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268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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xiii, 83 pages ; 21 cm
  • Vorwort : Politisches Handeln tut Not!
  • Unsere Lebensweise
  • Was Sie wissen sollten
  • Werte, Moral, Menschenbilder als Grundlage menschlichen Handelns
  • Unser Gesellschaftsvertrag : das Grundgesetz : und seine Wertevorstellungen
  • Wohlstandsbilanz
  • Ökologisches Ungleichgewicht
  • Gespaltene Gesellschaft
  • Arm und Reich
  • Ungerecht : Unsozial : Ungleich
  • Schuldenstaat
  • Generationenhypothek
  • Gründe
  • Ethisch-moralische Gründe
  • Ökonomisierung des Lebens und Vorrang des eigenen Vorteils
  • Materielles Wohlstandswachstum als Leitbild der Lebensgestaltung
  • Ökonomisch-systemische Gründe
  • Strukturelle Wachstumszwänge
  • Kulturell-moralische Wachstumstreiber
  • Das System Billig
  • Was Sie akzeptieren sollten
  • Fazit
  • Gegensteuerung ist möglich
  • Unzureichende Ls̲ungsansätze
  • Unbedingte Steigerung des Wachstums
  • Technologischer Fortschritt
  • Weg zur neuen Lebensweise
  • Was Sie vereinbaren sollten
  • Ethos der Nachhaltigkeit
  • Eckpfeiler des nachhaltigen Zivilisationsmodells
  • Gesellschaftsvertrag der Nachhaltigkeit
  • Freiheit
  • Gerechtigkeit und Integration
  • Privateigentum und Gemeinwohl
  • Steuer- und Abgabensystem
  • Garantiertes Mindesteinkommen
  • Parlamentarische Demokratie
  • Wirtschaftsordnung der Nachhaltigkeit
  • Zielsetzungen
  • Theorieansätze zur Umsetzung
  • Gemeinwohlökonomie
  • Sabbatökonomie
  • Vollgeld-Ökonomie und Ökonomie der Entschuldung
  • Ökonomie des geschlossenen Produktionskreislaufs
  • Ökonomie der Nähe
  • Plausibilitätsprüfung
  • Wer was zur Umsetzung des Vereinbarten tun sollte
  • Individuelles und institutionelles Engagement
  • Individuelle Ebene: Vom nachhaltigen Bewusstsein zum Handeln
  • Rolle der Schulen und Hochschulen
  • Rolle der Kirchen
  • Politisches Engagement
  • Rolle der Politik
  • Rolle der internationalen Politik
  • Eckwerte einer nachhaltigen Politik
  • Gesellschafts- und Rechtspolitik
  • Bildungspolitik
  • Außen-/Entwicklungspolitik
  • Wirtschafts-/Industrie-/Umweltpolitik
  • Finanz-/Steuerpolitik
  • Arbeits-/Sozialpolitik
  • Agrar-/Ernährungspolitik
  • Bodenpolitik
  • Energiepolitik
  • Verkehrspolitik
  • Mehrheit für eine nachhaltige Politik
  • Noch ein Wort : Folgenabschätzung
  • Literatur.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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285 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
127 pages ; 21 cm
  • Nachhaltigkeitsstrategien im 21. Jahrhundert / Alexander Ceh
  • Dealing with change : die Rolle der Wirtschaft / Georg Krasser
  • Möglichkeiten einer Insel : Medien in Österreich im Wandel des digitalen Zeitalters / Johannes Mantl und Josef Mantl
  • Stromlos in die Zukunft? / Michael Amerer
  • Die Lösung der meisten Probleme liegt in der rasant steigenden Interdependenz von Kulturen, Staaten, Regionen und auch Individuen / Leo Borchardt
  • Es ist heute unsere zentrale Verantwortung geworden, Geschichten zu erzählen / Hannes Grassegger
  • Quo vadis, Europäische Union? / Richard Kühnel
  • Leadership in einer schneller werdenden multipolaren Weltwirtschaft / Andreas Landgrebe
  • Zukunftsmarkt Kolumbien : Chancen für Österreichs Wirtschaft / Andreas Liebmann
  • Investieren und Produzieren in Mexiko / Otto Lindner
  • Visionen für Graz / Siegfried Nagl
  • Der Westen braucht strukturelle Reformen / Herbert Paierl
  • Globale Megatrends als Chancen für die steirische Industrie / Jochen Pildner-Steinburg
  • Nachhaltiges Denken und soziale Verantwortung sind integrale Bestandteile unserer Gesellschaft / Hans Roth
  • Europa braucht eine starke gemeinsame Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik / Nikolaus Rottenberger
  • Die Uni als Ort, der junge Menschen auf die Herausforderungen der Zukunft vorbereitet / Maximilian Schnödl
  • Ein Leben auf Pump führt zu keinem nachhaltigen Wirtschaftswachstum / Roland Tassler
  • Bildung ist der wertvollster Rohstoff und der Schlüssel zu wirtschaftlichem Erfolg und Wohlstand / Hans-Jürgen Thaus
  • Bildung : es gibt keine Alternative / Markus Tomaschitz
  • Wien als idealer Standort für Studien der internationalen Beziehung / Hans Winkler
  • Die Entwicklung Europas in den vergangenen 18 Jahren / Wolfgang Wolte
  • Das Zusammenspiel von Innovationslust und unternehmerischer Verantwortung / Josef Zotter
  • Veranstaltungen mit den Autoren von "Dealing with change : Österreicher über die Herausforderungen des 21. Jahrhunderts".
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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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
151 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xv, 270 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
161 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
Book
623 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library

16. 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
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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
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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
xx, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
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
Book
39 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Preface Introduction Moazzem Hossain PART I: FUTURE ISSUES OF ASIA 1. Agriculture, Structural Change and Socially Responsible Development in China and Vietnam Clem Tisdell 2. Population, Poverty and Responsible Social Protection Issues of Asia Moazzem Hossain 3. Resource Constraints and Asia's Growth: Regional Cooperation for Enhancing Energy Security Shanawez Hossain and Tapan Sarker PART II: RESPONSIBLE POLICY MATTERS 4. Taxing for the Future: An Intergenerational Perspective Tapan Sarker 5. Indian Agriculture in the Era of Global Warming Ranajit Chakrabarty and Smwarajit Lahiri Chakravarty 6. China's Changing Public Health Paradox and the New Generation of Health NGOs Lai-Ha Chan and Ronald C. Keith 7. Towards Universal Sanitation: The Cambodian Case Paul Howard 8. Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Indonesia: The Case of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Yenny Tjoe 9. Migration of Bangladeshi Workers to Malaysia: Emerging Lessons of Economic and Social Costs and Benefits at the Migrant, Migrant Household and Community Levels Munshi Israil Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short PART III: REALIZING THE ASIAN CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES 10. Sustainable Resource Development in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities Vigya Sharma and Tapan Sarker 11. Business's Challenge: Relating Corporate Sustainability, Strategy and Leadership Vikram P. Murthy 12. The Asian Century is the Chinese Century and the Century of Turbulence Malcolm McIntosh Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realising the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth, the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia. This insightful volume is presented in three parts: part I identifies the major socio-economic factors which are likely to take away the opportunities in realising the Asian century by 2050; part II presents the responsible policy issues which would be needed to overcome the hurdles such as public finance, natural resources, public health and sanitation, intra Asia migration and decentralised governance; part III articulates major challenges in realising the Asian prosperity including sustainable international business and sustainable growth. The topics examined are ranged from demographic conditions, tax reform to responsible use of natural resources in the years to come. The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change will appeal to academics in the fields of Asian studies and environment ecology. The major challenges in the future for South Asian growth due to the impact of climate change will prove invaluable for practitioners and the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
Green Library
Book
ix, 149 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Environmental sustainability, economic growth and structural transformation: conceptual issues
  • Resource use and productivity in Africa: some stylized facts
  • Policies for sustainable structural transformation
  • Structural transformation and sustainable development in Africa: main findings and recommendations.
This report provides concrete policy recommendations for African policy makers and their development partners on how to promote sustainable structural transformation in Africa, meaning a sustainable structural transformation that integrates the relative decoupling of natural resource use and environmental impacts from the growth process. The Report also discusses why a strategy of sustainable structural transformation is important for Africa, how strategic priorities can be identified and the role of the national State and the international community in such a strategy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211128536 20160609
Green Library
Book
xiii, 150 p.
Book
xvi, 171 p. : ill ; 27 cm.
  • An analytical framework for green growth
  • Fostering environment-friendly behavioral change through market and non-market mechanisms
  • Innovation and other industrial policies
  • Human capital: implications of green growth policies for labor markets and job creation
  • Natural capital
  • Physical capital: the role of infrastructure in green growth strategies
  • Crafting a green growth strategy.
As the global population heads toward 9 billion by 2050, decisions made today will lock countries into growth patterns that may or may not be sustainable in the future. Care must be taken to ensure that cities and roads, factories and farms are designed, managed, and regulated as efficiently as possible to wisely use natural resources while supporting the robust growth developing countries still need. Economic development during the next two decades cannot mirror the previous two: poverty reduction remains urgent but growth and equity can be pursued without relying on policies and practices that foul the air, water, and land. Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development makes the case that greening growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. Yet spurring growth without ensuring equity will thwart efforts to reduce poverty and improve access to health, education, and infrastructure services. Countries must make strategic investments and farsighted policy changes that acknowledge natural resource constraints and enable the world's poorest and most vulnerable to benefit from efficient, clean, and resilient growth. Like other forms of capital, natural assets are limited and require accounting, investment, and maintenance in order to be properly harnessed and deployed. By maximizing co-benefits and avoiding lock-in, by promoting smarter decisions in industry and society, and by developing innovative financing tools for green investment, we can afford to do the things we must.
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Green Library
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1 online resource (xix, 226 p.)
  • Preface-- 1. Sustainability as a Competitive Business Advantage-- 2. Situation Analysis-- 3, Strategy Development-- 4. Action Plan Development-- 5. Examples-- Appendices and Supporting Documents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048191260 20160605
Dealing with environmental issues should no longer be considered simply as a cost of doing business. Effective environmental improvements to a company's products and services can be turned into business opportunities. This book was written with the express purpose of helping managers of companies, in particular of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), to better deal with environmental challenges and address customer requirements, all in order to turn their environmental inve- ments into competitive market advantages. Several examples are provided throughout the book, but also warning signs (Alert Boxes). These "Alerts" are posted to help managers avoid typical traps when working with environmental considerations in business processes. The authors have many years of experience in the various aspects of impleme- ing Ecodesign. This experience includes working in industry for many years; le- ing the environmental departments in a multinational company; managing research projects in eco-product development; Life Cycle Assessment; and national and international environmental communication and marketing. This book is the latest in a series. The 2002 "Ecodesign Pilot" introduced a tool and software to help design more environmentally compatible products. It was directed specifically at designers. The 2004 book, "Ecodesign Implementation", was written to help project managers optimize product development processes from an environmental perspective.
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  • Introduction * Part I: Past * Progress and its Discontents * From Muir to Meadows * Sustainability Emerging * From Rio to Kyoto and Later Disappointments * Part Two: Present * What Does 'Sustainable Development' Mean? * Taking Sustainability into Economics * 'Putting a Price on the Planet' * The Ethics of Sustainability * Part Three: Future * The End of Sustainability? * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844077069 20160528
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xvii, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 0. Sustainable Development: Towards a Broader Policy Agenda-- 1. Natural Capital, Resource Dependency and Poverty in Developing Countries: The Problem of "Dualism within Dualism"-- 2. Measuring Development Prospects by 'Greening' the National Accounts-- 3. Impacts of Macroeconomic Policies on the Environment, Natural Resources and Welfare in Developing Countries-- 4. Political Economy and Natural Resource Use-- 5. Structural Adjustment and Sustainable Development-- 6. Trade and the Environment in Developing Economies-- 7. Environmental Policy Instruments in Developing Countries-- 8. Energy, Equity and Economic Development-- 9. Water Institutional Reforms in Developing Countries: Insights, Evidences, and Case Studies-- 10. Water Quality Issues in Developing Countries-- 11. Urban Air Pollution, Health and Policy Instruments-- 12. The Economics of Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation in Developing Nations-- 13. Conservation of Tropical Forests: Addressing Market Failure-- Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199297993 20160528
Economic growth as we know it today cannot persist indefinitely if it entails continuous degradation of natural resources and the environment. While in a few countries around the world it appears that environmental degradation has been the result of rapid economic growth, in the vast majority of the developing countries the environment has been equally spoiled despite slow or even negative economic growth. This book provides new insights on the common roots of economic stagnation, poverty and environmental degradation which, unfortunately, generally reside in misguided government policies and priorities. By doing this, the volume seeks to provide a broader policy option framework than those found in conventional policy analyses, mainly dominated by the "Washington Consensus". It shows that a major omission of the conventional view is that governments tend to allocate government expenditures in a biased way favouring subsidies to the economic elites to the detriment of investments in public goods, including human capital, R&D, as well as the development of institutions (environmental and otherwise), which are vital for long run growth, poverty reduction and environmental sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199298006 20160528
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  • Part one - methodological issues towards integrative analysis: reconciling the irreconcilable, Judith Bradbury, Steve Rayner-- reframing environmental valuation - reasoning about resource use and the redistribution of sustainability, Martin O'Connor-- multicriteria-based environmental policy, Silvio O. Funtowicz, Juan Martinez-Alier, Giuseppe Munda, Jerry Ravetz-- integrated assessment - current practices and challenges for the future, Jan Rotmans, Marjolein B.A. Van Asselt. Part two - participatory frameworks: ecological and economic context of the proposed Paraguay-Parana Hidrovia and implications for decision-making, Emiko Kawakami de Resende, Sylvia S. Tognetti-- collaborative planning and co-management - the development plan for Zudanez, Chhuquisaca, Bolivia, Claudia E. Natenzon, Hector A. Poggiese-- challenges and opportunities for scientist-stakeholder collaboration in integrated assessment of climate change, Stewart J. Cohen-- signs of life - linking indicators and models in the context of QUEST, Dale S. Rothman, John B. Robinson, Dave Biggs. Part three - perspectives in ecological economic modelling: integrated modelling and evaluation of spatial and dynamic-evolutionary processes in environment-economic systems, Jeroen C.J.M. Van Den Bergh-- non-equilibrium theory of African arid ecosystems, designing for monitoring and evaluation, Maryam Niamir-Fuller-- linking the environment with production activities - an extended input-output model to assess the impacts of production on deforestation, Maria J. Willumsen-- dynamic modelling of energy use and emissions, the case of US iron and steel, Matthias Ruth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840649130 20160527
Decision-makers increasingly seek to design environmental and development policies that will support sustainable development. Thus, practical tools to help formulate sustainable development policies and clear methods to assess their acceptability and effectiveness are urgently needed. This book aims to contribute to meeting these needs by presenting both analytical and empirical aspects of decision-making processes. The authors explore the methods of integrating environmental and social sciences to support participatory policy design, implementation and assessment of sustainable development policies. These methods are applied and discussed with reference to several case studies from various regions of the world. Although each chapter has a distinct focus, they all contribute to a clearer understanding of how sustainable development is perceived and assessed by society. The book is interdisciplinary, emphasizing how the integration of a wide set of disciplines and stakeholder perspectives into the policy-making process can help better understand sustainable development policies.
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  • Part 1: Approaching Local Sustainability 1. Introduction 2. Sustainable Development 3. Ecological Modernization 4. Urban Regime Theory 5. Regulation Theory 6. Conclusions Part 2: The Changing Context for Local Economic Development 7. Introduction 8. Changing International and National Contexts 9. From Fordism to Post-Fordism? 10. The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies 11. Globalization and the Drive for Free Trade 12. Changing Public Policies: Neo-Liberalism and the State 13. Conclusions Part 3: The Changing Environmental Policy Context for Local Action 14. Introduction 15. The International Policy Context 16. International Agreements on the Environment 17. The European Environmental Policy Context 18. Differing National Contexts 19. The USA 20. Japan 21. Australia 22. The United Kingdom 23. Sweden 24. Conclusions Part 4: Integrating Economic Development and Environmental Strategies at the Local Level 25. Introduction 26. Principles for Sustainable Development in Local Areas and Regions 27. Ecological Principles 28. Resource Efficiency Principles 29. Governance Principles 30. Measurement of Impact Principles 31. Principles for Sustainable Local and Regional Economies 32. Community and Work-based Themes 33. Business Themes 34. Themes for Local and Regional Government 35. Implementing Sustainable Local and Regional Economic Development: Bioregionalism and Regional Environmental Management Systems 36. Conclusions Part 5: Sustainability and Economic Regeneration: Making it Happen on the Ground 37. Introduction 38. Land Use and Transport Planning 39. Advice and Support for Local Business to Improve Environmental Performance 40. Using Technology for Sustainability 41. Promoting Green Consumerism and Purchasing Policies 42. Targeted Inward Investment Strategy 43. Changing Governance Structures 44. Promoting the Environmental Business Sector 45. Linking Economic Development, Labour Markets and Social Policy 46. Partnerships Between Local Government and Industry 47. Provision of Sustainability Infrastructure 48. Industrial Ecology and Eco-Industrial Parks 49. Indicators and Output Measurement 50. Conclusions Part 6: Integrating Economic Development and the Environment: Future Prospects for Local Areas 51. Introduction 52. Reflections on Theory 53. The Strengths and Weaknesses of a Local Approach.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415168250 20160527
Concerns about the impact of economic development upon the global environment have increased in recent years. Sustainable development has been proposed as a means of reconciling the pressures between the two, allowing the integration of economic, environmental and social concerns. While policy makers at international, national and local levels have rapidly adopted sustainable development as a key aim, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what it means in practice. This book focuses upon the potential to integrate economic and environmental policies at the local and regional scale. Local initiatives are investigated within their wider economic and environmental policy contexts in order to illustrate both the constraints and opportunities for local policy makers. Attention is given to global economic trends, as well as to the specific policy contexts of the European Union and the national contexts of the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Sweden. The key principles for designing integrative policies and descriptions of initiatives and projects in a variety of locations are also considered. This book will be of vital interest not only to students and academics working in the field of local development, but also to policy makers and planners seeking guidelines for the role of local government in the local economy, sustainable development and the implementation of policies.
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  • Introduction-- Part I: Past Progress and its Discontents-- From Muir to Meadow-- Sustainability Emerging-- From Rio to Kyoto-- Part II: Present-- What does 'Sustainable Development' Mean?-- Taking Sustainability in Economics-- Putting a Price on the Planet-- The Ethics of Sustainability-- Part III: Future-- The End of Sustainability-- Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838422 20160528
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It goes beyond rhetoric to explain the deeper issues of sustainable development in a way that seeks to be accessible and interesting to the non-specialist reader. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. The work should be useful to students, academics and activists concerned with sustainable development. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853838422 20160528
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xxiv, 358 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
  • About the Resource Book * Sustainable Development and the Need for Strategic Responses * The Nature of Sustainable Development Strategies and Current Practice * Key Steps in Starting or Improving Strategies for Sustainable Development * Analysis * Participation in Strategies for Sustainable Development * Communications * Strategy Decision-making * The Financial Basis for Strategies * Monitoring and Evaluation Systems * Appendices * References * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839474 20160528
This book is a cornerstone resource for a wide range of organizations and individuals concerned with sustainable development at national or local levels, as well as for international organizations concerned with supporting such development. Whilst the focus is on integrated strategies for sustainable development, the approaches and methods covered are equally relevant to poverty reduction, environmental and sectoral strategies, programme development and review. Agenda 21 called for all countries to develop sustainable development strategies. For such strategies to be effective there needs to be a real commitment. In every country, government at all levels, the private sector, and civil society, must work together in a true partnership, in transparent ways which enable genuine stakeholder participation. The necessary mechanisms and processes need to be coordinated to enable continuous learning and improvement. This resource book provides flexible, non-prescriptive guidance on how to develop, assess and implement national sustainable development strategies. It sets out principles and ideas on process and methods, and suggests how these can be used. It is based on an analysis of past and current practice, drawing directly from experience in both developed and developing countries. Following a discussion of the nature and challenges of sustainable development and the need for strategic responses to them, the heart of the book covers the main tasks in strategy processes. Individual chapters offer a rich range of guidance, ideas and case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853839474 20160528
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xi, 246 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of figures and tables. Preface. 1. Economic growth and the environment: an introduction. Part I: Theories and concepts. 2. The limits to growth debate. 3. Interactions between economic and environmental systems. 4. Delinking environmental impacts from economic growth: issues of scale and indicators. 5. The environmental Kuznets curve hypothesis. 6. Economic growth and emissions: revising the environmental Kuznets curve. 7. Short and long-term effects of economic growth on pollution. 8. Trends of dematerialisation and rematerialisation in aggregated throughput. Part II: Empirical analysis of growth and the environment. 9. Decomposition analysis: a tool to investigate the relationship between emissions and income. 10. Driving forces underlying reductions in sulphur emissions. 11. Industrial restructuring and the reduction of heavy metal emissions in North Rhine-Westfalia. 12. Conclusions. References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792361534 20160528
Is economic growth good for the environment? A number of economists have claimed that economic growth can benefit the environment, recruiting political support and finance for environmental policy measures. This view has received increasing support since the early 1990s from empirical evidence that has challenged the traditional environmentalist's belief that economic growth degrades the environment. This book reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on growth and the environment, giving an in-depth empirical treatment of the relationship between the two. Various hypotheses are formulated and tested for a number of indicators of environmental pressure. The test results indicate that alternative models and estimation methods should be used, altering previous conclusions about the effect of economic growth on the environment and offering an insight into the forces driving emission reduction in developed countries.
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xi, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Perceptions of Environmental Scarcity 3. Wealth Creation: Distinguishing between Production, Welfare, Growth and Development 4. The Concept of Environmental Sustainability 5. Accounting for Production and the Environment 6. Population, Affluence, Technology and Environmental Impacts 7. Review and Critique of the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis 8. The Dividends from Environmental Taxation 9. Decision-Making and the Costs Related to Climate Change 10. Sustainability and Sulphur Emissions: The Case of the UK, 1970-2010 11. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415173322 20160527
A key area of public policy in the 20 years from 1979 is the question of how, and how much, to protect the environment. At the heart of this has been the heated debate over the nature of the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Is environmentally sustainable economic growth or "green growth", a contradiction in terms? Avoiding the confusion that often surrounds these issues, Ekins provides expositions of the concept of sustainability, integrated environmental and economic accounting, the Environmental Kuznets Curve, the economics of climate change and environmental taxation. Individual chapters are organized as self-contained expositions of the core issues of environmental economics, with extensive cross-referencing from one chapter to another, in order to guide the student or policy-maker through these complex problems. Paul Ekins defines the conditions of compatibility between economic growth and environmental sustainability, and provides measures and criteria by which the environmental sustainability of economic growth, as it occurs in the real world, may be judged. It is argued that "green growth" is not only theoretically possible but economically achievable and the authors show what environmental and economic policies are required to achieve this.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415173322 20160527
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xix, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This work examines ways that environmental sustainability has been incorporated into existing theories of economic development. To show this, the author makes use of theoretical approaches, draws policy implications, and illustrates each point with case studies from developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275957414 20160528
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xii, 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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xiv, 226 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Part 1 The archaeology of the development idea: the archaeology of the development idea - a guide to the ruins, the discovery of poverty, technology as a Trojan Horse, the economist's blind eye, from "development" to "security" Part 2 The shaky ground of sustainability: global ecology and the shadow of development - Truman and what followed, ambiguous claims for justice, Earth's finiteness as a management problem, bargaining for the rest of nature, efficiency and sufficiency, the hegemony of globalism-- the gospel of global efficiency - more out of less, resources everywhere, never enough, always rational-- environment and development - the story of a dangerous liaison - setting the stage for the Brundtland report, a successful ambivalence, survival as a new raison d'etat, global knowledge versus local knowledge, towards a global ecocracy? sustainable development - the political anatomy of an oxymoron - at the dawn of the security age, the horns of the dilemma, the context perspective, the astronaut's perspective, the home perspective. Part 3 In the image of the planet: one world - many worlds? one mankind, one market, one planet, space against place, cosmopolitan localism-- the blue planet - on the ambiguity of a modern icon - the construction of the Earth through an image, invention of the biosphere, the image and sentimental ecology, the image and technocratic ecology-- globalization and sustainability. Part 4 Ecology and equity in a post-development era: ecology, justice and the end of development - point of departure, landslide, impasse, the new colour of justice, an opening-- the two meanings of resource productivity - productivity as abundance, productivity as efficiency, can limits be productive? the full sense of resource productivity, the blind spot of efficiency, efficiency and sufficiency-- speed limits - body and machine, colliding timescales, double power, in remembrance of time gained, counterproductive effects, selective slowness-- the power of limits - an inquiry into new models of wealth - eco-intelligent goods and services, lower speeds and the plurality of time scales, shorter distances and the plurality of spaces, wealth in time rather than wealth in goods, well-being instead of well-having.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856497015 20160528
This is a collection of explorations of some of the foremost issues the world faces at the end of the century. It considers the crisis of the Western world's relations with nature and social justice, examining: efficiency - the mantra of our times; speed - the love affair with modernity; globalization - a market inevitability and the juggernaut of history; sustainability - oxymoron as rhetoric; development - the 20th century's great undelivered promise; and limits - a new principle for the coming century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856497015 20160528
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xiii, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Preface List of Abbreviations List of Contributors Sustainable Developments as Concept and Norm-- W.M.Lafferty and O.Langhelle A Global Ethic of Sustainability?-- J.Wetlesen On Need: A Central Concept in the Brundtland Report-- W.Haland Sustainable Development, State Sovereignty and International Justice-- A.Follesdal Sustainability, Morality and Future Generations-- P.Ariansen The Limits of Nature-- N.Stenseth Nature, Market and Ignorance: Can Development Be Managed?-- O.Langhelle Sustainable Development: Caught Between National Sovereignty and International Challenges-- J.B.Skjarseth Economic Analysis of Sustainability-- G.Asheim Economic Initiatives and Sustainable Development: An Assessment of Initiatives and Possibilities-- S.Hansen Future Challenges of Sustainable Development-- W.M.Lafferty and O.Langhelle Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333715215 20160528
The idea of "sustainable development" was given global prominence through the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987. By presenting an integrated exposition of the underlying logic of sustainable development, the book aims to maintain and strengthen the concept's intellectual and moral appeal. While fully recognizing the concept's weaknesses and ambiguities, the overall message of the book is that the concept is nonetheless the best available idea for achieving ecological balance with both global and generational equity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312216696 20160527
The idea of 'sustainable development' was given global prominence through the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987. Since then the concept has been heatedly debated, mostly from a critical point of view. There has been a general tendency to narrow the idea to cover only environmental 'sustainability', neglecting vital aspects of both global solidarity and inter-generational equity. The purpose of the present book is to elaborate the integrated nature of the concept as it was originally outlined in the World Commission report. Given the key role of Norway's Prime Minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, as head of the World Commission, it is appropriate that Norwegian social scientists attempt to develop the concept in a more constructive and pragmatic direction. The first step towards this goal is conceptual clarification of the original intent and interdependencies inherent in the concept. It is the opinion of the editors that the concept is both much more consistent and potentially much more radical than is frequently recognised. The book appears at a time when the commitments and accords from the Rio Earth Summit are being placed under increasing doubt. By presenting an integrated exposition of the underlying logic of sustainable development, the book aims to maintain and strengthen the concept's intellectual and moral appeal. While fully recognising the concept's weaknesses and ambiguities, the overall message of the book is that the concept is nonetheless the best available idea for achieving ecological balance with both global and generational equity.
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viii, 371 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • From Brundtland to Rio ? Food and Agriculture ? Population ? Urbanization ? Industrialization ? Energy ? Economics ? Biodiversity ? The Commons ? Institutions ? International Relations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832161 20160528
Such a huge number of books, journals and papers have been devoted to defining, assessing and implementing 'sustainable development' that students and other readers face information overload. Earthscan alone has published hundreds of essays and books on the subject. Now, though, the most authoritative writings have been carefully assessed and collected together in the "Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Development". The contributions included span five years of the debate, and cover all the principle themes: the history of the concept; the problems in defining it; the issues surrounding it; and, national international policies and schemes to implement it. For ease of use, the essays have been split into key subject areas - such as agriculture, population and the commons - and they include practical case studies and examples, together with analyses from a number of different viewpoints from both the North and South. These seminal essays will provide readers with a unique overview of the subject, as well as the long-awaited basic course material for students of environmental studies, economics, geography, politics, planning and the social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832161 20160528
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  • 1. Introduction-- 2. The world economy: north and south-- 3. Sustainability-- 4. history and perspective-- 5. Thinking about futures-- 6. Economics-- 7. Resource and environmental economics-- 8. Some new economics-- 9. National Policy-- 10. The international dimension-- 11. Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521436052 20160528
Two of the greatest problems facing the human race today are poverty and the threat to the natural environment. Economic growth is routinely advocated as the solution to poverty, but the natural environment is already threatened by current levels of economic activity. This compelling book examines both economic and ecological approaches to this dilemma, and considers policy issues for industrial economies. It also includes a useful review of recent literature in the area. Michael Common argues that economists rarely address threats to sustainability. He suggests that, while economics cannot offer a blueprint for a sustainable society, the use of economic or price incentives can help achieve social goals and address threats to sustainability.This book is a balanced, constructive and original contribution in the rapidly emerging fields of environmental economics and policy.
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  • Industrial metabolism : theory and policy / Robert U. Ayres
  • Ecosystem and the biosphere : metaphors for human-induced material flows / Rudolf B. Husar
  • Industrial restructuring in industrial countries / Udo E. Simonis --Industrial restructuring in developing countries : the case of India / Rajendra K. Pachauri, Mala Damodaran, and Himraj Dang
  • Evolution, sustainability, and industrial metabolism / Peter M. Allen
  • Industrial metabolism at the national level : a case-study on chromium and lead pollution in Sweden, 1880-1980 / Ulrik Lohm, Stefan Anderberg, and Bo Bergbäck
  • Industrial metabolism at the regional level : the Rhine Basin / William M. Stigliani and Stefan Anderberg
  • Industrial metabolism at the regional and local level : a case-study on a Swiss region / Paul H. Brunner, Hans Daxbeck, and Peter Baccini
  • A historical reconstruction of carbon monoxide and methane emissions in the United States, 1880-1980 / Robert U. Ayres, Leslie W. Ayres, and Joel A. Tarr
  • Sulphur and nitrogen emission trends for the United States : an application of the materials flow approach / Rudolph B. Husar
  • Consumptive uses and losses of toxic heavy metals in the United States, 1880-1890 / Robert U. Ayres and Leslie W. Ayres
  • The precaution principle in environmental management / Timothy O'Riordan
  • Transfer of clean(er) technologies to developing countries / Sergio C. Trindade
  • A plethora of paradigms : outlining an information system on physical exchanges between the economy and nature / Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Helmut Haberl, and Harald Payer.
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Underlying the strife afflicting Africa, and integral to its failure to develop economically, is massive and widespread environmental degradation and loss of resources. The scale of the problem is increasingly obvious, and the need for solutions ever more urgent. In this book, the authors argue that National Environmental Action Plans (NEAPS), implemented by each country, hold out the best prospects for recovery and for returning control of each country's destiny to its own people. They can lay the foundations of sustainable development, while preserving equally essential cultural values and identity. Part 1 traces the origins of NEAPS; Part 2 analyzes the NEAP processes and problems; Part 3 considers some of the first results and their impact on development; Part 4 explores future directions in environmental planning and management in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853831737 20160528
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  • Introduction.- Provinces.- Cities.- Public Opinions.- Professors' Forum: Proposals for Green Development.- Appendices.- Writers by Chapter.- Postscript.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642541773 20160616
The report was launched during China's Twelfth Five-year Period (2011-2015). After revising the measurement system of the Green Development Index 2011, the report measures the green development level of 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions as well as 38 large and medium-sized cities in China. A Public Satisfaction Survey of the Urban Residents is first introduced into the report. Both the province and the city Green Development Index systems consist of three parts, the green degree of economic growth, the carrying potential of natural resources and environment, and the support degree of government policies. The three parts reflect the production and resource usage efficiency, the situation of environment and resources protection and pollutants emission, and government's related investment and management respectively. The China Green Development Index Report 2012 has the comprehensive evaluation of the green economy development in China and its importance to China's rational development and switch in economic development model.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642541773 20160616
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159 p. : col. figs, tables ; 23 cm.
  • Executive summary
  • Why we need bold action to secure livelihoods
  • The state of the world's livelihoods
  • Emerging trends and threats to livelihoods
  • Scenarios for future livelihoods
  • Bold action for secure livelihoods
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • Boxes.
This study outlines the status of livelihoods today, and explores emerging trends in the economy, technology, demography, environment, security and governance which could impact livelihoods in the future. it asks how we can build secure livelihoods; how societies will adapt to the coming challenges; and whether there are any innovation opportunities -- whether technological or social -- that can be exploited?
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95 pages ; 28 cm.
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  • 1. Global Pressures and the Need for Africa to Reposition 2. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges in Africa 3. Migration, the Youth Bulge and Population Dynamics 4. Infrastructure and Connectivity 5. Food Security and African Development 6. Energy Security, Poverty and Development Policy in Africa 7. Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability in Africa's Development 8. R&D and Innovation 9. Integration for African Development: the Numbers Count 10. Institutions, Incentives, Adaptability and Development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137360588 20160617
The author investigates a number of topical issues for Africa's development: migration and population, macroeconomic policy, climate change, food security, energy security, infrastructure, regional integration and the importance of innovations, and research and development. The book covers subjects such as economy and politics, development financing, trans-boundary governance, public service delivery and inclusive growth. With a clear focus on the capacity dimension, Kararach proposes critical policy and action-oriented recommendations on how to overcome both present and future emergencies in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137360588 20160617
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xi, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • 1. Growth vs. Environment Debate 2. How much does it Cost? 3. How to Value? 4. What are the Trade-offs? 5. Way Forward: Striving for Green Growth Annex 1: Methodology of Environmental Health Losses Valuation Annex 2: Methodology for Estimating the Cost of Natural Resource Degradation Annex 3: Details of the Meta-Analysis Functions used in Estimating Value of Ecosystem Services Annex 4: Description of the CGE Model.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415719353 20160612
India's sustained and rapid economic growth offers an opportunity to lift millions out of poverty. But this may come at a steep cost to its environment and natural resources. This insightful book analyses India's growth from an economic perspective and assesses whether India can grow in a "green" and sustainable manner. Three key issues are addressed. The first is the physical and monetary costs and losses of environmental health and natural resources driven by economic growth. The authors undertake a monetary valuation and quantification of environmental damage, using techniques that have been developed to better understand and quantify preferences and values of individuals and communities in the context of environmental quality, conservation of natural resources, and environmental health risks. The second part estimates the value of ecosystem services from the major biomes in India using state-of-the art methods with a view to preserving them for the future. The third section provides a menu of policy instruments to explore trade-offs between economic growth and environmental sustainability using a Computable General Equilibrium approach with particular attention to air pollution. The conclusions focus on the way forward in terms of policies, measures and instruments as India has to balance the twin challenges of maintaining economic prosperity while managing its environmental resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415719353 20160612
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
Green Library
Book
251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • Qu'est-ce que l'économie positive ? -- L'économie positive est fondée sur la prise en compte du long terme -- L'économie positive intègre l'altruisme dans l'économie -- L'économie positive est déjà en marche -- La crise actuelle s'explique largement par le caractère non positif de l'économie mondiale -- La financiarisation impose à l'économie réelle une gestion à court terme -- L'urgence reine s'est diffusée dans tout le reste de l'économie et de la société -- Le monde en 2030, si l'économie ne devient pas davantage positive -- Quatre évolutions structurelles sont à l'oeuvre -- La démographie : explosion et déséquilibres géographiques -- Le progrès technologique : technologie verte, réseaux, accès gratuit -- La montée de la démocratie et de l'économie de marché : croissance et précarité des classes moyennes -- Le déplacement du centre de gravité économique du monde vers l'est et le sud, vers un monde apolaire ou multipolaire -- Cinq défis à relever avant 2030 -- Les défis écologiques -- Des raretés multiples : énergie, eau, alimentation, biodiversité -- Le changement climatique -- Les défis scientifiques et technologiques -- Les défis de la pauvreté -- Le creusement des inégalités -- La précarité des seniors -- L'explosion urbaine -- Le chômage massif des jeunes -- Les défis politiques -- La sécurité -- La gouvernance mondiale -- La démocratie -- Les défis spirituels et idéologiques -- Le passage accéléré à l'économie positive aiderait à résoudre la crise actuelle -- Remettre la finance à sa place -- L'économie positive est créatrice d'emplois de bonne qualité -- L'économie positive renforce le bien-être des citoyens et la performance économique -- L'économie positive répond à une demande sociale profonde de sens et de justice -- Les nouvelles technologies favorisent l'altruisme -- L'économie positive est rentable, efficace et créatrice de valeur -- L'économie positive est rentable -- L'économie positive est efficace -- L'économie positive est source d'autonomisation -- Mesurer l'économie positive : deux nouveaux indicateurs -- La positivité de l'économie au niveau national -- Des indicateurs intéressants proches de la positivité existent, mais ils ne sont ni suffisamment utilisés ni suffisamment exhaustifs -- Un nouvel indicateur : l'indice de positivité de l'économie d'un pays -- Classement OCDE et analyse des résultats -- Mesurer la volonté qu'a un pays d'évoluer vers une économie plus positive : le "Ease of Doing Positive Economy Index" -- Comment accélérer la (r)évolution vers l'économie positive -- Comment encourager une (r)évolution positive de l'activité économique ? -- Mesurer -- Financer -- Rendre les processus de décision positifs -- Créer un effet d'entraînement -- Par la demande -- Par l'exemple et la responsabilisation -- Par des incitations économiques -- Par la pédagogie et la rénovation du leadership -- Réorienter l'appareil de production vers des secteurs d'avenir, utiles à long terme -- Pour une société positive -- Un chantier clé : l'éducation pour libérer le désir altruiste de chacun -- La prise en compte institutionnelle des intérêts des générations futures
  • Des actions fortes en faveur de l'égalité, l'inclusion et le partage, notamment par l'activité économique -- Vivre dans un écosystème positif : la ville positive -- Cartographie des propositions : les différents niveaux d'action (infranational, national, européen, international) -- Proposition de feuille de route -- "L'important" -- "L'urgent" -- Membres du groupe de réflexion pour une économie positive -- Contributions personnelles des membres du groupe de réflexion -- Liste des experts consultés -- Annexe 1 : Commande du président de la République lors du LH Forum 2012 -- Annexe 2 : Architecture de l'indice de positivité de l'économie -- Annexe 3 : "Ease of Doing Positive Economy Index" : les résultats de la France.
"Comment trouver une voie de sortie à la crise systémique que nous traversons ? En passant à un nouveau modèle : l'économie positive. Une économie où les richesses créées ne sont pas une fin en soi, mais un moyen pour servir des valeurs supérieures, altruistes. Une économie au service des générations à venir, et qui favorise une croissance responsable, durable et inclusive. Une économie respectueuse de l'environnement, qui sera, enfin et avant tout, au service de la société. Comment mettre en oeuvre ce changement de manière concrète ? En associant intellectuels, syndicats, acteurs publics, entreprises et ONG, étudiants et experts de la pensée économique ou de l'action publique. Depuis la tenue des premiers états généraux de l'économie positive au Havre en septembre 2012, Jacques Attali a rassemblé des talents du monde entier et anime un groupe de réflexion autour de cette ambition. Sont ici réunis les fruits de ces échanges : un tableau lumineux et synthétique du monde tel qu'il est et tel qu'il pourrait devenir, ainsi qu'une série de propositions choc, destinées à faire advenir l'économie positive."--P. [4] of cover.
Green Library
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Green Library
Book
96 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xix, 152 p. ; 22 cm.
  • LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES -- PREFACE -- LECTURE I: -- 1. Intrinsic and Instrumental Values. -- 2. Legacy of the Colonial Era: 1858-1947. -- 3. Plans for National Development Prior to Independence in 1947. -- 4. Establishment of the Planning Commission in 1950. -- 5. The Macroeconomic Crisis of 1966 and Economic Liberalization of 1966-68. -- 6. Five Year Plans and the License Permit Raj. -- LECTURE II: -- 1. Brief Recapitulation of the First Lecture. -- 2. Political Change and Intensification of Controls of LCP. -- 3. Fiscal Profligacy. -- 4. Debt Accumulation and the Build-up to the Crisis of 1990-91. -- 5. Domestic Shocks and Their Economic Consequences. -- LECTURE III: -- 1. Macroeconomic and Balance of Payments Crisis of 1991. -- 2. External Events and Reforms. -- 3. Rationale and Content of the Reforms of 1991. -- 4. Implementation of Reforms: 1991 to mid-2010. -- 5. Outcome of Reforms: 1991 to mid-2010. -- LECTURE IV: -- 1. Recapitulation of the Third Lecture. -- 2. The Onset of the Global Financial Crisis. -- 3. Salient Features of India's Economy: 1950-2010-- Global Financial Crisis. -- 4. Impact of the Crisis on India and China. -- 5. Sustainability of Growth. -- 6. Future Prospects and Conclusions. -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198076384 20160614
This book analyses the origins, rationale, and outcomes of India's economic reforms of 1991 in the context of changes in economy, polity, and society. Using a historical and comparative perspective, the book provides a comprehensive review of the policies and performance of the Indian economy. The author categorizes India's development experience into four time periods and provides a comparative analysis across these: (i) 1950-80: conservative macroeconomic policies, slow growth, and a crisis in 1966; (ii) 1980s: piecemeal reforms, fiscal profligacy, accumulation of domestic and external private debt and faster growth, and the crisis of 1991; (iii) 1991-2009: systemic reforms and growth acceleration; and (iv) 2009-11: the global financial crisis. He also compares the Indian experience with the growth and development strategies of China and certain low-income countries. Drawing lessons from economic theory to understand the policy problems faced by India, the book examines the implications of the recent global financial crisis on growth, sustainability, and the necessity for further reform. The intrinsic objective of India's development-the eradication of mass poverty-and the instruments for achieving it such as acceleration of growth, industrialization, accumulation of physical and human capital, and improvement in productivity are highlighted.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198076384 20160614
Green Library
Book
296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
7, 9, 238 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
xxx, 557 p. : ill.
Book
viii, 314 p. ; 23 cm.
The high level of public concern about environmental issues provides a political foundation for generating additional financing for thr environment and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788178352060 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
126 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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96, 108 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
v, 376 p.; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiii, 397 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Valuation of nature and the environment, Ekko van Ierland et al-- environmental valuation and sustainable national income according to Hueting, Roefie Hueting and Bart de Boer-- three persistent myths in the environmental debate, Roefie Hueting-- key issues in environmental economics, Paul Ekins-- Roefie Hueting's perpendicular "demand curve" and the issue of objective value, Herman daly-- values, valuation and valuing processes, Richard Norgaard et al-- technical progress, finite resources and intergenerational justice, Wilfred Beckerman-- steering by the right compass - the quest for a better assessment of the national product, Salah E. Serafy-- valuing nature, David Pearce et al-- natural capital, the greened national product and the monetization frontier, Sylvie Faucheux and Martin O'Connor-- alternative calculations of a sustainable national income for the Netherlands according to Hueting, Harmen Verbruggen et al-- an appreciation of Dr. Roefie Hueting's ecological work, Robert Goodland-- rejoinders to symposium authors, Roefie Hueting.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840644326 20160527
The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. "Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment" deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment. Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. The discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emission of pollutants. Centred around the topics raised by the seminal publications of Roefie Hueting, this book should be of interest to environmental economists and students focusing on environmental and natural resource economics. Environmental policymakers should welcome the lively and up-to-date discussion of a range of policy issues.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840644326 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xii, 234 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xxi, 314 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword by Margot Wallstrom * Preface * Introduction * Sweden: Problems and Prospects at the Leading Edge of LA21 Implementation * Finland: In Search of New Implementation Patterns * Denmark: The Participatory and Consensus-seeking Approach of the Danish LA21 * Norway: LA21 as a Means of Interpreting and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption * The United Kingdom: Mainstreaming, Mutating or Expiring? * Ireland: Starting Late: Building Institutional Capacity on the Reform of Sub-national Governance? * The Netherlands: Probing the Essence of LA21 as a Value-added Approach to Sustainable Development and Local Democracy * France: LA21: A New Tool for Sustainable Policies? * Austria: From Eco-social Market Economy to LA21 * Italy: Converging Pathways between Central and Local Levels of Government? * Spain: La21: A Question of Institutional Leadership? * Conclusions and Perspectives * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837913 20160528
  • Introduction - Sweden: Problems and Prospects - Finland: New Patterns - Denmark: The Consensus-Seeking Approach - Norway: Mobilisation - Great Britain: Political Change - Ireland: Institutional Capacity - The Netherlands: Value-Added Approach - Spain: Leadership - Italy: Central and Local - Austria: Eco-Social Market Economy - Comparative Analysis - Bibliography, Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837906 20160528
A presentation of detailed comparative research into the implementation in 11 European countries of Local Agenda 21 - the action plan for sustainable development at community level. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by analysis of positive and negative changes, as well as a comparative analysis with high academic and policy relevance. Numerous practical examples are included of best cases and crucial barriers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837906 20160528
Clear objectives were set at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 for local authorities to prepare, implement and monitor a Local Agenda 21 (LA21): a strategic programme, plan or policy for achieving sustainable development locally, derived through consultation with citizens and relevant local stakeholders. "Sustainable Communities in Europe" presents detailed research into the participation and involvement of local communities in 11 European countries. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by comparative analysis of positive and negative changes to date. Useful examples of best practice case studies are provided, and crucial barriers to achieving sustainability are highlighted. This most broad-based and systematic study of LA21 ever produced offers important lessons and suggestions for the future which will be invaluable in preparations for the forthcoming Earth Summit 2002 to be held in Johannesburg.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853837913 20160528
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Book
ix, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vi, 193 p. : ill., maps. ; 24 cm.
This book examines the links between people's livelihoods and life chances and the concept of sustainability in both the developed and developing worlds. It does so by examining the way in which social and economic processes complement and compound environmental change. It explores the main components of sustainable development - health, economic policy, land use, ethics and education, in both the north and south and demonstrates the way in which the life chances of individuals both effect and are affected by, their environments. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods shows that the scope of sustainability thinking needs to be widened to embrace public policies and experiences in both developed and developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415196178 20160527
The concept of sustainability is traditionally viewed in exclusively environmental terms. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods links peoples livelihoods and life chances to the concept of sustainability by examining the way in which social and economic processes complement and compound environmental change. Looking at the main ingredients of sustainable development - health, economic policy, land use, ethics and education, in both the north and south, this book demonstrates the way in which the life chances of individuals both effect and are affected by, their environments. Sustainability: Life Chances and Livelihoods shows that the scope of sustainability thinking needs to be widened to embrace public policies and experiences in both developed and developing countries.By providing a comparative focus, both spatially and temporally, the contributors demonstrate how the environmental concerns of the northern developed world are culturally translated into the south, often into immediate survival questions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415196185 20160528
Green Library
Book
xii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
232 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Shifting paradigms.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vii, 312 p. ; 23 cm.
How can America protect its environment, build its economy, and provide for social equity? "Sustainable America" is the blueprint of a bold new plan to protect the U.S. environment by linking it to American economic and social policy. The book has been adapted from reports issued by President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780935755541 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
v, 57 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
xiv, 308 p. ; 28 cm.
This text presents the proceeding of the third annual Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development sponsored by the World Bank and held at the National Academy of Sciences and the World Bank, Washington, D.C.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821335499 20160617
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 308 p. ; 28 cm.
This text presents the proceeding of the third annual Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development sponsored by the World Bank and held at the National Academy of Sciences and the World Bank, Washington, D.C.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821335499 20160617
Book
23, [8] p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 186 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Green Library
Book
vi, 186 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
89 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Green Library
Book
315 p. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
viii, 112 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
Book
347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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