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Sustainable Development

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  • Handbook of Biodiversity Valuationby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 67.00

    All societies depend on biodiversity and biological resources, and policy makers are increasingly aware that development pressures are today generating unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss. The fact that biodiversity issues often receive low priority in policy decisions is at least in part due to problems involved in assessing its contribution... more...

  • Implementing Domestic Tradeable Permitsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 84.00

    Tradeable or transferable permits (TPs) are increasingly perceived as a cost-effective and flexible policy instrument for pollution control and natural resources management. Initially they were considered a policy tool whose applications were limited to only certain sectors, such as air pollution management and fisheries. However, over the last few... more...

  • Sustainable Developmentby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 151.00

    How can we meet the needs of today without diminishing the capacity of future generations to meet theirs? This is the central question posed by "sustainable development". OECD countries committed themselves to sustainable development at the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio, yet - almost ten years later - progress accomplished... more...

  • Valuation of Regulating Services of Ecosystemsby Pushpam Kumar; Michael D. Wood

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    Policy and management decisions are often made on financial grounds. However, the economic value of the benefits that people derive from ecosystems, that is, ecosystem services, may not be fully recognised and hence ecosystem considerations may not be incorporated adequately into decision-making processes. This is particularly true for regulating... more...

  • Valorizar el medio ambienteby David Glover

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 20.00

    Una gran cantidad de personas en los países en desarrollo depende del medio ambiente natural para sus medios de vida, sea en tierras de cultivo o bosques, humedales o zonas costeras. Para estas personas, el medio ambiente es mucho más que una fuente de recreación, es la base de la economía. Pero carencias en el funcionamiento de... more...

  • La valeur de l'environnementby David Glover

    International Development Research Centre 2010; US$ 20.00

    Une grande partie de la population des pays en développement dépend, pour sa subsistance, du milieu naturel – terres agricoles, forêts, milieux humides ou zones côtières. Pour ces personnes, l’environnement est beaucoup plus qu’une source de loisirs – c’est le fondement même de l’économie.... more...

  • Beyond The Bottom Lineby Joel Makower

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 22.95

    This is the first book to distill the best of the forward-looking ideas of socially responsible policies emerging from the corporate world. By following the suggestions detailed here, individuals can institute similar programs in their own companies?because it's the right choice to make, and the smart one. Something new is happening in the business... more...

  • Towards Sustainable Use of Rangelands in North-West Chinaby Victor Squires; Limin Hua; Degang Zhang; Guolin Li

    Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 219.00

    This book reviews the extent of resource debasement in China's pastoral zones and offers solutions for their sustainable use. The book draws upon the large body of Chinese language literature that is generally inaccessible to the English language audience. more...

  • 75 Green Businesses You Can Start to Make Money and Make a Differenceby Glenn Croston

    Entrepreneur Press 2008; US$ 19.95

    With environmental concerns a top issue for consumers everywhere, the green market is the next big boom industry for entrepreneurs looking to make money—and make a difference. Discover 75 green startup ideas in multiple industries, including eco-tourism, small wind power, green schools, water conservation landscaping, green investment consulting and... more...

  • Les Défis des PME du Sud et du Nordby Laura Bacali; Martine M. Spence; Théophile Dzaka-Kikouta; Roxana C. Cordos

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2011; US$ 9.99

    Une étude comparative des PME au Canada, en Roumanie et au Congo Brazzaville. more...