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Dynamic Sustainabilities

Author : Melissa Leach
ISBN : 9781849775069
Genre : Business & Economics
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Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies and economies, and globalised, fragmented governance arrangements. Yet despite growing international attention and investment, policy attempts often fail. Why is this, and what can be done about it? How might we understand and address emergent threats from epidemic disease, or the challenges of water scarcity in dryland India? In the context of climate change, how might seed systems help African farmers meet their needs, and how might appropriate energy strategies be developed? This book lays out a new 'pathways approach' to address sustainability challenges such as these in today's dynamic world. Through an appreciation of dynamics, complexity, uncertainty, differing narratives and the values-based aims of sustainability, the pathways approach allows us to see how some approaches are dominant, even though they do not produce the desired results, and how to create successful alternative 'pathways' of responding to the challenges we face. As well as offering new ways of thinking about sustainability, the book also suggests a series of practical ways forward - in tools and methods, forms of political engagement, and styles of knowledge-making and communication. Throughout the book, the practicalities of the pathways approach are illustrated using four case studies: water in dryland India, agricultural seeds in Africa, responses to epidemic disease and energy systems/climate change.Published in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Category: Business & Economics

Environmentalism Of The Rich

Author : Peter Dauvergne
ISBN : 9780262535144
Genre : Business & Economics
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What it means for global sustainability when environmentalism is dominated by the concerns of the affluent--eco-business, eco-consumption, wilderness preservation. Over the last fifty years, environmentalism has emerged as a clear counterforce to the environmental destruction caused by industrialization, colonialism, and globalization. Activists and policymakers have fought hard to make the earth a better place to live. But has the environmental movement actually brought about meaningful progress toward global sustainability? Signs of global "unsustainability" are everywhere, from decreasing biodiversity to scarcity of fresh water to steadily rising greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, as Peter Dauvergne points out in this provocative book, the environmental movement is increasingly dominated by the environmentalism of the rich--diverted into eco-business, eco-consumption, wilderness preservation, energy efficiency, and recycling. While it's good that, for example, Barbie dolls' packaging no longer depletes Indonesian rainforest, and that Toyota Highlanders are available as hybrids, none of this gets at the source of the current sustainability crisis. More eco-products can just mean more corporate profits, consumption, and waste. Dauvergne examines extraction booms that leave developing countries poor and environmentally devastated--with the ruination of the South Pacific island of Nauru a case in point; the struggles against consumption inequities of courageous activists like Bruno Manser, who worked with indigenous people to try to save the rainforests of Borneo; and the manufacturing of vast markets for nondurable goods--for example, convincing parents in China that disposable diapers made for healthier and smarter babies. Dauvergne reveals why a global political economy of ever more--more growth, more sales, more consumption--is swamping environmental gains. Environmentalism of the rich does little to bring about the sweeping institutional change necessary to make progress toward global sustainability.
Category: Business & Economics

Taming The Corporation

Author : Robert Baldwin
ISBN : 9780198836186
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Taming the Corporation offers a much-needed positive vision of regulation. Using numerous case examples to address real life challenges, it stresses the role of good regulation in allowing businesses to flourish, serve markets effectively, and respect broader interests, and provides a method of designing regulation in its most productive form.

Advancing The Science Of Implementation Across The Cancer Continuum

Author : David A. Chambers
ISBN : 9780190647421
Genre : Medical
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While many effective interventions have been developed with the potential to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality from cancer, they are of no benefit to the health of populations if they cannot be delivered. In response to this challenge, Advancing the Science of Implementation across the Cancer Continuum provides an overview of research that can improve the delivery of evidence-based interventions in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and survivorship. Chapters explore the field of implementation science and its application to practice, a broad synthesis of relevant research and case studies illustrating each cancer-focused topic area, and emerging issues at the intersection of research and practice in cancer. Both comprehensive and accessible, this book is an ideal resource for researchers, clinical and public health practitioners, medical and public health students, and health policymakers.
Category: Medical

The Nine Elements Of A Sustainable Campus

Author : Mitchell Thomashow
ISBN : 9780262529006
Genre : Architecture
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When Thomashow became president of Unity College, a small environment-focused college in Maine, in 2006, he decided to focus his leadership on sustainability. Drawing on his experiences at Unity, Thomashow identifies nine elements for organizing a sustainability agenda: energy, food, and materials (aspects of infrastructure); governance, investment, and wellness (aspects of community); and curriculum, interpretation, and aesthetics (aspects of learning).
Category: Architecture

The Sustainability Revolution

Author : Andres R. Edwards
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114112282
Genre : Environmental policy
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A comprehensive primer on the history, evolution and future of the movement toward sustainability.
Category: Environmental policy

Weak Versus Strong Sustainability

Author : Eric Neumayer
ISBN : 1781957703
Genre : Business & Economics
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"In this fully updated and revised edition of an original and popular text, Eric Neumayer offers an authoritative contribution to one of the most important questions concerning sustainable development: can natural capital be substituted by other forms of c"
Category: Business & Economics

Architectural Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015047418812
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Does Culture Make A Difference

Author : Martin Wälde
ISBN : UOM:39015081848163
Genre : Community development
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Is Culture Still Important In The Twenty-First CenturyWorld-Society That Is In The Making? Are Terms Like 'Progress' And 'Development' Transcultural And UniversallyApplicable, Or Do They Have Unique And Distinct Echoes In Every Culture?These Fundamental Questions Were At The Heart Of A Three-Day Conference,Organized By The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhawan, Calcutta And TheGerman Agency For Technical Cooperation (Gtz), Featuring DistinguishedPanelists From India And Germany Who Took A Searching Look At 'Development'In Its Indian Application As Well As At The Possibilities For Indo-GermanCooperation In Development.This Volume Contains The Most Important Contributions To The Conference AndSeveral Articles That Have Been Written Exclusively For This Publication.Tracing The Contours Of Many Views Around The Idea Of Progress,Modernization And Development, Coming At Them From The Perspective OfDiverse Disciplinary Specialisms And Activisms, This Collection Helps UsComprehend In Practical Terms Various Oft-Used Words Such As 'Progress','Development', 'Dynamics', 'Change', Or 'Modernization'.
Category: Community development

Context Sensitive Health Informatics Sustainability In Dynamic Ecosystems

Author : R. Marcilly
ISBN : 9781643680057
Genre : Medical
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The digital transformation of healthcare delivery remains a work in progress, and contextual variation continues to be one of the barriers to the development of sustainable health information technology. Context-sensitive health informatics concerns health information technologies and their environments, which may be people such as patients, users, designers and evaluators, but also non-human constructs such as organizations, work practices, guidelines and protocols, or buildings and markets. This book presents papers from CSHI 2019, the international conference on Context Sensitive Health Informatics, held in Lille, France, on 23 and 24 August 2019. The subtitle of the conference was Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems, and the thirty papers included here are divided into six sections: understanding organizational contexts; towards sustainable EHR; different contexts for medication errors and patient safety; methods and models to study contexts for health information systems; citizens in health contexts; and designing and evaluating in contexts. Two keynote speeches from the conference are also included. With its focus on context sensitivity and sustainability in digital healthcare, the book will be of interest to all those working in the field of health informatics.
Category: Medical

Systems And Models

Author : Hartmut Bossel
ISBN : 9783833481215
Genre : Science
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A multitude of complex systems and actors pursuing their own agenda shape the dynamics of our world. Better understanding of their actions and interactions is crucial, and can be achieved by a profound knowledge of systems and their properties, and their representation in models allowing simulation of probable behavior. Drawing on his extensive research and teaching experience in modeling and simulation of a wide range of systems - from engineering to social systems and ecosystems - the author presents the fundamental concepts and approaches for understanding and modeling the complex systems shaping the dynamics of our world. The book applies state space analysis and system dynamics to deal with the dynamic processes of "causal systems," discusses information processing approaches for modeling decision processes of "actors" and "agents," and uses aspects of the coevolutionary development of systems in their environment to deal with normative orientation, ethics, and evaluation of policies and long-term development. The concepts are applied in particular to the issue of sustainable development of human society in an evolving world. The book is complemented by a survey of system topics and of models from many fields, and by an extensive bibliography on the many systems-related subjects covered. Hartmut Bossel is Professor Emeritus of environmental systems analysis. He taught for many years at the University of California in Santa Barbara and the University of Kassel, Germany, where he was director of the Center for Environmental Systems Research until his retirement. He holds an engineering degree from the Technical University of Darmstadt, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. With a background in engineering, systems science, and mathematical modeling, he has led many research projects and future studies in different countries, developing computer simulation models and decision support systems in the areas of energy supply policy, global dynamics, orientation of behavior, agricultural policy, and forest dynamics and management. He has written numerous books on modeling and simulation of dynamic systems, social change and future paths, and has published widely in the scientific literature in several fields. Bossel is author of a System Zoo containing over one hundred simulation models of diverse systems.
Category: Science

Our Planet

Author :
ISBN : UCLA:L0081274177
Genre : Environmental policy
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Category: Environmental policy

Regional Sustainability

Author : Irene Ring
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028653355
Genre : Business & Economics
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Founded in 1991, the UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig­ Halle was the first and only research institute in the Hermann von Helm­ holtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF) to be exclusively dedicated to environmental research. Nowadays environmental research calls for interdisciplinary and applied approaches. At the UFZ, landscape­ based research and environmental medicine are combined within interdisci­ plinary research topics with social sciences and ecological economics. Economic and sociological environmental research at the UFZ is geared towards the model of sustainable development. Research is currently fo­ cused at a local and a regional level. In order to ensure the transferability of regional solutions, work is pursued against the background and in awareness of global ecological interrelations as well as national and international con­ ditions. In July 1998, the UFZ's Department of Ecological Economics and Envi­ ronmental Sociology organised an international UFZ Summer School in Leipzig, Germany, dedicated to "Ecological Economics and Regional Sustainability - New Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Research?" Its focus was on the scientific exchange of ideas and experience related to regional sus­ tainable development. The papers concentrated on innovative approaches towards bridging the gap between the natural and the social sciences in ap­ plied research projects.
Category: Business & Economics

The New Rural Economy

Author : Berkeley Hill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121922954
Genre : Business & Economics
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Charts the development of the rural economy and considers whether government policy has similarly developed. This book analyzes the roles of the public and private sectors in the developing rural economy and questions whether evidence of 'market failure' necessarily justifies government intervention.
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Environmental Valuation Economic Policy And Sustainability

Author : Melinda Acutt
ISBN : UOM:39015043805996
Genre : Nature
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This book brings together some of the most important recent developments in the various aspects of environmental economics and provides an introduction to its theory and practice. Environmental valuation techniques, including exciting new approaches such as production function techniques, are outlined and applied to developed and developing countries, and to countries in transition from centrally planned to market based systems. The effectiveness of regulatory and market based policy instruments, including environmental taxation and tradeable permits, is analysed and applied to environmental problems such as the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from transport and the conservation of biological diversity.
Category: Nature