Environment & Sustainability: Environmental Issues

  • Quality of Life and Public Management: Redefining Development in the Local Environment book cover

    Quality of Life and Public Management

    Redefining Development in the Local Environment

    By John Whitelegg

    Quality of Life and Public Management explores the possibility for a dramatic and significant improvement in quality of life for all population groups and sub-groups in the UK. Strongly evidence-based, the book draws on case study data and comparisons into local and central government structure,…

    Paperback – 2014-07-01
    Routledge

  • Key Concepts in Water Resource Management: A Review and Critical Evaluation book cover

    Key Concepts in Water Resource Management

    A Review and Critical Evaluation

    Edited by Jonathan Lautze

    The vocabulary and discourse of water resource management have expanded vastly in recent years to include an array of new concepts and terminology, such as water security, water productivity, virtual water and water governance. While the new conceptual lenses may generate insights that improve…

    Paperback – 2014-06-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Systematic Theology and Climate Change: Ecumenical Perspectives book cover

    Systematic Theology and Climate Change

    Ecumenical Perspectives

    Edited by Michael S. Northcott, Peter M. Scott

    This book offers the first comprehensive systematic theological reflection on arguably the most serious issue facing humanity and other creatures today. Responding to climate change is often left to scientists, policy makers and activists, but what understanding does theology have to offer? In this…

    Paperback – 2014-05-20
    Routledge

  • Culture, Politics and Climate Change: How Information Shapes our Common Future book cover

    Culture, Politics and Climate Change

    How Information Shapes our Common Future

    Edited by Deserai A. Crow, Maxwell T. Boykoff

    Focusing on cultural values and norms as they are translated into politics and policy outcomes, this book presents a unique contribution in combining research from varied disciplines and from both the developed and developing world. This collection draws from multiple perspectives to present an…

    Paperback – 2014-03-06
    Routledge

  • Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds book cover

    Living with Environmental Change

    Waterworlds

    Edited by Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow

    Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people’s imagined future. This book explores how people across the world think about…

    Hardback – 2014-03-05
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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

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