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1. Sustainability [2015]

235 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • The Concepts of Sustainability
  • Sustainability and the Roots of Controversy
  • Sustainability and Consumption
  • Sustainability in the Private Sector : The Role of Business and Industry
  • Sustainability and Governments : The Importance of Public Policies
  • The Special Case of Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainability and the Future.
A concise and accessible examination of sustainability in a range of contemporary contexts, from economic development to government policy.The word "sustainability" has been connected to everything from a certain kind of economic development to corporate promises about improved supply sourcing. But despite the apparent ubiquity of the term, the concept of sustainability has come to mean a number of specific things. In this accessible guide to the meanings of sustainability, Kent Portney describes the evolution of the idea and examines its application in a variety of contemporary contexts -- from economic growth and consumption to government policy and urban planning.Portney takes as his starting point the 1987 definition by the World Commission on Environment and Development of sustainability as economic development activity that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." At its heart, Portney explains, sustainability focuses on the use and depletion of natural resources. It is not the same as environmental protection or natural resource conservation; it is more about finding some sort of steady state so that the earth can support both human population and economic growth. Portney looks at political opposition to the promotion of sustainability, which usually questions the need for sustainability or calls its costs unacceptable; collective and individual consumption of material goods and resources and to what extent they must be curtailed to achieve sustainability; the role of the private sector, and the co-opting of sustainability by corporations; government policy on sustainability at the international, national, and subnational levels; and how cities could become models for sustainability action.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262528504 20171017
Green Library
volumes : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Green Library
315 pages ; 21 cm
  • Prolog : vom Durchbruch
  • Das Kalte-Herz-Syndrom : Anatomie der Gier
  • Zwischenruf : in Resonanz gehen
  • Wanderer in der Autostadt : vom Wert der Entschleunigung
  • Zwischenruf : in Kontakt bleiben
  • Energiequelle Gelassenheit : vom Wert des Lassens
  • Zwischenruf : Leichtfüßig werden
  • Halden-Saga : vom Wert der Kreisläufe
  • Zwischenruf : ein europäisches Wir schaffen
  • Passwort : teilen : vom Wert der Gemeingüter
  • Zwischenruf : Wachstum überdenken
  • Mut zum Weniger : vom Wert der Selbstbeschränkung
  • Statt eines : Epilogs Fragmente eines gelassenen Zukunftsdenkens
  • Zitierte und weiterführende Literatur
  • Danksagung.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xvi, 283 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Introduction.- Advancing Norms and Policies.- Transforming Learning Environments and Educational Approaches.- Empowering Youth and Local Communities.- Special Interview.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
Focusing on the challenges of the transition to responsible, sustainable lifestyles, this book examines developments over the last decade in relation to: - the creation of awareness of consumer citizenship, civic involvement and environmental stewardship - research, projects and publications on education for responsible living - the creation and implementation of relevant teaching methods and materials - policies on education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles - global processes for education on sustainable development The articles deal with topics related to policy support, institutional approaches, educators, young people, and local communities. They draw attention to successful initiatives and reflect upon what still needs to be done. The book also looks at the roles that central actors such as PERL (The Partnership for Education and research about Responsible Living) play in this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319153049 20160618
xlii, 528 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xi, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface-- 1. Sustainability: a word of our time-- 2. Sustainable agriculture: more and more production-- 3. Sustainable management of fisheries-- 4. Applying sustainability to industry-- 5. Social and economic dimensions to sustainability-- 6. The 'doing' of sustainability-- 7. Sustainability science?-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Encouraging students to engage in the challenges and complexity of sustainability, this text considers not only the theories underlying sustainability, but more importantly how theories are translated into practice and the difficulties of achieving this in the world in which we live. This pragmatic focus gives students a greater understanding of the practice of sustainability and highlights the challenges involved. Models and theories are illustrated throughout with real world examples to help students move away from the abstract and connect with genuine issues. The text begins by focusing on sustainable production and consumption and how they are related. The role of tools such as modelling and sustainability indicators are explored, and extended into the fields of stakeholder participation, livelihoods and evidence-based policy. The final chapter explores the interconnections between apparently disparate subjects and the importance of taking an interdisciplinary perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521835336 20160604
Green Library
1 online resource (215 pages) : illustrations, graphs.
ix, 146 p. : ill.
  • A Greater Sustainability is Possible (Carmine Nardone and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- The "New" Development of Renewable Energy Sources in the World. A Potential Path Towards Global Sustainability (Carlo Sinatra)-- Global Sustainable and Integrated Development. The Case of Global Sustainable and Social Energy Program - GSSEP Onlus (Carlo Sinatra)-- A Proposal for Advanced Services and Data Processing Aiming at the Territorial Intelligence Development (Salvatore Rampone and Gianni D'Angelo)-- Visible-near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy for Field Scale Digital Soil Mapping. A Case Study (Antonio P Leone, Fulvio Fragnito, Giovanni Morelli, Maurizio Tosca, Natalia Leone, Massimo Bilancia and Maria Luisa Varricchio)-- Mediterranean Agency for Remote Sensing and Environmental Control: Satellite Monitoring and Mapping (Roberto Tartaglia Polcini)-- Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions of E-commerce (Valerio Morfino, Alessandro Perrella and Salvatore Rampone)-- Pre-feasibility Study "Save the Camels" (Maria Luisa Varricchio and Carmine Nardone)-- A Food Safety and Traceability System Based on RFID Technology and Internet of Things (Gianni D'Angelo, Gianfranco De Luca and Salvatore Rampone)-- WTC (We Take Care) Experimental Smartphone App to Follow-up and Take Care of Patients with Chronic Infectious Disease: Which Impact on Patients Life Style? (Alessandro Perrella and Valerio Morfino)-- Global Sustainability for a World of 'Smart' Bio-territories (Donato Matassino)--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
This book contains the proceedings of the international workshop on global sustainability held in Benevento, Italy, on February 2014. The proceedings consist of 10 invited and contributed papers related to the broad range of aspects of sustainability in a global scenario including food safety, monitoring, soil mapping, healthcare, territorial intelligence, local food production, greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy sources, integrated development, sustainability strategies, "smart" bio-territories, replete with case studies. This book aims to provide the perspective of the diverse problems in global sustainability, and the many disciplines that could work together in achieving it. The workshop itself led to the signing of international agreements for the protection and enhancement of endangered species in the area of North Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814651318 20160618
ix, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Hawaiian culture and its foundation in sustainability / Scott Fisher
  • Food security in Hawaiʻi / George Kent
  • Searching for sustainable agriculture in Hawaiʻi / Penny Levin
  • Lessons from the taro patch / Penny Levin
  • Ecological design for island water systems / Lauren C. Roth Venu
  • Saving island water: strategies for water reuse / Steve Parabicoli
  • Catching the (energy) wave of the future / Luis Vega and Reza Ghorbani
  • Green building: integrating the past with the future / Matthew Goyke and John Bendon
  • Shades of green in the tourism sector: sustainability practices and awareness in the State of Hawaiʻi / Linda Cox and John Cusick
  • Successful sustainability movements in higher education / Shanah Trevenna
  • It takes a village: reflections on building an island school garden / Susan Wyche and Kirk Surry
  • Epilogue: living like an island: what the world can learn from Hawaiʻi / Jennifer Chirico and Gregory S. Farley.
Hawaiaei is a rare and special place, in which beauty and isolation combine to form a vision of paradise. That isolation, though, comes at a price: resources in modern-day Hawaiaei are strained and expensive, and current economic models dictate that the Hawaiian Islands are reliant upon imported food, fuels, and other materials. Yet the islands supported a historic Hawaiian population of a million people or more. This was possible because Hawaiians, prior to European contact, had learned the ecological limits of their islands and how to live sustainably within them. Today, Hawaiaei is experiencing a surge of new strategies that make living in the islands more ecologically, economically, and socially resilient. A vibrant native agriculture movement helps feed Hawaiians with traditional foods, and employs local farmers using traditional methods; efforts at green homebuilding help provide healthy, comfortable housing that exists in better harmony with the environment; efforts to recycle wastewater help reduce stress on fragile freshwater resources; school gardens help feed families and reconnect them with local food and farming. At the same time, many of the people who have developed these strategies find that their processes reflect, and in some cases draw from, the lessons learned by Hawaiians over thousands of years. This collection of case studies is a road map to help other isolated communities, island and mainland, navigate their own paths to sustainability, and establishes Hawaiaei as a model fromwhich other communities can draw inspiration, practical advice, and hope for the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824847616 20160619
Green Library
1 online resource.
"Sustainability Assessment" is a comprehensive compilation of all the known policy factors related to sustainability. This book outlines all of the elements and considerations of community aspects of policy evaluation in an effort to reduce the future consequences on resources and environmental sustainability. The basic assumption behind it is that sustainability, though oriented to resources and meeting demands, starts from formulation of policy. Policies are so interrelated that all policies have some roles to play toward sustainability. Helps policymakers integrate the objectives of sustainability into policy actions in a given socio-political environment and plan a strategy for policy implementation; and includes some policy factors that have not been discussed in other texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124071964 20160610
x, 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight
  • The myths of our modern culture
  • The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability
  • More is not better
  • Reexamining what it means to be human
  • Returning to our place in the whole
  • Reasons to be hopeful.
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Through their dialogue and essays that open each section, the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable, unsatisfying, and unfair social and economic machines that dominate our lives. First, our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected, high-speed reality. Second, our understanding of human behaviour is rooted in this outdated model. Driven by the old guard, sustainability has become little more than a fashionable idea. As a result, both business and government are following the wrong path--at best applying temporary, less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shape. To shift the pendulum, this book tells a new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived experiences. Then, the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future, a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and acting. There is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level, we will continue to head down a faulty path. Indeed, this book is a clarion call to action. Candid and insightful, it leaves readers with cautious hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804784153 20160611
Business Library
x, 151 pages ; 24 cm
  • Sustainability means nothing without an end in sight
  • The myths of our modern culture
  • The wrong-headed solutions of corporate sustainability
  • More is not better
  • Reexamining what it means to be human
  • Returning to our place in the whole
  • Reasons to be hopeful.
Flourishing: A Frank Conversation about Sustainability invites you into a conversation between a teacher, John R. Ehrenfeld, and his former student now professor, Andrew J. Hoffman, as they discuss how to create a sustainable world. Unlike virtually all other books about sustainability, this one goes beyond the typical stories that we tell ourselves about repairing the environmental damages of human progress. Through their dialogue and essays that open each section, the authors uncover two core facets of our culture that drive the unsustainable, unsatisfying, and unfair social and economic machines that dominate our lives. First, our collective model of the way the world works cannot cope with the inherent complexity of today's highly connected, high-speed reality. Second, our understanding of human behaviour is rooted in this outdated model. Driven by the old guard, sustainability has become little more than a fashionable idea. As a result, both business and government are following the wrong path--at best applying temporary, less unsustainable solutions that will fail to leave future generations in better shape. To shift the pendulum, this book tells a new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of complexity and arguing for the transformative cultural shift that we can make based on our collective wisdom and lived experiences. Then, the authors sketch out the road to a flourishing future, a change in our consumption and a new approach to understanding and acting. There is no middle ground; without a sea change at the most basic level, we will continue to head down a faulty path. Indeed, this book is a clarion call to action. Candid and insightful, it leaves readers with cautious hope.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804784153 20160611
Green Library
xiv, 187 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Part I: A Promising Earth 1. Sunrise in Copan Part II: Understanding the Environmental Problem 2. An Environment in Degradation 3. The Planet and Us 4. The Possessions of Odysseus Part III: Seeking an Ethic for Nature 5. Antecedents 6. The Social Answers Part IV: Finding a Religious Sense 7. Environment and Religion 8. The Human Problem 9. Ecology as If God Were Happening Part V: Environmental Solidarity: A New Paradigm 10. Relating Environmental Solidarity to Economics, Policy and Ethics 11. Fitting Environmental Solidarity Within the Catholic Faith 12. Epilogue: Sunset in Barcelona.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
The past few decades have seen the beginnings of a convergence between religions and ecological movements. The environmental crisis has called the religions of the world to respond by finding their voice within the larger Earth community. At the same time, a certain religiosity has started to emerge in some areas of secular ecological thinking. Beyond mere religious utilitarianism, rooted in an understanding of the deepest connections between human beings, their worldviews, and nature itself, this book tries to show how religious believers can look at the world through the eyes of faith and find a broader paradigm to sustain sustainability, proposing a model for transposing this paradigm into practice, so as to develop long-term sustainable solutions that can be tested against reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524216 20160608
Green Library
1 online resource (viii, 318 pages)
  • Preface.- Sustainability as a catalyst for change in universities: New roles to meet new challenges.- Interdisciplinary Problem-based Sustainability Education: The Case of the CLIMASP-Tempus Minor.- Reading the Signs of Sustainability in Christian Higher Education: Symbolic Value Claims or Substantive Organizational Change?.- Sustainable development, the significance of culture: Foundations of present practices and Indigenous reflections.- The performance of Brazilian government towards sustainability in the context of Rio+20 (United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development): an analysis of the Brazilian programs and the importance of education for sustainability.- Institutionalizing Ethics of Sustainability in American Universities.- Towards Sustainability through Higher Education: Sustainable Development incorporation into Portuguese Higher Education Institutions.- Sustainability in Higher Education: Linking Teacher Education with Labor Market in Kosovo.- Academic Freedom, Bureaucracy and Procedures: The challenge of curriculum development for sustainability.- Sustainability and perfomativity: Challenges in Curriculum Design for Sustainability in Higher Education.- Cool Breezes, Cool Classes: Infusing sustainability into the curriculum at California State University Monterey Bay.- Curriculum wide integration of sustainable development: The case at the Civil Engineering department of Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada).- The University of Northern British Columbia's Green Fund: Crafting a Tool for Sustainability Transformation.- Grass Roots and Green Shoots: Building ESD capacity at a UK university.- Achieving Sustainability through Rooftop Solar Electricity Generation on the College Campus: A Case Study.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319237046 20160619
This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319237046 20160619
ix, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"The Transition to Sustainable Living and Practice" provides a series of insights into real alternatives to the current economic malaise, with an examination of key themes such as transition towns, traditional villages, new green financial concepts, the sustainable utopia, co-operative farming, sustainability and activism, ecofeminism, green protectionism, intentional communities and a green philosophy of money.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849506410 20160603
Green Library
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)
xx, 188 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction: Learning journeys and resilience in times of change 2. Resilience in Theory and Practice 3. Shifting Tactics?: Testing the resilience of a movement 4. Contesting Market Logics 5. Regenerative and Resilient Eco-cities 6. Risks, Transition and an Ecology of Circumstances 7. Education and Conservation: Building social resilience 8. Resilience, Sustainability and the Utopian Future 9. Destinations: Humpty Dumpty and the Search for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524896 20160612
Resilience is a term that is gaining currency in conservation and sustainable development, though its meaning and value in this context is yet to be defined. Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development examines ways in which resilience may be created within the web of ecological, socio-economic and cultural systems that make up the world in. The authors embark upon a learning journey exploring both robust and fragile systems and asking questions of groups and individuals actively involved in building or maintaining resilience. Through a series of wide ranging interviews the authors give voice to the many different approaches to thinking of and building resilience that may otherwise stay rooted in and confined by specific disciplinary, professional or spatial contexts. The book documents emerging trends, shifting tactics and future pathways for the conservation and sustainable development movement post Rio+20, arriving at a set of diverse but connected conclusions and questions in relation to the resilience of people and planet. This book is ideal for students and researchers working in the fields of conservation, sustainable development, education, systems thinking and development studies. It will also be of great interest to NGOs and government officers whose interests and responsibilities focus on conserving or reconstructing biodiversity and system resilience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415524896 20160612
Green Library
285 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
396 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Changing the Dream: How Civilisations Reinvent Themselves-- Sustainability as a Response to Failing Times-- Discovering a New Logic of Life-- Why Civilisations Collapse-- Redefining Fitness-- Economic Development as Human Development-- Measuring Economic Sustainability-- Sustainable Vitality and the Fractal Future of Money-- Reweaving Democracy-- Rescuing the Enlightenment Baby from the Oligarchic Bathwater-- Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Its Discontents-- Hijacking Democracy: How Zealotry Turns to Tyranny-- The Rising Tide of Outrage & the Real Culture War-- New Rules for a New Society: A Checklist for Change-- The New Story of Sustainability-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Modem civilisation is self-destructing. This book views our society through the lens of history and uses cutting-edge science to demonstrate why justice is an economic necessity and 'great change' can be a reality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Green Library
x, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Sustainability: A Technical and Normative Endeavour 3. Index Theory 4. Comparative Ethics for Sustainability 5. An Ethical Examination of Sustainability Indexes 6. Environmental Justice: a Resource for Sustainability Indexes? 7. Aggregating Local Indicators 8. Ethics in Sustainability Indexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415836371 20160612
The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how ethics and technical considerations can aid the development of sustainability indexes to overcome this division in the literature and aid sustainability initiatives. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability develops and illustrates methods of linking technical and normative concerns during the development of sustainability indexes. Specifically, guidelines for index development are combined with a pragmatic theory of ethics that enables ethical collaboration among people of diverse ethical systems. Using the resulting method of index development, the book takes a unique applied turn as it ethically evaluates multiple sustainability indexes developed and used by the European Commission, researchers, and local communities and suggests ways to improve the indexes. The book emphasizes justice as it is the most prevalent ethical principle in the sustainability literature and most neglected in index development. In addition to the ethical principles common to international sustainability initiatives, the book also employs a variety of religious and philosophical traditions to ensure that the ethical evaluations performed in the text align with the ideals of the communities using the indexes and foster cross-cultural ethical dialogue. This volume is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and professionals working on sustainability indicators and sustainability policy-making as well as interdisciplinary areas including environmental ethics; environmental philosophy; environmental or social justice; ecological economics; businesses sustainability programs; international development and environmental policy-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415836371 20160612
Green Library
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Freshwater Today: Uses and Misuses, Alejandro de las Heras and Thomas Macagno Water Bioremediation, Margaret Wexler and Jeremy Burgess Water Appropriate Technologies, Marina Islas-Espinoza and Alejandro de las Heras Soil, Marina Islas-Espinoza, Jeremy Burgess, and Margaret Wexler Land-Use Impacts on Ecosystem Services, Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Bernardo B.N. Strassburg Conciliating Ecosystem Services and Human Needs through Improved Land Use, Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec and Bernardo B.N. Strassburg Sustaining Soils and Mitigating Climate Change Using Biochar, Lewis Peake, Alessia Freddo, and Brian J. Reid Energy: Defining the Future, Dolores Duran and Eduardo A. Rincon-Mejia Solar Solutions, Ivan Martinez-Cienfuegos and Eduardo A. Rincon-Mejia Bioenergy Solutions, Marina Islas-Espinoza and Bernd Weber Air Pollution and Anthropogenic Climate Change, Alejandro de las Heras Airborne Toxic Pollutants, Marina Islas-Espinoza Evolution of Human Features Driving Current Unsustainability, Alejandro de las Heras Population and Food Sustainability, Alejandro de las Heras Consumption and Property, Alejandro de las Heras Built Environment, Alejandro de las Heras Sustainable Science and Technology, Alejandro de las Heras Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466518087 20160613
Sustainability Science and Technology: An Introduction explains the root causes of global failures in natural and human systems, as well as the most readily available technological solutions. The book dispels risky scientific and technological ideas that further complicate the current environmental and socioeconomic predicaments. It also bridges gaps among scientific and technological fields and systematically translates current findings for a wide technical and public audience. Written at a level accessible to all, the story is told one bite-sized chapter at a time, about the size of a scientific journal article. The chapters are self-contained, each grappling with a large topic. This provides more in-depth coverage of a topic than a standard encyclopedia article and promotes the widest possible dialog around sustainability issues and their solutions. Case studies from all continents and all technological development levels expound viable solutions for each of the planetary systems: water, soils, and atmosphere. In turn, the wider socioeconomic context of sustainable science and technology is examined. One of the first books to address the full scope of sustainability, it sets the stage for discussion and sustainability re(training) across professional divides. The editor and contributors take a balanced approach that is neither too technical nor too focused on any particular field. They highlight global and regional perspectives and the linkages between different planetary and human systems. The book helps you understand the thorny essence of sustainability issues-often fraught with ethical dilemmas, obsolete technologies, and lifestyle implications-and how to develop solutions to them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466518087 20160613
1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
"A compelling analysis of the meaning of sustainability and development of the modern concept...Well researched and written...I recommend it to all environmentally-minded readers." - Paul Fitzpatrick, Green World From diets to economic growth, everything these days has to be 'sustainable'. But the word's currency should not obscure its origins: sustainability is an age-old aspiration; a concept deeply rooted in human culture. Though in danger of abuse and overuse today, it can still be recovered from its present inflationary coinage. In clear and thought-provoking terms, Ulrich Grober reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. He considers the vision of men such as Hans Carl von Carlowitz, credited with having first formulated the three pillars of sustainability: environmental equilibrium, economic security and social justice. The journey takes in Francis of Assisi's thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars. Whether in the court of Louis XIV or the silver mines of Saxony, Grober reveals that sustainability is always born of crisis and yet also marks the birth of a new awareness, a realisation that the planet we live on has to be sustained and preserved for future generations. This book offers a historically rich and nuanced introduction to a concept that could not be of more pressing importance for the twenty-first century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857840462 20160612
xx, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Responding to change
  • The decision context
  • A brief philosophy of adaptive ecosystem management
  • Contesting sustainability: who will own the word?
  • Introducing and grounding a procedural approach
  • Heuristic proceduralism: a general method
  • Tools of the adaptive trade
  • Constructing sustainability: imagining through metaphors
  • Adaptive collaborative management: empirical findings and case studies
  • Addressing third-generation problems.
Sustainability is a nearly ubiquitous concept today, but can we ever imagine what it would be like for humans to live sustainably on the earth? No, says Bryan G. Norton in Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change. One of the most trafficked terms in the press, on university campuses, and in the corridors of government, sustainability has risen to prominence as a buzzword before the many parties laying claim to it have come close to agreeing how to define it. But the term's political currency urgently demands that we develop an understanding of this elusive concept. While economists, philosophers, and ecologists argue about what in nature is valuable, and why, Norton here offers an action-oriented, pragmatic response to the disconnect between public and academic discourse around sustainability. Looking to the arenas in which decisions are made-and the problems that are driving these decisions-Norton reveals that the path to sustainability cannot be guided by fixed, utopian objectives projected into the future; sustainability will instead be achieved through experimentation, incremental learning, and adaptive management. Drawing inspiration from Aldo Leopold's famed metaphor of "thinking like a mountain" for a spatially explicit, pluralistic approach to evaluating environmental change, Norton replaces theory-dependent definitions with a new decision-making process guided by deliberation and negotiation across science and philosophy, encompassing all stakeholders and activists and seeking to protect as many values as possible. Looking across scales to today's global problems, Norton urges us to learn to think like a planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226197456 20160619
Green Library
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)
ii, 56 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Background and introduction to building blocks
  • 3. IA building blocks
  • 4. References
  • 5. Annex 1: detailed guidelines on selected tools.
"This guidance manual provides support in using Integrated Assessment as a tool for mainstreaming sustainability into policymaking processes (policies, plans and programmes). In doing so, it uses international experiences in the area of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Integrated Assessment (IA) during recent years, and in particular includes UNEP's country-level experiences of Integrated Assessment of trade-related policies, with a focus on the agricultural sector, undertaken over the last ten years in a large number of countries"--Executive summary.
Green Library
994 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Michael Shriberg: Building Sustainability Leaders: A Framework to Prepare Students to Thrive on Complexity and Lead Transformative Changes - Cheryl J. Desha/Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves: Fostering Rapid Transitions to Education for Sustainable Development through a Whole-System Approach to Curriculum and Organizational Change - Paul Pace: Promoting Education for Sustainable Development through Grassroots Action in Malta: An Example of NGO-University Collaboration - Jennifer Thompson/Amelia Mayahi: Convergence and Confluence: A Systems Thinking Approach to Integrated Sustainability in Higher Education - Anne Sibbel: Bridging the Gaps to Develop Graduate Capabilities for Sustainability - Jennie Winter/Debby Cotton/Vivien Grant: Experiencing Transformation in Sustainability: A Student Perspective - Chris Shiel: Enabling University Leaders to Serve as Role Models for Sustainable Development - Michael A. Reiter/Will J. Focht/Paul A. Barresi/Susan Gill/Richard C. Smardon/Susan L. Baker/Kimberly D. Reiter/Eric Fitch/Terry Rolfe/Sue Bumpous: Making Education for Sustainability Work on Campus: The Proposals of the Roundtable on Environmental Systems and Sustainability - Kerry Shephard/John Harraway/Brent Lovelock/Sheila Skeaff/Liz Slooten/Mick Strack/Tim Jowett: Monitoring Changes in the Sustainability Attributes of Higher Education Students in a New Zealand University - Andelka Mihajlov: Needs for Tailored Knowledge and Skill-Based Education for Sustainable Development: Balkan Environment Life Leadership Standards Courses - Anupama Pasricha: Student Expectations on Content and Pedagogy for Sustainability within Textiles and Apparel Curricula - Mariano Ramirez: Inclusion of Environmental and Social Aspects of Sustainability in Industrial Design Education - Tatiana Teslenko: Using Sustainability in the Integrative Training of Engineering Students in Canada - Rudi Pretorius: The Value of Authentic Learning Spaces to Facilitate Education for Sustainable Development in Open and Distance Learning - Tamara Savelyeva/Jae Park: Complexity of Campus Sustainability Discourse - William M. Stigliani/Catherine Zeman/Gowri Betrabet Gulwadi: Faculty Enrichment Program for Infusing Sustainability Education across the University Curriculum - Patricia E. Perkins/Ana Louise Tavares Leary: Climate Justice Partnership Linking Universities and Community Organizations in Toronto, Durban, Maputo and Nairobi - Kelly A. Parker: Ecohumanities and Service Learning: New Directions in Pedagogy - Mark Giltrow: The Development of a Multidisciplinary Sustainable Business Leadership Degree in a Post-Secondary Institute - Adriano Ciani: The Sustainable Management and Promotion of Territory: A Strategic Operative Education Plan and Training as a Result of Collaboration between Perugia University, Todi's State Technical Agricultural College and the Local Municipality - Jurgis Kazimieras Staniskis: International MSc Programme Environmental Management and Cleaner Production: A Success Story - Tove Holm/Kaisu Sammalisto/Timo Vuorisalo/Thomas S. Grindsted: A Model for Enhancing Education for Sustainable Development with Management Systems: Experiences from the Nordic Countries - Gisela Cebrian/Marcus Grace/Debra Humphris: Developing People and Transforming the Curriculum: Action Research as a Method to Foster Professional and Curriculum Development in Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education - Kira Giesecke: Introducing the Methodology Background of the Lifestyle Index of Sustainability - Menno de Lind van Wijngaarden/Julia Planko: Impacts of Sustainability Courses on the Behavior of Business School Students - Fayyaz Vellani/Naveed Nanjee: Sustainable Development in Higher Education in the Muslim World - Matthew Rockall: Incorporating Sustainability in Curricula while Meeting Entrenched Traditional Learning Outcomes - Diana C. Cooper: Teaching Sustainable Management to US Undergraduates: Learning to be Change Leaders - Antje Disterheft/Sandra Sofia F.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631625606 20160612
This book, prepared in the context of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, contains the papers submitted to the World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2012), which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 5 and 6 June 2012. It pursues the following main aims: to document and disseminate experiences from universities all round the world regarding education for sustainable development; to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects; and to introduce methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum of universities. Last but not least, a further aim is to document and disseminate the wealth of experiences available today, providing a truly global coverage. "Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons" is a highly comprehensive publication on sustainability in higher education. It is meant to go beyond a description of the current state of knowledge, and shall open the way for new thinking and new horizons in what is a rapidly expanding field, of central interest to both industrialised and developing countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783631625606 20160612
Education Library (Cubberley)
xxii, 239 pages : illustrations (some color), charts (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • List of contributors
  • The rise and rise of social accounting / Darian McBain
  • Stakeholders and social life cycle assessment : is it better to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission? / Fabian Sack
  • The social assessment of products / Cássia Maria Lie Ugaya
  • The social footprint method / Mark W. McElroy
  • Measuring genuine social progress / Ida Kubiszewski and Robert Costanza
  • The social hotspots database / Catherine Benoit Norris and Gregory A. Norris
  • The social accounting matrix (sam) / Susana Santos
  • The prosuite social life cycle assessment framework / Andrea Ramírez Ramírez
  • Social impact analyses in the industrial ecology virtual laboratory / Arunima Malik
  • Measuring the intra-EU employment driven by the EU exports to the rest of the world / Iñaki Arto, Antonio F. Amores & José M. Rueda-Cantuche
  • The bad labour footprints : linking local labour conditions to global supply chains / Moana Simas & Richard Wood
  • Reducing the carbon footprint and its implications for global
  • Employment : the labour productivity of carbon / Marco Sakai and John Barrett
  • International trade and income inequality / Ali Alsamawi
  • The application of social accounting matrices in economic policy making : a case study on food security / Akhmad Bayhaqi and Collin Gerst
  • Social, economic, and environmental analysis of the agri-food system with a social accounting matrix (SAM) / Ignacio Cazcarro, Rosa Duarte and Julio Sánchez-Chóliz
  • Sleep / Christian Reynolds & Raymond Matthews
  • Socio-economic and environmental life cycle assessment of a glass bangle factory in Firozabad (India) / Bastien Roquier, Pierre Jaboyedoff, Girish Sethi Sameer Maithel, Jean-Bernard Dubois, Olivier Jolliet
  • A future vision for social supply-chain analysis / Manfred Lenzen & Sangwon Suh
  • Envisioning a social footprints virtual laboratory / Rachel C. Reyes, Arne Geschke & Ivo Havinga.
Green Library
xxix, 366 p. : ill. (some col.)
  • pt. 1. Introduction. ch. 1. Why we need visions of a sustainable and desirable world / Robert Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski
  • ch. 2. Envisioning a sustainable world / Donella Meadows
  • ch. 3. Why everyone should be a futurist? / William S. Becker
  • ch. 4. Think like an ecosystem, see solutions / Frances Moore Lappe
  • pt. 2. Future histories: Descriptions of a sustainable and desirable future and how we got there. ch. 5. What would a sustainable and desirable economy-in-society-in-nature look like? / Robert Costanza ... [et al.]
  • ch. 6. Vision statement for the planet in 2050 / Ajay Bhave ... [et al.]
  • ch. 7. Scenes from the great transition / Paul D. Raskin
  • ch. 8. Environmental history exam 2052: The last half-century / Les W. Kuzyk
  • ch. 9. A virtual visit to a sustainable 2050 / Robert Costanza
  • ch. 10. Reflections on a life lived well and wisely / Joshua Farley
  • ch. 11. The great turnaround: How natural capital entered the economy? / Ronald Colman
  • ch. 12. How New Zealand became a green leader? / John Peet
  • ch. 13. The new New York: 2050 / Barbara Elizabeth Stewart
  • pt. 3. Pieces of the puzzle: Elements of the world we want. ch. 14. Sustainability and happiness: A development philosophy for Bhutan and the world / Jigmi Y. Thinley
  • ch. 15. Flourishing as a goal of international policy / Martin Seligman
  • ch. 16. What else? / Wendell Berry
  • ch. 17. Let us envision gender equality: Nothing else is working / Jane Roberts
  • ch. 18. Another world: Finally her(e) / Kavita N. Ramdas and Jamie Querubin
  • ch. 19. Policy reform to 350 / Bill McKibben
  • ch. 20. The great transition to 350 / Dylan Walsh and Tess Croner
  • ch. 21. On baselines that need shifting / Daniel Pauly
  • ch. 22. The future of roads: No driving, no emissions, nature reconnected / Richard T. T. Forman and Daniel Sperling
  • ch. 23. The new security / Gary Hart
  • ch. 24. Green accounting: Balancing environment and economy / Peter Bartelmus
  • ch. 25. A vision of America the possible / James Gustave Speth
  • pt. 4. Getting there. ch. 26. The way forward: Survival 2100 / William E. Rees
  • ch. 27. An integrating story for a sustainable future / Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme
  • ch. 28. It is time to fight the status quo / Bill McKibben
  • ch. 29. Can we avoid the perfect storm? / David W. Orr
  • ch. 30. Sustainable shrinkage: Envisioning a smaller, stronger economy / Ernest Callenbach
  • ch. 31. How to apply resilience thinking: In Australia and beyond? / Brian Walker
  • ch. 32. Endangered elements: Conserving the building blocks of life / Penny D. Sackett
  • ch. 33. Well-being, sufficiency, and work-time reduction / Anders Hayden
  • ch. 34. Millennium Consumption Goals (MCGs) at Rio+20: A practical step toward global sustainability / Mohan Munasinghe
  • ch. 35. Happiness and psychological well-being: Building human capital to benefit individuals and society / George W. Burns
  • ch. 36. Time for a bold vision: A new, green economy / Van Jones
  • ch. 37. A world that works for all / L. Hunter Lovins
  • ch. 38. Fighting poverty by healing the environment / Christine Loh
  • ch. 39. Re-engineering the planet: Three steps to a sustainable free-market economy / Eckart Wintzen
  • ch. 40. Raising gross national happiness through agroforestry / Pahuna Sharma-Laden and Croix Thompson
  • ch. 41. Building bridges between science and policy to achieve sustainability / Katherine Richardson and Ole Waver
  • ch. 42. Bringing Mozart to the masses: Venezuela's music revolution / Maria Paez Victor
  • ch. 43. Creating the schools of the future: Education for a sustainable society / Peter M. Senge
  • ch. 44. A values-based set of solutions for the next generation / Tim Kasser
  • ch. 45. Teaching a university course in sustainable happiness / Catherine O'Brien
  • ch. 46. The time has come to catalyze a sustainable consumerism movement / Peggy Liu.
The ever-pressing challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future offers a broad, critical discussion on what such a future should or can be, with global perspectives written by some of the world's leading thinkers, namely Wendell Berry, Van Jones, Frances Moore Lappe, Peggy Liu, Hunter Lovins and Gus Speth. This monograph reviews the role played by TFS in masking, pitch perception, speech perception, and spatial hearing, and concludes that cues derived from TFS play an important role in all of these. Evidence is reviewed suggesting that cochlear hearing loss reduces the ability to use TFS cues. Also, the ability to use TFS declines with increasing age even when the audiogram remains normal. This provides a new dimension to the changes in hearing associated with aging, a topic that is currently of great interest in view of the increasing proportion of older people in the population. The study of the role of TFS in auditory processing has been a hot topic in recent years. While there have been many research papers on this topic in specialized journals, there has been no overall review that pulls together the different research findings and presents and interprets them within a coherent framework. This monograph fills this gap.
1 online resource.
  • 1 Operations Strategies and Triple Bottom Line.- 2 HRM and Organisational Practices in Operations: The Impact on Environmental and Social Sustainability.- 3 Organisational Responsibility and Worker Commitment: The Definition and Implementation of Sustainable Operations Strategies.- 4 Organisational Responsibility and Worker Commitment: The Alignment of Lean Manufacturing and the Triple Bottom Line.- 5 Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319063515 20170213
This book provides detailed guidance on how sustainability, in terms of the triple bottom line, can be developed in operations strategies via human resource management (HRM) and organizational practices such as teamwork, training and employee involvement. The impacts of HRM and organizational practices on environmental and social sustainability, trade-off optimization and the triple bottom line are carefully analyzed, with attention to aspects including organizational responsibility and worker commitment to sustainability. Valuable tips are offered on formulation and implementation of sustainable operations strategies and in addition the alignment of lean manufacturing and the triple bottom line is addressed in a dedicated section. The background to the book and the reason for its topicality, is the difficulty that companies are experiencing in defining and implementing effective sustainability programs that enhance environmental, social and economic sustainability and optimize possible trade-offs. Moreover, although the operations management literature has focused mainly on technical aspects, HRM and organizational practices may also be relevant in enhancing programs' effectiveness and directly impacting sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319063515 20170213
1 online resource (323 pages)
xiii, 532 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Humanity faces immense hurdles as it struggles to define the path toward a sustainable future. The multiple components of sustainability, all of which demand attention, make understanding the very concept of sustainability itself a challenge. Information about whether global agriculture can be made sustainable, for example, or calculations of the global need for water are useless unless we understand how these issues connect to each other and to other components of sustainability. In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue concerning these linkages, arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components--for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it--and distinguish those constraints that may pose severe limitations on humanity's future from those of less concern. The book also highlights areas for future research and debate.Linkages of Sustainability urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability--a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262013581 20160603
Green Library
viii, 338 pages : color portrait ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 194 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Global Shifts/Cultural Shifts.- 2. The Socio-Economics of Transition.- 3. Pathways to Transition.- 4. Renewing Culture.- 5. Renewing Community.- 6. Towards an Eco-Just Society.- 7. Ethics of the New Society.- 8. Theorizing Post-Capitalist Culture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137532220 20160830
Contending that culture lies at the root of our current planetary and civilizational crisis, this book uniquely explores the nature of the specifically cultural dimensions of that crisis and how culture relates to the areas of politics, policy, economics, ecology and the whole discourse of sustainability. It debates how profoundly our world is shaped by capitalist culture, emphasizing the import of political culture and policy, social justice, leadership and community in the shaping of a new cultural sustainability. It also reintroduces questions of religion, art, citizenship and comparative culture into the sustainability debate and suggests ways in which the central issue of consumer culture can be rethought and others in which socially satisfactory transitions to a sustainable future might be achieved. Addressing the specific role of culture in our crisis and of how to build cultural resources for transition, this cutting edge text provides the reader with an introduction to the literature on culture and sustainability, and both practical and theoretical tools for creating and advancing a humane and ecologically responsible future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137532220 20160830
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
141 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
  • Prefácio
  • Apresentação
  • Serviços ambientais como base para o uso sustentável de florestas tropicais na amazônia brasileira / Philip M. Fearnside
  • Processo de desenvolvimento sustentável na Amazônia / Lucas Araújo Carvalho
  • Sistemas de ocupação da terra na Amaazônia / Nelvio Paulo Dutra Santos
  • Marco da sustentabilidade sócio-ambiental / Sandra Maria Franco Buenafuente
  • Questão indígena e sustentabilidade sócio-ambiental / Erwin H. Frank
  • Recursos hídricos da Amazônia e sustentabilidade sócioambiental / Núbia Abrantes Gomes
  • Política de integração das universidades da Amazônia / Rosa Elizabeth Acevedo Marin & Walterlina Brasil
  • Iniciativa amazônica : consorcio internacional para integrar capacidades de investigación y desarrollo para la conservación y usos sotenible de los recursos naturales en los países amazónicos / Adilson Serrão & Roberto Porro
  • Prioridades de pesquisa, desenvolvimento e inovação da Embrapa para a região amazônica / Tatiana Deane de Abreu Sá & Jorge A. Gazel Yared
  • Prioridad e resultados da pesquisa de Embrapa em Roraima / Ramayana Menezes Braga, Antônio Carlos Centeno Cordeiro & Roberto Dantas de Medeiros
  • Pesquisa e desenvolvimento sustantável na UFRR / Cátia Monteiro Wankler.
Green Library
xi, 176 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
  • Why sustainability and equity?
  • Patterns and trends in human development, equity and environmental indicators
  • Tracing the effects - understanding the relations
  • Positive synergies - winning strategies for the environment, equity and human development
  • Rising to the policy challenge
  • Statistical annex.
The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together -- and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur progress towards these interlinked goals at the same time. Bold action is needed on both fronts, the Report contends, if the recent human development progress experienced by most of the world's poor majority is to be sustained, for the benefit of future generations as well as for those living today. Past Reports have shown that living standards in most countries have been rising -- and converging -- for several decades now. Yet the 2011 Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050. The Report shows further how the world's most disadvantaged people suffer the most from environmental degradation, including in their immediate personal environment, and disproportionately lack political power, making it all the harder for the world community to reach agreement on needed global policy change. Yet the Report also outlines great potential for positive synergies in the quest for greater equity and sustainability, especially at the national level. The Report further emphasizes the right to a healthy environment, the importance of integrating equity into environmental policies, and the critical importance of public participation and official accountability. The 2011 Report concludes with proposals for bold new approaches to global development financing and environmental controls, arguing that these are both essential and feasible. The 2011 Report will also feature the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI) and updated editions of the complementary indices introduced in the 20th anniversary Report in 2010: the Inequality-Adjusted HDI, the Gender Inequality Index, and the Multidimensional Poverty Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230363311 20160613
Green Library
102 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
  • Editors' Notes 1 Bruce A. Jacobs, Jillian Kinzie 1. Sustainability, Student Affairs, and Students 7 Kathleen G. Kerr, Jeanne S. Hart-Steffes The authors introduce the work being done on college campuses and by major professional associations to integrate sustainability into the student affairs mission. 2. Moving Beyond Green: Sustainable Development Toward Healthy Environments, Social Justice, and Strong Economies 19 Keith E. Edwards This chapter frames sustainability initiatives in higher education and student affairs as a push beyond "green" ideas to the identification of solutions that lead to a more environmentally sound and economically viable future that is both just and equitable. 3. Student Services and Auxiliary Enterprises 29 Jeffrey S. Pittman This chapter examines the increasing interconnection between and among student development, student affairs, and campus auxiliaries fostered by the evolution of sustainability concerns and activities. 4. Sustainability in Housing and Dining Operations 41 Clive Pursehouse The author describes how Residence Life, and Housing and Dining operations can integrate sustainable issues in all aspects of their operations to impact student learning. 5. Sustainability in the Union 53 Patrick Brown, John Taylor This chapter advances the discussion on how college unions can be a model for campus sustainability by including the perspective of stewardship in the operational model. 6. Sustainability and First Year Programs 67 Melinda Messineo The author makes the case for including sustainable practices in firstyear programs in order to impact the overall campus culture. 7. Organizing for Sustainability 83 William M. Brown, Michael W. Hamburger This chapter details a sustainable campus model that integrates the academic and operational components of campus life. Index 97.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118345801 20160608
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Many student affairs divisions are doing just that, leading the way in sustainability education by providing students with the knowledge they need to make a positive impact in their personal, civic, and professional lives. This sourcebook provides a primer on how to best organize specific programs and services as well as overall campus operations to address the critical challenge of sustainability. Presenting research, operational approaches, and personal insights, the authors enable readers to develop successful programs and services. Practical in nature, the content can be adapted into existing or developing programs for a seamless integration of sustainability into everyday campus life. This is the 137th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118345801 20160608
Education Library (Cubberley)
330 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Sustainable public procurement in the EU / Roberto Caranta
  • Green public procurement and socially responsible public procurement : an analysis of Danish regulation and practice / Steen Treumer
  • Public contracts and sustainable development in France / Laurent Vidal
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Germany / Martin Burgi
  • Sustainable procurements in Italy : of light and some shadows / Roberto Caranta and Sara Richetto
  • Aggregate models of public procurement and secondary considerations : an Italian perspective / Gabriella M. Racca
  • Sustainable public procurement in Poland / Marcin Spyra
  • Secondary considerations in public procurement in Romania / Dacian C. Dragoș, Bogdana Neamțu, and Raluca Velișcu
  • Sustainability and public procurement in the Spanish legal system / Julio González Garcia
  • Sustainability and value for money : social and environmental considerations in United Kingdom public procurement law / Martin Trybus
  • Green and social considerations in public procurement contracts : a comparative approach / Mario E. Comba.
This publication is the second in the "European Procurement Law Series". European institutions have developed common principles and rules which are applicable all over the EU. While in some cases rules and practice from some Member States have influenced the developments of public procurement law at EU level, European provisions will more often be divergent from the rules previously in force in most member States. Once they penetrate the domestic legal orders, the sources of European law interact with national law. The series will explore how and to what extent the national laws of a number of Member States have tried to accommodate European rules and principles. The main objective of public procurement regulation is to provide the government with the supplies, and works it needs to operate. This primary objective is connected to the principle of value for money and for the European Union with the aim to ensure the functioning of the internal market in public procurement. However, other objectives related to environmental and social concerns have always played a role as well. These range from the award of contracts to workshops for the disabled to strict environmental specifications. These 'secondary' or 'horizontal' objectives, also referred to as 'green procurement' or 'social procurement', are the subject of this book. The analysis covers the European Union internal market law of green and social procurement with emphasis on the interpretation, implementation and practice in a range of Member States of the EU and includes a comparative study.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9788757423259 20160605
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 522 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).
  • Human Ecological Sustainability Introduction Is It Possible to Model Human Ecological Sustainability? Why Human Sustainability Is a Complex Issue Chapter Summary Review of Complexity and Complex Systems Introduction to Complexity Human Responses to Complexity Signal Flow Graphs and Mason's Rule Modularity Chapter Summary Multidimensional Challenges to Human Sustainability Introduction The Challenge of Population Growth Global Warming Water and Sustainability Bees, Pollination, and Food Crops Species Size Reduction Due to Habitat Warming: Another Challenge to Our Food Supply FF Energy and Sustainability Chapter Summary Mitigations of Human Impacts through Technology Introduction Biofuels Desalination Carbon-Free Energy Sources Carbon-Neutral Energy Sources Energy Storage Means Fusion Power Nuclear Energy Carbon Capture and Storage Water Vapor Engineering Energy Efficiency Chapter Summary Sustainable Agriculture Introduction Animal Husbandry: Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Industrial Agriculture Loss of Genetic Diversity Genetically Modified Organisms Sustainable Agriculture Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World? Competition for Cropland Chapter Summary Unconventional Foods: Insects, Plankton, Fungi, and In Vitro Meat Introduction Nutritional Value of Insects Can Insects Be Farmed? Plankton as a Source of Human Food Fungi: Food and More Food from Tissue Culture Using Animal Stem Cells Chapter Summary Complex Economic Systems and Sustainability Introduction to Economic Systems Basic Economics-- Steady-State S&D Introduction to ABMs and Simulations of Economic and Other Complex Systems Economic Challenges to Human Sustainability Chapter Summary Application of Complex Systems Thinking to Solve Ecological Sustainability Problems Introduction Dorner's Approaches to Tackling Complex Problems Frederic Vester's "Paper Computer" Sensitivity Model of Vester Can We Learn From Our Mistakes? Chapter Summary What Will Happen to Us? FAQs on Sustainability Introduction Will Technology Sustain Us? FAQs Concerning Sustainability Chapter Summary Glossary Bibliography and Recommended Reading Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
Complex Systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to help mitigate human impacts, such as renewable energy, desalination, carbon capture, recycling, etc. It considers the relationships and balance between environmental engineering and science, economics, and human activity, with regard to sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466565135 20160612
1 online resource : illustrations.
  • Sustainability: overview and future challenges.- Service: overview, service science, service co-creation, service types and modes.- Sustainability and service.- Sustainable service.- Sustainability as service.- Clean services (CleanServ).- Examples.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319129631 20160617
This book discusses the mutual relationship between service and sustainability. It covers methodologies and approaches and describes measurements and tools that can promote sustainability on the service market. Lastly, it presents the different applications of sustainability, together with examples of sustainable services. Environmental concerns have become integral to any decision-making process in the design and implementation of goods and services. With the increasing dominance of the service sector, and as service systems become more complex and interdisciplinary, the focus must move from the exchange of products to that of services. Newly created services should thus aim to incorporate sustainability into their designs while viewing sustainability as a service in its own right. Integrating sustainability in the service design and development process is essential to improving the sustainability of our society and preserving the environment. Moreover, doing so shifts the service boundaries from values that are focused only on personal, local, and current needs and economic profit to those that are broader and more future oriented, ultimately placing greater social and environmental responsibility on all stakeholders. In addition, it advances the current state-of-the-art in sustainable development and service design and contributes to improving the quality of life on a global scale.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319129631 20160617
ix, 318 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
  • Introducing the Race for Sustainability-- Why Sustainability Matters-- Making Energy Efficiency Sexy-- Building Hopes Beyond Green Buildings-- The Sun Shines on Renewables-- Industrial and Innovative Solutions-- Gold Standard for Sustainable Events-- Air Pollution, Deforestation and Biodiversity-- Resourceful Management of Waste-- Energy Literacy and Creative Education-- Ethics, Media and Communication.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814571357 20160612
"Even with the latest and best vehicles, machinery, technology and buildings, if we continue to use resources irresponsibly - if we continue to waste food, water and energy - we are not even in the race." This book looks at the sustainable issues and the accompanying opportunities, and leads readers on a fast track to clear the air and drive to a sustainable, low-carbon future. To focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency. To stop the burning and stop wasting resources. Read on and let the wealth of information in this book inspire you along your sustainability journey. Join the race and act soon. A portfolio of stories, essays, profiles and case studies covering the four E's of Sustainability: Energy, Economy, Environment and Ethics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814571357 20160612
viii, 296 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Preface, Gabriel Moser & David Uzzell-- Introduction, Mostafa K. Tolba, Aleya Abdel-Hadi, & Salah Soliman-- Part I: Towards Sustainable and Healthy Environments-- Environment and Sustainability: The Overarching Issues, Ismail Serageldin-- Challenges Facing the Implementation of Sustainable Development - The Premises for Building a Sustainable Society, Mostafa Tolba-- Healthy Cities: Key Principles for Professional Practices, Roderick J. Lawrence-- Part II: Healthy Environments for Children and Adults-- Managing Time and Space of Everyday Life with a Focus on Health Promotion, Liisa Horelli-- Sustainable Highrise Developments: Factors Impacting on Residents' Health and Wellbeing, Claire Henderson-Wilson-- Child-Friendly Cities - Sustainable Cities? A Child-Centred Perspective and the Child's Perspective, Pia Bjorklid-- Children's Different Views on Child-Friendly Urban Environments, Maria Nordstrom-- Creating Sustainable Places for Children, Susan Paget-- Part III: Settlement Patterns, Housing and Sustainability-- Sustainable Liveability: Privacy Zoning as a Physical Condition for Social Sustainability, Machiel van Dorst-- Sustainable Housing: The Role of Open Spaces in Supporting Community Formation Across Dwelling Types, Maria Cristina Dias Lay & Antonio Tarcisio Reis-- Urban Socio-Spatial Segregation in Latin America: Contrasting Perspectives and Empirical Evidence, Dirk Heinrichs & Sigrun Kabisch-- Centripetal Gated Communities around Cairo, Aleya Abdel-Hadi & Hend Elazhary-- Changes in the Gated Communities of Istanbul, Pulat Gokmen-- The Question of Design Background that Operates Largely Below Consciousness: The Case of Amman, Shatha Malhis-- A Collaborative Sustainable Planning Program with Students and Inhabitants in Tochio, Japan, Shin-ya Nishimura & Akihiko Iwasa-- Part IV: Managing the Environment & Nature-- Experiential Landscape: Exploring the Spatial Dimensions of Human Emotional Fulfillment in Outdoor Open Space, Kevin Thwaites & Ian Simkins-- Redesigning Nature and Managing Risk: Social Representation, Change, and Resistance, Paulka Castro, Susana Batel, Hannah Devine-Wright, Nicole Kronberger, Carla Mouro, Karine Weiss, Wolfgang Wagner-- Physical and Perceptional Investigation of the Urban Environment in Clerkenwell, London, Mohamed Refaee, Steve Sharples, Mags Adams, Trevor Cox, Gemma Moore, & Ben Croxford-- The Professionalisation of Expertise in Sustainable Development, Martin Spence Symes-- Environmental Worldviews and Water Conservation: The Eco-Anthropocentric Paradigm (EAP), Victor Corral-Verdugo, Mirilia Bonnes, Guiseppe Carrus, Gabriel Moser, & Jai Sinha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889373747 20160604
This work offers unique insights into the planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environments. The planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environments are the key themes addressed in the papers in this book, selected from the IAPS 19 Conference held in Alexandria (Egypt). Authors from a number of different disciplines discuss challenges, approaches, and successfully implemented environmental measures intended to promote healthy and sustainable environments: healthy environments for children and adults, settlement patterns, housing and sustainability, managing the environment, nature. With reports on research from Scandinavia to Latin America, Japan to the Middle East, by expert authors drawn from four continents, this book offers unique global insights into the planning, design, and management of sustainable and healthy environments that can inform and inspire activities at a local level.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780889373747 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (viii, 75 pages).
  • Acknowledgments; Contents; 1 Introduction; References; 2 Background: Social Role of Companies and Success Indicators; Abstract; References; 3 Main Problem in Displaying the Social Value Generated by Organizations; Abstract; References; 4 Methodological Proposals; Abstract; 4.1 Action Research; 4.2 Stakeholder Theory; 4.3 Phenomenological View; 4.4 Fuzzy Logic; References; 5 Literature Review: Previous Methodologies; Abstract; References; 6 Polyhedral Model: Social Value Model for Stakeholders; Abstract; 6.1 Economic Value with Social Impact; 6.2 Socio-economic Return
  • 6.3 Specific Social Value6.3.1 Variables Involved; References; 7 Process Model Analysis and Calculation: Spoly; Abstract; 7.1 Establishing Teams and Calendars; 7.2 Identifying Stakeholder Groups; 7.3 Identifying Value Variables; 7.4 Identifying and Monetizing Outcomes; 7.5 Calculation and Viewing of Value; 8 Conclusions; Abstract; References; Annex I
This book deals with the limitations of economic and financial accounting as an appropriate instrument to reflect the real value created or destroyed by an organization. The authors present a sustainable social accounting approach that considers both the social and economic value - Blended Value - generated by an organization for all of its stakeholders. This approach is based on four major theories - Stakeholder Theory, Action Research, Phenomenological Perspective and Fuzzy Logic - and was developed on the basis of a cost-benefit analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319133768 20160619
1 online resource (370 p.)
How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to resolve isolated issues are inadequate. Different from these efforts and from other books on the topic, this book uses systems thinking to understand the dominant forces that are shaping our hope for sustainability. It first describes a mental model - the bubble that holds our beliefs - that emerges from preponderant world views and explains current global trends. The model emphasizes economic growth and drives behavior toward short-term and self-motivated outcomes that thwart sustainability. The book then weaves statistical trends into a system diagram and shows how the economic, environmental, and societal contributors of sustainability interact. From this holistic perspective, it finds leverage points where actions can be most effective and combines eight areas of intervention into an integrated plan. By emphasizing both individual and collective actions, it addresses the conundrum of how to blend human nature with sustainability. Finally, it identifies primary three lessons we can learn by applying systems thinking to sustainability. Its metaphor-rich and accessible style makes the complex topic approachable and allows the reader to appreciate the intricate balance required to sustain life on Earth. * Highlights the application of system thinking in economics* Identifies systemic leveraging actions for achieving sustainability* Outlines a comprehensive and integrated plan for achieving sustainable stewardship in the future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128022047 20160618
261 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Prolog : am Wasser
  • Unterwegs zur Generation Landlust
  • Eine fast unendliche Geschichte : Natur und Technik in Deutschland
  • Green German Angst : wo wir heute stehen
  • Schwarze Pumpe - oder : unser Bild der Energie
  • Von Rheinsberg nach Philippsburg - oder : das kurze lange Ende der Kernkraft
  • Weissensee - oder : zwischen Hausgeburt und Impfverweigerung
  • Ehingen/Donau - oder : Biomärkte und der Glaube an die Nahrung von hier
  • Prenzlauer Berg - oder : die Seele der handgemachten Dinge
  • Die Wälder Brandenburgs - oder : welche Natur wir meinen
  • Plädoyer fxir mehr Natur-Gelassenheit : was aus diesem Buch folgt
  • Epilog : am Wasser
  • Danksagung
  • Anmerkungen.
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