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xvi, 218 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • 1 Living in a Material World - rough guide to a lonely planet 2 Material Transitions - the birth of the industrial economy 3 Farewell to Love Canal - from industrial afterthought to environmental foresight 4 A Stitch in Time - the principles of prevention 5 Easy Virtues - saving money through pollution prevention 6 Persistent Vices - understanding resistance to change 7 Back to the Future - re-inventing the service economy 8 Negotiating Change - de-materialisation and the profit motive 9 Growth in Crisis - untangling the logic of wealth 10 Beyond Material Concerns - regaining quality of life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415132480 20160527
  • Preface. Chapter 1. Living in a Material World - rough guide to a lonely planet Chapter 2. Material Transitions - the birth of the industrial economy Chapter 3. Farewell to Love Canal - from industrial afterthought to environmental foresight Chapter 4. A Stitch in Time - the principles of prevention Chapter 5. Easy Virtues - saving money through pollution prevention Chapter 6. Persistent Vices - understanding resistance to change Chapter 7. Back to the Future - re-inventing the service economy Chapter 8. Negotiating Change - de-materialisation and the profit motive Chapter 9. Growth in Crisis - untangling the logic of wealth Chapter 10. Beyond Material Concerns - regaining quality of life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415132497 20160528
We are living in a material world. This is not just a comment on affluence in the consumer society. It is also the starting point for a critical examination of human development on a finite planet. We depend on material resources to survive. But the way in which we consume those resources has potentially damaging impact on our environment. The increasing burden of environmental pollution presents us with a crucial challenge. Should we pursue economic development and risk environmental degradation? Or should we protect the environment and jeopardise our standard of living? Material Concerns sheds new light on this time-honoured conflict; and by doing so provides a vision of what lies beyond it. The approach discussed is that of preventative environmental management. This strategy places the highest emphasis on reducing to a minimum the quantity of materials used to supply useful services to humanity. The book describes the technological tasks involved and illustrates them with numerous examples. It also highlights the importance of commericial innovation and elaborates a new conception of the 'service economy': profitability is based on the provision of services rather than the throughput of material goods. Ultimately, the author argues, we must also re-examine the principles which underly our modern society. This book is essential reading for all those interested in the environmental problem. In a clear and accessible way it presents scientific principles which govern material transformations, and the economic principles which govern material transactions. Material Concerns presents a new and compelling thesis about our interaction with the environment. In doing so it reveals an exciting new arena for human development in which environmental management goes hand in hand with improving quality of life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415132480 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
396 p.
  • Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. An introduction to resource and environmental economics. 2. Ethics, discounting the future and the environment. 3. Sustainability and sustained development. 4. Welfare economics and the environment. 5. The efficient and optimal use of the environmental resources. 6. The theory of optimal resource extraction: Non-renewable (exhaustible) resources. 7. The theory of optimal resource extraction: Renewable reources. 8. The economics of pollution. 9. Pollution control policy. 10. The valuation of environmental resources. 11. Population growth, economic growth and the natural environment. 12. International and global environmental pollution problems. 13. Environmental input-output modelling. 14. Accounting for the environment.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582257276 20160528
Environmental economics is one of the fastest growing areas of economics. It establishes the true cost of natural resources including the costs of clean water and fresh air, and discusses ways in which these costs can then be distributed among consumers. This completely new textbook combines rigorous economic theory with its practical application in the environment to provide the most up-to-date and thorough coverage of the subject. The author introduces input-output models and general equilibrium analysis of environmental policy which is unique in an environmental economic text at this level and illustrates the text with real-life case studies. (Los Angeles, Peru, Eastern Europe).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780582257276 20160528
Green Library
Book
xiii, 72 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Croissance épuisée, croissance épuisante : le piège de la croissance zombie -- Repenser la prospérité : bien-être, résilience et soutenabilité -- Le retour de l'économie des inégalités -- De l'économie des inégalités à l'horizon du bien-être -- De l'horizon du bien-être au défi de la soutenabilité -- Inventer notre avenir : construire la transition social-écologique -- Proposer un nouveau récit commun -- Les trois piliers de la transition social-écologique -- Lutter contre les inégalités, anciennes et nouvelles -- Favoriser l'emploi et la santé : la logique du double dividende -- Calibrer notre protection sociale pour le XIXe siècle -- Ancrer la transition : État et territoires social-écologiques.
"Cet ouvrage avance deux idées simples mais fortes : tout d'abord, la "croissance" ne nous permettra de résoudre aucune des deux crises majeures du début du xxi' siècle : la crise des inégalités et les crises écologiques, bien au contraire. Ensuite, nous avons besoin de construire et de partager un grand récit positif pour engager la transition vers le bien-être, la résilience et la soutenabilité, qui sont nos véritables horizons. Aussi improbable que cela puisse paraître, il nous faut donc transformer le péril écologique en une chance : une chance de réduire les inégalités de développement humain entre les pays et en leur sein, une chance d'améliorer la santé des plus vulnérables en se débarrassant des énergies fossiles et de leurs pollutions, une chance de renforcer le lien social et la communauté de destin entre les générations, une chance enfin de créer des emplois durables et de réinventer notre protection sociale. Redéfinir notre richesse pour maîtriser notre destin ce sera notre bonne fortune."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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381 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Pathways to a Green Economy in Post Paris Agreement Africa Dr Okoh discusses the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and its effect on the political economy of Africa and how the Green Economy is being implemented in Africa and the implications of this globally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781907543371 20171227
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxii, 84 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
The Financial System We Need argues that there is now a historic opportunity to shape a financial system that can more effectively finance the development of an inclusive, green economy. This opportunity is based on a growing trend in policy innovation from central banks, financial regulators and standard setters, who are incorporating sustainability factors into the rules that govern the financial system. The report draws together practical examples of policy changes in banking, capital markets, insurance and institutional investment, drawing on detailed work in countries such as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, South Africa, the UK and the USA. It offers a Framework for Action that shows how a systematic approach can now be taken at both the national and international levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211587388 20171121
Green Library
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192 p. ; 25 cm
John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy from the ground up. Through a series of chapters each devoted to essential human concerns, he demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment. Ultimately optimistic, Thackara believes that through a huge variety of quiet, piecemeal changes of thought and action, we are coming to a tipping point: the end of one civilization but the beginning of another.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500518083 20160619
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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38 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
This report speaks to the multiple benefits - economic, health, security, social and environmental - that such an economic model can bring to humanity. An inclusive green economy sees growth in income and employment from investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution. The IGE Narrative expands and deepens substantially the focus of UNEP's earlier work on green economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211587371 20170703
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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x, 394 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Section 1. Stories for our time : technology as the anti-hero
  • section 2. Development solutions become political questions
  • section 3. Rewiring technology to debate justice and equity
  • section 4. Rethinking agriculture as ecological relationships
  • section 5. Livelihoods versus lifestyles
  • section 6. Space against place : eliminating locality
  • section 7. Environment, technology and development : towards the big questions.
Green Library
Video
1 online resource (33 min.)
This video, produced by Video Age Productions, is about how recycling and the re-use of materials is a profitable business strategy.
Book
298 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • O impasse ambiental e a lógica do capital / Gilberto Dupas
  • Crescimento econômico, meio ambiente e sustentabilidade social : a responsabilidade dos cientistas e a questão dos transgênicos / Hugh Lacey
  • A globalização da proteção da natureza : o papel das grandes ONGs transnacionais e da ciência / Antonio Carlos Diegues
  • Alguns cenários exploratórios sobre o regime após o Protocolo de Quioto / Luis Aímola
  • Como superar as contradições entre crescimento e sustentabilidade : inovações institucionais nos BRICs / Peter H. May
  • Conflitos entre alimentos e biocombustíveis / Guilherme Leite da Silva Dias
  • Saber pós-ocidental : uma perspectiva de provos amazônicos / Juan Camilo Cajigas-Rotundo.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 158 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Preface * Economics for Sustainability * Unsustainable and Sustainable Trends * Sustainability Politics: Are there Protected Zones in the Development Dialogue? * From Economic Man to Political Economic Person * Interpretations of Non-Market and Market Relationships in Relation to Sustainability * Actors, Agendas and Arenas for Social and Institutional Change * Approaches to Decision-Making and Sustainability Assessment * Towards Sustainability Economics * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076277 20160528
This highly readable yet challenging book provides a critical examination of the failings of mainstream economics and the resultant environmental problems we are facing. Most importantly, it articulates what an alternative economics for sustainability would look like in both theory and practice. The book provides a brief history of economics and looks at the intersection between politics and the often hidden values embedded in economics. Also covered are the roles of individuals and organizations, political structures and institutions, democracy, environmental decision-making, sustainability assessment and a vision of a future underpinned by sustainability economics. A main point raised is that, in any serious attempt to come to grips with unsustainable trends, fundamental issues such as the theory of science, the role of science in society, paradigms in economics, ideological orientations and institutional arrangements need to be critically examined. The theory is supported by case studies, explanatory figures, further reading sections and discussion questions to facilitate debate and learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076277 20160528
Green Library
Book
[20], 567 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
East Asia Library
Book
64 p. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxiv, 583 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction and plan of the book-- 2. Interactions and tradeoffs-- 3. Welfare, efficiency, equity, and the roots of environmental degradation-- 4. Issues of time-- 5. How clean is clean enough?-- 6. The Government's tool kit-- 7. Trade and environment: an overview of theory-- 8. Theory of Trade and environment: a diagrammatic exposition-- 9. Theory of policy: partial equilibrium, terms of trade and distributional issues-- 10. Trade-environment policy: evolution of the debate and taxonomy of the issues-- 11. Institutional and policy responses: OECD, WTO/GATT. EU, NAFTA-- 12. Empirical studies-- 13. International environmental externalities: theory and policy responses-- 14. Economics and global warming-- 15. Economics and ocean fisheries-- 16. Perspectives on sustainable development-- 17. Measuring sustainable development-- 18. Trade, environment and sustainable development: Thailand's mixed experience-- 19. Looking back, looking forward.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521779883 20160528
Economics and the Global Environment is a path-breaking, comprehensive analysis of how economic and environmental systems mesh in the international context. The book investigates if and how environmental resources, such as global climate, genetic diversity, and transboundary pollution can be managed in an international system of sovereign states without a Global Environment Protection Agency. It also considers traditional international economics - theory and policy - and explores how they can be expanded to accommodate environmental values. Until recently, trade theory and trade policy neglected pollution and environmental degradation. This situation has changed dramatically, and the controversial and corrosive issues of trade and the environment are here given careful analysis. These topics are enriched by a concise presentation of the principles of environmental economics, and a thoughtful treatment of sustainable development. The book will appeal to students and practitioners of trade and development, as well as the environmental community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521779883 20160528
Green Library
Book
iv, 133 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Editors' Introduction-- S. Faucheux, et al. The Implications of Environmental Sustainability for Economic Growth-- P. Ekins, M. Jacobs. Ecological Distribution and Distributed Sustainability-- M. O'Connor, J. Martinez-Alier. Bioeconomic Conceptions and the Concept of Sustainable Development-- F.-D. Vivien. Sustainable Development and Public Policy-- J. van der Straaten. The Political Economics of Sustainability-- P. Soderbaum. Rational Assumptions in Energy Scenarios-- B. Olerup. Short-run and Long-run Adjustment to Environmental Policy: a Neo-Austrian Approach-- G. Stephan. Sustainability and Structural Change-- I. Ropke. Sustainability Concepts and Total Economic Valuation-- J.W. Milon. A Practical Sustainability Criterion when there is International Trade-- J.L.R. Proops, G. Atkinson. How Strong is Weak Sustainability? P. Victor, et al. Sustainability Principles and Depreciation Estimates of Natural Capital In Brazil-- R.S. Da Motta. Environmental Decision Making: A Comparison Between Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multicriteria Decision Aid-- G. Munda, et al. Sustainability, Uncertainty and Intergenerational Fairness-- R.B. Howarth. Sustainable Development, Rationality and Time-- A. Vercelli. Towards a Decision-Making Framework to Address Sustainable Development Issues-- G. Froger, E. Zyla. Sustainable Development and the Process of Justifying Choices in a Controversial Universe-- O. Godard.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792348849 20160528
The text contains 17 chapters, written by analysts coming from many continents, which portray late 1990s state-of-the-art in ecological economics thinking on sustainable development. The selection of methodological contributions, illustrated by empirical observations, highlights how a new generation of economists is confronting new problems of irreversible environmental change, uncertainty and social equity in the long-term.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780792348849 20160528
Green Library
Book
95 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xv, 407 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
108 pages ; 28 cm.
Green Library

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