travel Cost Approach Hedonic Price Approach Compensating Wage Differentials and Hedonic Wages Weak Complementarity Approach Contingent Valuation Method Shadow Pricing Valuing Nonmarket Outputs Valuing Un-priced Inputs Problems Endangered Species Introduction Unintended Consequences of the ESA Economics and Endangered Species Noah's Ark Problem Habitat Protection CITES Choosing Distinctive Sites Problems and Questions to Ponder Interest Rates, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Nonrenewable Resources Rate of Time Preference Time Value of Money Social Rate of Discount Do Biofuels Pass the Cost-Benefit Test? Hyperbolic Discounting Resource Extraction Trends in Nonrenewable Resource Prices Problems Renewable Resources Not Enough Fish in the Sea Bioeconomic Fishery Model Biological Growth Functions Static Bioeconomic Equilibrium Aspects of Dynamic Bioeconomic Equilibrium Policies to Reduce Overfishing Two Examples of Overexploitation: Whales and Buffalo Whales Buffalo Forest Resources Problems Transaction Costs and Institutional Choice Introduction Transaction Costs Transaction Costs of Using the Market Transaction Costs of Using Government Private Market Failure Nonmarket Failure Private Property Rights Water Rights Institutional Choice Summing Up Questions Retrospect and Future Prospects Retrospect Future Prospects Conclusion Bibliography Answers to Selected End of Chapter Questions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482243055 20160616
Written in a way that facilitates understanding of complex concepts, laws, and policy, Production, Growth, and the Environment: An Economic Approach explores how economic growth usually makes people better off, but also asks at what environmental cost? These costs are not often realized until after the fact, when their remediation is more expensive, and sometimes not reversible. Very few books on environmental economics model the joint production of desirable and undesirable outcomes in any depth. This book fills that void. It discusses the demographic transition and the escape from the Malthusian trap. It also covers the environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis that examines the relation between polluting outputs and economic welfare. The book integrates environmental valuation methods with the production possibility frontier (PPF) approach. It presents both types of outcomes in a PPF framework that accounts for scarcity and allows the concepts of technical and allocative efficiencies to be introduced and measured. The PPF can then measure technological progress/regress and can be used to measure whether resource use is sustainable over time. It can also be used to determine shadow prices for non-market desirable outputs such as ecological services and non-market undesirable by-products such as SO2, NOx, and CO2 that arise from fossil fuel combustion. The beauty of the PPF framework is that it can be depicted in simple two-dimensional diagrams that make the concepts easy to understand. The author uses this framework to introduce concepts such as technical efficiency, allocative efficiency, technological progress/regress, shadow pricing, externalities, public goods, pollution taxes, and permits. In addition, each chapter has numerous problems and discussion questions that provide examples and practice in using the introduced theories. The book also includes a chapter that shows how the solver routine in Excel can be used to measure technical and allocative efficiency. This gives you the tools to examine all outcomes and therefore make a decision that takes into account the environmental challenges along with any economic benefits.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482243055 20160616

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