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Sustainable Development

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  • Development as Freedomby Amartya Sen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century. Freedom, Sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire... more...

  • Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China?s Economic Growthby Minqi Li

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other renewables, as well as energy efficiency. Unlike many... more...

  • Managing Climate Change Business Risks and Consequencesby James A.F. Stoner; Charles Wankel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Although the title of this volume and its major focus will be on one major aspect of global sustainability - climate change - this volume continues with the overall framing of the series: global sustainability is a multi-faceted, global, multi-generational, economic, social, environmental, and cultural phenomenon and challenge to our species. more...

  • Sustainable Development in Practiceby Adisa Azapagic; Roland Clift; Slobodan Perdan

    Wiley 2004; US$ 73.95

    This ground-breaking text looks at the ways of integrating sustainability aspects into science and engineering. In providing an all-round sustainability education, it teaches students within engineering and environmental science the implications of their decisions on the environment. Taking a life cycle approach to address economic, environmental... more...

  • Measuring Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 151.00

    The papers in this conference proceedings address the various conceptual, measurement and statistical policy issues that arise when applying accounting frameworks to the concept of sustainable development. more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews 2001by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00

    Coming at the end of the first round of Environmental Performance Reviews, this report summarises lessons learned during the round and presents a broad range of related comparative economic and environmental data. more...

  • Policies to Enhance Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 33.00

    Sustainable development involves linking the economic, social and environmental objectives of societies in a balanced way. It stresses the importance of taking a broader view of what human welfare entails, of using a long-term perspective about the consequences of today's activities, and of recognising the global nature of many of the most pressing... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 131.00

    Until recently, governments have measured economic progress by tallying such statistics as GDP, inflation and balance of payments. Today they agree that economic expansion should be socially and environmentally sustainable. Hence measuring progress towards sustainable development is essential to support decision making and inform the public. How should... more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Germany 2012by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 70.00

    This OECD Environmental Performance Review provides an independent assessment of Germany’s progress in achieving domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. It has been conducted to promote peer learning, to enhance countries’ accountability to each other and to... more...

  • Scaling-up Finance Mechanisms for Biodiversityby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2013; US$ 42.00

    This report examines six mechanisms that can be used to scale-up financing for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use and to help meet the 2011-20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The mechanisms are environmental fiscal reform, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets, green markets, biodiversity in climate change funding, and biodiversity... more...