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Towards the end of hunger

by Hector Maletta & Universidad del Pacífico

Hunger affects 800 million people, 11% of humankind. However, it is diminishing in absolute numbers and as a percentage of population as a result of slower population growth, economic development, and increasing...


The Cooperative Society: The next stage of human history

by E.G. Nadeau & Luc Nadeau

In this book, we present the hypothesis that humans may be on the threshold of a new historical stage, one characterized by cooperation, democracy, the equitable distribution of resources and a sustainable relationship...


High-Speed Rail and Sustainability: Decision-making and the political economy of investment

by Blas Luis Pérez Henríquez & Elizabeth Deakin

High speed rail (HSR) is being touted as a strategic investment for connecting people across regions, while also fostering prosperity and smart urban growth. However, as its popularity increases, its implementation...


Brazil in the Anthropocene: Conflicts between predatory development and environmental policies

by Liz-Rejane Issberner & Philippe Léna

Brazil is considered one of the world's most important environmental powers. With a continental territory containing almost 70 per cent of the Amazon rainforest, along with a rich biodiversity and huge amount...


Reinventing Prosperity: Managing Economic Growth to Reduce Unemployment, Inequality and Climate Change

by Jorgen Randers, Graeme Maxton & David Suzuki

The biggest challenges facing human wellbeing today are widening income inequality, continuing global poverty, and environmental degradation. Luckily, these problems are simple to solve — in theory.

In practice,...


Rawls and the Environmental Crisis

by Dominic Welburn

The liberal political theorist John Rawls, despite remaining largely silent on 'green concerns', was writing during a time of increasing awareness that the ecological stability of the earth is being compromised...


Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

by Lata Narayanaswamy

Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving...


Climate Change and Food Security: Africa and the Caribbean

by Elizabeth Thomas Hope

Global climatic change has resulted in new and unpredictable patterns of precipitation and temperature, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and rising sea levels. These changes impact all four...


Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene: More-than-human encounters

by Kate Wright

Transdisciplinary Journeys in the Anthropocene offers a new perspective on international environmental scholarship, focusing on the emotional and affective connections between human and nonhuman lives to reveal...


Systemic Structural Constellations and Sustainability in Academia: A New Method for Sustainable Higher Education

by Marlen Arnold

In order to create truly sustainable universities, we require new methods of visualising and interpreting them holistically as institutions built on complex relationships and systems, rather than as individual...


Aid, Technology and Development: The Lessons from Nepal

by Dipak Gyawali, Michael Thompson & Marco Verweij

Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides...


Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in theory and practice

by Cary Krosinsky & Sophie Purdom

A seminal shift has taken place in the world of investing. A clear and overarching reality has emerged which must be solved: financial considerations must factor in sustainability considerations for ongoing...


Resilience, Environmental Justice and the City

by Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Manuel Vallee & Beatrice Frank

Urban centres are bastions of inequalities, where poverty, marginalization, segregation and health insecurity are magnified. Minorities and the poor - often residing in neighbourhoods characterized by degraded...


Grassroots Environmental Governance: Community engagements with industry

by Leah S. Horowitz & Michael J. Watts

Grassroots movements can pose serious challenges to both governments and corporations. However, grassroots actors possess a variety of motivations, and their visions of development may evolve in complex ways....


Climate Change Finance and International Law

by Alexander Zahar

Since 2010, a significant quantity of international climate change finance has begun to reach developing countries. However, the transfer of finance under the international climate change regime - the legal...


How Power Shapes Energy Transitions in Southeast Asia: A complex governance challenge

by Jens Marquardt

An understanding of the role of energy-related governance systems and the conditions required for a shift towards renewables in developing countries is urgently needed in order to tap into the global potential...


The Atlas of Environmental Migration

by Dina Ionesco, Daria Mokhnacheva & François Gemenne

As climate change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten traditional landscapes and livelihoods of entire communities the need to study its impact on human migration and population displacement has...


The Empirical and Institutional Dimensions of Smart Specialisation

by Philip McCann, Frank van Oort & John Goddard

Smart specialisation is the new policy approach to the development of regional innovation systems across Europe and it involves fostering innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives which are well tailored to...


Environmental Management: Critical thinking and emerging practices

by Peter R. Mulvihill & S. Harris Ali

The field of Environmental Management (EM) involves a broad and evolving repertoire of practices. The field originated around 1970 in response to new policy, regulation and public concern about environmental...


Global Sustainability: 21 Leading CEOs Show How to Do Well by Doing Good

by Mark Lefko

An in-depth look at how the world's most influential business leaders are improving their bottom line by embracing ethical, sustainable business practices.