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Sustainable Development

  • Education for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reductionby

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Disaster Risk Reduction Education (DRRE) have overlapping areas of concern focusing on strengthening the link to local communities. In reality, there is significant synergy in ESD and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Both concepts urge looking at the communities, both focus on behavior changes and both... more...

  • Unveiling Wealthby

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 149.00

    "...particular attention to the pros and cons of attempting to internalise environmental costs into individual decision-making through the political process. On the whole, Unveiling Wealth is a very useful book for economists, environmentalists, policy makers as well as eco-conscious practitioners of business." (Environmental Politics, 12:3 (2003)... more...

  • Groundwater as a Key for Adaptation to Changing Climate and Societyby

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 129.00

    The book presents an overview of recent advances in knowledge related to the assessment and management of groundwater resources, giving special attention to the uncertainties related to climate change and variability. While proposing strategies of groundwater management as adaptation, alternative and resilience under the changing environments, this... more...

  • Caring for the Earthby The World Coservation Union (Iucn); Unep; Wwf

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'This is a strategy for a kind of development that provides real improvements in the quality of human life and at the same time conserves the vitality and diversity of the Earth. The goal is development that will be sustainable. Today it may seem visionary. but it is attainable. To more and more people it also appears our only rational option.' ?... more...

  • Global Environment Outlook 2000by United Nations Environment Programme (Unep)

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    'The continued poverty of the majority of the planet's inhabitants and excessive consumption by the minority are the two major causes of environmental degradation The present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option. Inspired political leadership and intense cooperation across all regions and sectors will be needed to put... more...

  • Uncommon Centsby Robert M. Abbott

    Libri Publishing 2008; US$ 13.99

    Taking a fresh approach to the works of Henry David Thoreau, this book applies his ideas to a contemporary business setting. Gathering Thoreau's key writings on leadership, wealth and well-being, the nature of business, and simplicity and self-reliance, this study places each into a modern-day context and business model to highlight what is relevant... more...

  • The Green Economy in the Gulfby Mohamed Abdel Raouf; Mari Luomi

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    Filling a void in academic and policy-relevant literature on the topic of the green economy in the Arabian Gulf, this edited volume provides a multidisciplinary analysis of the key themes and challenges relating to the green economy in the region, including in the energy and water sectors and the urban environment, as well as with respect to cross-cutting... more...

  • Climate Economicsby Frank Ackerman; Elizabeth A. Stanton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    Climate science paints a bleak picture: The continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions is increasingly likely to cause irreversible and catastrophic effects. Urgent action is needed to prepare for the initial rounds of climatic change, which are already unstoppable. While the opportunity to avert all climate damage has now passed, well-designed... more...

  • The Growth of Biofuels in the 21st Centuryby Robert Ackrill; Adrian Kay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book provides a timely and insightful analysis of the expansion of biofuels production and use in recent years. Drawing on interviews with key policy insiders, Ackrill and Kay show how biofuels policies have been motivated by concerns over climate change, energy security and rural development. more...

  • A Jail in City Centerby Bill R. Adams; Glen W. Sparro; Ronald L. Ballard

    International City/ County Management Association 2008; US$ 4.95

    Managing Local Government: Cases in Effectiveness: Relating to Other Organizations: A Jail in City Center demonstrates the challenges posed by differences in objectives and the impact on the manager's freedom to act. more...