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  • Whole System Designby Peter Stasinopoulos; Michael H. Smith; Karlson 'Charlie' Hargroves; Cheryl Desha

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 38.95

    Whole System Design is increasingly being seen as one of the most cost-effective ways to both increase the productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of an engineered system. A focus on design is critical as the output from this stage of the project locks in most of the economic and environmental performance of the designed system throughout... more...

  • Integrating Climate Change Actions into Local Developmentby Livia Bizikova; John Robinson; Stewart Cohen

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 127.00

    To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and sustainability. This literature has evolved in a spontaneous... more...

  • Environmental Policy Integration in Practiceby Mans Nilsson; Katarina Eckerberg

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 79.95

    'This very timely and engagingly written book helps to plug a yawning gap in the existing literature by addressing the puzzle of why EPI has proved so difficult to implement even in a country like Sweden which has traditionally championed very high environmental standards.' DR ANDREW JORDAN PHILIP LEVERHULME PRIZE FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF EAST... more...

  • Measuring Sustainabilityby Simon Bell; Stephen Morse

    Earthscan 2003; US$ 43.95

    ' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However this book a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999) presents valuable practical... more...

  • Surviving the Centuryby Herbert Girardet

    Earthscan 2008; US$ 32.95

    'The combined analysis presented here of why current arrangements are failing the future and clear insights of the way to go offer us hope.' Mary Robinson President of Realising Rights Ethical Globalisation Initiative and former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Environmental and human catastrophe looms... more...

  • The Pesticide Detoxby Jules Pretty

    Earthscan 2004; US$ 48.95

    Since the 1960s the world's population has more than doubled and agricultural production per person has increased by a third. Yet this growth in production has masked enormous hidden costs arising from widespread pesticide use - massive ecological damage and high incidences of farmer poisoning and chronic health effects. Whereas once the risks... more...

  • Hunger and Healthby United Nations World Food Programme

    Earthscan 2007; US$ 37.00

    Hunger and Health draws on decades of pragmatic experience in alleviating "food emergencies" and seeking to break the cycle of poverty and disease, and provides sound policy recommendations for nations and international standard-setting bodies seeking to meet the Millennium Development Goals. We are deeply in debt to those who have written... more...

  • International Support for Domestic Climate Policies in Developing Countriesby Karsten Neuhoff

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 136.00

    This volume examines how international cooperation can support implementation of domestic climate policies in developing countries. Six case studies explore the domestic drivers and barriers for policies with climate (co-)benefits in developing countries and show that international support can help to overcome these constraints by providing additional... more...

  • Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation from Better Management of Riversby Jamie Pittock

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 136.00

    Climate change is dramatically affecting freshwater supplies, particularly in the developing world. The papers in this volume present a powerful case for and exploration of different freshwater adaptation strategies in the face of global climatic change.The volume centres on six detailed case studies, from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, the lower Danube... more...

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in Southern Africaby Steffen Bauer; Imme Scholz

    Earthscan 2010; US$ 99.95

    Adverse climate impacts are already evident across Southern Africa and pose a serious threat to the development prospects of the region's societies. Sustainable development in this region will depend on the rapid development and implementation of effective adaptation measures.This volume identifies the new socioeconomic and political boundaries... more...