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  • Green Finance and Investment Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energyby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such... more...

  • Green Capitalby Christian de Perthuis; Pierre-André Jouvet; Michael Westlake

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Challenging the certainty that ecological preservation is incompatible with economic growth, Green Capital shifts the focus from the scarcity of raw materials to the deterioration of the great natural regulatory functions (such as the climate system, the water cycle, and biodiversity). While we can find substitutes for scarce natural resources, we... more...

  • The Water Sensitive Cityby Gary Grant

    Wiley 2016; US$ 85.00 US$ 76.50

    This book advocates a more thoughtful approach to urban water management. The approach involves reducing water consumption, harvesting rainwater, recycling rainwater and adopting Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) where surface water is not sent straight to drains but is intercepted by features like green roofs, rain gardens, swales and ponds.Cities... more...

  • OECD Green Growth Studies Creating Incentives for Greener Productsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 20.00

    The European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) struggle with environmental challenges related to the consumption and end-of-life management of many harmful products. This policy manual considers the potential use and implementation of four categories of product-related economic... more...

  • A Poverty of Reasonby Wilfred Beckerman

    Independent Institute 2002; US$ 7.99

    In this detailed economic investigation of sustainable development, a noted professor of economics argues that many of the alarms commonly sounded by environmentalists are, in fact, unfounded, and that current sustainable development policies should be reconsidered in light of their effects on the earth's human population, such as increased poverty... more...

  • The Economic Consequences of Climate Changeby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 25.00

    This report provides a new detailed quantitative assessment of the consequences of climate change on economic growth through to 2060 and beyond. It focuses on how climate change affects different drivers of growth, including labour productivity and capital supply, in different sectors across the world. The sectoral and regional analysis shows that... more...

  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Brazil 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 58.00

    This report is the first OECD review of Brazil’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and protected areas.The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of country progress in achieving... more...

  • Green Roof Retrofitby Sara J. Wilkinson; Tim Dixon

    Wiley 2016; US$ 120.00 US$ 108.00

    A deep understanding of the implications of green roof retrofit is required amongst students and practitioners to make the decisions and take the actions needed to mitigate climate changes. Green Roof Retrofit: building urban resilience illustrates the processes undertaken to develop this new knowledge and thereby embed a deeper level of understanding... more...

  • Nanomaterials in Waste Streamsby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 20.00

    Nanotechnology is an emerging and promising field for advanced applications in industrial, commercial and medical sectors, and nanomaterials can be found today in sunscreens, deodorants and textiles. Yet these nanomaterials, which are increasing in number, are entering waste streams as part of end-of-life products along with conventional waste, without... more...

  • Sustainable Construction Processesby Steve Goodhew

    Wiley 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 72.00

    This book explores the concepts and practicalities that lead to sustainable construction. It breaks new ground by providing the reader with the underlying principles of how to build sustainably and then assesses many of the tools required for the task. From energy to materials and from procurement to operation, all aspects play their part in turning... more...