Routledge Environment & Sustainability is the leading global publisher in the interdisciplinary field of Environment & Sustainability studies.
Routledge Environment & Sustainability offers a broad array of titles from accessible introductions to supplementary readings and from important research to cutting-edge series for a range of academics, professionals and general readers. Our publications cover wide-ranging topics from climate change, natural resources and the environmental humanities to sustainable energy, business and development.
Decades of research and discussion have shown that the human population growth and our increased consumption of natural resources cannot continue – there are limits to growth. This volume demonstrates how we might modify and revise our economic systems using nature as a model. The book…
Hardback – 2015-07-30
With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, it is vitally important that towns and cities are healthy places to live. The principal aim of this book is to synthesize the disparate literature on the use of vegetation in the built environment and its multifunctional…
Paperback – 2015-07-21
This comprehensive handbook, prepared by leading ocean policy academics and practitioners from around the world, presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of fifteen developed and developing nations and four key regions of the world that have taken concrete steps toward cross-cutting and…
Hardback – 2015-05-14
Biochar is the carbon-rich product which occurs when biomass (such as wood, manure or crop residues) is heated in a closed container with little or no available air. It can be used to improve agriculture and the environment in several ways, and its persistence in soil and …
Hardback – 2015-02-19
What is sustainability? Much has been said about the terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘sustainable development’ over the last few decades, but they have become buried under academic jargon. This book is one of the first that aims to demystify sustainability so that the layperson can understand the key…
Paperback – 2015-01-26
Multiple ‘green transformations’ are required if humanity is to live sustainably on planet Earth. Recalling past transformations, this book examines what makes the current challenge different, and especially urgent. It examines how green transformations must take place in the context of the…
Paperback – 2015-01-20
Pathways to Sustainability
Originally published in 1983, U.S. Interests and Global Natural Resources explores the links between foreign policy and the global distribution of natural resources paying particular attention to the U.S. This collection of essays delves into the importance of factors such as differing economic…
Hardback – 2015-08-29
The current focus on sustainable development opens up debates surrounding our relationship with the natural world, about what constitutes social progress and about the character of development, both in the Global North and the Global South. The promotion of sustainable futures is taking on a new…
Paperback – 2015-08-26
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts
Agricultural Policies in a New Decade was written in preparation for the 1990 Farm Bill in the United States in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Committee of the National Planning Association. Originally published in the same year, this study aims to inform on the key issues affecting…
Hardback – 2015-08-24
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Between Radical Transformation and Business as Usual
Routledge authors Helen Kopnina and John Blewitt the intricacies of sustainability and business.
John Twidell and Tony Weir, authors of Renewable Energy Resources, discuss what experiences led them to write this book, their reflections on the state of the field, and what’s new in the third edition.
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