Green Development

Author: Bill Adams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134158386
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The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development. This fully revised third edition discusses: the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution to the present day the ideas that dominate mainstream sustainable development (ecological modernization, market environmentalism and environmental economics) the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability that challenge ‘business as usual’ thinking (for example ecosocialism, ecofeminism, deep ecology and political ecology) the dilemmas of sustainability in the context of dryland degradation, deforestation, biodiversity conservation, dam construction and urban and industrial development the nature of policy choices about the environment and development strategies and between reformist and radical responses to the contemporary global dilemmas. Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world. This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.

Green Development

Author: William Mark Adams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415080507
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Adams analyses the evolution of the concept of `sustainable development' and assesses how this can be applied in the real world. Bridging the gap between ecology and development studies, he argues that the `greeness' of development planning is not to be found in a concern for ecology of the environment, but in control, power and self-determination.

Sustainable Development

Author: David Pearce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134159064
Format: PDF
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Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.

Developing The Environment

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Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317896335
Format: PDF
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of global environmental problems - past, present and future - examining their roots and implications and suggesting, where possible, ways in which they might be mitigated or avoided by careful management.

Ecology and Development in the Third World

Author: Avijit Gupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134745125
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This comprehensive second edition provides an up-to-date introduction to the nature of ecological degradation in a world of dramatic environmental change.

Women and Environment in the Third World

Author: Irene Dankelman
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853830037
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Descriptive case studies of the major role of women in managing natural resources and the environment, explaining their problems in relation to land, water, forests, energy and human settlements.

Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa

Author: Mohamed Salih
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940101003X
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The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in 1980. Its main objectives are to encourage and promote interest; to engage in collaborative research; to facilitate scholarly exchange of ideas and publication between individuals and institutions engaged in the study and research in the social sciences. OSSREA also aims to promote the training of social scientists from the sub-region in the study of and research in the social sciences and to encourage establishment of institutions dedicated to this goal. In pursuance of and consistent with its objectives, OSSREA established a fund to provide research grants and training fellowships to social scientists from the sub-region. Every year OSSREA offers, on a competitive basis, two limited types of research grants: the first on topics related to the social sciences in general and the second on gender issues in particular. The grants assist the social scientists to conduct field research in an eastern or southern African country, society, institutions, sector, or problem area. The objectives of the social science competition are intended to encourage and promote upcoming scholars from the sub-region to conduct research in the social, economic, political or other problems. Moreover, it aims to strengthen and raise the capacity of faculty members and students in field research, and promote the subsequent availability of research fmdings for teaching as well as to inform individuals and institutions.

Deforestation Environment and Sustainable Development

Author: Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275969899
Format: PDF
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Recent awareness of global deforestation and its impact on the environment and economic development have compelled policymakers to critically examine the reasons behind these phenomena and find ways and means to promote sustainable forest management principles and policies. The contributors analyze these critical issues in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

El desarrollo sostenible una gu a sobre nuestro futuro com n

Author: World Commission on Environment and Development
Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela
ISBN: 9780192820808
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Discusses population growth, food production, energy, industry, and urban development, and suggests ways to promote economic growth while protecting the environment.