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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
This timely book examines the role played by regional authorities in the EU in the transition towards renewable energy. Drawing on both academia and practice, the expert contributors explore some of the key legal questions that have emerged along the energy transition path. Specific attention is paid to support mechanisms, administrative procedures... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00
In his million-copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel , Jared Diamond examined how and why Western civilizations developed the technologies and immunities that allowed them to dominate much of the world. Now in this brilliant companion volume, Diamond probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00
This fascinating volume examines the recent increase in subnational environmental policy agreements between different countries, with a particular focus on Germany and the US. Holley Ralston explores why international environmental partnerships are forming at the state level and the factors that both aid and inhibit their long-term success. more...
- Timber Press 2010; US$ 23.95
Biotechnology ? the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels ? the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses ? baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents ? improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 50.00
This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy in the Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC) and identifies good practices for co-ordinating water across ministries, between levels of government, and across local and regional actors. Based on the OECD Multilevel Governance Framework and a survey on water governance, the... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 20.00
The book was written for three different purposes: (i) better understand the types of powers assigned to municipalities to this day, (ii) better understand the increasingly important role played by municipalities in forest management, (iii) analyze the opportunities that were created and the challenges faced by the decentralization processes in the... more...
Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and PolicyOxford University Press 2014; US$ 79.99
This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, especially as articulated in Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach to justice, the book proposes that environmental policies should aim to secure the basic capabilities that make it possible for people... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 124.95
Since the launch of the UN Global Compact, over 12,000 organisations worldwide have voluntarily adopted and promoted its values and Ten Principles. This edited volume brings together international contributions that explore specific implications for business from managerial, legal, behavioural and sociological perspectives. more...
- Scribner 2010; US$ 16.44
In Green Gone Wrong environmental writer Heather Rogers blasts through the marketing buzz of big corporations and asks a simple question: Do today?s much-touted "green" products?carbon offsets, organic food, biofuels, and eco-friendly cars and homes?really work? Implicit in efforts to go green is the promise that global warming can be stopped by... more...