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Global Environmental Sustainability

Global Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Choy Yee Keong
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-10-31
ISBN : 0128224134
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Environmental Sustainability: Case Studies and Analysis of the United Nations’ Journey toward Sustainable Development presents an integrated, interdisciplinary analysis of sustainable development, addressing global environmental problems in the contemporary world. It critically examines current actions being taken on global and local scales, particularly in relation to the UN’s efforts to promote sustainable development. This approach is supported by empirical analysis, drawing upon a host of interweaving insights spanning economics, politics, ecology, environmental philosophy, and ethics, among others. As a result, it offers a comprehensive and well-balanced assessment of the overall perspective of sustainable development supported by in-depth content analysis, theoretical evaluation, empirical and actual case studies premised on solid data, and actual field work. Also, the book marks a milestone in placing the Covid-19 pandemic into a perspective for understanding the universality of human collective environmental behavior and action. By utilizing in-depth analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and challenging the status quo of what is expected in the global approach to sustainable development, Global Environmental Sustainability provides the theory and methodology of empirical sustainable development which is especially germane to our advanced society today, which is deeply entrenched in a crisis of environmental morality. More particularly, it serves as a salient source of moral reconstitution of society grounded in empirical reality to liberate man’s excessive spirit of individualism and self-aggrandizement to the detriment of the environment. Epistemologically, the book furnishes a remarkable tour de force with a new level of analytical insight to help researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in sustainability and environmental science, as well as the many other disciplines involved in sustainable development, to better understand sustainability from a new perspective and provides a methodological direction to pursue solutions going forward. Provides a systematic exposition of sustainable development in all its complexity, with all the chapters complementing each other in an integral way Presents extensive empirical evidence of various environmental problems across the world including China, the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa, and the extent to which the United Nations has succeeded in driving toward global environmental sustainability Provides a cogent examination of the treatment of our global commons by some of the world’s most powerful leaders Includes data from field studies and in-depth interviews with indigenous people in Borneo’s rainforests of the Malaysian state of Sarawak most affected by environmental change

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation Book
Author : Idris, Sofia
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2018-06-08
ISBN : 1522539913
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Due to natural factors and human activity, nature has been changing since the beginning of time. As the environment continuously undergoes such transitions, it is necessary for society to understand the complex interdependency between nature and humanity to promote global sustainability. Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on the rising awareness of environmental issues and their relationships with sustainable development. While highlighting topics including global governance, international business, and sustainable consumption, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, developers, policy makers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the globalized world in relation to environmental issues.

Approaching global environmental sustainability

Approaching global environmental sustainability Book
Author : Robert J. A. Goodland,Herman Daly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Approaching global environmental sustainability book written by Robert J. A. Goodland,Herman Daly, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Global Environmental Sustainability

Global Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Choy Yee Keong
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-11-30
ISBN : 0128224193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Environmental Sustainability: Case Studies and Analysis of the United Nations' Journey toward Sustainable Development presents an integrated, interdisciplinary analysis of sustainable development, addressing global environmental problems in the contemporary world. It critically examines current actions being taken on global and local scales, particularly in relation to the UN's efforts to promote sustainable development. This approach is supported by empirical analysis, drawing upon a host of interweaving insights spanning economics, politics, ecology, environmental philosophy, and ethics, among others. As a result, it offers a comprehensive and well-balanced assessment of the overall perspective of sustainable development supported by in-depth content analysis, theoretical evaluation, empirical and actual case studies premised on solid data, and actual field work. Also, the book marks a milestone in placing the Covid-19 pandemic into a perspective for understanding the universality of human collective environmental behavior and action. By utilizing in-depth analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and challenging the status quo of what is expected in the global approach to sustainable development, Global Environmental Sustainability provides the theory and methodology of empirical sustainable development which is especially germane to our advanced society today, which is deeply entrenched in a crisis of environmental morality. More particularly, it serves as a salient source of moral reconstitution of society grounded in empirical reality to liberate man's excessive spirit of individualism and self-aggrandizement to the detriment of the environment. Epistemologically, the book furnishes a remarkable tour de force with a new level of analytical insight to help researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in sustainability and environmental science, as well as the many other disciplines involved in sustainable development, to better understand sustainability from a new perspective and provides a methodological direction to pursue solutions going forward. Provides a systematic exposition of sustainable development in all its complexity, with all the chapters complementing each other in an integral way Presents extensive empirical evidence of various environmental problems across the world including China, the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa, and the extent to which the United Nations has succeeded in driving toward global environmental sustainability Provides a cogent examination of the treatment of our global commons by some of the world's most powerful leaders Includes data from field studies and in-depth interviews with indigenous people in Borneo's rainforests of the Malaysian state of Sarawak most affected by environmental change

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Fraser Smith
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-02-05
ISBN : 1420048740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1994, representatives from all over the world met in Costa Rica to discuss the impact of ecological economics on developing countries. That groundbreaking conference laid the foundation for this new collection of research on environmental sustainability. While most discussions on sustainable development focus on the industrialized nations, Environmental Sustainability: Practical Global Applications takes a different angle: it presents the views of the developing countries themselves on issues such as wildlife resources in Nambia, timber production in Costa Rica, property rights and land reform in South Africa, and other steps being taken to implement environmentally sustainable economies around the world. This is an ideal text for students of natural and social sciences, development professionals and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities for ecologically sustainable businesses. Academics will find it useful as a source of current research and for making new contacts in the field. For anyone interested in exploring the link between man and his environment-specifically, the relationship between economics and ecology- Environmental Sustainability, is a must.

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance Book
Author : Frank Biermann,Bernd Siebenhüner,Anna Schreyögg
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-01-28
ISBN : 1134031327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. Whilst a growing body of literature considers global governance in a number of policy areas, this volume delivers one of the first comprehensive accounts of international organizations in relation to environmental policy. Providing the reader with key insights within this area of global governance, the book focuses on policies developing in relation to climate change, biodiversity and international environmental funding. Presenting a compelling and up-to-date account of developments within this burgeoning policy area, the volume: • includes a range of case studies including the World Bank, UNEP and the OECD • presents quantitative and qualitative research that advances understanding of international organizations in the field of international relations • delivers contributions from a range of internationally renowned academics and specialists within the field International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations theory, international economics, environmental policy, organizational theory and environmental studies.

Sustainability and Global Environmental Policy

Sustainability and Global Environmental Policy Book
Author : Andrew K. Dragun,Kristin M. Jakobsson
Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An exploration of contemporary environmental policy. It examines key issues and proposes strategies for environmental problems in the 21st century, and argues that current human activities are not sustainable. It calls for a fundamental change in the way that the environment is perceived.

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia Book
Author : Alice M. L. Chong,Iris Chi
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-01-22
ISBN : 1315514958
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The rapid trend of globalization has brought with it a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and social inequalities, which are problems with unclear boundaries, complicated interrelated components, undefined parameters, contradictory values, and no single solution. Social work has a long-standing tradition of emphasizing the interaction of people and their environment. For this reason, the field of social work is one of the best-placed academic disciplines for studying the impact of environmental change on social systems, and should play an important role in developing strategies for mitigating and adapting to these environmental challenges. However, traditional social work tends to lack sustaining work and neglect globally interconnected social problems. Combining case studies and country reports from around Asia with a theoretical framework for understanding sustainability concerns, this book aims to show how social work can play a valuable role in mitigating and adapting to environmental challenges and social sustainability. For social work to develop a meaningful and viable profession that addresses contemporary sustainability issues, it requires changes and transformation in paradigm, theories, strategies, social policy and social services that will facilitate a sustainable future for all mankind.

Cities and Climate Change

Cities and Climate Change Book
Author : Harriet Bulkeley,Michele Merrill Betsill
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780415359160
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It argues that the formation and implementation of local climate change policy has been limited by the resources and powers of local government, and by conflicts between economic and environmental objectives.

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance Book
Author : Jacob Park,Ken Conca,Professor of International Relations Ken Conca,Matthias Finger
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-03-27
ISBN : 1134059825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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More than twenty years after the Bruntland Commission report, Our Common Future, we have yet to secure the basis for a serious approach to global environmental governance. The failed 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development showed the need for a new approach to globalization and sustainability. Taking a critical perspective, rooted in political economy, regulation theory, and post-sovereign international relations, this book explores questions concerning the governance of environmental sustainability in a globalizing economy. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book offers a comprehensive framework on globalization, governance, and sustainability, and examines institutional mechanisms and arrangements to achieve sustainable environmental governance. It: considers current failures in the framework of global environmental governance addresses the problematic relationship between sustainability and globalization explores controversies of development and environment that have led to new processes of institution building examines the marketization of environmental policy-making; stakeholder politics and environmental policy-making; socio-economic justice; the political origins of sustainable consumption; the role of transnational actors; and processes of multi-level global governance. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of political science, international studies, political economy and environmental studies.

Global Environmental Change

Global Environmental Change Book
Author : Bill Freedman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-08-22
ISBN : 9789400757837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The handbook Global Environmental Change is intended to serve as a reliable and comprehensive resource to attend the needs of researchers, teachers, students, and professionals working in science and policy aspects relevant to environment and sustainability. Entries in the handbook are arranged by major section, and are extensively cross-referenced to allow users to find related titles in a user-friendly way. The handbook is available as a printed volume and as an on-line reference work.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Fraser Smith
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-06-30
ISBN : 9780367579449
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new multi-contributed book covers sustainability issues from an international perspective. Key sustainability principles that have worked around the world are explained in detail. Applications of the principles learned are explored.

The Urgent Need for a Rapid Transition to Global Environmental Sustainability

The Urgent Need for a Rapid Transition to Global Environmental Sustainability Book
Author : Robert J. A. Goodland
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Urgent Need for a Rapid Transition to Global Environmental Sustainability book written by Robert J. A. Goodland, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Local Agenda 21

Local Agenda 21 Book
Author : KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Department of Local Government and Housing,Isikhungusethu Environmental Services,Wildlife and Environment Society of SA.
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780621310368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Local Agenda 21 book written by KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Department of Local Government and Housing,Isikhungusethu Environmental Services,Wildlife and Environment Society of SA., available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Cities Networks and Global Environmental Governance

Cities  Networks  and Global Environmental Governance Book
Author : Sofie Bouteligier
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN : 0415537517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As a result of global dynamics--the increasing interconnection of people and places--innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis of transnational municipal networks, such as Metropolis and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Sofie Bouteligier's innovative study examines theories of the network society and global cities from a global ecology perspective. Through direct observation and interviews and using two types of city networks that have been treated separately in the literature, she discovers the structure and logic pertaining to office networks of environmental non-governmental organizations and environmental consultancy firms. In doing so she incisively demonstrates the ways in which cities fulfill the role of strategic sites of global environmental governance, concentrating knowledge, infrastructure, and institutions vital to the function of transnational actors.

Local Economic Development and the Environment

Local Economic Development and the Environment Book
Author : David Gibbs
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0415168252
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses upon the potential to integrate economic and environmental policies at the local and regional scale. Local initiatives are investigated to illustrate both the constraints and opportunities for local policy makers.

Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management

Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management Book
Author : Shachi Shah,V. Venkatramanan,Ram Prasad
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-19
ISBN : 9811327726
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Earth is considered as a natural system which organizes and controls itself. However, the present scale of anthropogenic activity is unprecedented in the history of mankind compelling the intelligentia to ponder over the scientific causes of the problems, processes and sustainable and pragmatic solutions. The current rate of resource use and consumption pattern are depleting the planet’s finite resources and damaging life-supporting ecosystems. A large number of toxic substances are increasingly found in air, water, soil, and flora and fauna. We are in the midst of a period of increasing interconnected and complex global challenges that seek action across temporal and spatial scales, diverse sectors, and concerted efforts from global citizens. The environment on account of human’s action has been experiencing imbalances and ecological catastrophe. Environmental issues like global climate change, biodiversity loss, the rapid depletion of natural resources, degradation of global commons, stratospheric ozone depletion have been restricting the safe operating space and transgressing the planetary boundaries endangering the existence of human societies. The global environmental problems if not scientifically managed may end up in the civilizational collapse. Nevertheless, the underlying commonality among these environmental issues is interrelatedness, complexity, and difficulty in identifying and implementing solutions. The global environmental challenges can be managed by adopting sustainable green technologies which dovetails the principles of environmental sustainability with social and ecological sustainability. Green growth is construed as a new development paradigm that sustains economic growth while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability.

Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance

Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance Book
Author : Chukwumerije Okereke
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2007-09-03
ISBN : 1134126875
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is an ethical critique of existing approaches to sustainable development and international environmental cooperation, providing a detailed and structured account of the tensions, normative shifts and contradictions that currently characterize it. With specific focus on three environmental regimes, the volume explores the way various notions of justice feature both implicitly and explicitly in the design of global environmental policies. In so doing, the dominant conceptions of justice that underpin key global environmental policies are identified and criticised on the basis of their compatibility with the normative essence of global sustainable development. Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance demonstrates that whilst moral norms inflict far greater impact in regime development than is currently acknowledged by orthodox approaches to regime analysis, the core polices remain rooted in two neo-liberal interpretations of justice which undermine the ability to achieve sustainable development and international justice. It will appeal to students and scholars of politics, philosophy, international relations, geography and law.

Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance Book
Author : Jean-Frederic Morin,Amandine Orsini
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-01
ISBN : 1000172058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent international issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts. Each entry defines a central concept in global environmental governance, presents its historical evolution and related debates, and includes key bibliographical references. This new edition takes stock of several recent developments in global environmental politics including the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN Global Pact for the Environment attempt in 2017, and the 2018 Oceans Plastics Charter. More precisely, this book: offers cutting-edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance; presents an up-to-date debate on sustainable development at the global level; gives an in-depth exploration of current architecture of global environmental governance; examines the interaction between environmental politics and other policy fields such as trade, development, and security; provides a critical review of the recent global environmental governance literature. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics Book
Author : Gabriela Kütting
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-09-13
ISBN : 1136920994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Global Environmental Politics is the perfect introduction to this increasingly significant area. The text combines an accessible introduction to the most important environmental theories and concepts with a series of detailed case studies of the most pressing environmental problems. Features and benefits of the book: Explains the most important concepts and theories in environmental politics. Introduces environmental politics within the context of political science and international relations theories. Demonstrates how the concepts and theories apply in a wide variety of real world contexts. Case studies include the most important environmental issues from climate change and biodiversity to forests and marine pollution. Each chapter is written by an established international authority in the field. ? This exciting new textbook is essential reading all students of environmental politics and will be of great interest to students of International Relations and Political Economy.