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168 p.
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1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction. Sustainability and Human Well-Being. The Environmental ImPACT. Risk, Resilience, and System Dynamics. Sustainable Development: How to Avoid Collapse and Build a Better Society. Nonrenewable Resources: Oil and Minerals. Global Climate Change. Responses to Global Climate Change. Nonrenewable Energy Sources. Renewable Energy Sources. Sustainable Energy Plans. Water. Food. Waste and Pollution. The Biosphere. The Future.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498752664 20171218
This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and offers potential solutions. Focusing on systems theory, footprint analysis, risk, and resilience, many examples are given of how to use resources sustainably, especially common pool resources such as the atmosphere, oceans, and groundwater. The book develops its ideas from an array of practical case studies, centering on communal objectives and shared responsibilities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498752664 20171218
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1 online resource ([12] p.).
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xviii, 607 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
While many disciplines contribute to environmental conservation, there is little successful integration of science and social values. Arguing that the central problem in conservation is a lack of effective communication, Bryan Norton shows in "Sustainability" how current linguistic resources discourage any shared, multidisciplinary public deliberation over environmental goals and policy. In response, Norton develops a new, interdisciplinary approach to defining sustainability - the corner-stone of environmental policy - using philosophical and linguistic analyses to create a nonideological vocabulary that can accommodate scientific and evaluative environmental discourse. Emphasizing cooperation and adaptation through social learning, Norton provides a practical framework that encourages an experimental approach to language clarification and problem formulation, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to creating solutions. By moving beyond the scientific arena to acknowledge the importance of public discourse, "Sustainability" offers an entirely novel approach to environmentalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226595214 20160528
Green Library
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xiv, 176 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction 1. A Brief History: The Early Debates that Shaped Sustainability 2. A Brief History: International Sustainable Development Events, Agreements, and Commitments 3. Multidisciplinary Ways of Defining Sustainability 4. Government Responses to the Sustainability Challenge 5. Non-governmental Institutions and Sustainability 6.Neo-Sustainability.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415783545 20160612
Humans are not living within our ecological means. We are using the earth's resources at a pace that cannot be maintained. We have already seen evidence of the fallout associated with ecological overconsumption and continued abuse of environmental systems will create increasing challenges both today and into the future. Our depletion of natural systems minimizes the possibilities available to future generations who are expected to somehow rely on innovation and ingenuity for their survival. Yet, despite the challenges we face, governments, individuals, non-profits, educational institutions, and corporations are all heralding the promise of sustainable development to save our environmental systems from collapse while allowing for uninterrupted economic growth. Today, the concept of sustainability is a widespread goal that nearly everyone supports. At the same time, almost no one means the same thing when they use the term. Sustainability is so broad and overly used that it seems to mean everything to everyone. The result is that the concept has lost its meaning. In this book, the authors examine the misuses and abuses of "sustainability" and seek to refine and clarify the concept. The authors offer a new definition of sustainability - what they call neo-sustainability - to help guide policies and practices that respect the primacy of the environment, the natural limits of the environment, and the relationship between environmental, social, and economic systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415783545 20160612
Green Library
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1 online resource (363 pages) : color illustrations
Sustainability has come to the fore in the cosmetics and personal care industry. Rising ethical consumerism and the need for resource efficiency are making cosmetic companies small, independent firms to global giants take steps towards sustainable development. Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up discusses the growing importance of sustainability in the cosmetics industry, highlighting the various ways organisations can address the economic, environmental and social aspects. How can the cosmetics industry make a difference in terms of ingredients, formulations, packaging, CSR, operations, and green marketing? Topics covered include: Environmental and social impacts of cosmetic products Ethical sourcing and biodiversity Renewable energy and waste management Green formulations and ingredients Green marketing issues and consumer behaviour Green standards, certification schemes and indices in the cosmetics industry Industry experts share their experiences on how they are tackling the challenges of sustainability: from raw material procurements, manufacturing, business processes, to distribution and marketing to consumers. The book concludes with some future growth projections; what are some of the shortcomings in sustainability in the cosmetics industry and what can we expect to see in the future? Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up discusses business and technical issues in all areas of sustainable product development, from sourcing ingredients, to formulation, manufacture and packaging. Covering a diverse range of subjects, this book appeals to professionals in many key sectors of the cosmetics and personal care industry; cosmetic chemists, formulation scientists, R&D directors, policy makers, business and marketing executives. It is also of relevance to academic researchers working in cosmetic chemistry and sustainable process development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119945543 20180530
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xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • ContributorsPART I: INTRODUCTION1 An introduction to the sustainable corporationDexter Dunphy and Jodie Benveniste2 Sustainability and sustainable developmentMark Diesendorf3 Sustainability---doing itPaul GildingPART II: TOWARDS HUMAN SUSTAINABILITY4 Human resources, capabilities and sustainabilityPaul Gollan5 Technologies and processes for human sustainability Viv Read6 Quality of work, home and community lifeJodie BenvenistePART III: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY7 Building corporate capabilities to promote ecological sustainability: a 'case study'Philip Sutton8 Technologies and processes for ecological sustainability Alan Pears9 The technology strategy of the sustainable corporationHardin TibbsPART IV TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABLE CORPORATION10 New organisational architectures: creating and retrofitting for su.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
This study explores two of the major challenges faced by organizations in the 21st century: the successful management of human resources in a time of increasing staff turnorver; and the growing pressure for environmentally friendly operations. It offers a framework of principles and practices which should contribute to a renewable, sustainable workforce and environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781865082288 20160527
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30. Nature sustainability [2018 - ]

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1 online resource
Publishes research about how humankind can sustain life in a finite world.
Stanford Libraries
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computer files
Medical Library (Lane)
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1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations (some color).
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
Book
1 online resource (341 pages) : illustrations (some color).
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119232506 20180611
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1 online resource.
This book focuses on the emergence of the "science of sustainability" and the key concepts in making sustainability operational in an organization. The authors discuss the methods, techniques and tools needed to manage the impact of sustainability and how these can be reformulated into business models and solutions for new growth and applications. They then move onto the reformulation of future thinking processes before ending by looking towards an approach for the measurement of sustainability and competitiveness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848218925 20170502
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1 online resource (xiv, 232 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"The book and the Forum from which it is derived are about global sustainability. The first section discusses climate change and adaptation. The second section discusses the international drivers as aspects of sustainability. The third section discusses the issues relative to the development of sustainable communities. The Afterword brings the focus to water as the key underlying worldwide sustainability issue"--From volume detail page.
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285 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Section 1: Tourism impact and strategies Possibilities and limitations in the development of selective forms of tourism in the Croatian archipelago: case study of the Istrian islands-- Selection, design and dissemination of Fuerteventura's projected tourism image (Canary Isles)-- How far does tourism stress coral reef environment in island states: case studies of Indian Ocean and Caribbean islands-- Tourism valorisation of lighthouses on Croatian islands and along the coast Section 2: Community issues Scales and scenarios of change in the anthropology-landscape relationship: models of cultural tourism in Fuerteventura (Canary Isles)-- Development of sustainability indices for the wider area of Troodos in Cyprus-- The attitudes of the island local community towards sustainable tourism development - the case of Stari Grad, island Hvar-- The socio-cultural impacts of visiting friends and relatives on hosts: a Samoan study-- Traditional medicinal knowledge in Cuba Section 3: Changing climate and environment Is it really happening here? A study of climate change perception in the Azores-- Future sea level rise implications on development of Lazarus Island, Singapore Southern Islands-- Rising sea level and long term sustainability of near-shore islands of the United Arab Emirates: an approach to establishing setback lines for Abu Dhabi-- Coastal erosion in the archaeological area of Selinunte-- Coastal monitoring with high resolution synthetic aperture radar-- 3-D process modelling of ancient storm-dominated deposits by an event-based approach Section 4: Infrastructures Infrastructure maintenance and disaster prevention measures on isolated Islands: the case of the Izu Islands near Tokyo-- Responsive demand in isolated energy systems-- Innovative shore protection for island communities-- Designing of protective seaside wall composite elements for protection of roads along the seashore-- Application of composite materials for the protection of sea shores and engineering structures against the impact of waves-- A new approach to estimate armourstone abrasion: modified slake durability test Section 5: Transport issues Travelling towards and from minor islands through non-conventional air transport: demand and cost analysis-- Development of nautical tourism: islands development motivator-- Fast charging stations for electric vehicles infrastructure.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Current global socio-economic trends call attention to the endangered conditions of relatively confined environments all over the world. Many of these regions face problems of depopulation and lack of adequate infrastructures. The problems are aggravated for the case of islands, which have limited resources and few possibilities of developing different types of supporting infrastructures. Many islands depend on tourism for their economic survival. Most of them however, cannot provide all the resources required to maintain a large seasonal population and in many cases basic requirements such as water and energy, as well as agricultural produce, need to be imported. The impact of large seasonal population increases in the community and the resulting socio-economic factors need to be carefully evaluated, as well as issues related to transportation and communication, all of which should be part of an overall strategy. Of primary importance in many cases is to ensure all year round economic activities in order to achieve a permanent and completely sustainable use of the islands' potential. This book contains papers dealing with projects, initiatives and experiences related to different island issues. By using the experience of economically developed island environments, it is possible to learn how to ensure the development of other island communities, not only to prevent depopulation but to encourage new settlement. Those projects will serve as guidelines for other initiatives in less developed islands, adapting those experiences to specific regional, cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845644345 20160604
Green Library
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1 online resource.
A new, holistic transdisciplinary endeavour born in the 21st century, Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to provide conceptual and practical approaches to sustainable development that help us to grasp and address uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and dynamic change. Four aspects that permeate our contemporary world and undermine much of our traditional ways of thinking and doing. The concepts of risk and resilience are central in this endeavour to explain, understand and improve core challenges of humankind. Sustainability and sustainable development are increasingly important guiding principles across administrative levels, functional sectors and scientific disciplines. Policymakers, practitioners and academics continue to wrestle with the complexity of risk, resilience and sustainability, but because of the necessary transdisciplinary focus, it is difficult to find authoritative content in a single source. Sustainability Science: Managing Risk and Resilience for Sustainable Development presents the state of the world in relation to major sustainability challenges and their symptomatic effects, such as climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, disease and disasters. It then continues by elaborating on ways to approach and change our world to make it a safer and more sustainable place for current and future generations. The natural, applied and social sciences are woven together throughout the book to provide a more inclusive understanding of relevant processes, changes, trends and events. * Shows how disturbances, disruptions and disasters have always been intrinsic byproducts of the same human-environment systems that supply us with opportunities, as well as what implications that has for policy and practice towards sustainable development today* Introduces a new approach for grasping and addressing issues of risk and resilience in relation to sustainable development that is firmly rooted in a comprehensive philosophical and theoretical foundation and clearly linking the conceptual with the practical* Presents a holistic agenda for change that includes a more explicit role of science, reinforced focus on capacity development and the overall necessity of fundamental social change* Features more than 150 figures, full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations to highlight major themes and aid in the retention of key concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780444627094 20160616
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1 online resource (243 pages)
In Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment, Delaney and Madigan approach the study of the environment from two academic disciplines - sociology and philosophy. Both sociologists and philosophers have concerns about our environment's ability to not only sustain itself, but also reach a point where it can actually thrive. It is especially important to take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment. In this book we examine the differences between "sustainability" and "thrivability" and discuss such topics as sociological and philosophical environmentalism, the ecosystem, and mass extinctions. We provide a review of some of the major human causes (e.g., hydro-fracking, the use of plastics, food waste, deforestation, and poor agriculture practises), that will likely bring about the sixth mass extinction. We take a look at the skepticism toward humans as the cause of a deteriorating environment and detail nature's adverse role in harming the environment. We examine ways to help the environment thrive, and discuss the concept of "environmental happiness." Finally, we give reasons why choosing a thrivability approach is not only possible but beneficial, and discuss practical ways in which thrivability can be taught, both in academic settings such as in college courses, as well as through community efforts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780786479597 20160704

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