Green Development

Author: W. M. Adams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134754493
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This revised and updated new edition retains the clear and powerful argument which characterized the original. It gives a valuable analysis of the theory and practice of sustainable development and suggests that at the start of the new millennium, we should think radically about the challenge of sustainability. Fully revised, this latest edition includes further reading, chapter outlines, chapter summaries and new discussion topics, and explores: the roots of sustainable development thinking and its evolution in the last three decades of the twentieth century the dominant ideas within mainstream sustainable development the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability the problems of environmental degradation and the environmental impacts of development strategies for building sustainability in development from above and below. Offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability based on the industrialized economies of the North and the practical, applied ideas in the South which tend to ignore 'First World' theory, this important text gives a clear discussion of theory and extensive practical insights drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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.

Environmental Problems in Eastern Europe

Author: Francis W. Carter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415137577
Format: PDF
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Providing a descriptive analysis of a wide range of Central and East European countries, this updated paperback edition offers an invaluable study of pollution problems and their subsequent effects on the quality of life. Targeting industrial change, local authority and planning, environmental education, and the designation of protected areas as a precursors of environmental recovery, Environmental Problems in Eastern Europeexamines this situation in a thorough country-by-country approach. A new chapter on Slovakia demonstrates how many environmental problems which arose under communism and have been tackled during the transition have been alleviated. This updated edition also provides an important overview of recent developments in Eastern Europe and discusses topical issues such as health hazards and methods of charging costs of pollution back to those responsible.

Sustainable Development

Author: David Pearce
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134159064
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Ecology and Development in the Third World

Author: Avijit Gupta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134745117
Format: PDF
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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.