Environment in Poland

Author: Maciej Nowicki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401117314
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than 6,000 hectares of arable land turn The second half of the twentieth century will pass into history as an epoch that saw great irreversibly into desert (Tolba, 1992). During the last 30 years, human activity acceleration in technological development, the birth of electronics, the first space flights, and has created new deserts in Africa and Asia covering areas as large as Saudi Arabia. evolutionary developments in information sci ence, transportation and materials technol Intensive exploitation of the land has led to accelerated erosion of the best soils, and the ogies. Rapid industrial development spurred a significant increase in gross product on process is intensifying in parts of India, China, Russia, Ukraine and the United States. Without a global scale. Between 1950 and 1990 the global population doubled, but gross product urgent remedial action these trends could lead to complete impoverishment of these areas in increased fivefold and its value sevenfold (Brown, 1991). the decades ahead (Brown, 1984).

Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland

Author: Jakub Kronenberg
Publisher: Fundacja Sendzimira
ISBN: 8362168013
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This book is at once a guide for sustainable development professionals and a handbook for those interested in further studies on sustainability. It not only explains and exemplifies the issues of sustainability discussed herein, but it also offers a resource for practitioners in business, local authorities, non-governmental organisations and indeed individuals, wanting to undertake activities directed towards sustainable development. This book consists of 15 chapters supplemented with descriptions of sustainability tools and related case studies in Poland. These case studies are particularly useful for both teaching and practical application. In preparing this book, the authors have applied their extensive practical and research experience in this

Environmental Solutions

Author: Franklin J. Agardy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080456928
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In our changing world, society demands more comprehensive and thoughtful solutions from environmental engineers, environmental consultants and scientists dealing with the degradation of our environment. Lead by Nelson Nemerow and Franklin Agardy, experts in business, academia, government and practice have been brought together in Environmental Solutions to provide guidance for these environmental professionals. The reader is presented with a variety of solutions to common and not so common environmental problems which lay the groundwork for environmental advocates to decide which solutions will work best for their particular circumstances. This book discusses chemical, biological, physical, forensic, medical, international, economic, political, industrial-collaborative solutions and solutions for rural and developing countries giving readers the freedom to evaluate a variety of options and make informed decisions. End of chapter questions and additional resources are included making this an invaluable teaching tool and ideal reference for those currently involved in improving and preserving our environment. Contributions by international experts in government, industry, and academia. Editors are recognized as the editors of Environmental Engineering, the best selling title published by John Wiley. The first action-oriented book for environmental engineers.

Climate Change

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Publisher: CSIRO
ISBN: 0643103260
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"This publication provides the latest scientific knowledge on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers ... Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic, and social challenge of our time. Climate change research over many years shows links between human activities and warming of the atmosphere and oceans. This warming has caused changes to the climate system, such as changes in rain and wind patterns, and reductions in Arctic sea ice. Climate change adaptation involves taking action to adapt to climate change and to plan and prepare for the risk of future change. Climate change mitigation refers to actions that aim to limit greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, either by reducing emissions or by increasing the amount of carbon dioxide stored in natural sinks."--Publisher description.

Sustainable Consumption

Author: Lucie Middlemiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317239814
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Sustainable Consumption: Key Issues provides a concise introduction to the field of sustainable consumption, outlining the contribution of the key disciplines in this multi-disciplinary area, and detailing the way in which both the problem and the potential for solutions are understood. Divided into three parts, the book begins by introducing the concept of sustainable consumption, outlining the environmental impacts of current consumption trends, and placing these impacts in social context. The central section looks at six contrasting explanations of sustainable consumption in the public domain, detailing the stories that are told about why people act in the way they do. This section also explores the theory and evidence around each of these stories, linking them to a range of disciplines and approaches in the social sciences. The final section takes a broader look at the solutions proposed by sustainable consumption scholars and practitioners, outlining the visions of the future that are put forward to counteract damage to environment and society. Each chapter highlights key authors and real-world examples to encourage students to broaden their understanding of the topic and to think critically about how their daily lives intersect with environmental and ethical issues. Exploring the ways in which critical thinking and an understanding of sustainable consumption can be used in daily life as well as in professional practice, this book is essential reading for students, academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in this growing field.

Costing Nature in a Transition Economy

Author: Tomasz Zylicz
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782541127
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"The book studies examples of natural capital in Poland, identifies the beneficiaries of these natural assets, and discusses ways to reimburse those who own, steward or live within these assets (such as the national parks). With its focus firmly on environmental assets, rather than disruption and crises in the Central and Eastern European environment, the author reports on a number of nature protection studies including economic valuation surveys, species reintroduction projects, and the financing of national park services. Regional and international contexts of the local natural heritage are highlighted. Tomasz Zylicz uses the example of Poland to frame wider theories and conclusions on how to preserve and enhance the natural capital in transition economies." "Political, environmental and natural resource economists and environmental scientists, as well as NGOs and policymakers will find this book illuminating reading."--BOOK JACKET.

Environmental Challenges in the Baltic Region

Author: Ranjula Bali Swain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319560077
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This book explores environmental challenges in the Baltic region from an economic perspective. Featuring contributions from regional experts from Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries it addresses the response to eutrophication caused by increased loads of nutrients to the sea from agriculture, wastewater, industry and traffic, and cost-effective solutions to reach the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) targets, set up through the Helsinki Commission (HELCOM). Contributions also explore the environmental impacts of rural landscape change during the post-communist period in the Baltic Sea region and a review of the ex-post evaluations of the costs and benefits generated by Baltic Sea nutrient abatement policies. Public policies towards marine protection, wind power establishment, and attitudes to paying for environmental protection, environmental resilience and the international cooperation in the Baltic region are also discussed.

Environmental Protection in Transition

Author: John Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351939521
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This book takes an interdisciplinary look at environmental protection during Poland’s transition to market democracy. The contributors are recognised experts in their fields, making this an authoritative volume, combining the perspectives of economists, legal scholars, political scientists and sociologists.