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

by Barbara J. Cummings

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...

Rising Seas

by Martin Ince

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...

Strategies for Sustainability: Latin America

by Arturo Lopez Ornat

IUCN- The World Conservation Union Founded in 1948 The World Conservation Union brings together States government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organisations in a unique world partnership...

Wasted: Counting the Costs of Global Consumption

by Michael Redclift

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...

Strategies for Sustainability: Africa

by Adrian Wood

The World Conservation Union, Founded in 1948, brings together States government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organisations in a unique world partnership over 800 members in all, spread...

Strategies for Sustainability: Asia

by Jeremy Carew-Reid

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:...

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

by Jeremy Carew-Reid, Robert Prescott-Allen & Stephen Bass

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...

Caring for the Earth: A strategy for sustainable living

by The World Coservation Union (Iucn), Unep & Wwf

'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...

Atlas of Nepal in the Modern World

by Michael Sill & John Kirkby

Nepal is associated, in most people's imagination, with Everest (Sagarmatha to the Nepalese), vivid plants and picturesque villages and people. The truth, as always, is other. It is one of the poorest countries...

Vanishing Borders: Protecting the Planet in the Age of Globalization

by Hilary French

National governments are ill-equipped for tackling transnational environmental problems, from ozone depletion to soaring trade in commodities like timber and shrimp. As these issues climb higher on the political...

Mountain World in Danger: Climate change in the forests and mountains of Europe

by Sten Nilsson & David Pitt

The changing climate, the warming of the world and acid rain are among the greatest problems facing us at the end of the twentieth century. This book describes, for the first time, the effects of these phenomena...

Delivering High Performance: The Third Generation Organisation

by Douglas G. Long

Douglas Long is the author of Third Generation Leadership and the Locus of Control which focused on the new understanding of what influences individuals’ values, world views and the behaviours needed to facilitate...

Strategic Partnering: Remove Chance and Deliver Consistent Success

by Luc Bardin & Raphaël|Bardin, Guillaume Bardin

Strategic Partnering - remove chance and deliver consistent success - is designed to take the guesswork out and provide you with a ground-breaking and fully encompassing system of rules and processes, to make...

Conflict, Political Accountability and Aid

by Paul Collier

Paul Collier's contributions to development economics,and in regard to Africa in particular, have marked him out as one of the most influential commentators of recent times. His research has centred upon the...

Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol

by Sebastian Oberthür & G. Kristin Rosendal

This book analyses the status and prospects of the global governance of Access Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the aftermath of 2010's Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD's initial...

Improving Global Environmental Governance: Best Practices for Architecture and Agency

by Norichika Kanie, Steinar Andresen & Peter M. Haas

The experience of environmental governance is approached in Improving Global Environmental Governance from the unique perspective of actor configuration and embedded networks of actors, which are areas of emerging...

Institutions and Development After the Financial Crisis

by Sebastiano Fadda & Pasquale Tridico

The financial crash of 2007-2008 and the subsequent global economic crisis have raised questions about the viability of capitalism and the desirability of alternative types of economic system. In this context,...

The Paradigm of International Social Development: Ideologies, Development Systems and Policy Approaches

by Murli Desai

This book takes a historical approach to analyse ideologies, policy approaches and development systems that have constructed the paradigm of international social development. It aims to review the social construction...

The Universal Social Safety-Net and the Attack on World Poverty: Pressing Need, Manageable Cost, Practical Possibilities, Favourable Spillovers

by Anthony Clunies-Ross & Mozammel Huq

The book is concerned with strategy and tactics for directing that small slice of world income into filling the gap. This must be done country by country, on the initiative of each country's government: with...

The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

by Paul Polak & Mal Warwick

How can the world's nearly 3 billion who live on $2 a day or less be lifted out of poverty? Paul Polak (bestselling author of Out of Poverty) and the organizations he has founded have pioneered methods that...