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Sustainable Development

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  • Measuring and Evaluating Sustainabilityby Sarah E. Fredericks

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    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... more...

  • The Ecology of Commerce Revised Editionby Paul Hawken

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.49

    The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce , a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business. Yet Hawken's impassioned argument?that business both causes the most egregious abuses of the environment and, crucially, holds the most potential... more...

  • Beyond Growthby Herman E. Daly

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in  Beyond Growth.  Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... 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 Reviewsby 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 the public, and to improve... 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...