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An Introductory Guide to Systems Thinking

by David Kerr

The world around us is comprised of systems - organisational systems, business systems, political systems, family systems, inter-personal systems, biological systems, economic systems - the list goes on.

This...


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is...


Guide to LEED 2009 Estimating and Preconstruction Strategies

by Thomas A. Taylor

This guide walks the reader step by step through the LEED 2009 for New Construction process, offering advanced techniques for estimating the actual costs, in time and money, for building green. It serves as...


Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Going Green Together

by Frank Roettgers

Reviews: Going Green Together is an excellent scientific achievement and is leading the way in giving advice on how to green a business sustainably. --Dr. Aidan O'Driscoll, Editor Irish Marketing Review This...


Flipping the Switch...: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ!

by John G. Miller

In his bestselling book QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, John G. Miller revealed how personal accountability helps to create opportunity, overcome obstacles, and achieve goals by eliminating blame, complaining,...


Urban Access for the 21st Century: Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure

by Elliott D. Sclar, Mans Lönnroth & Christian Wolmar

This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. For most of the last century cities have followed a path of dependency on car dominated urban transport favouring the middle classes....


Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance

by Todd L. Cherry, Jon Hovi & David M. McEvoy

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems facing the global community. Although most states agree that climate change is occurring and is at least partly the result of humans' reliance on fossil fuels,...


Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Countries

by Anna Pegels

For decades, governments have tried to foster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. Many instruments are known to work, and many lessons have been learned. However, humanity is increasingly feeling...


Economic Development and Political Action in the Arab World

by M.A. Mohamed Salih

Analysis of North African revolt against authoritarianism, known as the 'Arab Spring', embraced reductionist explanations such as the social media, youth unemployment and citizens' agitations to regain dignity...


Sustainability Principles and Practice

by Margaret Robertson

Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both...


Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds

by Kirsten Hastrup & Cecilie Rubow

Climate change is a lived experience of changes in the environment, often destroying conventional forms of subsistence and production, creating new patterns of movement and connection, and transforming people's...


Development and Welfare Policy in South Asia

by Gabriele Koehler & Deepta Chopra

This book sheds light on social policies in six South Asian countries introduced between 2003 and 2013, examining the ways in which these policies have come about, and what this reflects about the nature of...


Power to the People: Energy in Europe over the Last Five Centuries

by Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima & Paul Warde

Power to the People examines the varied but interconnected relationships between energy consumption and economic development in Europe over the last five centuries. It describes how the traditional energy economy...


Theatre for Women S Participation in Sustainable Development

by Beth Osnes

Though development researchers have proven that the participation of women is necessary for effective sustainable development, development practitioners still largely lack culturally appropriate, gender-sensitive...


Sustainability: All That Matters

by Chris Goodall

Building a sustainable society is perhaps the greatest test that the world has ever faced. Prosperity has been created by ruthless and ill-disciplined mining of the world's resources, compounded by a cavalier...


Nonprofit Guide to Going Green

by Ted Hart, Adrienne D. Capps & Matthew Bauer

The definitive, practical, go-to resource guide on helping all charities become more "green"

Nonprofit Guide to Going Green is your comprehensive learning tool to guide nonprofits and NGOs towards becoming greener....


Climate Action Upsurge: The Ethnography of Climate Movement Politics

by Stuart Rosewarne, James Goodman & Rebecca Pearse

In the late 2000s climate action became a defining feature of the international political agenda. Evidence of global warming and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions created a new sense of urgency and, despite...


Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development: Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa

by Bas Van Vliet, Joost van Buuren & Shaaban Mgana

Urban sanitation and solid waste sectors are under significant pressure in East Africa due to the lack of competent institutional capacity and the growth of the region's urban population. This book presents...


Threats Without Enemies: Facing environmental insecurity

by Gwyn Prins

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...