Global Environmental Sustainability

Global Environmental Sustainability
Author: Choy Yee Keong
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2020-10-31
ISBN 10: 0128224134
ISBN 13: 9780128224137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

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

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance
Author: Jacob Park,Ken Conca,Professor of International Relations Ken Conca,Matthias Finger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-03-27
ISBN 10: 1134059825
ISBN 13: 9781134059829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance Book Review:

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.

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability
Author: Fraser Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-02-05
ISBN 10: 9781420048742
ISBN 13: 1420048740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

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.

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation
Author: Sofia Idris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781522539902
ISBN 13: 1522539905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"This book addresses different aspects of international relations, ranging from foreign policies, cooperation and competition, conflict and conflict resolution, trade, economics, politics and related topics concerning environmental sustainability. It explores the changing world situation in the contemporary globalized world with some states exerting their influence subsiding the spirit of cooperation and overlooking the issue of environmental sustainability"--

Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability
Author: Raghbendra Jha,K.V. Bhanu Murthy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 1134227337
ISBN 13: 9781134227334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Sustainability Book Review:

With globalization fast becoming an irreversible process, it is necessary to pay increased attention to the implications for environmental sustainability. However, the so-called environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) argument implies that rapid economic growth in many developing countries should be environmentally unsustainable. Environmental Sustainability addresses this dichotomy and articulates a notion of consumption sustainability that is both universal and pertains to the indefinite future. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of addressing a broad spectrum of sources of environmental degradation and relates this measure to an index of economic achievement more complete than per capita income. As well as the EKC, authors Jha and Murthy also critique the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) and empirically substantiate the proposition that a certain type of development in the presently high-income countries is primarily responsible for global environmental degradation. Several policy conclusions for global environmental management are also advanced. Throughout, Jha and Murthy comprehensively evaluate existing approaches to environmental sustainability and critically review empirical studies of environmental degradation, and economic development, making this an invaluable source of information for those concerned with environmental economics and political economy.

Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance
Author: Jean-Frédéric Morin,Amandine Orsini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN 10: 1136777040
ISBN 13: 9781136777042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance Book Review:

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global environmental governance puzzle. The book is comprised of 101 entries, each defining a central concept in global environmental governance, presenting its historical evolution, introducing related debates and including key bibliographical references and further reading. The entries combine analytical rigour with empirical description. The book: offers cutting edge analysis of the state of global environmental governance, raises an up-to-date debate on global governance for sustainable development, gives an in-depth exploration of current international architecture of global environmental governance, examines the interaction between environmental politics and other fields of governance such as trade, development and security, elaborates a critical review of the recent literature in global environmental governance. This unique work synthesizes writing from an internationally diverse range of well-known experts in the field of global environmental governance. Innovative thinking and high-profile expertise come together to create a volume that is accessible to students, scholars and practitioners alike.

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia
Author: Alice M. L. Chong,Iris Chi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 1315514958
ISBN 13: 9781315514956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia Book Review:

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.

Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts

Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts
Author: Kuishuang Feng,Klaus Hubacek,Yang Yu
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN 10: 1317577272
ISBN 13: 9781317577270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts Book Review:

This book describes how local consumption, particularly in urban areas, is increasingly met by global supply chains. These supply chains often extend over large geographical distances and have greater global environmental impacts, contributing to pollution, climate change, water scarcity, and deforestation. As consumption is increasingly met by globalized supply chains, causing social, economic, and environmental impacts elsewhere, consumption decisions can unknowingly contribute and reinforce global inequality and exploitation. To account for the impacts of consumption and distribution of wealth we need to analyze global supply and value chains. In this volume, the authors provide an overview of key methods of analysis, including Multi-Regional Input-Output analysis and Life Cycle Assessment. Subsequent chapters connect local consumption to the global consequences of different environmental issues, such as water and land use and stress, greenhouse gases emissions, and other forms of air pollution. Each issue is addressed in an individual chapter, including case studies from China, U.S. and UK. The book will be key reading for students taking courses in environmental sciences, sustainability sciences, ecological economies, and geography.

Environmental Compliance and Sustainability

Environmental Compliance and Sustainability
Author: Daniel T. Rogers
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 0429683367
ISBN 13: 9780429683367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a critical understanding of the challenges that exist in protecting the local and global environment through compliance efforts using existing environmental regulations. The best compliance measures with the most useful regulations from over 50 countries are surveyed and are combined with science-based quantitative analysis of geology, hydrogeology, and the chemistry of contaminants from anthropogenic sources. The results are presented as a model that establishes a means by which protection of the environment can be greatly improved. This is accomplished through a deeper understanding of our natural world and how anthropogenic activities and their management affect our planet. Features The first book that examines the successes of environmental regulation worldwide and highlights the areas that need improvement Presents a tested and verified scientific model for enhanced environmental protection with scalability from local parcels to global levels Describes and integrates the importance of understanding the geologic and hydrogeologic environment of urban and developed areas Explains the importance of understanding the different types of pollution and their behavior in the environment Identifies the need for consistency in banning chemicals that are harmful in not just one country but throughout the world

Global Environmental Assessments

Global Environmental Assessments
Author: Ronald Bruce Mitchell
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0262134683
ISBN 13: 9780262134682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Assessments Book Review:

A comparative analysis of global environmental assessments shows the importance of policy salience, scientific credibility, and social and political legitimacy in determining the influence of scientific assessments on global environmental policy.

Linking Local and Global Sustainability

Linking Local and Global Sustainability
Author: Sukhbir Sandhu,Stephen McKenzie,Howard Harris
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2014-09-10
ISBN 10: 9401790086
ISBN 13: 9789401790086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linking Local and Global Sustainability Book Review:

The book takes a holistic approach to sustainability. Acknowledging the Brundtland definition, that sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, the book is specifically concerned with the ethics of contemporary social and environmental sustainability activity and thinking. It is concerned with the role of institutions–both local and global in achieving sustainability initiatives. All twelve chapters extend sustainability–conceptually, empirically and theoretically, and in doing so provide insights into linking local and global sustainability. The book refocuses sustainability as a series of interwoven and dynamic relationships, backed by just ethical decision-making, which begin locally, and reach out to impact the global level.

The Business of Global Environmental Governance

The Business of Global Environmental Governance
Author: Nazli Choucri
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780262621885
ISBN 13: 0262621886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Business of Global Environmental Governance Book Review:

Theoretical and empirical accounts of the role of business in shaping international environmental policies.

Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance

Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance
Author: Agni Kalfagianni,Doris Fuchs,Anders Hayden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN 10: 1351691295
ISBN 13: 9781351691291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance Book Review:

The Routledge Handbook of Global Sustainability Governance provides a state-of-the-art review of core debates and contributions that offer a more normative, critical, and transformatively aspirational view on global sustainability governance. In this landmark text, an international group of acclaimed scholars provides an overview of key analytical and normative perspectives, material and ideational structural barriers to sustainability transformation, and transformative strategies. Drawing on pivotal new and contemporary research, the volume highlights aspects to be considered and blind spots to be avoided when trying to understand and implement global sustainability governance. In this context, the authors of this book debunk many myths about all-too optimistic accounts of progress towards a sustainability transition. Simultaneously, they suggest approaches that have the potential for real sustainability transformation and systemic change, while acknowledging existing hurdles. The wide-ranging chapters in the collection are organised into four key parts: • Part 1: Conceptual lenses • Part 2: Ethics, principles, and debates • Part 3: Key challenges • Part 4: Transformative approaches This handbook will serve as an important resource for academics and practitioners working in the fields of sustainability governance and environmental politics.

The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change
Author: Karen C. Seto,William D. Solecki,Corrie A. Griffith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN 10: 1317909321
ISBN 13: 9781317909323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions and feedbacks between urbanization and global environmental change. A key focus is the examination of how urbanization influences global environmental change, and how global environmental change in turn influences urbanization processes. It has four thematic foci: Theme 1 addresses the pathways through which urbanization drives global environmental change. Theme 2 addresses the pathways through which global environmental change affects the urban system. Theme 3 addresses the interactions and responses within the urban system in response to global environmental change. Theme 4 centers on critical emerging research.

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge Norms and Governance

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge  Norms and Governance
Author: M. J. Peterson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1351679996
ISBN 13: 9781351679992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contesting Global Environmental Knowledge Norms and Governance Book Review:

Through theoretical discussions and case studies, this volume explores how processes of contestation about knowledge, norms, and governance processes shape efforts to promote sustainability through international environmental governance. The epistemic communities literature of the 1990s highlighted the importance of expert consensus on scientific knowledge for problem definition and solution specification in international environmental agreements. This book addresses a gap in this literature – insufficient attention to the multiple forms of contestation that also inform international environmental governance. These forms include within-discipline contestation that helps forge expert consensus, inter-disciplinary contestation regarding the types of expert knowledge needed for effective response to environmental problems, normative and practical arguments about the proper roles of experts and laypersons, and contestation over how to combine globally developed norms and scientific knowledge with locally prevalent norms and traditional knowledge in ways ensuring effective implementation of environmental policies. This collection advances understanding of the conditions under which contestation facilitates or hinders the development of effective global environmental governance. The contributors examine how attempts to incorporate more than one stream of expert knowledge and to include lay knowledge alongside it have played out in efforts to create and maintain multilateral agreements relating to environmental concerns. It will interest scholars and graduate students of political science, global governance, international environmental politics, and global policy making. Policy analysts should also find it useful.

Global Accord

Global Accord
Author: Nazli Choucri
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 562
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780262531344
ISBN 13: 0262531348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Accord Book Review:

A holistic approach to a complex set of environmental issues.

Global Environmental Policy

Global Environmental Policy
Author: Charles H. Eccleston,Frederic March
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN 10: 1439896062
ISBN 13: 9781439896068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Policy Book Review:

Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic and comprehensive environmental policies. It discusses topics of interest to American and international audiences. Beginning with basic concepts, the book proceeds successively on to more advanced principles, theories, and practices for developing and implementing comprehensive environmental policy solutions. Topics are introduced in a logical, yet connected, user-friendly manner. Using practical case studies and examples, the book illustrates both the power and limitations of theoretical approaches. It defines the scope and nature of the environmental policy problem, outlining its origins and evolution, and introduces the policy frameworks of the United Nations, European Union, and the United States. Each chapter begins with a case study and ends with a problem set; the questions are designed to elicit practical and critical thinking. The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book. Upon completion, students should possess the competency required to examine a real world problem, evaluate it in terms of the concepts, principles, and tools described throughout the book, and develop a practical policy solution for resolving that problem.

Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability
Author: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN 10: 0521769345
ISBN 13: 9780521769341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Interdisciplinary exploration of the best scientific and political strategies to attain global sustainability, from many Nobel Prize-winning and other high-profile authors.

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance
Author: Richard E. Saunier,Richard Albert Meganck
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1849770999
ISBN 13: 9781849770996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance Book Review:

This unique dictionary and introduction to Global Environmental Governance (GEG), written and compiled by two veterans of the international stage, provides a compilation of over 5000 terms, organizations and acronyms, drawn from hundreds of official sources. An introductory essay frames the major issues in GEG and outlines the pitfalls of talking past one another when discussing the most critical of issues facing the planet. It challenges those who are concerned with the management of our planet and its inhabitants to understand and accept a vocabulary common to the often-opposing objectives sought in the many GEG instruments.The result is a practical tool that should find a central place on the desk of anyone involved in environmental management, development or sustainability issues anywhere in the world, including the United Nations, government policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholder groups, the business community, and students and professionals.

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability
Author: Sébastien Darchen,Glen Searle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 1351124218
ISBN 13: 9781351124218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability Book Review:

As the world becomes more urbanised, solutions are required to solve current challenges for three arenas of sustainability: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and urban economic sustainability. This edited volume interrogates innovative solutions for sustainability in cities around the world. The book draws on a group of 12 international case studies, including Vancouver and Calgary in Canada, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US (North America), Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Seoul in Korea (South-East Asia), Medellin in Colombia (South America), Helsinki in Finland, Freiburg in Germany and Seville in Spain (Europe). Each case study provides key facts about the city, presents the particular urban sustainability challenge and the planning innovation process and examines what trade-offs were made between social, environmental and economic sustainability. Importantly, the book analyses to what extent these planning innovations can be translated from one context to another. This book will be essential reading to students, academics and practitioners of urban planning, urban sustainability, urban geography, architecture, urban design, environmental sciences, urban studies and politics.