Environment & Sustainability: Environmental Change & Pollution

  • Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience book cover

    Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia

    Managing Risk and Resilience

    Edited by Lorraine Elliott, Mely Caballero-Anthony

    This book makes an important and timely contribution to debates about the relationship between climate change and security in Southeast Asia. It does so through a human security lens, drawing on local and regional expertise to discuss the threats that climate change poses to human security in…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • European Wood-pastures in Transition: A Social-ecological Approach book cover

    European Wood-pastures in Transition

    A Social-ecological Approach

    Edited by Tibor Hartel, Tobias Plieninger

    Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
    Routledge

  • Climate Change, Forests and REDD: Lessons for Institutional Design book cover

    Climate Change, Forests and REDD

    Lessons for Institutional Design

    Edited by Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Onno Kuik

    A search for new methods for dealing with climate change led to the identification of forest maintenance as a potential policy option that could cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the development of measures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in International Environmental Law

  • Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability book cover

    Food Security, Food Prices and Climate Variability

    By Molly E. Brown

    The agriculture system is under pressure to increase production every year as global population expands and more people move from a diet mostly made up of grains, to one with more meat, dairy and processed foods. This book uses a decade of primary research to examine how weather and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Renewing Damaged Ecosystems book cover

    Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change

    Renewing Damaged Ecosystems

    By Stuart K. Allison

    What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening…

    Paperback – 2014-05-27
    Routledge

  • Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change book cover

    Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change

    By Mark Diesendorf

    Renewable energy expert Mark Diesendorf issues a powerful challenge in this clear and comprehensive guide to the technology and policies we need to adopt to ensure an ecologically sustainable energy future for the planet. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Climate Change brings together the science,…

    Paperback – 2014-05-23
    Routledge

  • Freshwater: Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives book cover

    Freshwater

    Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives

    By James Fargo Balliett

    Freshwater is our planet’s most precious resource, and also the least conserved. Freshwater makes up only 3 percent of the total water on the planet, and yet the majority (1.9 percent) is held in a frozen state in glaciers, icebergs, and polar ice fields. This leaves approximately one-half of 1…

    Paperback – 2014-05-14
    Routledge

  • Ownership and Control of Oil: Explaining Policy Choices across Producing Countries book cover

    Ownership and Control of Oil

    Explaining Policy Choices across Producing Countries

    By Bianca Sarbu

    Ownership and Control of Oil examines government decisions about how much control to exert over the petroleum industry, focusing on the role of National Oil Companies in the production of crude oil since the nationalizations in the 1970s. What are the motives for which some producing states opt…

    Hardback – 2014-05-06
    Routledge

  • Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy book cover

    Water for Food Security and Well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

    Edited by Bárbara A. Willaarts, Alberto Garrido, M. Ramón Llamas

    This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development, food security and human well-being. Although the book takes a regional approach,…

    Hardback – 2014-03-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Climate Change Adaptation Manual: Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries book cover

    Climate Change Adaptation Manual

    Lessons learned from European and other industrialised countries

    Edited by Andrea Prutsch, Torsten Grothmann, Sabine McCallum, Inke Schauser, Rob Swart

    Due to the lack of success in climate change mitigation efforts, the importance of adaptation is becoming more and more apparent and is now one of the main imperatives of international research and action. However, research on adaptation is mostly not directly applicable to adaptation policy or…

    Paperback – 2014-02-20
    Routledge

  • The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster: Investigating the Myth and Reality book cover

    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster

    Investigating the Myth and Reality

    By The Independent Investigation on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

    When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was…

    Paperback – 2014-02-20
    Routledge

  • From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda: Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future book cover

    From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda

    Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

    By Felix Dodds, Jorge Laguna-Celis, Liz Thompson

    Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for…

    Paperback – 2014-01-20
    Routledge

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