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Smart Green World?: Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability

Smart Green World?: Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Steffen Lange, Tilman Santarius
May 27, 2020

In this book, Steffen Lange and Tilman Santarius investigate how digitalization influences environmental and social sustainability. The information revolution is currently changing the daily lives of billions of people worldwide. At the same time, the current economic model and consumerist...

Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia: Policy and Governance

Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia: Policy and Governance

1st Edition

Aki Suwa, Masahiko Iguchi
March 12, 2020

This book provides a wealth of information and a critically required framework for sustainable automobile policy development in major Asian countries. It also gives wide-ranging policy options, ranging from technological to institutional solutions to automobile emission problems, based on...

Sustainability Transitions in South Africa

Sustainability Transitions in South Africa

1st Edition

Najma Mohamed
March 04, 2020

South Africa’s transition to a greener economy features prominently in the long-term development vision of the country, and is an integral part of the country’s national climate change response strategy. Despite significant gains in socio-economic development since its transition to democracy,...

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future

1st Edition

Walter R. Erdelen, Jacques G. Richardson
March 04, 2020

Managing Complexity: Earth Systems and Strategies for the Future introduces and explores systems and complexity in relation to near-synchronous world and environmental problems. These relate to but are not limited to water, biological diversity, worldwide climate change, trade and conflict, global...

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems: From Theory to Practice

Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems: From Theory to Practice

1st Edition

Will Focht, Michael A. Reiter, Paul A. Barresi, Richard C. Smardon
March 04, 2020

The goal of Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems (SHES) education is to prepare students to facilitate social learning in communities that builds knowledge of, capacity for, and commitment to sustainability to facilitate the emergence of sustainable societies. The SHES approach to...

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

Measuring Intangible Values: Rethinking How to Evaluate Socially Beneficial Actions

1st Edition

Marie Harder, Gemma Burford
March 04, 2020

This book explores the complex problem of how to measure the ‘success’ of social organisations, projects and activities. Whether improving a local situation, organizing a campaign around sustainability, or assessing the intangible effects of perceived social benefits, currently we have only have a...

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic: Reconfiguring Identity, Space, and Time

1st Edition

Ulrik Pram Gad, Jeppe Strandsbjerg
March 04, 2020

The Politics of Sustainability in the Arctic argues that sustainability is a political concept because it defines and shapes competing visions of the future. In current Arctic affairs, prominent stakeholders agree that development needs to be sustainable, but there is no agreement over what it is...

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

Survival: One Health, One Planet, One Future

1st Edition

George R. Lueddeke
March 04, 2020

Planet Earth has been here for over 4.5 billion years but in just two human generations we have managed to place our only 'home' at great risk. Many lessons from history have not yet been learned and new lessons may prove equally, if not more, difficult to take on board as we head deeper into ...

Sustainability in an Imaginary World: Art and the Question of Agency

Sustainability in an Imaginary World: Art and the Question of Agency

1st Edition

David Maggs, John Robinson
January 29, 2020

Sustainability in an Imaginary World explores the social agency of art and its connection to complex issues of sustainability. Over the past decade, interest in art’s agency has ballooned as an increasing number of fields turn to the arts with ever-expanding expectations. Yet just as art is being...

Green Skills Research in South Africa: Models, Cases and Methods

Green Skills Research in South Africa: Models, Cases and Methods

1st Edition

Eureta Rosenberg, Presha Ramsarup, Heila Lotz-Sisitka
December 05, 2019

This book proposes transformative, realist methodology for skills research and planning through an analysis of case studies of the changing world of work, new learning pathways and educational system challenges. Studies of the green economy and sustainability transitions are a growing field...

Sustainable Action: Overcoming the Barriers

Sustainable Action: Overcoming the Barriers

1st Edition

Christian Berg
November 29, 2019

In this timely exploration of sustainable actions, Christian Berg unpacks the complexity in understanding the barriers we face in moving towards a sustainable future, providing solution perspectives for every level, from individuals to governments and supra-national organizations offering a lucid...

Personal Sustainability: Exploring the Far Side of Sustainable Development

Personal Sustainability: Exploring the Far Side of Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Oliver Parodi, Kaidi Tamm
October 17, 2019

Transition to sustainability is stuck and academic research has not resulted in significant change so far. A large void in sustainability research and the understanding of sustainable development is an important reason for this. Personal Sustainability seeks to address this void, opening up a whole...

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