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  • Implementing the Climate Regime

    International Compliance

    By Olav Schram Stokke

    Edited by Jon Hovi, Geir Ulfstein

    Global warming is the most severe environmental challenge faced by humanity today and the costs of responding effectively will be high. While Russia's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol ensures the treaty's entry into force, lack of capacity, or incentives to renege on their commitments, will…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 

  • Trade, Globalization and Sustainability Impact Assessment

    A Critical Look at Methods and Outcomes

    Edited by Paul Ekins, Tancrede Voituriez

    Trade liberalization, as promoted by the World Trade Organization (WTO), has become one of the dominant drivers and most controversial aspects of globalization. Trade sustainability impact assessments (SIAs) were introduced as a means of generating better understanding especially of the social and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 

  • Vanishing Borders

    Protecting the planet in the age of globalization

    By Hilary French

    The world is shrinking faster than ever. Goods, money, microbes, pollution, people and ideas are crossing boundaries ever more frequently. The implications for our future and for the health of the planet are profound. Vanishing Borders outlines the ecological challenges posed and then goes on to…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01 
    The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series

  • Plantation Politics

    Forest plantations in development

    By Caroline Sargent, Stephen Bass

    Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can…

    Paperback – 2016-06-01 
    Natural Resource Management Set

  • Technology Transfer for the Ozone Layer

    Lessons for Climate Change

    By Stephen O. Andersen, K. Madhava Sarma, Kristen N. Taddonio

    'Imagine the pride of earning the Nobel Prize for warning that CFCs were destroying the ozone layer. Then imagine that citizens, policymakers, and business executives heeded the warning and transformed markets to protect the earth. This book is the story of why we can all be optimistic about the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 

  • Transborder Governance of Forests, Rivers and Seas

    Edited by Wil de Jong, Denyse Snelder, Noboru Ishikawa

    Natural resources often stretch across borders that separate modern nation states. This can create conflict and limit opportunities for regulated consumption of their goods and services, but also provide opportunities for joint multinational efforts that exceed single country capabilities. This…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 

  • Making Cities Work

    Role of Local Authorities in the Urban Environment

    By Richard Gilbert, Don Stevenson, Herbert Girardet, Richard Stren

    For too long, cities have been thought of as environmental blackspots, with high levels of air and soil pollution, overcrowding, poor sanitation and growing waste disposal problems. This book takes a more positive attitude: cities can be made to work sustainably. Their high population density can…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions

    By John Handmer, Stephen Dovers

    Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 

  • Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard

    Edited by Boris Porfiriev

    The current policy for climate change prioritises mitigation over adaptation. The collected papers of Climate Change as Environmental and Economic Hazard argue that although efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are still vital, the new policy paradigm should shift the priority to adaptation,…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Environmental Hazards Series

  • Nuclear Juggernaut

    The transport of radioactive materials

    By Martin Bond

    Every day throughout Britain, by road, by rail and by sea, there are large numbers of routine movements of radioactive cargo. Materials at all stages of the nuclear cycle, from uranium ore to nuclear waste, from nuclear warheads to radioactive isotopes used in medicine, are constantly on the move.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

  • Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance

    A False Dichotomy?

    Edited by Thomas Sikor

    ?This volume develops the rich conceptual and empirical content of public-private relationships, increasingly acknowledged as the dominant realm of natural resource governance. Ten wonderful studies from around the world illuminate opportunities for advancing the theory, analysis and effective…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16 
    Earthscan Research Editions

  • Transport Policy and the Environment

    Six case studies

    By Kenneth Button

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Barde

    Transport, in particular the motor vehicle, is a major source of environmental disruption and, in the developed world, accounts for thirty percent of energy consumption. In most countries, transport policy is a major government concern, yet it is rare for decisions to be made outside a narrow…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30
    Energy and Infrastructure Set

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