An Introduction to Sustainability

Environmental, Social and Personal Perspectives
Author: Martin Mulligan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315519437
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 338
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An Introduction to Sustainability provides students with a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and ideas which are encompassed within the growing field of sustainability. The fully updated second edition, including new figures and images, teases out the diverse but intersecting domains of sustainability and emphasises strategies for action. Aimed at those studying the subject for the first time, it is unique in giving students from different disciplinary backgrounds a coherent framework and set of core principles for applying broad sustainability principles within their own personal and professional lives. These include: working to improve equality within and across generations; moving from consumerism to quality of life goals; and respecting diversity in both nature and culture. Areas of emerging importance such as the economics of prosperity and wellbeing stand alongside core topics including: · Energy and society · Consumption and consumerism · Risk and resilience · Waste, water and land. Key challenges and applications are explored through international case studies, and each chapter includes a thematic essay drawing on diverse literature to provide an integrated introduction to fundamental issues. Housed on the Routledge Sustainability Hub, the book’s companion website contains a range of features to engage students with the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability. Together these resources provide a wealth of material for learning, teaching and researching the topic of sustainability. This textbook is an essential companion to any sustainability course.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development


Author: Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,John A. Boyd
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849770476
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 416
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This volume is the most comprehensive textbook on sustainable development. It has been developed with students and professionals from around the world specifically for those who need a thorough grounding in the subject. Coverage includes: background to sustainable development and global environmental issues; measurement and sustainability indicators; environmental assessment, management and policy; approaches and linkages to poverty reduction; impacts and infrastructure development; economics, consumption, production and market failures; governance; participation; disaster management; international financial institutions; international environmental agreements; and the role of civil society.

An Introduction to Sustainability and Aesthetics

Art and Design for the Environment
Author: Christopher Crouch
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1627345256
Category: Aesthetics
Page: 218
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This book introduces the idea of sustainability and its aesthetic dimension, suggesting that the role of the aesthetic is an active one in developing an ecologically, economically and culturally healthy society. With an introduction by Christopher Crouch and an afterword by John Thackara, the book gathers together a range of essays that address the issue of the aesthetics of sustainability from a multitude of disciplinary and cultural perspectives.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development


Author: Jennifer Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136918264
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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This fourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of sustainable development is explored through a detailed consideration of changing ideas and practices within environmentalism and development thinking. The text identifies the different actors involved (from institutions of global governance through to community based organisations), the policies and mechanisms through which sustainable development is being sought and considers the outcomes for particular groups and environments in both rural and urban contexts. This edition places stronger emphasis on the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. It explores how these issues are leading to deep questioning of what sustainable development is, what it should be, and how sustainable development policies and mechanisms are being reconsidered. The book gives new consideration to the challenge of achieving lower carbon growth, climate adaptation, and the implications on sustainable development of rapidly expanding economies, including China and India. It contains greater discussion of how civil society movements influence outcomes of international climate policy, as well as technological developments in energy and agriculture. The text also contains a substantially expanded discussion of how poverty remains central to sustainable development challenges, as revealed through the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Millennium Development Goals. This invaluable text retains the core message that sustainable development has become central to debates about environment and development. Containing a substantial number of new boxed case studies, learning outcomes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, this text provides an essential introduction for students.

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation

Policy, Planning and Implementation
Author: Preston L Schiller,Jeffrey Kenworthy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317289145
Category: Transportation
Page: 420
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Cities around the globe struggle to create better and more equitable access to important destinations and services, all the while reducing the energy consumption and environmental impacts of mobility. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation illustrates a new planning paradigm for sustainable transportation through case studies from around the world with hundreds of valuable resources and references, color photos, graphics and tables. The second edition builds and expands upon the highly acclaimed first edition, with new chapters on urban design and urban, regional and intercity public transportation, as well as expanded chapters on automobile dependence and equity issues; automobile cities and the car culture; the history of sustainable and unsustainable transportation; the interrelatedness of technologies, infrastructure energy and functionalities; and public policy and public participation and exemplary places, people and programs around the globe. Among the many valuable additions are discussions of autonomous vehicles (AVs), electric vehicles (EVs), airport cities, urban fabrics, urban heat island effects and mobility as a service (MaaS). New case studies show global exemplars of sustainable transportation, including several from Asia, a case study of participative and deliberative public involvement, as well as one describing life in the Vauban ecologically planned community of Freiburg, Germany. Students in affiliated sustainability disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many provides practical techniques to innovate and transform transportation.

An Introduction to Sustainable Resource Use


Author: Callum A. S. Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1844079260
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 225
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This book explores the challenges our society faces in making the transition to renewable resource use in a way that is truly sustainable – environmentally, economically and socially. After exploring the physical limits the laws of thermodynamics impose on resource exploitation, the book outlines options for managing resources within these limits. It then moves on to look at the resources themselves (from fossil fuels, through minerals to renewable resources such as timber) and the salient question of how the relentless increase in consumption is putting untenable strain on resource use. Case studies investigate what is being done across a range of sectors – and what is and isn't working. The second half of the book turns to solutions, from the promise of industrial ecology to a new economy based on renewable resources such as biobased materials from agricultural crops and forests. Suitable for under- and postgraduate courses on environmental limits and resource use, and continuing professional development – particularly resource management, materials, industrial ecology, energy, resource economics and engineering.

Nachhaltigkeitsökonomik

Eine Einführung
Author: Peter Bartelmus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365803131X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Das Buch führt ein in das zunehmend wichtige Feld ​der ökonomischen Nachhaltigkeit und verbindet verschiedene Disziplinen: Umweltwissenschaft, Umweltökonomie und Wirtschaftsökonomie sowie Wachstumstheorien. Da Nachhaltigkeit verschiedene Lesarten hat, verfolgt der Autor zwei Intentionen: eine Systematik in Maßnahmen, Modelle und Management der Nachhaltigkeit zu bringen sowie den Zugang zu diesem komplexen, interdisziplinären Thema zu erleichtern. Das Buch schließt eine Lücke zwischen den Disziplinen und wird damit zum wichtigsten Ratgeber derzeit, um die aktuellen Konzepte zu verstehen und anzuwenden. Als Lehrbuch konzipiert, ist es auch für gesellschaftlich Interessierte geschrieben. Zahlreiche, eigen erstellte Illustrationen visualisieren die Ausführungen.

Environmental Issues

An Introduction to Sustainability
Author: Robert L. McConnell,Daniel C. Abel
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780131566507
Category: Science
Page: 338
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This ... case study book provides students with the critical thinking and math skills needed to examine and analyze environmental issues relevant to today's world. Features current ... cases rather than hypothetical situations; presents the tools of critical thinking and applies them throughout the book, encouraging students to assess their own reasoning; includes mathematical formulas explained in a step-by-step manner to help students gain confidence in their own math proficiency; integrates information and questions throughout the book; suggests examples for further research while encouraging students to explore the implications, significance, and validity of their work. -Back cover.

Introduction to Sustainability


Author: Robert Brinkmann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118487141
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Introduction to Sustainability is the first major textbook to review major themes in the cutting-edge field of sustainability. The book is suitable for introductory interdisciplinary courses on sustainability, as well as those in the fields of geography, geology, sociology, planning, political science, and anthropology. Brinkmann’s book allows students to see the world in new ways while also encouraging them to become part of the change needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the planet. The text includes material on the development of the field of sustainability; environmental sustainability issues like water, food, and energy; social sustainability themes like environmental justice and transportation; and economic sustainability topics like green businesses and economic development. The book concludes with a chapter on sustainability issues in college and universities. Brinkmann intersperses many fascinating case studies and text boxes that encourage students to deeply explore the material. This is a book that not only organizes the complex field of sustainability, but also encourages students to take action to make the world a better place.

The Objective is Quality

An Introduction to Performance and Sustainability Management Systems
Author: Michel Jaccard
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146657299X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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Quality is a form of management that is composed of the double approach of driving an organization towards excellence, while conforming to established standards and laws. The objective of quality confers advantages to companies: it makes them more resilient to change that can be unexpected or even chaotic; it makes them more competitive by identifying those steps in processes that do not offer added value. No longer the concern of a small community of experts, even scientists and engineers working in the private sector will find that they will have to con- front questions related to quality management in their day-to-day professional lives. This volume offers such people an unique entry into the universe of quality management, providing not only a cartography of quality standards and their modes of application – with particular attention to the ISO standards – but also a broader cultural context, with chapters on the history, prizes, deontology and moral implications of systems of quality management. This book thus opens the door to all those eager to take the first steps to learning how the principles of quality are organized today, and how they can be applied to his or her own activity.

Fueling Our Future: An Introduction to Sustainable Energy


Author: Robert L. Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521684484
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 180
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Provides an overview of the current supply and demand for power resources and how the country's dependence on fossil fuels can be modified towards more sustainable resources for the future.

An Introduction to Corporate Environmental Management

Striving for Sustainability
Author: Stefan Schaltegger,Roger Burritt,Holger Petersen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351281429
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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This book is designed to meet the urgent need for a comprehensive and definitive introduction and teaching text on corporate environmental management. It aims to become the standard textbook for courses examining how business can take the environment into account while also providing an accessible and thorough overview of this increasingly multidisciplinary subject for practitioners. Written by the internationally acknowledged experts Stefan Schaltegger and Roger Burritt (authors of the highly influential Contemporary Environmental Accounting) along with Holger Petersen, the book invites the reader to join in an exploration of the ways in which companies can engage in environmental management and why such engagement can be profitable for business. The reader is invited to: examine whether the contents reflect their own experience, takes their experience further, or opposes their own views; note which of the ideas presented are especially important, add to those ideas, or encourage a reaction (positive or negative); answer questions creatively (based on their own perspective of the issues); encourage themselves to be inspired by questions, which can be investigated further through other written sources of information, such as books you will be guided to through the bibliography, the Internet or the general media; and think about and plan the ways in which the knowledge provided can be implemented in your own situation. The book is organised into four main sections. First, the fundamental ideas and linkages behind business management, the environment and sustainable development are briefly but clearly sketched. The second part of the book outlines the criteria against which environmentally oriented business management can be assessed and the fields of action in which success can be achieved. The third part presents a discussion and examples of strategies for environmental management, which are linked, in the fourth part, to the essential tools of environmental management, especially green marketing, environmental accounting and eco-control. The book is full of case studies and examples related to the main contents of each chapter and each chapter provides a number of questions for the student or reader to address. An Introduction to Corporate Environmental Management is both a textbook and a sourcebook. The reader can either work through the material in a structured way or dip into the content and follow up on specific areas of interest. The materials are designed to be used for understanding and reference, rather than to be learned by heart. The primary aim is for the reader to obtain a practical understanding of the relationship between management and environmental issues which can be applied in day-to-day situations-whether as part of a student's wider view of management or within the practitioner's real-world situation. It will be essential reading for many years to come.

An Introduction to the Green Economy

Science, Systems and Sustainability
Author: Adrian C. Newton,Elena Cantarello
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134654456
Category: Nature
Page: 382
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The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, resource efficiency, recycling of materials and green infrastructure. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the green economy, using a strongly interdisciplinary approach based on environmental science, rather than treating it as a sub-set of economics. The scientific principles of sustainability are presented, which provide the foundations of the green economy, with a particular focus on systems-based approaches. Examples of real-world case studies are used to illustrate how the green economy can be achieved in practice. In this way, the authors provide a thorough overview of both the principles and practice of the green economy, drawing from a wide range of disciplines including ecology, geography, social science, psychology, sustainability science, environmental science, law and economics. The emphasis is on presenting results of the latest research, derived from leading scientific journals. Rather than focusing on a single definition of what constitutes a ‘green economy’, the book introduces readers to the diversity of opinion that exists, and engages them in what is an active, on-going debate. This reflects the fact that many aspects of the green economy, and sustainable development more generally, are currently contested. In particular, the book will help readers to strengthen their ability to critically evaluate the evidence for and against the views presented, and to actively contribute to the future development of the green economy.

An Introduction to Sustainable Business Practices (Collection)


Author: Brian Clegg,Kevin Wilhelm,Eric Olson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133480607
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 658
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A brand new collection introducing today's highest-value sustainable business processes… 3 authoritative books, now in a convenient e-format, at a great price! 3 authoritative Books help you drive real competitive advantage from sustainability -- from planning and strategy through execution and metrics Sustainability strategies offer powerful opportunities to increase profitability, accelerate growth, improve brand value, and reduce business risk. In this unique 3 eBook package, three world-class experts introduce business sustainability and show how to achieve these benefits throughout your own organization. In Return on Sustainability: How Business Can Increase Profitability and Address Climate Change in an Uncertain Economy , Kevin Wilhelm introduces new best practices for capitalizing on the many business opportunities presented by climate change. Through real-world case studies of firms ranging from Yakima to Lockheed Martin, Wilhelm shows how enterprises have significantly improved business performance by improving their climate performance. Wilhelm also identifies key climate-related business risks that will require businesses to act whether they want to or not. Wilhelm helps you make the business case for seriously addressing climate change -- and, once you've made that case, he offers you practical strategies and techniques for successful execution. Next, in Better Green Business: Handbook for Environmentally Responsible and Profitable Business Practices, Dr. Eric G. Olson brings together practical insights and start-to-finish strategies for driving “win-win-win” gains in revenue, efficiency, and environmental performance. He introduces powerful methodologies and technologies for increasing operational efficiency and reducing waste, including IBM’s impactful Green Sigma™ approach. You'll find new ways to drive value by “instrumenting the planet,” and discover the technologies that now make this possible. Olson concludes by identifying long-term trends that make “green business” approaches increasingly indispensable. Finally, in Financial Times Briefings: Sustainable Business, Brian Clegg delivers concise, practical, and actionable advice for integrating sustainability in ways that improve both the environment and your bottom line. Organized to deliver fast and realistic answers to today's most common business sustainability challenges, this FT Briefing presents targeted strategies, detailed tactics, real business cases, crucial consensus-building techniques, effective metrics, proven executive interventions, and much more. Whether you're new to business sustainability or you want to strengthen your current initiatives, this collection brings together the best practices and expert advice you need right now. From world-renowned business sustainability experts Kevin Wilhelm, Eric Olson, and Brian Clegg

Einführung in die Ökologische Ökonomik


Author: Thiemo W. Eser
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783825221904
Category:
Page: 355
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Health and Sustainability

An Introduction
Author: Tee L. Guidotti
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199325332
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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This text examines the many connections between health and sustainability: from how sustainability initiatives enhance health to how health supports sustainability goals. It begins by nailing down a definition of sustainability and sketching the history of ideas in both sustainability and health and how they fit together. The book also provides practical frameworks for understanding complicated sustainability issues.

Environmental Issues, An Introduction to Sustainability


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490265775
Category: Education
Page: 29
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Environmental Issues, An Introduction to Sustainability. In this book, you will learn topics such as Climate Change, Energy, Consumption and the Quality of Life, and Threats to Ecosystems plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

An Introduction to Sustainable Development


Author: Jennifer Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134653697
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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This third edition of a successful, established text provides a concise and well-illustrated introduction to the ideas behind, and the practices flowing from the notion of sustainable development.