Technology in a Changing World

Technology in a Changing World
Author: Gurinder S. Shahi,Eng Fong Pang,Prof. Pang Eng Fong (Editors)
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 0557049709
ISBN 13: 9780557049707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology in a Changing World Book Review:

Selected papers by students of Singapore Management University

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780128202241
ISBN 13: 0128202246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World Book Review:

Sustainable Technologies for a Changing World reviews current technologies that are being developed to address some of the many critical sustainability issues. The book examines the interactions between the various facets of sustainability to show how solutions in one area can impact the challenges in another, whether for better or worse. Using the broad perspective of a sustainable urban environment, it explores the opportunities to design out inefficiency, increase resiliency, and capitalize on the systems level approach that is needed to understand the major challenges that exist and will become more severe as climate change becomes more entrenched. Provides an integrated approach to understanding sustainable technologies, and addresses the issues using a systems level approach Describes opportunities to create a more resilient environment that will be responsive to the impending issues associated with climate change and the more severe weather events resulting therefrom Edited by pioneer in the area of sustainability in the academic, professional and business arenas Chapters written by experts from various areas of chemical engineering and science to discuss the underlying challenges to contextualize properly the design options available for urban infrastructure

Sustainable Technologies Policies and Constraints in the Green Economy

Sustainable Technologies  Policies  and Constraints in the Green Economy
Author: Jean-Vasile, Andrei
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN 10: 1466640995
ISBN 13: 9781466640993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Technologies Policies and Constraints in the Green Economy Book Review:

The development of a green and sustainable economy continues to grow in awareness and popularity due to its promotion of a more comprehensive way of achieving economic development through social and environmental efficiency. Sustainable Technologies, Policies, and Constraints in the Green Economy carefully investigates the complex issues which surround the wide array of concepts, policies, and measures that come into play when promoting this somewhat new ideology. This publication covers over 50 years of research in the field in order to provide the best theoretical frameworks and empirical research to its readers. Professors, researchers, practitioners, and students will all benefit from the relevant discussions and diverse conclusions which are revealed in these chapters.

Sustainable Technology Development

Sustainable Technology Development
Author: Paul Weaver,Leo Jansen,Geert van Grootveld,Egbert van Spiegel,Philip Vergragt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-09-08
ISBN 10: 1351283227
ISBN 13: 9781351283229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Technology Development Book Review:

In the time it takes to read this sentence, about fifteen people will be added to the world's population. Read the sentence again, and there will be thirty. Tomorrow, each of these people will be demanding greater prosperity. Production and consumption are increasing fast but will have to grow even faster in the future to keep up with population growth and a world increasingly divided by inequality. How should we react to these trends? Certainly, many use growth figures to forecast disaster. But there is an alternative vision: one of a sustainable future, in which growth is seen not as a threat, but as the driving force behind innovation. This is the scenario worked out in the Netherlands by Sustainable Technology Development (STD), a five-year programme of research and "learning-by-doing" based on setting up new innovation networks and working with new methods to search for sustainable technological solutions. In order to make sustainability tangible, STD made a leap in time. What human needs will have to be satisfied fifty years from now? Taking a sustainable future vision as a starting point, STD demonstrated what steps we should take today for new technologies and systems to be in place in time. These results are now available for the first time in a comprehensive, specifically written English-language book, together with a description of the unique working method of STD and the results and key lessons from a set of the programme's illustrative case studies. This book serves as a manual for industry, governments and social leaders wanting to prepare themselves for a sustainable future. Sustainable Technology Development sets out the programme's underpinning philosophy and describes its approach, methods and findings. Delivering sustainability means finding ways to meet human needs using a fraction of the natural resources we use today. The world's richer nations would be wise to target at least ten-fold improvements by 2050 in the productivity with which conventional natural resources and environmental services are used. And they need to bring new, sustainable resources on-stream to augment the resource base and replace the use of unsustainable alternatives. Sustainable Technology Development marks a significant contribution to our understanding of innovation processes and how these might be influenced in favour of sustainable technology development. In principle, technology could play a pivotal role in sustainable development. Whether it does or not depends on whether innovators can be encouraged to make this an explicit goal, adopt long-term time-horizons and search for renewable technologies. Given the long lead-times involved, there is no time to waste in beginning the search. The STD programme has begun to make inroads into one of the most urgent of all needs concerning sustainable development: that for innovation in the innovation process itself.

Can Business Save the Earth

Can Business Save the Earth
Author: Michael Lenox,Aaron Chatterji
Publsiher: Stanford Business Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780804790994
ISBN 13: 080479099X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can Business Save the Earth Book Review:

Business as savior -- Innovator as genius -- Manager as hero -- Investor as visionary -- Customer as king -- System as catalyst

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
Author: Martin Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2262
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0128047925
ISBN 13: 9780128047927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies

Sustainable Excellence

Sustainable Excellence
Author: Zachary Karabell,Aron Cramer
Publsiher: Rodale Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-12
ISBN 10: 1609612116
ISBN 13: 9781609612115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Excellence Book Review:

How the world's most influential companies are building business strategies that tackle the biggest global challenges. Today's business landscape is changing in fundamental ways: Natural resources are growing ever more scarce and expensive. Technology and changing consumer expectations are making transparency a fact of life. The rise of emerging economies creates vast market opportunities for companies--and better living standards for hundreds of millions. In Sustainable Excellence, Aron Cramer and Zachary Karabell tell the stories of the companies who are transforming themselves by responding to these paradigm shifts and in the process shaping the future. From their work with these Global 1000 companies, Cramer and Karabell know firsthand how business can successfully grapple with big-picture issues like resource scarcity, supply chain complexities, and the diverse expectations of government and the public. In Sustainable Excellence, they tell the story of how Coca-Cola and Greenpeace collaborated on a refrigerator that fights climate change. They show how companies like Best Buy and Nike are transforming the very products they sell to deliver more value to consumers with less waste. They recount how GE and Google created an innovative partnership that is developing "smart grids" that radically reduce energy use. And they show how business leaders like Starbucks' founder and CEO Howard Schultz put sustainable excellence at the center of his company's business strategy. Through these and other fascinating stories, Sustainable Excellence makes the case for a different way of doing business--one that will define both business success and economic vitality in the 21st century.

Algae and Sustainable Technologies

Algae and Sustainable Technologies
Author: Atul Kumar Upadhyay,D.P. Singh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN 10: 1000204626
ISBN 13: 9781000204629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Algae and Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

Algal and sustainable technologies: Bioenergy, Nannotechnology and Green chemistry is an interdisciplinary overview of the world’s major problems; water scarcity, clean environment and energy and their sustenance remedy measures using microalgae. It comprehensively presents the way to tackle the socio-economic issues including food, feed, fuel, medicine and health and also entails the untapped potential of microalgae in environmental management, bioenergy solution and sustainable synthesis of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. This book basically emphasizes the success of algae as wonderful feed stocks of future and provides upto date information and sustainable and recreational outlook towards degrading environment and energy crisis. Applicability of fast emerging algae based nanotechnology in bioremediation and production of nanoparticle (AuNP, AgNP etc) are beautifully described along with latest research and findings. Key features: The "waste to best to income" strategies are the main concern of the book and take the edge off the problem of pollution, energy and income. Elucidate the sustainable phycoremediation and nanoparticle functions as low cost approach for various ecosystem services. Information regarding pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and other algae based value added product synthesis and fate are comprehensively discussed. Knowledge resource, latest research, findings and prospects presented in an accessible manner for researchers, students, eminent scientists, entrepreneurs, professionals and policy maker.

Perspectives on Global Development 2013 Industrial Policies in a Changing World

Perspectives on Global Development 2013 Industrial Policies in a Changing World
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013-06-21
ISBN 10: 9264194398
ISBN 13: 9789264194397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Global Development 2013 Industrial Policies in a Changing World Book Review:

Perspectives on Global Development (PGD) is OECD’s annual publication on emerging development issues. The 2013 edition focuses on productive growth strategies.

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World a European Perspective

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World  a European Perspective
Author: Peter Spathelf
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2009-12-04
ISBN 10: 9789048133017
ISBN 13: 9048133017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World a European Perspective Book Review:

Yet another book on the topic of ‘Sustainable Forest Management’ can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book’s attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline’s database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.

Agricultural development New perspectives in a changing world

Agricultural development  New perspectives in a changing world
Author: Otsuka, Keijiro, ed.,Fan, Shenggen, ed.
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN 10: 0896293831
ISBN 13: 9780896293830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural development New perspectives in a changing world Book Review:

Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World is the first comprehensive exploration of key emerging issues facing developing-country agriculture today, from rapid urbanization to rural transformation to climate change. In this four-part volume, top experts offer the latest research in the field of agricultural development. Using new lenses to examine today’s biggest challenges, contributors address topics such as nutrition and health, gender and household decision-making, agrifood value chains, natural resource management, and political economy. The book also covers most developing regions, providing a critical global perspective at a time when many pressing challenges extend beyond national borders. Tying all this together, Agricultural Development explores policy options and strategies for developing sustainable agriculture and reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. The changing global landscape combined with new and better data, technologies, and understanding means that agriculture can and must contribute to a wider range of development outcomes than ever before, including reducing poverty, ensuring adequate nutrition, creating strong food value chains, improving environmental sustainability, and promoting gender equity and equality. Agricultural Development: New Perspectives in a Changing World, with its unprecedented breadth and scope, will be an indispensable resource for the next generation of policymakers, researchers, and students dedicated to improving agriculture for global wellbeing.

Technologies Critical to a Changing World

Technologies Critical to a Changing World
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1166
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:452910476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies Critical to a Changing World Book Review:

Sustainable Innovation

Sustainable Innovation
Author: Andrew Hargadon
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2015-06-24
ISBN 10: 0804795029
ISBN 13: 9780804795029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Innovation Book Review:

If we can carry in our pockets more computing power than the Apollo program needed to put a man on the moon, why can't we solve problems like climate change, famine, or poverty? The answer lies, in part, in the distinctive challenges of creating innovations that address today's pressing environmental and social problems. In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Hargadon shows why sustainable innovation—the development of financially viable products that support a healthy environment and communities—is so difficult when compared to creating the next internet ventures or mobile apps that disregard these criteria. While other books treat innovation across sectors equally, Hargadon argues that most effective innovation strategies hinge on attention to the context in which they are pursued. Instead of relying on a stale set of "best practices," executives must craft their own strategies based on the particulars of their industries and markets. But, there are some rules of the road that foster a triple bottom line; this book provides a research-based framework that outlines the critical capabilities necessary to drive sustainable innovation: a long-term commitment, nexus work, science and policy expertise, recombinant innovation, and robust design. Sustainable Innovation draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary examples to show business readers and their companies how to stand on the shoulders of successful pioneers.

Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies

Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies
Author: A. Murali Krishna,Arindam Dey,S Sreedeep
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2018-03-01
ISBN 10: 9811077215
ISBN 13: 9789811077210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies Book Review:

This contributed volume encompasses contributions by eminent researchers in the field of geotechnical engineering. The chapters of this book are based on the keynote and sub-theme lectures delivered at the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2017. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art research and practices in different domains of geotechnical engineering in the areas of soil dynamics, earth retaining structures, ground improvement, and geotechnical and geophysical investigations. It will serve as an ideal resource for academics, researchers, practicing professionals, and students alike.

Climate Change Law Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development

Climate Change Law  Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development
Author: Md Mahatab Uddin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-07-22
ISBN 10: 1000402606
ISBN 13: 9781000402605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Law Technology Transfer and Sustainable Development Book Review:

This book explores the possibilities and scope of facilitating innovation and transfer of the environmentally sound technologies in the Post-Paris climate era. The possibilities to be explored by the book will first focus on the roles of the climate finance and technological cooperation mechanisms in innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Secondly, the book will focus on role of the ‘flexible mechanism’ (i.e. indirect financial mechanisms), which has been re-introduced by the Paris Agreement as ‘voluntary cooperation’ or ‘sustainable development’ mechanism in innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Thirdly, the book will contain a comparative analysis regarding efficiency of the technology transfer mechanism under global climate regime in comparison with technology transfer mechanism that exists under other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). In addition to the above, since the issues of trans-boundary technology transfer is also a matter of concern for international trade, the book will discuss to what extent the international trade related laws e.g. intellectual property laws, investment related laws governed by the World Trade Organizations (WTO) can play role in facilitating transfer of the environmentally sound technologies. Another important aspect that this book will cover is potential roles which private sectors can play in innovating and transferring environmentally sound technologies under above-mentioned instruments of international law. In short, this book will be based on the argument that if global climate regime and the international trade regime collaborate each other in creating enabling environment and attracting private sector to invest in the field of environmentally sound technologies, the global challenges of innovation and transfer of the environmentally sound technologies to the developing and least developed countries can be fulfilled in more efficient manner. From conceptual perspectives, discussions and analyses of the book will be made in the light of the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities (CBDR-RC) - two main guiding principles of the international laws on climate change. This book will be of great interest to scholars of climate change, technology transfer, intellectual property and sustainable development. Besides, national and international level policy makers dealing with climate change and sustainable development will be greatly benefitted from this book.

The Caribbean in a Changing World

The Caribbean in a Changing World
Author: Livingston Smith,Stephanie Fullerton-Cooper,Erica Gordon
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2017-06-23
ISBN 10: 1443873675
ISBN 13: 9781443873673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caribbean in a Changing World Book Review:

This collection is a critical reflection of the evolution of Caribbean countries since the demise of the West Indies Federation in 1962. At this historical juncture, some territories opted for independence while others remained dependent territories. The volume examines Caribbean societies in comparative and general ways, covering aspects of their ongoing development and challenges. It covers such areas as Caribbean integration, the state of human capital and social policy in the region, the education sector, Caribbean economic sustainability, and, significantly, the physical environment of the Caribbean. A central question has always been: should these territories have gone independent or stayed under some British tutelage? The book addresses this question, illustrating that these island states have made considerable progress, especially in the maintenance and deepening of democratic practices.

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook
Author: Woodrow W. Clark III
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-02-10
ISBN 10: 0123979293
ISBN 13: 9780123979292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook Book Review:

Global Sustainable Communities Handbook is a guide for understanding and complying with the various international codes, methods, and legal hurtles surrounding the creation of sustainable communities all over the world. The book provides an introduction to sustainable development, technology and infrastructure outlines, codes, standards, and guidelines written by experts from across the globe. Includes methods for the green use of natural resources in built communities Clearly explains the most cutting edge green technologies Provides a common approach to building green communities Covers green practices from architecture to construction

The United Nations and Changing World Politics

The United Nations and Changing World Politics
Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-10-22
ISBN 10: 1000028925
ISBN 13: 9781000028928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The United Nations and Changing World Politics Book Review:

This completely revised and updated eighth edition serves as the definitive text for courses in which the United Nations is either the focus or a central component. Built around three critical themes in international relations (peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and sustainable human development) the eighth edition of The United Nations and Changing World Politics guides students through the seven turbulent decades of UN politics. This new edition is fully revised to incorporate recent developments on the international stage, including new peace operations in Mali and the Central African Republic; ongoing UN efforts to manage the crises in Libya, Syria, and Iraq; the Iran Nuclear Deal; and the new Sustainable Development Goals. The authors discuss how international law frames the controversies at the UN and guides how the UN responds to violence and insecurity, gross violations of human rights, poverty, underdevelopment, and environmental degradation. Students of all levels will learn that the UN is a complex organization, comprised of three interactive entities that cooperate and also compete with each other to define and advance the UN's principles and purposes.

Green Technologies to Improve the Environment on Earth

Green Technologies to Improve the Environment on Earth
Author: Marquidia Pacheco
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 1789856191
ISBN 13: 9781789856194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Technologies to Improve the Environment on Earth Book Review:

The aim of this book is to compile some of the green technologies applied to improve the environment on Earth. The success of these technologies is built from humility; from this ethical principle, the concept of honest broker is defined in this work. Some of the biggest environmental problems, such as soil pollution by heavy metals and pollution from the mining industry and massive coal plants, are also addressed. Additional subjects depicted here include geothermal energy, plasma technology, and the correct use of electric vehicles, and demonstrate a promising scenario to diminish greenhouse gases. Likewise, caring for wildlife is essential; the correct use of certain technologies depicted here can contribute to their conservation.

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order
Author: Gordon K Douglass
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015001779647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Sustainability In A Changing World Order Book Review:

Sustainability as food sufficincy: resources, technology, and economics. Sustainability as stewardship: biology, ecology, and population. Sustainability as communiti: justice, participation and development.