Environment & Sustainability: Environmental Issues

  • Political Ecologies of Meat book cover

    Political Ecologies of Meat

    Edited by Jody Emel, Harvey Neo

    Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, in part due to economic growth and demand for meat in industrializing countries. Yet there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption, from perspectives including human health, animal welfare, climate…

    Paperback – 2015-05-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Political Ecology

  • Global Ethics on Climate Change: The Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives book cover

    Global Ethics on Climate Change

    The Planetary Crisis and Philosophical Alternatives

    Edited by Martin Schonfeld

    The volatility of climate change is increasing. It is bad news, and many climatologists, policy analysts and environmental groups regard the West as the largest contributor to the problems caused by climate change. This book raises questions concerning the systemic and cultural reasons for Western…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge

  • Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature book cover

    Green Grabbing: A New Appropriation of Nature

    Edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones

    Across the world, ecosystems are for sale. ‘Green grabbing’ – the appropriation of land and resources for environmental ends – is an emerging process of deep and growing significance. A vigorous debate on ‘land grabbing’ already highlights instances where ‘green’ credentials are called…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Critical Agrarian Studies

  • Natural Heritage: At the Interface of Nature and Culture book cover

    Natural Heritage

    At the Interface of Nature and Culture

    Edited by Peter Howard, Thymio Papayannis

    It has become more and more accepted that nature conservation is not possible without taking into account human activities. Thus an integrated approach to both the natural and cultural heritage is being encouraged and developed. Gathering a number of distinguished authors with diverse backgrounds (…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans book cover

    Climate Change Adaptation and Social Resilience in the Sundarbans

    Edited by Anna O'Donnell, Quentin Wodon

    Household vulnerability to weather shocks and changing climatic conditions has become a major concern in developing countries. Yet the empirical evidence remains limited on the impact that changing environmental conditions have on households. This book explores climate change adaptation using a…

    Hardback – 2015-03-19
    Routledge

  • Science, Society and the Environment: Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability book cover

    Science, Society and the Environment

    Applying Anthropology and Physics to Sustainability

    By Michael R. Dove, Daniel M. Kammen

    In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment. …

    Paperback – 2015-03-17
    Routledge

  • Implementing a US Carbon Tax: Challenges and Debates book cover

    Implementing a US Carbon Tax

    Challenges and Debates

    Edited by Ian Parry, Adele Morris, Roberton C. Williams III

    Although the future extent and effects of global climate change remain uncertain, the expected damages are not zero, and risks of serious environmental and macroeconomic consequences rise with increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Despite the uncertainties, reducing emissions now…

    Paperback – 2015-01-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics

  • Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement: Reclaiming control book cover

    Human Rights and the Food Sovereignty Movement

    Reclaiming control

    By Priscilla Claeys

    Our global food system is undergoing rapid change. Since the global food crisis of 2007-2008, a range of new issues have come to public attention, such as land grabbing, food prices volatility, agrofuels and climate change. Peasant social movements are trying to respond to these challenges by…

    Paperback – 2015-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change: Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation book cover

    Shifting Cultivation and Environmental Change

    Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation

    Edited by Malcolm F. Cairns

    Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground…

    Paperback – 2014-12-24
    Routledge

  • Visual Environmental Communication book cover

    Visual Environmental Communication

    Edited by Anders Hansen, David Machin

    In 2008, the editors published a well-cited journal paper arguing that while scholarly work on media representations of environmental issues had made substantial progress in textual analysis there had been much less work on visual representations. This is surprising given the increasingly visual…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge

  • The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africa: Old Land, New Practices? book cover

    The Changing Face of Land and Conservation in Post-colonial Africa

    Old Land, New Practices?

    Edited by George Barrett, Shirley Brooks, Jenny Josefsson, Nqobile Zulu

    The year 2013 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Land Act in South Africa which legalised the violent dispossession and alienation of the African majority from the land. It is common cause that the alienation of land for conservation purposes, introduced to Africa under colonial rule, has…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
    Routledge

  • New Challenges to Food Security: From Climate Change to Fragile States book cover

    New Challenges to Food Security

    From Climate Change to Fragile States

    Edited by Ian Christoplos, Adam Pain

    Food security is high on the political agenda. Fears about societal insecurity due to food price increases and hunger, grave scenarios regarding the effects of climate change and general uncertainty about the impacts of investments in biofuels and so-call “land grabbing” on food prices and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-20
    Routledge

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