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Sustainable Development

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  • 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...

  • Green Roof Retrofitby Sara J. Wilkinson; Tim Dixon

    Wiley 2016; US$ 120.00 US$ 104.00

    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$ 69.33

    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...

  • Personal and Organizational Transformation towards Sustainabilityby Dorothea Ernst

    Business Expert Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Inspired by the WBCSD Vision 2050 in which “all people live well within the limits of the planet”, this book asks how do we achieve this bold ambition? Telling a story of personal growth and corporate transformation, it provides insights and tools for anyone driving sustainable development within their organizations and in their own lives. Discover... more...

  • Future Challenges in Evaluating and Managing Sustainable Development in the Built Environmentby Peter S. Brandon; Patrizia Lombardi; Geoffrey Q. Shen

    Wiley 2017; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00

    Future Challenges in Sustainable Development within the Built Environment stimulates and reinterprets the demands of Responsible and Sustainable Development in the Built Environment for future action and development. It examines the methods of evaluation, the use of technology, the creation of new models and the role of human factors for examining... more...

  • Urban Sustainability and River Restorationby Katia Perini; Paola Sabbion

    Wiley 2016; US$ 123.95 US$ 107.42

    Urban Sustainability and River Restoration: Green and Blue Infrastructure considers the integration of green and blue infrastructure in cities as a strategy useful for acting on causes and effects of environmental and ecological issues. River restoration projects are unique opportunities for sustainable development and smart growth of communities,... more...

  • Adapting to Changeby Ann Goodman

    Business Expert Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Get an inside look at how companies with cutting-edge sustainability programs are innovating in the face of extreme conditions related to climate change. Adapting to Change profiles the current efforts of Citi, Sprint, ConAgra, Stonyfield Farm, The Hartford, and IBM to improve climate resilience, with a focus on five themes: responding to weather;... more...

  • Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economyby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 40.00

    This report produced in co-operation with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) identifies the misalignments between climate change objectives and policy and regulatory frameworks across a range of policy domains (investment, taxation, innovation and skills, trade, and adaptation)... more...

  • Climate Change Risks and Adaptationby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 33.00

    Climate change is giving rise to diverse risks, ranging from changing incidences of tropical diseases to increased risks of drought, varying widely in their potential severity, frequency and predictability. Governments must integrate the management of these climate risks into policy making if they are to successfully adapt to a changing climate. Economic... more...