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CHANGE THE WORLD WHEN YOU BUY THIS BOOK Think of Stick This Book as the humanitarian's Wreck This Journal - a book for those who want to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change, but don't know where to start. Stick This Book is your way of getting your voice heard. The world's first post-it note book is a call-to-action to make the #globalgoals - women's rights, ending world hunger and championing renewable resources - famous. The changes we need to make aren't unimaginable but they do require everyone to make some noise. The more famous the #globalgoals are the more politicians will take them seriously, finance them properly, refer to them frequently and feel the pressure to make them work. Stick This Book asks readers to use their creativity and get involved: tear it up, stick it to the walls and share it with your friends. Find the Post-It Ninja Within and: Be the first generation to end extreme poverty Be the most determined generation to fight inequality & injustice Be the last generation to be threatened by climate change CHANGE THE WORLD ONE POST-IT NOTE AT A TIME
As in past installments of The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology series, this year s volume contains a diverse collection of timely reviews in conservation biology and scientific, policy, and management implications, including reviews in the following areas: The Marine Mammal Protection Act at 40: Status, recovery, and future of U.S. marine mammals; translocation of imperiled species under changing climates; ecology and conservation of ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) in a changing world; risks to biodiversity from hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica Shales; species-area relationships and extinction forecasts; and Bounded Ranges of Variation as a framework for future conservation and fire management. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1749-6632&10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632 ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy Science receive full-text access to Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.
Much of the debate on green growth and environmental governance tends to be general in nature and is often conceptual or limited to single disciplines. Even though recent discussions on these topics have benefited from the accumulation of empirical and theoretical knowledge over the last few decades, these discussions have not produced the kind of conceptual novelty and tools necessary to place the notion of a green economy within mainstream political, social, and economic agendas. Furthermore, discussions on governance remain mostly in the international sphere with only tenuous talk on governance at the national and subnational levels --the levels at which implementation is key.
"Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development" takes stock of the achievements and obstacles toward sustainability over the last twenty years, and it proposes new ideas and changes to create a more sustainable future. The contributors present the gap that can emerge between intentions and results when green initiatives are put into practice and highlight the lack of discussion on important topics such as equity. The book includes in-depth discussion on and analysis of specific issues such as oceans, cities, and biodiversity in order to bring forth solutions that are politically legitimate, socially acceptable, and economically viable.
Over twenty species of mammals make use of the green spaces and the brick and timber habitats of our towns and cities-from bats and wood mice, to muntjac and badgers-and, when we take the time to look, it can be surprising who we find our wild neighbours to be. David Wembridge of the People's Trust for Endangered Species has compiled this introduction to the mammals we can see without even venturing out of the garden.Twenty-two species are described in detail, with information on:* Urban and wider ecology* Key features and field signs* Distributions in Great Britain and Ireland* Plus chapters on urban habitats, possible conflicts and urban surveys.* Foreword by Chris Packham (of BBC's Springwatch, etc.).
The request on managers to base eco-investments on solid grounds has never been so vital. They need to know what they should do first, and why. Should they focus on generating carbon credits via eco-efficiencies? Enhance corporate reputation by joining Green Clubs? Subscribe to eco-label programs? Explore emerging cleantech markets? Within the overwhelming possibilities, many spend precious resources without sound criteria.
By analyzing the rationales for sustainability strategies, this book addresses a timely question for managers, academics and MBAs: "when does it pay to be green?" Based on solid theoretical foundations and empirical research, it clarifies the elements involved in the formation and evaluation of sustainability strategies in firms, helping managers to prioritize eco-investments and transform them into sources of competitive advantage and new market spaces.
"Sustainability Strategies" delves particularly deep into the troublesome global auto industry. By identifying the roots of economic and environmental problems of the sector, the book shows how to develop Sustainable Value Innovation: the creation of differential value for customers and contribution to society at both, reduced costs and environmental impacts.
The relationship between feminism and ecology has grown in importance in recent years. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ecofeminist movement and its history, as well as an extended analysis of the main perspectives within it. Mellor examines the connections between feminism and the green movement, and outlines the contributions of the major participants, while contextualizing them within a wider range of debates. She re--examines classic feminist texts from an ecofeminist perspective, and explores the relationship between ecofeminism and other ecological movements, such as a deepa ecology, social ecology and ecosocialism. Mellor discusses the association of women with biology and a naturea , and argues that the relationship between women and the environment can help us to understand the relationship between humanity and the natural world. Against the trends towards radical economic liberalism, global capitalism and postmodernist pluralism, she argues that there is within the feminist and green movements the basis of a new radical movement which draws on the principles of both. A useful and engaging account of feminist perspectives on ecology, the book will be welcomed by students and researchers in feminism and gender studies, sociology and political theory.
This interdisciplinary book challenges current approaches to "environmental problems" that perpetuate flawed but deeply embedded cultural beliefs about the role of science and technology in society. The authors elucidate and interrogate a cultural history of solutionism that typifies expectations that science can, should, and will reduce risk to people and property by containing and controlling biophysical phenomena. Using historical analysis, eco-evolutionary principles, and case studies on floods, radioactive waste, and epidemics, the authors show that perceived solutions to "environmental problems" generate new problems, leading to problem-solution cycles of increasing scope and complexity. The authors encourage readers to challenge the ideology of solutionism by considering the potential of language, social action and new paradigms of sustainability to shape management systems. This book will appeal to scholars in multi- and interdisciplinary fields such as Environment Studies, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, and Science, Technology, and Society Studies.
"They assess the effectiveness of the organizing tactics employed,
casting particular scrutiny on the courts as agents of social
change...The authors have presented concrete examples, all the
while making clear that there are no road maps for successful
"This is an important and unusual booka].It is an academic book
on an important issue
When Bill Clinton signed an Executive Order on Environmental Justice in 1994, the phenomenon of environmental racism--the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, particularly toxic waste dumps and polluting factories, on people of color and low-income communities--gained unprecedented recognition. Behind the President's signature, however, lies a remarkable tale of grassroots activism and political mobilization. Today, thousands of activists in hundreds of locales are fighting for their children, their communities, their quality of life, and their health.
From the Ground Up critically examines one of the fastest growing social movements in the United States, the movement for environmental justice. Tracing the movement's roots, Luke Cole and Sheila Foster combine long-time activism with powerful storytelling to provide gripping case studies of communities across the U.S--towns like Kettleman City, California; Chester, Pennsylvania; and Dilkon, Arizona--and their struggles against corporate polluters. The authors effectively use social, economic and legal analysis to illustrate the historical and contemporary causes for environmental racism. Environmental justice struggles, theydemonstrate, transform individuals, communities, institutions and even the nation as a whole.
Radical ecology typically brings to mind media images of ecological activists standing before loggers' saws, staging anti-nuclear marches, and confronting polluters on the high seas. Yet for more than twenty years, the activities of organizations such as the Greens and Earth First! have been influenced by a diverse, less-publicized group of radical ecological philosophers. It is their work - the philosophical underpinnings of the radical ecological movement - that is the subject of Contesting Earth's Future. The book offers a much-needed, balanced appraisal of radical ecology's principles, goals, and limitations. Michael Zimmerman critically examines the movement's three major branches - deep ecology, social ecology, and ecofeminism. He also situates radical ecology within the complex cultural and political terrain of the late twentieth century, showing its relation to Martin Heidegger's anti-technological thought, 1960s counterculturalism, and contemporary theories of poststructuralism and postmodernity. An early and influential ecological thinker, Zimmerman is uniquely qualified to provide a broad overview of radical environmentalism and delineate its various schools of thought. He clearly describes their defining arguments and internecine disputes, among them the charge that deep ecology is an anti-modern, proto-fascist ideology. Reflecting both the movement's promise and its dangers, this book is essential reading for all those concerned with the worldwide ecological crisis.
In little more than a decade, Green Criminology has become an established new perspective in the field. It embraces an exciting and wide range of topics, from controversies about genetic modification through corporate offending against the environment and human communities, to animal abuse. Green Criminology provides a focal point for longstanding and new areas of research as well as making important interdisciplinary connections.
In 1973, a group of California lawyers formed a non-profit, public-interest legal foundation dedicated to defending conservative principles in court. Calling themselves the Pacific Legal Foundation, they declared war on the U.S. regulatory state-the sets of rules, legal precedents, and bureaucratic processes that govern the way Americans do business. Believing that the growing size and complexity of government regulations threatened U.S. economy and infringed on property rights, Pacific Legal Foundation began to file a series of lawsuits challenging the government's power to plan the use of private land or protect environmental qualities. By the end of the decade, they had been joined in this effort by spin-off legal foundations across the country. The Other Rights Revolution explains how a little-known collection of lawyers and politicians-with some help from angry property owners and bulldozer-driving Sagebrush Rebels-tried to bring liberal government to heel in the final decades of the twentieth century. Decker demonstrates how legal and constitutional battles over property rights, preservation, and the environment helped to shape the political ideas and policy agendas of modern conservatism. By uncovering the history-including the regionally distinctive experiences of the American West-behind the conservative mobilization in the courts, Decker offers a new interpretation of the Reagan-era right.
This book explores the complexities of what are tropical forests, what role they play not only in environmentalism but in trade, health care, and almost every facet of natural and social life for those living there and beyond. Although for most in the developed world tropical forests have gained a status of part of our world heritage, these forests are not really part of the global commons or a global public good. Developing nations maintain control over the forests within their borders and often use the forests as they see fit. The international system for mediating the issue is a fractured group of non-governmental organizations and transnational networks, often with competing views of how to manage tropical forests. Despite this seemingly grim picture, Marie-Claude Smouts is optimistic. A changing world view toward forest depletion is influencing countries both north and south. Although forests will be used commercially, it is a dynamic process that should maintain them far into the future.
A pioneer in international conservation and wildlife ecology,
Raymond Dasmann published his first book, the influential text
"Environmental Conservation, "when the term "environment" was
little known and "conservation" to most people simply meant keeping
or storing. This delightful memoir tells the story of an
unpretentious man who helped create and shape today's environmental
movement. Ranging from Dasmann's travels to ecological hotspots
around the world to his development of concepts such as
bioregionalism and ecotourism, this autobiography is a story of
international conservation action and intrigue, a moving love
story, and a gripping chronicle of an exceptional life.
Governing for the Environment explores one of the dimensions of the value-knowledge system needed in any movement towards humane governance for the planet: the ecological sustainability and integrity of the Earth's environment. The book begins from the premise that while environmental knowledge and values have developed rapidly, their development must not overwhelm consideration of other core 'humane' values: peace, social justice, and human rights. The book's contributors explore a variety of ethical issues that must inform future global regulation of the Earth's environment.
Direct action has become a key part of the strategy of the radical environmental movement since the early 1990s, used to address issues such as road building and car culture, genetically modified foods, consumerism and global finance institutions. It has helped shape the political climate and has transformed the way people view political action, undermining the assumption that the power of politicians and big businesses cannot be contested. At the same time it is highly controversial, often illegal, and, partly due to its move towards greater militancy, may be included in new Prevention of Terrorism legislation. "Direct Action in British Environmentalism" charts and analyzes the nature and impact of this new wave of direct action. The contributors approach the phenomenon from a wide variety of perspectives and disciplines and present data concerning both the quantity and type of recent environmental protest and the sociological and organisational features of those performing it. Subjects covered include: the history of the movement and its influence on contemporary activism; the identities and new tribalism of "eco-warriors"; the reaction of the mass media; the impact of direct act
Aiming to develop a critical approach to global environmental politics, this work does not advocate the construction of new international institutions, but argues that the construction of alternative social and political structures is necessary. After an examination of policy-making surrounding sea defences, which challenges the notion that political institutions are neutral regarding environmental change, it examines the political dynamics of car culture, and of the meat centred fast food industry.
This book develops a new, critical approach to global environmental politics. Instead of simply advocating the construction of new international institutions to respond to such challenges, it argues that the construction of alternative social and political structures is necessary. After an examination of policy-making surrounding sea defenses, which challenges the notion that political institutions are neutral regarding environmental change, it examines the political dynamics of car culture and of the meat-centered fast food industry.
This important book presents a comprehensive and systematic investigation of the effectiveness of environmental policy within the European Union at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The development of environmental policy, including the policymaking process, is analysed from an historical perspective. The authors then examine implementation and enforcement and present a critical appraisal of the impact of environmental policy throughout Europe. Key issues discussed include: * trade and the environment * environmental protection and the maintenance of industrial competitiveness * agriculture and the environment * energy and environmental policy * transport and the environment * tourism and the environment The authors provide insight into the problems of reconciling differing national interests, and present a number of proposals for environmental policy in the future. They conclude that what is required for effective environmental policy is not more radical measures but the opportunity for the measures already in place to be effectively implemented. This book will be of interest to a wide audience including students interested in environmental issues and the European Union, as well as postgraduates and academics working in the fields of environmental management and environmental studies. It will also be of use to environmental policymakers, consultants, advisers and non-government organizations.
W. J. M. MacKenzie Prize winner for the best book in Political Science published in 1999
`Of the sixteen books submitted, some of high quality, this one was agreed to be in a class of its own?. The book breaks new ground in `green' political theory, and in an engaging manner, educates those anxious to be good citizens and challenges those responsible for public policy, in a highly topical and globally important discourse.? Barry's immanent critique, his insistence that we build on what there is, his resistance to the easy anti-statist line, his sane and balanced outlook, is intellectually brave in this often rather clamant territory. The analysis of ecological morality, individual stewardship, and collective responsibility provides an original and seminal treatise that advances the discipline as a whole' - Professor Andrew Dunsire
Nearly a century after John Muir's death, his works remain in print, his name is familiar, and his thought is much with us. How Muir's life made him a leader and brought him insights destined to resonate for decades is the central question underlying this biography by Thurman Wilkins.
Profoundly attached to dramatic wild places and plants, and to the Sierra and the redwoods in particular, Muir spearheaded efforts to protect forest areas and have some designated as national parks. Muir's wilderness ethic, as revealed in his books, letters, and journals, rests on his conception of the proper relationship between human culture and wild nature as one of humility and respect for all life.
A valuable and documented source.
Ferkiss has navigated an exceedingly complex course through our
philosophical history, tracing the lineage of ideas about nature
and technology as they evolved from ancient times through Taoism,
industrialism, Marxism, and several other isms.'
Offers a colorful, concise, and well-written survey of formal thought on the role of science and technology.
Worldwide in its scope and reach, Ferkiss's book encompasses
ethics and technology, society, and international relations--a true
renaissance perspective. It is written clearly and without
A valuable overview of conceptions of nature, science, and
technology since ancient times. Anyone concerned with global
environmental issues will benefit from its temperate, even- handed
treatment of the hundreds of thinkers who have participated in
great age-old debate over the human conquest of the earth and its
A fine book . . . an excellent source book and] a valuable
reference work, one of those books that belong on the shelf, near
at hand, in the collection of any serious student of
environmentalism and the history of technology. It will be
An extraordinary achievement--a dazzling scholarly tour de force
that is so clearly and elegantly written that readers are gripped
by the superb story Ferkiss] tells. It is the story of what may be
the central issue of our time--humanity's relationship with nature.
. . . Perhaps no scholar on earth is better equipped to tell this
story. . . . Ferkiss] exhibits an extraordinary command of the
subject as he takes readers on a fascinating guided tour through
Western and Eastern culture, beautifully summarizing and
judiciously commenting on the changing attitudes shown by people
ranging from Buddhists to Nazis, from the ancient Greeks to today's
Earth Firsters and ecotopians .... A genuine treat.
A fine book...it reaches broadly and deeply into our cultural
roots, bringing religion, theology, popular culture, science,
folklore, natural history and much else into the discussion...an
excellent source book and] a valuable reference work, one of those
books that belong on the shelf, near at hand, in the collection of
any serious student of environmentalism and the history of
technology. It will be consulted often.
While all human societies have enlisted technologies to control
nature, the last hundred years have witnessed the technological
exploitation and destruction of natural resources on an
unprecedented scale. As environmental groups and the scientific
community sound the alarm about deforestation, global warming and
ozone depletion, the obvious question arises: how did we get where
we are today? Victor Ferkiss here sets out to answer this central
question, emphasizing that we cannot escape from our present
environmental predicament unless we understand the ideas which have
Wallace profiles 12 activists from around the world who prove that environmental victories are possible; that they begin within us and can happen in our own backyards. (Environmental Studies)
The environmental crisis in Eastern Europe - air and water pollution, toxic waste dumps, and unsafe nuclear facilities - has been vividly documented since the revolution of 1989. Not only did the communist states have an abysmal record of environmental destruction, but the issue of environmental protection and safety proved to be one of the msot powerful catalysts of unified opposition to these regimes. This collection of essays by both Western and East European experts examines the efforts to develop strategies for dealing with the crisis, both by governments and at the grassroots level of newly emerging Green movements. Among the countries represented here are Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania, Slovenia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
"Green Revolution" technologies have transformed the countryside of many less developed countries. This book examines the processes involved in the adoption of these new technologies and their socio-economic impacts. It provides an integrated view of the effects of "Green Revolution" technologies on economic growth and returns, distribution of income and resources, stability of agricultural production and returns and their sustainability in Bangladesh. Bangladeshi experiences are compared with those elsewhere, especially in India. Sources of increased agricultural growth in Bangladesh are identified, patterns and determinants of adoption of high yielding varieties of cereals at both the farm and regional level are identified and the consequences of the new agricultural technology for diets and for the welfare of Bangladeshi consumers are discussed. Implications for rural poverty, income and resource distribution and security of income of the "Green Revolution" in Bangladesh are given attention as is the impact of the "Green Revolution" on fluctuations in cereal yields. Long term sustainability problems are raised - high yielding varieties of crops are driving out traditional variet
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