Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability, Jiri Klemes
Автор: Rutherford Jill Название: IB Environmental Systems & Societies ISBN: 0198389140 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780198389149 Издательство: Oxford Academ Цена: от 3663 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Developed with the IB for the 2008 syllabus, this comprehensive text builds critical thought and international-mindedness exactly in line with the IB syllabus at SL and HL. Written by an IB examiner, it is packed with current and controversial case studies to shape globally aware learners. - The most comprehensive and accurate match to IB specifications - Packed with exercises that enable self-assessment and drive analytical thought, building active inquiry - Activities develop lateral and creative thinking and build independent analysis - Includes in-depth assessment support and exam questions, directly from the IB to optimize assessment potential - Provides a wealth of illustrations, diagrams, maps and charts to help explain difficult concepts - Seamlessly linked to the learner profile, with support for the extended essay and CAS - Truly aligned with the IB philosophy, challenging learners with fresh and topical TOK - Case studies from around the globe to help students with international mindedness - Links to websites and other sources with cross curricular material About the Series: Oxford's IB Diploma Course Books are essential resource materials designed in cooperation with the IB to provide students with extra support through their IB studies. Course Books provide advice and guidance on specific course assessment requirements, mirroring the IB philosophy and providing opportunities for critical thinking.
Автор: Josephson Название: An Environmental History of Russia ISBN: 0521689724 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521689724 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3422 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The former Soviet empire spanned eleven time zones and contained half the world's forests; vast deposits of oil, gas and coal; various ores; major rivers such as the Volga, Don and Angara; and extensive biodiversity. These resources and animals, as well as the people who lived in the former Soviet Union - Slavs, Armenians, Georgians, Azeris, Kazakhs and Tajiks, indigenous Nenets and Chukchi - were threatened by environmental degradation and extensive pollution. This environmental history of the former Soviet Union explores the impact that state economic development programs had on the environment. The authors consider the impact of Bolshevik ideology on the establishment of an extensive system of nature preserves, the effect of Stalinist practices of industrialization and collectivization on nature, and the rise of public involvement under Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and changes to policies and practices with the rise of Gorbachev and the break-up of the USSR.
Автор: Fredericks Название: Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability ISBN: 0415836379 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415836371 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 17188 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The indexes used by local, national, and international governments to monitor progress toward sustainability do not adequately align with their ethical priorities and have a limited ability to monitor and promote sustainability. This book gives a theoretical and practical demonstration of how ethics and technical considerations can aid the development of sustainability indexes to overcome this division in the literature and aid sustainability initiatives. Measuring and Evaluating Sustainability develops and illustrates methods of linking technical and normative concerns during the development of sustainability indexes. Specifically, guidelines for index development are combined with a pragmatic theory of ethics that enables ethical collaboration among people of diverse ethical systems. Using the resulting method of index development, the book takes a unique applied turn as it ethically evaluates multiple sustainability indexes developed and used by the European Commission, researchers, and local communities and suggests ways to improve the indexes. The book emphasizes justice as it is the most prevalent ethical principle in the sustainability literature and most neglected in index development. In addition to the ethical principles common to international sustainability initiatives, the book also employs a variety of religious and philosophical traditions to ensure that the ethical evaluations performed in the text align with the ideals of the communities using the indexes and foster cross-cultural ethical dialogue. This volume is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and professionals working on sustainability indicators and sustainability policy-making as well as interdisciplinary areas including environmental ethics; environmental philosophy; environmental or social justice; ecological economics; businesses sustainability programs; international development and environmental policy-making.
Описание: An overview on the analytical approach in SENSOR and documents preliminary results is provided by this book. This includes the identification of end user needs for SIAT and the development of a first SIAT prototype.
Описание: A report and analysis of fundamental aspects and regional issues concerning the development of European rural areas. The chapters cover topics including land-use and environmental problems in the Ukraine, and the role of family farms in the development of the Pays d`Auge.
Описание: For more than three decades, the impact of aid on the global environment has been the subject of vigorous protest and debate. With billions spent on environmental aid each year, this groundbreaking text seeks to understand why aid is given, how effective it is, and whether aid is actually going to the places with the greatest environmental need.
Автор: McCarty Tom Название: Six Sigma for Sustainability ISBN: 0071752447 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780071752442 Издательство: McGraw-Hill Рейтинг: Цена: 6324 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Two Six Sigma Master Black Belts show companies how to design, develop, and implement a sustainability strategy using well-established Six Sigma methodologies.
Описание: As the curricula of higher education institutions around the world are infused with the concept of sustainability, this major contribution to the debate on good practice details a range of assessment tools for evaluating how `green` these institutions really are.
A rigorous and innovative approach for integrating environmental policies and fiscal reform for the U.S. economy.
Energy utilization, especially from fossil fuels, creates hidden costs in the form of pollution and environmental damages. The costs are well documented but are hidden in the sense that they occur outside the market, are not reflected in market prices, and are not taken into account by energy users. Double Dividend presents a novel method for designing environmental taxes that correct market prices so that they reflect the true cost of energy. The resulting revenue can be used in reducing the burden of the overall tax system and improving the performance of the economy, creating the double dividend of the title.
The authors simulate the impact of environmental taxes on the U.S. economy using their Intertemporal General Equilibrium Model (IGEM). This highly innovative model incorporates expectations about future prices and policies. The model is estimated econometrically from an extensive 50-year dataset to incorporate the heterogeneity of producers and consumers. This approach generates confidence intervals for the outcomes of changes in economic policies, a new feature for models used in analyzing energy and environmental policies. These outcomes include the welfare impacts on individual households, distinguished by demographic characteristics, and for society as a whole, decomposed between efficiency and equity.
Описание: Based on the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at Imperial College London in January 2009, this volume features topics related to the transport of hazardous materials. Topics include risk assessment, security, social and environmental exposure, and the implications of climate change.
Описание: Environmental Economics and Sustainability presents a collection of peer-reviewed research articles contributed by international experts that reveal the current state of our knowledge in the field of environmental economics.
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