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The Carbon Farming Solution: A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops and Regenerative Agriculture Practices for Climate Change Mitigation and Food Securit

by Eric Toensmeier & Hans Herren

With carbon farming, agriculture ceases to be part of the climate problem and becomes a critical part of the solution

Agriculture is rightly blamed as a major culprit of our climate crisis. But in this groundbreaking...


Change for the Audacious: a doer's guide: Large Systems Change for flourishing futures

by Steve John Waddell

We must and can do much better at addressing issues such as climate change, food security, health, education, environmental degradation, peace-building, water, equity, corruption, and wealth creation.  This...


Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador

by Jill DeTemple

Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories examines the ways in which religion and community development are closely intertwined in a rural part of contemporary Latin America. Using historical, documentary, and...


From Aid to Trade: How Aid Organizations, Businesses, and Governments Can Work Together: Lessons Learned from Haiti

by Daniel Jean-Louis & Jacqueline Klamer

Why do poor countries remain poor? Why, after receiving billions of dollars, do poor countries remain poor? Why are failing foreign aid models utilized over and over again? After the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake,...


Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

by Rick Peyser & Bill Mares

BILL MARES is a writer and commentator for Vermont Public Radio. He is also president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a former high school teacher, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives...


Scaling Up: The Convergence of Social Economy and Sustainability

by Mike Gismondi, Sean Connelly & Mary Beckie

When citizens take collaborative action to meet the needs of their community, they are participating in the social economy. Co-operatives, community-based social services, local non-profit organizations, and...


A Cultural History of Climate Change

by Tom Bristow & Thomas H. Ford

Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us...


Knowledge Intensive Business Services and Regional Competitiveness

by João J. M. Ferreira, Mário L. Raposo & Cristina I. Fernandes

Research interest in the service sector has boomed in recent years as deindustrialisation became entrenched. Instead of being regarded as merely supplementary to traditional industry and manufacturing, services...


Urban Poverty and Climate Change: Life in the slums of Asia, Africa and Latin America

by Manoj Roy, Sally Cawood & Michaela Hordijk

This book deepens the understanding of the broader processes that shape and mediate the responses to climate change of poor urban households and communities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Representing an...


A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy

by Haydn Washington & Paul Twomey

There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis - a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services...


Cities on a Finite Planet: Towards transformative responses to climate change

by Sheridan Bartlett & David Satterthwaite

Cities on a Finite Planet: Transformative responses to climate change shows how cities can combine high quality living conditions, resilience to climate change, disaster risk reduction and contributions to mitigation/low...


Systemic Crises of Global Climate Change: Intersections of race, class and gender

by Phoebe Godfrey & Denise Torres

Sociological literature tends to view the social categories of race, class and gender as distinct and has avoided discussing how multiple intersections inform and contribute to experiences of injustice and inequity....


Universities and Global Human Development: Theoretical and empirical insights for social change

by Alejandra Boni & Melanie Walker

This book makes the case for a critical turn in development thinking around universities and their contributions in making a more equal post-2015 world. It puts forward a normative approach based on human development...


Improving Urban Access: New Approaches to Funding Transport Investment

by Elliott D. Sclar, Mans Lönnroth & Christian Wolmar

By 2050, two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities. To thrive, they will need efficient and sustainable forms of transport, but to achieve this, the financial incentives guiding urban transport...


Skills and Cities

by Sako Musterd, Marco Bontje & Jan Rouwendal

Creative industries have become fundamental in signalling the economic wellbeing of cities and urban regions. Workers who are attracted to the sector tend to have strong preferences when it comes to the neighbourhoods...


Human Rights and Sustainability: Moral responsibilities for the future

by Gerhard Bos & Marcus Düwell

The history of human rights suggests that individuals should be empowered in their natural, political, political, social and economic vulnerabilities. States within the international arena hold each other responsible...


UNHCR and the Struggle for Accountability: Technology, law and results-based management

by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik & Katja Lindskov Jacobsen

Despite the key importance of accountability for the legitimacy of humanitarian action, inadequate academic attention has been given to how the concept of accountability is evolving within the specific branches...


Energy, Cities and Sustainability: An historical approach

by Harry Margalit

According to some estimates, humanity has now passed the point at which city dwellers outnumber country dwellers. This simple fact encapsulates a multitude of historical trends and contentions, not the least...


Harnessing the Power of Collective Learning: Feedback, accountability and constituent voice in rural development

by Roy Steiner & Duncan Hanks

What were new ideas 30 years ago, such as the concepts of participatory development and systems thinking, are now accepted norms in international development circles. The majority of professionals engaged in...


Reimagining Climate Change

by Paul Wapner & Hilal Elver

Responding to climate change has become an industry. Governments, corporations, activist groups and others now devote billions of dollars to mitigation and adaptation, and their efforts represent one of the...