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White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert

With almost 600 million people having no access to energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, rural electrification is a major challenge for the development of the continent.

This White Paper highlights 25 energy projects...


Quarterly Essay 48 After the Future: Australia's New Extinction Crisis

by Tim Flannery

When it comes to the natural world, Australia is home to a disproportionately large share of the world's riches. That means we Australians are caretakers of a unique natural heritage in a land which tolerates...


Living Without Oil: Megatrends in a New Energy Era

by Adjiedj Bakas & Rob Creemers

The price of oil is currently six times as high as it was five years ago, and will double within the next two years. We're all aware of the negative aspects of being so dependent on oil and you can't ignore...


Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Elizabeth A Laugeson & Fred Frankel

Social Skills for Teenagers with Developmental and Autism Spectrum Disorders uses discussion, handouts, tips and activities to walk parents and therapists through a step-by-step program that has brought proven...


Basic Services for All in an Urbanizing World

by United Cities and Local Governments

UCLG's Third Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD III) examines basic service provision and the current state-of-play of the local governance of basic services around the world.

Basic...


Sharing is Good: How to Save Money, Time and Resources through Collaborative Consumption

by Beth Buczynski

The new sharing economy — reduce waste, save money and become more self-sufficient, all without buying more stuff


The Nature of Business: Redesign for Resilience

by Giles Hutchins

The business of biomimicry—companies the way nature intended.


The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov

A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.


Supply Shock: Economic Growth at the Crossroads and the Steady State Solution

by Brian Czech & Herman Daly

The steady state revolution– navigating the end of economic growth.


Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives

by Anna Lindley

Crisis and migration have a long association, in popular and policy discourse as well as in social scientific analysis. Despite the emergence of more nuanced and even celebratory accounts of mobility in recent...


Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance

by Jean-Frédéric Morin & Amandine Orsini

Aligning global governance to the challenges of sustainability is one of the most urgent environmental issues to be addressed. This book is a timely and up-to-date compilation of the main pieces of the global...


The Language of Global Development: A Misleading Geography

by Marcin Wojciech Solarz

Terms such as "Third World", "developing countries" and "Global South" are ubiquitous in the discipline of development studies, but they are often poorly defined, ideologically weighted and misleading.

Taking...


Foreign Aid and Emerging Powers: Asian Perspectives on Official Development Assistance

by Iain Watson

Current debates on emerging powers as foreign aid donors often fail to examine the myriad geopolitical, geoeconomic and geocultural tensions that influence policies of Official Development Assistance (ODA)....


The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

by Cheryll Glotfelty & Eve Quesnel

Bioregionalism asks us to reimagine ourselves and the places where we live in ecological terms and to harmonize human activities with the natural systems that sustain life. As one of the originators of the concept...


The Little Green Data Book 2014

by World Bank

The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans,...


The Global Development of Policy Regimes to Combat Climate Change

by Nicholas Stern, Alex Bowen & JOHN WHALLEY

The year 2015 will be a landmark year for international climate change negotiations. Governments have agreed to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to...


Human Security and Japan's Triple Disaster: Responding to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear crisis

by Paul Bacon & Christopher Hobson

Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security...


Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism

by John Stanton

Change and development are going on all around us. On both an international platform, as well as at the local governmental and community level, governments, decision and policy makers constantly strive to improve...


Low Carbon Transitions for Developing Countries

by Frauke Urban

Global climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our times and in order to tackle this carbon emissions need to be mitigated. China and India have recently become some of the world's largest greenhouse...


Transdisciplinary Sustainability Studies: A Heuristic Approach

by Katri Huutoniemi & Petri Tapio

Arising out of human-environment interaction, sustainability problems resist disciplinary categories and simple solutions. This book offers a fresh approach to practical and methodological concerns in transdisciplinary...