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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...


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,...


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.


Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal

by Gitanjali Nain Gill

Modern environmental regulation and its complex intersection with international law has led many jurisdictions to develop environmental courts or tribunals. Strikingly, the list of jurisdictions that have chosen...


Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

by Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford & L. Anders Sandberg

This book examines the challenges and possibilities of conducting cultural environmental history research today. Disciplinary commitments certainly influence the questions scholars ask and the ways they seek...


Transdisciplinary Research and Practice for Sustainability Outcomes

by Dena Fam, Jane Palmer & Chris Riedy

'Transdisciplinarity' is a form of research and practice that synthesises knowledge from a range of academic disciplines and from the community. There is now global interest and a significant body of work on...


Humanities for the Environment: Integrating knowledge, forging new constellations of practice

by Joni Adamson & Michael Davis

Humanities for the Environment, or HfE, is an ambitious project that from 2013-2015 was funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project networked universities and researchers internationally...


Socioeconomic Evaluation of Megaprojects: Dealing with uncertainties

by Markku Lehtonen & Pierre-Benoît|Aparicio, Luis Joly

The governance and evaluation of 'megaprojects' - that is, large-scale, complex, high-stakes infrastructure projects usually commissioned by governments and delivered through partnerships between public and...


SIMPLIFYING CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

by Charu, Dr Jain

Corporations are slowly realizing the impact of their business on the environment and society. They are also facing increasing pressure from their stakeholders to follow responsible business practices. Many...


Southern Perspectives on the Post-2015 International Development Agenda

by Debapriya Bhattacharya & Andrea Ordóñez Llanos

At the turn of the millennium, the unanimous adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the United Nations General Assembly marked a new chapter in international development. However, voices from...


Responding to Climate Change in Asian Cities: Governance for a more resilient urban future

by Diane Archer, Sarah Colenbrander & David Dodman

The role of cities in addressing climate change is increasingly recognised in international arenas, including the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the New Urban...


Global Food Security and Development Aid

by Ivica Petrikova

At the global level, international actors have repeatedly expressed their desire to end hunger and food insecurity. However, food insecurity has persisted. More analysis is hence needed on the link between continuously...


The Green State in Africa

by Carl Death

A provocative reassessment of the relationship between states and environmental politics in Africa

From climate-related risks such as crop failure and famine to longer-term concerns about sustainable urbanization,...


Innovation, Regional Development and the Life Sciences: Beyond clusters

by Kean Birch

The life sciences is an industrial sector that covers the development of biological products and the use of biological processes in the production of goods, services and energy. This sector is frequently presented...