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Social Change and Conservation

Social Change and Conservation

Krishna B. Ghimire, Michael P. Pimbert
November 05, 2013

The book discusses protected areas and conservation policies, critically reviewing protected areas management and the concepts of conservation. Drawing on case studies form North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, it shows how they affected local people - their customary rights, livelihoods,...

Wasted: Counting the Costs of Global Consumption

Wasted: Counting the Costs of Global Consumption

Michael Redclift
November 05, 2013

Sustainable development cannot be achieved solely at the international level. Without the creation of more sustainable livelihoods, it will remain a utopian and elusive goal. Yet given the huge differences in economic development and levels of consumption between North and South, how might this be...

Caring for the Earth: A strategy for sustainable living

Caring for the Earth: A strategy for sustainable living

The World Conservation Union (Iucn), Unep, Wwf
October 31, 2013

'This is a strategy for a kind of development that provides real improvements in the quality of human life and at the same time conserves the vitality and diversity of the Earth. The goal is development that will be sustainable. Today it may seem visionary. but it is attainable. To more and more...

Global Environment Outlook 2000

Global Environment Outlook 2000

United Nations Environment Programme (Unep)
October 31, 2013

'The continued poverty of the majority of the planet's inhabitants and excessive consumption by the minority are the two major causes of environmental degradation The present course is unsustainable and postponing action is no longer an option. Inspired political leadership and intense cooperation...

Strategies for National Sustainable Development: A handbook for their planning and implementation

Strategies for National Sustainable Development: A handbook for their planning and implementation

Jeremy Carew-Reid, Robert Prescott-Allen, Stephen Bass, Barry Dalal-Clayton
April 12, 2013

The IUCN Strategies for Sustainable Development Handbook Series This handbook is one in a series being produced by IUCN and its partners to assist countries and communities implement Agenda 21, the action programme of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The series will...

World at the Crossroads: Towards a sustainable, equitable and liveable world

World at the Crossroads: Towards a sustainable, equitable and liveable world

Philip B. Smith, Samuel E. Okoye, Jaap de Wilde, Priya Deshingkar
April 12, 2013

Thirty years ago the Russell-Einstein Manifesto warned humanity that our survival is imperilled by the risk of nuclear war... In the spirit of that Manifesto, we now call on all scientists to expand our concerns to a broader set of interrelated dangers: destruction of the environment on a global...

Women and the Environment in the Third World: Alliance for the future

Women and the Environment in the Third World: Alliance for the future

Irene Dankelman, Joan Davidson
April 12, 2013

'This book ... should be issued to grass-root organisations everywhere' Doris Lessing, The New Scientist 'It is must reading for government planners, environmentalists and the ordinary layman' Asia Week Women in the Third World play the major role in managing natural resources. They are also the...

Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil

Dam the Rivers, Damn the People: Development and resistence in Amazonian Brazil

Barbara J. Cummings
March 28, 2013

The Brazilian Amazon is the largest area of tropical rainforest in Latin America. Brazil is that continent's most rapidly developing country. The Amazon is at the heart of the conflict between conservation and development, between people and power, and between heritage and modernisation. In the...

Threats Without Enemies: Facing environmental insecurity

Threats Without Enemies: Facing environmental insecurity

Gwyn Prins
March 28, 2013

The world is moving into a new era which will be dominated by a new range of threats and a new range of priorities. Already headlines tell of storms and droughts, mass emigrations, the danger of old Soviet nuclear reactors and the thinning ozone layer, and with the menaces of global warming,...

Strategies for Sustainability: Asia

Strategies for Sustainability: Asia

Jeremy Carew-Reid
March 28, 2013

IUCN – The World Conservation Union Founded in 1948 The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse' range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: over 800 members in all, spread across some 136 countries. As a Union, IUCN seeks...

Rising Seas

Rising Seas

Martin Ince
March 11, 2013

Recent and dramatic flooding in places as far apart as Bangladesh and North Wales are example of what could become commonplace if sea levels rise. Most scientists are predicting a rise of about one metre and this book, based on research carried out for the Commonwealth governments, describes in...

Progress for a Small Planet

Progress for a Small Planet

Barbara Ward
March 11, 2013

Three topics dominate discussions of the global environment: pollution; the consequences of the affluent running ever faster through finite resources; and the growing tensions between rich and poor as a third of humanity continues to live and die in desperate poverty. In this exceptional book...

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