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Sustainable Development at Risk

Author : Joseph H. Hulse
Publisher : IDRC
Page : 391 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2007
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781552503683

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Over the past half century, the idea of sustainable development has drastically evolved and rooted itself in the lexicon of international development. But what is it, really? Are development agencies truly committed to long-term sustainable solutions to development issues? Are we learning from our past successes and failures? This book takes an historical perspective on these questions. The analysis begins with the Atlantic Charter, the creation of the United Nations, its family of agencies, and the international development banks. It reviews recommendations from international commissions and conferences, from World Bank and UNDP Human Development Reports. It comments on governmental policies, human and industrial actions detrimental to the planetOCOs environment and natural resources. It studies the patterns by which biotechnologies essential to human survival and health have progressed over the past 6000 years, and the consequences of uncontrolled urban growth on food and health security. The author hopes that this book will be OC informative and helpful to all who care about human suffering and degradation of the EarthOCOs environment and resources, in particular to men and women who are newcomers to international, governmental, and nongovernmental aid and assistance programs.OCO"

Sustainability Matters

Author : Noel Keough
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2021-09-15
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1773852485

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Calgary, Alberta is a culturally diverse urban metropolis. Sprawling and car-dependent, fast-growing and affluent, it is dominated by the fossil fuel industry. For 30 years, Calgary has struggled to turn sustainability rhetoric into reality. Sustainability Matters is the story of Calgary's setbacks and successes on the path toward sustainability. Chronicling two decades of public conversations, political debate, urban policy and planning, and scholarly discovery, it is both a fascinating case study and an accessible introduction to the theory and practice of urban sustainability. A clear-eyed view of the struggles of turning knowledge into action, this book illuminates the places where theory and reality converge and presents an approach to municipal development, planning, and governance that takes seriously the urgent need to address climate change and injustice. Addressing a wide variety of topics and themes, including energy, diversity, economic development, and ecological health, Sustainability Matters is both a critique of current practice and a vision for the future that uses the city of Calgary as a microcosm to address issues faced by cities around the world. This is essential reading not only for every Calgarian working for a vibrant and sustainable future, but for all those interested in in the future of cities in a post-carbon world.

Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management

Author : Julian F. Gonsalves
Publisher : IDRC
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781552501818

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Participatory Research and Development for Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management by Julian F. Gonsalves Pdf

Intended for aspiring and new practitioners of Participatory Research and Development (PR&D) as well as field-based researchers in developing countries. Highlights that agricultural research and development has become a joint approach to deal with diverse biophysical environments, multiple livelihood goals, rapid changes in local and global economies, and an expanded range for stakeholders over agriculture and natural resources.

Sustainable Cities

Author : Mélanie Robertson
Publisher : IDRC
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2012
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781853397233

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4 Healthy, sustainable, and culturally appropriate living and working environments: Domestic pig production in Malika, Senegal5 Housing for the urban poor through informal providers, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 6 Socio-spatial tensions and interactions: An ethnography of the condominium housing of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 7 Partnership modalities for the management of drinking water in poor urban neighbourhoods: The example of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; 8 Rethink, reuse: Improving collective action capacity regarding solid waste management and income generation in Koh Kred, Thailand.

Plan B 4.0

Author : Lester R. Brown
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 410 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2009-09-22
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780393337198

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Plan B 4.0 by Lester R. Brown Pdf

Citing new understandings about fossil fuels as well as an emergence of what the author terms an "energy economy" of renewable technologies, a revised report explores how daily life is likely to be affected by a dramatic shift in investment practices toward sustainable energy sources. Simultaneous.

Attainable Sustainable

Author : Kris Bordessa
Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
Page : 590 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2020-04-28
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 9781426221859

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Attainable Sustainable by Kris Bordessa Pdf

Best How-to Book of 2020--American Society of Journalists and Authors Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips, crafts, and more, this indispensable lifestyle reference from the popular blogger makes earth-friendly living fun. Whether you live in a city, suburb, or the country, this essential guide for the backyard homesteader will help you achieve a homespun life--from starting your own garden and pickling the food you grow to pressing wildflowers, raising chickens, and creating your own natural cleaning supplies. Sustainability-guru Kris Bordessa offers DIY lovers an indispensable home reference for sustainability in the 21st century, with tried-and-true advice, 50 enticing recipes, and step-by-step directions for creating easy, cost-efficient projects that will bring out your inner pioneer, including: Delectable recipes for a crusty sourdough baguette, smoky hot sauce, and home preserving Handmade crafts like dyeing fabric, dipping candles, and making your own natural home remedies Outdoor projects like foraging for wild edibles, beekeeping, and cooking in cast iron Essential gardening tips from growing an herb box to cultivating a fruit orchard and natural weed control Filled with 340 color photographs, this relatable, comprehensive book contains time honored-wisdom and modern know-how for getting back to basics.

COVID-19: Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World

Author : Walter Leal Filho
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2021-05-25
Category : Science
ISBN : 9783030692841

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COVID-19: Paving the Way for a More Sustainable World by Walter Leal Filho Pdf

This book gathers and disseminates opinions, viewpoints, studies, forecasts, and practical projects which illustrate the various pathways sustainability research and practice may follow in the future, as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and prepares itself to the possibilities of having to cope with similar crisis, a product of the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP) and the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) The COVID-19 pandemic has led to severe human suffering, and to substantial damages to economies around the globe, affecting both rich countries and developing ones. The aftermath of the epidemic is also expected to be felt for sometime. This will also include a wide range of impacts in the ways sustainable development is perceived, and how the principles of sustainability are practised. There is now a pressing need to generate new literature on the connections between COVID-19 and sustainability. This is so for two main reasons. Firstly, the world crisis triggered by COVID-19 has severely damaged the world economy, worsening poverty, causing hardships, and endangering livelihoods. Together, these impacts may negatively influence the implementation of sustainable development as a whole, and of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in particular. These potential and expected impacts need to be better understood and quantified, hence providing a support basis for future recovery efforts. Secondly, the shutdown caused by COVID-19 has also been having a severe impact on teaching and research, especially –but not only – on matters related to sustainability. This may also open new opportunities (e.g. less travel, more Internet-based learning), which should be explored further, especially in the case of future pandemics, a scenario which cannot be excluded. The book meets these perceived needs.

Growing Better Cities

Author : Luc J. A. Mougeot,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher : IDRC
Page : 119 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Agricultural assistance, Canadian
ISBN : 9781552502266

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Accompanying CD-ROM also has titles in French and Spanish.

Sustainable Escapes

Author : Lonely Planet
Publisher : Lonely Planet
Page : 495 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2020-03-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781838690373

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This is Lonely Planet's guide to the world's best eco-friendly resorts and experiences. From eco-lodges with cutting-edge sustainability initiatives to tours designed to protect wildlife and empower communities, you'll discover remarkable places where you can feel good about spending your time and money. There are nearly 180 escapes to choose from, organised across five themes: Nature, Relaxation, Culture, Urban and Learning, to make it easy for you to find your perfect getaway - from tracking rare black rhinos in Namibia to a high-end private island hideaway in Indonesia, or a remastered heritage hotel in Monaco to an innovative community tourism project in Cuba. Each escape is labelled with the key sustainability features you can enjoy while staying at the hotel or participating on the tour - whether it's wildlife spotting, sustainable dining, conservation opportunities, homestays, expert talks and more. We also tell you what makes each retreat so special, what you can do there, what's on its doorstep, and provide contact details to help you find out more or book a visit. Featured experiences include: Living with nomads and tending to their livestock in the wilds of rugged Mongolia Fishing for and eating invasive lionfish species from Dominica, 'the nature island' Protecting rare and elusive snow leopards from the breathtakingly beautiful peaks of Kyrgyzstan Staying in a hotel cooled by waterfalls and lush vertical gardens in cutting-edge Singapore Staying in an Egyptian eco-lodge that uses beeswax candles for power in lieu of electricity Relaxing with yoga classes and rustling up locally-sourced produce in a sustainable eco-lodge on the shores of Lake Nicaragua And much, much more. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Designing for Sustainability

Author : Tim Frick
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Page : 370 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2016-08-23
Category : Computers
ISBN : 9781491935729

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Pixels use electricity, and a lot of it. If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth largest in terms of electricity use. That’s because today’s average web page has surpassed two megabytes in size, leading to slow load times, frustrated users, and a lot of wasted energy. With this practical guide, your web design team will learn how to apply sustainability principles for creating speedy, user-friendly, and energy-efficient digital products and services. Author Tim Frick introduces a web design framework that focuses on four key areas where these principles can make a difference: content strategy, performance optimization, design and user experience, and green hosting. You’ll discover how to provide users with a streamlined experience, while reducing the environmental impact of your products and services. Learn why 90% of the data that ever existed was created in the last year Use sustainability principles to innovate, reduce waste, and function more efficiently Explore green hosting, sustainable business practices, and lean/agile workflows Put the right things in front of users at precisely the moment they need them—and nothing more Increase site search engine visibility, streamline user experience, and make streaming video more efficient Use Action Items to explore concepts outlined in each chapter

Standing up for a Sustainable World

Author : Claude Henry,Johan Rockström,Nicholas Stern
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2020-12-25
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781800371781

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Standing up for a Sustainable World by Claude Henry,Johan Rockström,Nicholas Stern Pdf

The world has witnessed extraordinary economic growth, poverty reduction and increased life expectancy and population since the end of WWII, but it has occurred at the expense of undermining life support systems on Earth and subjecting future generations to the real risk of destabilising the planet. This timely book exposes and explores this colossal environmental cost and the dangerous position the world is now in. Standing up for a Sustainable World is written by and about key individuals who have not only understood the threats to our planet, but also become witness to them and confronted them.

Corporate Sustainability

Author : Jan Jaap Bouma,Teun Wolters
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 175 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2018-10-03
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781317273264

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Corporate Sustainability by Jan Jaap Bouma,Teun Wolters Pdf

This book focuses on corporate sustainability and how it evolves through innovation and new business models. Despite what has been accomplished to date, there is an urgent need for further steps to be taken and this book presents a nuanced but compelling plea for collaboration between businesses, government and civil society. Drawing upon empirical research, the authors look at recent approaches to corporate sustainability, the circular economy and strategic corporate social responsibility. The book examines these issues from multiple viewpoints, including cultural, social and religious. More specifically, the book explores the freight sector (smart freight leadership), the banking sector (sustainable banking) and Islamic finance and sustainability, detailing the contribution of faith-based organizations to promoting sustainability and the greening of church buildings. Overall, this book captures the emerging new business models and capabilities firms need to implement sustainability. This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in corporate sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management and eco-innovation.

Introduction to Sustainability

Author : Nolberto Munier
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Page : 460 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2006-01-05
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1402035578

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Introduction to Sustainability by Nolberto Munier Pdf

This book develops a supporting structure for sustainable development, following a natural set of steps to reach an established goal. It provides the tools to navigate this Road to a Better Future by explaining concepts, giving ideas, proposing methods, and suggesting actions. To illustrate the utilization of techniques there are many examples, applied to a variety of activities, and to wrap up concepts, the last chapter is dedicated to the analysis of a community in search of a sustainable environment. A thematic index has been designed to help a person quickly find information on relevant topics.


Author : Tyler Helm
Publisher : iUniverse
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2020-07-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781532084430

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Sustainability by Tyler Helm Pdf

Renewable energy and sustainable development have become more prominent in the world, providing capitalistic opportunities for shrewd businessmen and corporate wars. When an opportunity to provide a renewable electricity source for a new city in Saudi Arabia is released for tender, billionaire entrepreneur and investment savant, Jim Dunsmuir, begins building a revolutionary idea he believes will change the face of the world’s power and travel systems. His competition is ex-oil magnate, George Anderson, the founder of one of the largest solar companies in the world. Now he is out to win the contract for his solar power company at all costs, even if it means pushing the boundaries of the law. Stuck in the middle of his dark mission is former NYPD detective Richard Emerson and his team at Trade Link Security. George has a way of making Richard feel like their periodic forays into the grey area of the law are inevitable and acceptable, despite Richard’s misgivings. As a high stakes battle begins, now only time will tell which entrepreneur will land the contract and which one will be sent down a path he never expected. In this thrilling tale, two successful entrepreneurs embark on separate journeys to make their mark in the ever-changing world of sustainable development and renewable energy.

Sustainable Food Production

Author : Shahid Naeem,Suzanne Lipton,Tiff van Huysen
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Page : 107 pages
File Size : 49,7 Mb
Release : 2021-11-02
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780231548441

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Industrial agriculture is responsible for widespread environmental degradation and undermines the pursuit of human well-being. With a projected global population of 10 billion by 2050, it is urgent for humanity to achieve a more sustainable approach to farming and food systems. This concise text offers an overview of the key issues in sustainable food production for all readers interested in the ecology and environmental impacts of agriculture. It details the ecological foundations of farming and food systems, showing how knowledge from the natural and social sciences can be used to create sustainable alternatives to the industrial production methods used today. Beginning with a discussion of the role of agriculture in human development, the primer examines how twentieth-century farming methods are environmentally and socially unsustainable, contributing to global change and perpetuating inequalities. The authors explain the principles of environmental sustainability and explore how these principles can be put into practice in agrifood systems. They emphasize the importance of human well-being and insist on the centrality of social and environmental equity and justice. Sustainable Food Production is a compelling guide to how we can improve our ability to feed each other today and preserve the ability of our planet to do so tomorrow. Appropriate for a range of courses in the natural and social sciences, it provides a comprehensive yet accessible framework for achieving agricultural sustainability in the Anthropocene.