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Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

1st Edition

By Minqi Li
April 27, 2017

This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other ...

Redefining Prosperity

Redefining Prosperity

1st Edition

Edited By Isabelle Cassiers
April 27, 2017

Society today faces a difficult contradiction: we know exactly how the physical limits of our planet are being reached and exactly why we cannot go on as we have before – and yet, collectively, we seem unable to reach crucial decisions for our future in a timely way. This book argues that our ...

Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

Sustainability and the Political Economy of Welfare

1st Edition

Edited By Max Koch, Oksana Mont
April 27, 2017

Welfare is commonly conceptualized in socio-economic terms of equity, highlighting distributive issues within growing economies. While GDP, income growth and rising material standards of living are normally not questioned as priorities in welfare theories and policy making, there is growing ...

Transformative Ecological Economics Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia

Transformative Ecological Economics: Process Philosophy, Ideology and Utopia

1st Edition

By Ove Jakobsen
April 17, 2017

When we look at the state of the world today, what is most evident is the fact that the major problems of our time – energy, environment, economy, climate change and social justice – cannot be understood in isolation. They are interconnected problems, which means that they require ...

Beyond Reductionism A Passion for Interdisciplinarity

Beyond Reductionism: A Passion for Interdisciplinarity

1st Edition

Edited By Katharine Farrell, Tommaso Luzzati, Sybille van den Hove
March 29, 2017

This is a book about the work of scientists in the era of the Anthropocene: where human beings appear to have become a driving force in the evolution of the planet. It is a diverse collection of empirical, methodological and theoretical chapters concerned with the practice of interdisciplinary ...

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport Governance and innovation in low-carbon vehicles

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport: Governance and innovation in low-carbon vehicles

1st Edition

Edited By Måns Nilsson, Karl Hillman, Annika Rickne, Thomas Magnusson
December 08, 2016

This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric ...

Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts on Agriculture in the New Europe Post-Communist Transition and Accession to the European Union

Socioeconomic and Environmental Impacts on Agriculture in the New Europe: Post-Communist Transition and Accession to the European Union

1st Edition

By Serban Scrieciu
December 08, 2016

This book looks at agriculture and the environment, placed within the dynamic context of post-communist societal change and entry into the European Union (EU). Scrieciu explores developments in eleven Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries and argues for agriculture’s natural place in these ...

Environmental Finance and Development

Environmental Finance and Development

1st Edition

By Sanja Tišma, Ana Maria Boromisa, Ana Pavičić Kaselj
November 10, 2016

This book focuses on environmental financing in the process of alignment with the EU. Based on comparative analysis of national environmental strategies and financial needs, and their links with strategic development documents in five selected countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, ...

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa

Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies: The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Ivar Virgin, E. Jane Morris
August 29, 2016

The growing global demand for food, feed and bio-based renewable material is changing the conditions for agricultural production worldwide. At the same time, revolutionary achievements in the field of biosciences are contributing to a transition whereby bio-based alternatives for energy and ...

The Appropriation of Ecological Space Agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements

The Appropriation of Ecological Space: Agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements

1st Edition

By Kenneth Hermele
June 17, 2016

Although it is recognised that Thomas Robert Malthus was wrong when he posited a contradiction between population increase and agricultural growth, there are increasing signs that he could be proved right in the future. Perhaps Malthus was too late and too early in his prediction? He was too late...

Biodiversity in the Green Economy

Biodiversity in the Green Economy

1st Edition

Edited By Alexandros Gasparatos, Katherine J. Willis
June 16, 2015

In the past decade, the growing realization that biodiversity and human wellbeing are inextricably linked has led to the adoption of numerous environmental policies. The concept of the Green Economy has gained particular attention as an economic system where growth is possible within environmental ...

The Economics of Green Growth New indicators for sustainable societies

The Economics of Green Growth: New indicators for sustainable societies

1st Edition

Edited By Shunsuke Managi
June 16, 2015

The Economics of Green Growth investigates the possibility of creating an integrated indicator covering three pillars of sustainable development: economy, society and the environment. The excessive pursuit of economic efficiency has resulted in severe environmental problems such as climate change ...

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