Introduction to Sustainable Development, Elliott Jennifer
Автор: Jennifer A. Elliott Название: An Introduction to Sustainable Development ISBN: 0415335590 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415335591 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Цена: 2252 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание: Sustainable development continues to be the key idea around which environment and development are structured. This extensively revised third edition continues to provide a concise, accessible introduction to the ideas behind, and the practices flowing from the notion of sustainable development with a particular focus on the developing world. The new edition has been extensively updated to highlight recent developments in both theory and practice. In particular, the theoretical framework underpinning the book has been strengthened, and recent activity regarding the developing indicators of sustainable development is comprehensively reviewed. Specific attention is now given to the significance of geography and place. Containing a wealth of new case studies from acrs the globe, discussion questions, guides for further reading and a detailed glossary, this text provides an invaluable introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development.
Автор: Elliott Название: An Introduction to Sustainable Development ISBN: 0415590728 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415590723 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Цена: 12128 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка. Описание: This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of sustainable development is explored through a detailed consideration of changing ideas and practices within environmentalism and development thinking. The text identifies the different actors involved (from institutions of global governance through to community based organisations), the policies and mechanisms through which sustainable development is being sought and considers the outcomes for particular groups and environments in both rural and urban contexts. ?? This edition places stronger emphasis on the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. It explores how these issues are leading to deep questioning of what sustainable development is, what it should be, and how sustainable development policies and mechanisms are being reconsidered. The book gives new consideration to the challenge of achieving lower carbon growth, climate adaptation, and the implications on sustainable development of rapidly expanding economies, including China and India. It contains greater discussion of how civil society movements influence outcomes of international climate policy, as well as technological developments in energy and agriculture. The text also contains a substantially expanded discussion of how poverty remains central to sustainable development challenges, as revealed through the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Millennium Development Goals. This invaluable text retains the core message that sustainable development has become central to debates about environment and development. Containing a substantial number of new boxed case studies, learning outcomes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, this text provides an essential introduction for students.
Автор: Blewitt, John Название: Understanding sustainable development ISBN: 041570782X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415707824 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3810 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s powerful multi-perspective approach and breath of coverage. A truly comprehensive introduction to sustainable development, it is designed specifically to allow access to the topic from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and to develop understanding of a diversity of approaches and traditions at different levels. This second edition includes: a complete update of the text, with increased coverage of major topics including ecosystems; production and consumption; business; urban sustainability; governance; new media technologies; conservation; leadership; globalization and global crises; sustainability literacy and learning; more examples from the Global South and North America, while retaining its unique coverage of first world countries; chapter aims at the start and summaries at the end of each chapter; glossary of key terms; a new chapter on Conservation with a focus on behaviour change and values; a brand new website which includes discussion of how projects are done on the ground, additional exercises and online cases, test questions and recommended readings and films. Offering boxed examples from the local to the global, Understanding Sustainable Development is the most complete guide to the subject for course leaders, undergraduates and postgraduates.
Описание: Environment and Development: Basic Principles, Human Activities, and Environmental Implications focuses on the adverse impact that human activities, developments, and economic growth have on both natural and inhabited environments. The book presents the associated problems, along with solutions that can be used to achieve a harmonic, sustainable development that provides for the co-existence of man and natural life. Chapters provide detailed information on a range of environments including: atmospheric, aquatic, soil, natural, urban, energy, and extraterrestrial, as well as the relationship between the environment and development. In addition, this comprehensive book presents the latest research findings and trends in global environmental policy for each issue.
Описание: This book accumulates the knowledge from different sciences to parametrize the global ecodynamic process. The basic global problems of the Nature-Society-System (NSS) dynamics have been considered and the key problems of ensuring its sustainable development have been discussed. An analysis has been made of the present trend in changing ecological systems and characteristics of the present global ecodynamics have been estimated. Emphasis has been placed on the accomplishment of global geoinformation monitoring, which could provide reliable control of the environmental processes development by thus obtaining prognositic estimates of the consequences of anthropogenic projects. A new approach to the NSS numerical modelling has been proposed and demonstrative results have been given of modelling the dynamics of this system's characteristics in cases of some scenarios of anthropogenic impact on the environment.
Описание: Since the end of the Kosovo war in 1999, increasing attention has been paid to the problems of economic development and reconstruction in South-East Europe. In a context of limited resources, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have a key role to play in creating jobs and building a dynamic entrepreneurial economy. Small Enterprise Development In South-East Europe presents important findings from recent empirical research on key factors, which hinder sustainable SME growth in South-East Europe. Finance is identified as a critical barrier to growth, and the role of commercial banks, micro-finance institutions and credit cooperatives in assisting growth is addressed. Yet finance alone is not enough. A rebuilding of social capital, a reduction of the unofficial or grey economy, and the promotion of inter-firm networks and clusters are also of vital importance in promoting sustainable growth. The book concludes with critical analyses of SME policies in Albania, Croatia, and Macedonia, countries which hitherto have received little attention in the literature. Small Enterprise Development in South-East Europe will be of great interest to policy makers, business consultants, and academics and post-graduate students working on economic development and reconstruction in South-East Europe.
Описание: This CIMA research project provides insights into the interrelationship between existing management accounting practices and accounting tools which seek to guide organisations towards sustainable development and create information about accounting techniques which addresses the issue of sustainable development.Few studies have sought management accountants views on accounting techniques. This research project builds on the existing literature by paying attention to interactions between sustainable development performance data, management accountants, management accounting processes and management accounting generated data. The research also draws from FCA (full accounting technique)which is an accounting technique gaining currency within policy and business circles. The project points out that the SAM (Sustainability Assessment Model) is a form of full cost accounting and the research furthers our knowledge of FCA and its usefulness as an accounting tool.The project also examines how sustainable development data is used within a case study organisation (BP) and how such data can be used within other organisations.
Автор: Kjellen, Bo Название: A New diplomacy for sustainable development ISBN: 0415804914 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415804912 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4388 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Accelerating, human-induced changes in global natural systems, with global warming as a prime example, are modifying international relations. Diplomacy has to recognize that new types of threats will require new solutions and a new spirit of cooperation. This is a gradual process; traditional conflicts will continue to haunt the international system and traditional methods of diplomatic work still prevail.
Based on forty years of experience in multilateral negotiations as former diplomat and international negotiator, the author has developed the concept of a New Diplomacy for Sustainable Development. The book develops the theoretical foundations of the concept and links it to the notion of enabling conditions, describing the close linkages between domestic policies and international negotiations. In conclusion, Kjellen comments on present negotiation processes and offers ideas for institutional reform of the international system.
Описание: Provides a short introduction to Japanese economic development. Focusing on development issues, particularly in South-East Asian countries, it provides a comparative perspective on Japan's development and on economic development in general.
Описание: One of the most important issues facing humanity today is the prospect of global climate change, brought about primarily by our prolific energy use and heavy dependence on fossil fuels. Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy provides a concise overview of current energy demand and supply patterns. It presents a balanced view of how our reliance on fossil fuels can be changed over time so that we have a much more sustainable energy system in the near future. Written in a non-technical and accessible style, the book will appeal to a wide range of readers without scientific backgrounds.
Описание: Suitable for undergraduates and post-graduates in the social sciences, as well as development practitioners, this textbook provides an introduction to the human development and capability approach. It offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics, which include the conceptualisation and measurement of well-being and inequality.
Автор: Schiller, Preston L. Bruun, Eric Litman, Todd Название: Introduction to sustainable transportation ISBN: 1844076652 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781844076659 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3233 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to issues such as carbon emissions and climate change. This multi-authored work describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, tools for multi-modal transport planning, and innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. An invaluable text for planners, policymakers and concerned citizens it features international examples and case-studies, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, drawing on years of research to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport.
Автор: K. Pattanaik B. Название: Introduction to Development Studies ISBN: 935150820X ISBN-13(EAN): 9789351508205 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 3739 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This textbook helps students understand the fundamentals of development studies by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach. Introduction to Development Studies presents a balanced mix of economic, social, political, cultural and administrative premises of development and analyses its theoretical and practical dimensions. Through preceding and contemporary examples from developing countries, it provides a holistic understanding of development, effectively demonstrating how it differs from economic growth. Beginning with development theories, paradigms and actors involved in the development process, this book goes on to explain the concepts of development governance, management, communication and planning. It would prove to be an indispensable companion to students of economics, sociology, political science, public administration, public policy and other social science disciplines. Key Features • Presents an exhaustive treatment of ‘development’ from theoretical and practical perspectives • Covers three key aspects of contemporary development—development governance, development administration and development communication • Provides accessible and thematic explanation of the core concepts to engage students with/from various disciplinary backgrounds
Автор: Casale Riccardo, Margottini Claudio Название: Natural Disasters and Sustainable Development ISBN: 3540421998 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783540421993 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 33336 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Natural disasters are a clear example of people living in conflict with the environment. Disasters cause human, social and environmental losses and, sometimes, even threaten geopolitical stability, as in many less developed countries. They are also a problem of global concern, even when damage is local: the mechanisms are often dependent on global meteoro-climatic circulation. Losses frequently affect several countries, as could be seen in the floods in central Europe in 2002. It is obvious that there is a clear need for a new approach, capable of incorporating the prevention of natural disasters, whilst mitigating strategies within the cycle of sustainable development. There are no thematic disciplines or political boundaries limitating initiatives: the integration of data providers, data users/information providers and information users, in a global and holistic manner, is the desired outcome of the new frontier. This book falls into this new category: multidisciplinary interventions and socio-economic point of views are the basic inputs for a changing science, implementing sustainable development for the benefit of citizens and society. It is comprised of studies and investigations which explain natural processes and modelling, as well as assessing hazards and risks and is rounded of with suggestions for sustainable development. Thus reflecting the best results of research on this topic funded by the European Commission.
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