Описание: This book discusses essential approaches and methods in connection with engineering education for sustainable development. Prepared as a follow-up to the 2015 Engineering Education in Sustainable Development (EESD) Conference held in British Columbia, Canada, it offers the engineering community key information on the latest trends and developments in this important field. Reflecting the need to address the links between formal and informal education, the scholars and professionals who contribute to this book show by means of case studies and projects how the goal of fostering sustainable development in the context of engineering education can be achieved. In particular, they discuss the need for restructuring teaching at engineering?focused institutions of higher education and provide practical examples of how to do so.The book places special emphasis on state-of-the art descriptions of approaches, methods, initiatives and projects from around the world, illustrating the contribution of engineering and affiliated sciences to sustainable development in various contexts, and at an international scale.
Описание: This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level.The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.
Автор: KP Laladhas; Preetha N; Oommen V Oommen Название: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development ISBN: 3319421611 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783319421612 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 12233 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Divided into three sections, this book explores the three main pillars of sustainable development, namely economy, environment and society, and their interlinkages at the regional level. The first section, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for sustainable development, focuses on international agreements and national legislation, as well as the challenges in implementing ABS in e.g. India. In turn, the second section examines the process of forming Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) at the Local Self Government (LSG) level to promote environmental sustainability, highlighting local and community-level conservation initiatives that have led to the conservation of habitats and species. The third section addresses poverty eradication and food security. The case studies included demonstrate how the combination of traditional knowledge and modern techniques can enhance the productivity of traditional crop varieties, yielding greater benefits for communities. The aim of this volume is to disseminate the lessons learned from these case studies, as well as the findings from projects already in place, which can offer recommendations that can be applied to similar problems elsewhere in an attempt to find environmental solutions for sustainable development. Further, it introduces readers to new approaches to inclusive development, demonstrating that participation and grass root empowerment are key drivers of equitable and sustainable development.
Автор: Blewitt, John Название: Understanding sustainable development ISBN: 041570782X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415707824 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3447 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.
Автор: Kjellen, Bo Название: A New diplomacy for sustainable development ISBN: 0415804914 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415804912 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3970 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: Sustainable development is one of the most important challenges facing all stakeholders in the built environment. Since the first edition of Evaluating Sustainable Development was published, sustainable development has become prominent and behaviour around the globe is beginning to change. Yet few have addressed the question of measurement.
Автор: Keeping Miles, Sussman M, Shiers David, Stewart Tu Название: Sustainable Property Development ISBN: 0632058048 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780632058044 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 5199 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This text identifies, defines and explains property-related environmental issues. These are explored with reference to background information, practical issues and problems. It is supported by case studies, and there is learning material for students and lecturers to use for group work.
Автор: Pitts, Adrian Liao, Hanwen Название: Sustainable olympic design and urban development ISBN: 0415467624 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415467629 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5328 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: With appropriate planning and design, Olympic urban development has the potential to leave positive environmental legacies to the host city and contribute to environmental sustainability. This book explains how a modern Olympic games can successfully develop a more sustainable design approach by learning from the lessons of the past.
Описание: There has been a growing concern about the social and environmental risks which have come along with the progress achieved through a variety of mutually intertwined modernization processes. This book addresses how to understand the dynamics and governance of long term transformative change towards sustainable development.
Описание: This Handbook approaches sustainable development in higher education from an integrated perspective, addressing the dearth of publications on the subject. It offers a unique overview of what universities around the world are doing to implement sustainable development (i.e. via curriculum innovation, research, activities, or practical projects) and how their efforts relate to education for sustainable development at the university level. The Handbook gathers a wealth of information, ideas, best practices and lessons learned in the context of executing concrete projects, and assesses methodological approaches to integrating the topic of sustainable development in university curricula. Lastly, it documents and disseminates the veritable treasure trove of practical experience currently available on sustainability in higher education.
Автор: Chopra K & Kadekodi G Название: Operationalising Sustainable Development ISBN: 0761993304 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780761993308 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 3101 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book applies the concept of sustainable development operationally to the development of the forest, water, agricultural and livestock sectors of one of
India's most 'underdeveloped' districts. In so doing, the authors undertake a detailed modelling of the linkages between the ecological and economic sectors, making this an original and
significant study in methodological terms.