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  • Ecodynamics: The Prigogine Legacyby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2011; US$ 316.00

    The aim of ecodynamics is to relate ecosystems to evolutionary thermodynamics, which can lead to appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The contributions published in this volume relate to all aspects of ecosystems and sustainable development, ranging from physical sciences to economics and epistemology.The world of ecosystems has been... more...

  • Built to Lastby Jim Collins; Jerry I. Porras

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.49

    "This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies." So write Jim Collins and Jerry... more...

  • 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 population.... more...

  • But Will the Planet Notice?by Gernot Wagner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.20

    You are one of seven billion people on Earth. Whatever you or I do personally?eat tofu in a Hummer or hamburgers in a Prius?the planet doesn't notice. In our confrontation with climate change, species preservation, and a planet going off the cliff, it is what several billion people do that makes a difference. The solution? It isn't science, politics,... more...

  • Resource Financed Infrastructureby Håvard Halland; John Beardsworth; Bryan Land

    World Bank Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    In recent decades, resource-rich developing countries have been using their natural resources as collateral to access sources of finance for investment, countervailing the barriers they face when accessing conventional bank lending and capital markets. One of the financing models that have emerged as a result is the Resource Financed Infrastructure... more...

  • The Age of Sustainable Developmentby Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Jeffrey D. Sachs has shown himself to be one of the world?s most perceptive and original analysts of global development in his groundbreaking books, including The End of Poverty and Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet. Now, in this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can address the seemingly... 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...