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Adani And The War Over Coal

Author : Quentin Beresford
ISBN : 0369300122
Genre : Coal
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Coal is the political, economic and cultural totem for debates about climate change. Yet Australian politicians have had a love affair with coal, which has helped lock our politics - and our country - into the fossil fuel age. This searing book takes apart the pivotal role of the Adani Carmichael mine in the conflict over coal. We see the rise of a fossil fuel power network linking mining companies, mining oligarchs, the big four banks, right-wing think tanks, lobby groups, the conservative media and all sides of Australian politics. On the other side, we have one of the biggest social movements ever seen in Australia in the form of #StopAdani uniting to try to save the Great Barrier Reef, native title rights and to fight the corrupt politics of coal. Looking into the social, environmental and economic elements of this big fight, as well as the background of Gautam Adani himself, this book tells the full story of one of the lightning rod issues of our time.
Category: Coal

Critical Practices In Architecture

Author : Jonathan Bean
ISBN : 9781527544956
Genre : Architecture
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This book embraces the idea that in today’s complex world, multiple, emerging perspectives are critical to the design fields, the environment, and society. It also brings authors into conversation to focus on the built environment from the perspective of critical practice. The authors take as a starting point Jane Rendell’s ground-breaking work, which defines critical spatial practice as “self-reflective modes of thought that seek to change the world.” In opposition to conventional conceptions of architectural education and work, this book reflects how socially engaged architects, landscape architects, designers, urbanists, and artists take up critical spatial practice. Bridging ideas from multiple countries and approaches to design scholarship, each chapter seeks to find places of convergence for the multiple strands that form around themes of practice, equality, methods, theory, ethics, pedagogy, and representation. Rendell’s foreword and postscript provide context for these themes and suggest a way forward in today’s challenging, changing times.
Category: Architecture

Environmental Law Across Cultures

Author : Kirk W. Junker
ISBN : 9780429673634
Genre : Law
File Size : 21.92 MB
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This book provides a practical, functional comparison among various institutions, tools, implementation practices and norms in environmental law across legal cultures. This is a new approach that focuses on the act of comparison, looking at legal practice, from the ground up, including the perspective of citizens. Most literature on comparative environmental law either focuses on a two-way comparison of state jurisdictions or simply juxtaposes environmental features of two or more state jurisdictions without engaging in any analysis of the comparison. However, this book treats legal cultures as the objects of comparison as it provides practical comparisons among various institutions, tools and norms in environmental law. The arrangement and organisation of the material reverses the more traditional presentation of comparative environmental law as a series of countries within which separate descriptions are respectively presented. In this book the reader is presented with environmental legal themes, with examples and case studies drawn from various cultures that are compared in order to help understand the theme. Case studies draw on the authors’ experiences in a range of legal cultures, including in Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Nigeria, Slovakia, and the USA. The comparative nature of the book allows domestic professionals to develop skills to enable them to understand and advocate broader contexts for clients, and helps students become more aware of specific legal systems while questioning why their own system functions (or does not function) as it does. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of environmental law as well as researchers and practitioners.
Category: Law

Earth Wars

Author : Geoff Hiscock
ISBN : 9781118152881
Genre : Business & Economics
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An international business journalist, exploring the problems, potential solutions and inevitable tensions as the global competition for scarce natural resources heats up, takes a forward-looking approach to this pressing issue that goes beyond "big power" politics.
Category: Business & Economics

Adani Following Its Dirty Footsteps

Author : Lindsay Simpson
ISBN : 1925581470
Genre : Nature
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Lindsay Simpson has doggedly pursued an incredible story: how could a company with a globally disastrous reputation for environmental destruction along with a dubious financial status woo an Australian Prime Minister, a State Premier and a handful of regional mayors to back a project to build Australia's largest coalmine and the world's largest coal terminal only kilometres from the Great Barrier Reef? Investigative journalist, former academic and author, Simpson's personal story reveals the truth behind the Adani controversy. Doorknocking at Adani's Indian HQ to hand over a petition from the Australian Conservation Foundation signed by Australia's most prominent citizens; she also lobbied politicians in Parliament House in Canberra, questioning their motives that ensured the mine was approved. Simpson investigates the power of the social movement Stop Adani which has captured the national imagination, proving that while Adani might have gained the political will to build the mine, it has never gained the social will of the people. Adani, Following Its Dirty Footsteps: A Personal Story documents the inconceivable story of how Australian governments abrogated their responsibilities to protect this world heritage icon; bypassing environmental safeguards, thereby irrevocably damaging Australia's reputation as environmental steward of some of the world's most valuable natural assets. This book lays bare the pecuniary interests of Australia's leaders serving a country which is the largest exporter of coal and how money rules over protecting the environment.
Category: Nature

Big Coal

Author : Guy Pearse
ISBN : 9781742241463
Genre : Business & Economics
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Australia’s dirtiest habit is its addiction to coal. But is our dependence on it a road to prosperity or a dead end? Are we hooked for life? And who is profiting from our addiction? Former lobbyist and political insider Guy Pearse, media and politics commentator David McKnight and environment writer Bob Burton cut through the spin to expose the underbelly of an industry whose power continues to soar while its expansion feeds catastrophic climate change. They dissect the charm offensive (and muscle) the coal industry uses to get its way, and reveal the myth of ‘clean coal’ – and the taxpayer-funded PR machine behind it. They chart the stratospheric rise of a new generation of coal barons (some high-profile, others faceless). And they lay bare the desolation in regional communities as prime farming land and much else is strip-mined along with the coal. Most contentiously of all, they explore how Australia can break its dirtiest habit and move towards a prosperous, sustainable-energy future.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : UCSC:32106019678256
Genre : India
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Category: India

India At A Glance

Author : T. V. Rama Rao
ISBN : MINN:31951001722478H
Genre : India
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Category: India