Environment & Sustainability: Environmental Issues

  • 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

  • Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Scaling it up book cover

    Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

    Scaling it up

    Edited by E. Lisa F. Schipper, Jessica Ayers, Hannah Reid, Saleemul Huq, Atiq Rahman

    As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues…

    Paperback – 2014-01-17
    Routledge

  • Nature's Saviours: Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age book cover

    Nature's Saviours

    Celebrity Conservationists in the Television Age

    By Graham Huggan

    Today's celebrity conservationists, many of whom made their reputations through television and other visual media, play a major role in drawing public attention to an increasingly threatened world. This book, one of the first to address this contribution, focuses on five key figures: the English…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
    Routledge

  • Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society: An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches book cover

    Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society

    An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches

    By Mike Hulme

    Mike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media. The argument that he has made powerfully over the last few years is that…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge

  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction: Putting Research into Practice book cover

    Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Putting Research into Practice

    Edited by Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson, Catherine J. Tillyard, Stephen J. Edwards

    Building upon presentations given during the conference on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice’, held at University College London in November 2009, the articles collected in this book examine how natural hazards research is accessed and used by…

    Hardback – 2013-07-19
    Routledge

  • The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services book cover

    The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

    Edited by Thomas Sikor

    Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge

  • Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response book cover

    Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crises

    Everyday Politics of Crisis Response

    Edited by Dorothea Hilhorst

    Humanitarian crises - resulting from conflict, natural disaster or political collapse – are usually perceived as a complete break from normality, spurring special emergency policies and interventions. In reality, there are many continuities and discontinuities between crisis and normality. What…

    Paperback – 2013-06-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World book cover

    Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

    Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

    Edited by Susanne C. Moser, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Routledge

  • Towards Disaster Risk Reduction: A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters book cover

    Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

    A Policy-Focused Approach to Natural Hazards and Disasters

    Edited by Jason K. Levy, Chennat Gopalakrishnan

    This book constitutes a landmark attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, a policy-focused approach to the many timely and important issues associated with building a culture of disaster prevention and disaster risk reduction. This book not only provides key insights into the field of…

    Hardback – 2013-04-22
    Routledge

  • The Human Right to Water and its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories book cover

    The Human Right to Water and its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

    By Amanda Cahill Ripley

    The Human Right to Water and Its Application in the Occupied Palestinian Territories provides an overview and examination of the human right to water as determined under international human rights law. This is a highly topical issue, with the UN General Assembly having passed a resolution which…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

  • The Global Casino, Fifth Edition: An Introduction to Environmental Issues book cover

    The Global Casino, Fifth Edition

    An Introduction to Environmental Issues

    By Nick Middleton

    The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. Using examples from all over the world, the book highlights the underlying causes behind…

    Paperback – 2013-04-09
    Routledge

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