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  • Environmental Law and the Ecosystem Approach

    Maintaining ecological integrity through consistency in law

    By Froukje Maria Platjouw

    The ecosystem approach embodies a concept of the environment which emphasizes the integrated components of nature as complex adaptive systems. This book examines the relationship between the architecture and design of environmental law and the implementation of the ecosystem approach as a means to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

  • Sustainable Cities

    Urban Planning Challenges and Policy

    Edited by Kimberly Etingoff

    Two trends come together in the world’s cities to make urban sustainability a critical issue today. First, greater and greater numbers of people are living in urban areas—and are projected to do so for the foreseeable future. Additionally, cities contribute to climate change in a significant way…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • Improving Urban Environments

    Strategies for Healthier and More Sustainable Cities

    Edited by Marco Ragazzi

    Because cities are such complex systems, creating sustainable urban environments is a challenging goal. No single strategy—or even several strategies—will be enough to achieve tomorrow’s healthy and sustainable cities. The challenges resist compartmentalization, because the factors intersect and…

    Hardback – 2016-04-30 
    Apple Academic Press

  • A Future Beyond Growth

    Towards a steady state economy

    Edited by Haydn Washington, Paul Twomey

    There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making humanity unavoidably dependent upon it. However…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge

  • Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

    2nd Edition

    By Peter N. Hess

    Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living and the alleviation of poverty. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as ‘meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Pollination Services to Agriculture

    Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service

    Edited by Barbara Gemmill-Herren

    It is only recently that the immense economic value of pollination to agriculture has been appreciated. At the same time, the alarming collapse in populations of bees and other pollinators has highlighted the urgency of addressing this issue. This book focuses on the specific measures and practices…

    Paperback – 2016-04-11 
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Suburbia?

    Rethinking the North American Metropolis

    By Hugh Bartling

    The suburbanization of North America has been was one of the most significant social, political, and cultural transformations of the twentieth century. Originally seen as an alternative to the chaotic, polluted, and socially dysfunctional industrial city that came to dominate the continent at the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

  • The Paradigm of Forests and the Survival of the Fittest

    Edited by Sergio A. Molina-Murillo, Carlos Rojas Alvarado

    This book demonstrates the social, historical, and environmental framework within which humans have developed a relationship with the forest and its resources. Starting from the biological basis that permits the existence of forests to the use of forest resources in a modern human context, this…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
    CRC Press

  • Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

    Edited by Marion Potschin, Roy Haines-Young, Robert Fish, R. Kerry Turner

    The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge

  • Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment

    The Nexus between Energy, Food, Water and Land Use

    Edited by Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall, Jesus Ramos-Martin, Sandra G. F. Bukkens

    The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns over environmental change, presents a set of scientific, policy and management issues…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

  • Combating Inequality

    The Global North and South

    Edited by Alexander Gallas, Hansjörg Herr, Frank Hoffer, Christoph Scherrer

    Economic inequality has recently gained considerable academic attention. However, two important aspects of inequality have not been discussed systematically: its multidimensional nature and the question of what can be done to reverse it. This book offers insights from scholars representing the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
    Routledge

  • Decision-making and Radioactive Waste Disposal

    By Andrew Newman, Gerry Nagtzaam

    The International Atomic Energy Agency estimates that nuclear power generation facilities produce about 200,000 cubic meters of low and intermediate-level waste each year. Vital medical procedures, industrial processes and basic science research also produce significant quantities of waste. All of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Waste Management and Policy

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