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  • Tapping the Green Marketby Patricia Shanley; Alan Robert Pierce; Sarah A. Laird; S. Abraham Guillen

    Earthscan 2001; US$ 75.00

    There is a rapidly growing interest in and demand for non-timber forest products (NTFPs). They provide critical resources across the globe fulfilling nutritional medicinal financial and cultural needs. However they have been largely overlooked in mainstream conservation and forestry politics. This volume explains the use and importance of certification... more...

  • The Tolerability of Riskby Frederic Bouder; David Slavin; Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 58.50

    There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result academics government officials and industry leaders are calling for new approaches and fresh ideas. This book provides a historical and topical perspective on the alternative concept... more...

  • Social Contours of Risk, 1by Roger Kasperson; Jeanne Kasperson

    Earthscan 2005; US$ 49.95

    Volume 1 collects their fundamental work on how risks are communicated among different publics and stakeholders, including local communities, corporations and the larger society. more...

  • Integrated Water Resources Management in Practiceby Roberto Lenton; Mike Muller

    Earthscan 2009; US$ 77.95

    Better water management will be crucial if we are to meet many of the key challenges of this century - feeding the world's growing population and reducing poverty meeting water and sanitation needs protecting vital ecosystems all while adapting to climate change. The approach known as Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is widely recognized... 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...