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  • OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 42.00

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a... more...

  • OECD Studies on Water Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Watersby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration and atmospheric deposition. The relative lack of progress reflects the complexities... more...

  • Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insightsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions. This report reviews recent developments in the application of behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance... more...

  • The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reformby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy reform in Switzerland, EU payments to Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau to finance marine protected areas via conservation trust funds, and individually... more...

  • Green Growth Indicators 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update of the 2014 edition. It presents a selection of updated and new indicators that illustrate the progress that OECD and G20 countries have made... more...

  • The Land-Water-Energy Nexusby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2017; US$ 21.00

    This report contributes to the discussion of interconnections between scarce resources by highlighting the nexus between land, water and energy (the LWE nexus). It focuses on a dynamic, integrated, and disaggregated analysis of how land, water and energy interact in the biophysical and economic systems. The report provides projections for the biophysical... more...

  • Retrofitting Cities for Tomorrow's Worldby Malcolm Eames; Tim Dixon; Miriam Hunt; Simon Lannon

    Wiley 2017; US$ 155.00 US$ 139.50

    A groundbreaking exploration of the most promising new ideas for creating the sustainable cities of tomorrow   The culmination of a four-year collaborative research project undertaken by leading UK universities, in partnership with city authorities, prominent architecture firms, and major international consultants, Retrofitting Cities for... more...

  • Greening International Institutionsby Jacob Werksmann

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 35.00

    Environmentally sustainable development has become one of the world's most urgent priorities. But countries cannot achieve it alone: it depends on international coordination and action. Greening International Institutions, the latest in a series of highly-acclaimed publications devoted to environmental and developmental law, assesses how far and how... more...

  • Enhancing Water Use Efficiency in Koreaby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    The report, building on a policy dialogue with a range of stakeholders in Korea, analyses how economic policy instruments under the responsibility of the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport can be adjusted to contribute to water policy objectives. It also investigates how Smart Water Management Korea, an initiative by K-water... more...

  • Resource Salvationby Mark Gorgolewski

    Wiley 2017; US$ 75.00 US$ 67.50

    A valuable source of information, insight, and fresh ideas about a crucial aspect of the growing sustainable design movement Mounting resource shortages worldwide coupled with skyrocketing extraction costs for new materials have made the prospect of materials reuse and recycling an issue of paramount importance. A fundamental goal of the sustainable... more...