The Economics of Global Environmental Change

The Economics of Global Environmental Change
Author: Karl W. Steininger,Mario Cogoy
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Global Environmental Change Book Excerpt:

The international community is increasingly confronted with global environmental problems, which lead to distributional conflicts, unresolved equity issues and asymmetric distribution of the costs and benefits of environmental policy. The complexity of such problems requires the development of an international institutional framework, capable of coping with the long-run international aspects of global environmental change. This book analyses some of the difficulties in the construction of such a framework and offers suggestions on how they might be overcome. The contributions in The Economics of Global Environmental Change address international trade, land-use change, biodiversity preservation, the management of water resources and the composition of water-related conflicts, global warming and strategic aspects of international environmental agreements. This book provides an in-depth insight to the current state-of-the-art for both economists and non-economists interested in global environmental change. It will also be of great interest to those wanting an introduction to the economic perspective of an increasingly relevant environmental core problem, as well as to students and researchers in political science.

Sustainable Development in Science Policy Making

Sustainable Development in Science Policy Making
Author: Anna Schwachula
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN: 3839448824
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Development in Science Policy Making Book Excerpt:

New knowledge, created in international cooperation, is essential for global sustainability. Set against this background, this study focuses on German science policy for research cooperation with developing countries and emerging economies in sustainability research. Based on interviews with policy makers and researchers, the book scrutinizes the actors, processes and contents of science policy in Germany. The author argues that science policy mainly aims at German economic benefits and technology development. This, however, negatively influences global sustainability. To counter existing path dependencies, the author provides recommendations for sustainability-oriented scientific practice and science policy.

The Global Environment in the Twenty first Century

The Global Environment in the Twenty first Century
Author: Pamela S. Chasek
Publsiher: United Nations Univ
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Environment in the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the roles of different actors in the formulation of international and national environmental policy. It starts from the premise that while cooperation among nation states has proven to be necessary to address many transboundary environmental issues, virtually all policies must be implemented at the national or local level. The growing interaction between national and international actors and levels of governance is an increasingly important aspect of international environmental policy. The authors examine the roles of state and non-state actors in safeguarding the environment and advancing sustainable development into the twenty-first century. Each of the five sections focuses on a different actor: states, civil society, market forces, regional arrangements and international organizations. By examining the functions and capabilities of each of these actors, the authors analyse their effectiveness and their relationship with other actors both within and outside of the UN system, providing a useful framework for understanding the multi-actor, multi-issue nature of international environmental policy.

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework
Author: Chenaz B. Seelarbokus
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 0323859143
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework Book Excerpt:

International Environmental Cooperation and the Global Sustainability Capital Framework offers an integrated analysis of international environmental cooperation (IEC) and global sustainability. From a strategic management perspective, the book develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability. The book provides an in-depth examination of the significance of state participation in international environmental agreements (IEAs), and analyzes the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs. Through the Sustainability Capital Framework, the book delineates the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability. Develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability from a strategic management perspective Discusses the imperative for IEC through the novel lens of our common vulnerabilities and contingent survivability in the face of global environmental change Presents a detailed discussion of the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs Identifies the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability Analyzes the human and environmental impacts of war, a core barrier to IEC and global sustainability Highlights the human and moral dimensions of global sustainability

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework
Author: Chenaz Seelarbokus
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 0128245190
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Environmental Cooperation and The Global Sustainability Capital Framework Book Excerpt:

International Environmental Cooperation and the Global Sustainability Capital Framework offers an integrated analysis of international environmental cooperation (IEC) and global sustainability. From a strategic management perspective, the book develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability. The book provides an in-depth examination of the significance of state participation in international environmental agreements (IEAs), and analyzes the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs. Through the Sustainability Capital Framework, the book delineates the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability. Develops the Sustainability Capital Framework for IEC and global sustainability from a strategic management perspective Discusses the imperative for IEC through the novel lens of our common vulnerabilities and contingent survivability in the face of global environmental change Presents a detailed discussion of the structure, life cycle, and evolution of IEAs Identifies the core drivers, barriers, incentives, and critical success factors for IEC and global sustainability Analyzes the human and environmental impacts of war, a core barrier to IEC and global sustainability Highlights the human and moral dimensions of global sustainability

SDGs Transformation and Quality Growth

SDGs  Transformation  and Quality Growth
Author: Akio Hosono
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9811697485
Category: Development economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SDGs Transformation and Quality Growth Book Excerpt:

This is an Open Access book. The primary objective of this book is to seek out insights into the concept of high-quality growth (HQG). It explores the essential attributes of HQG, such as inclusiveness, sustainability, and resilience, as well as its relationship with transformation, by drawing principally on illustrative cases and instances of international cooperation. The United Nations document on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states that "We resolve to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all." As such, the concept of quality growth is inherent in many aspects of the SDGs. A similar approach can be seen in the Development Cooperation Charter announced by the Japanese government in 2015. According to the Charter, one of the most important challenges of development is quality growth and the reduction of poverty achieved through such growth. The approach in the Charter emphasizes inclusiveness, sustainability, and resilience. This volume is a pioneering study on quality growth as well as its relationship with SDGs and transformation. Comprehensive studies on quality growth are very few. The case study approach distinguishes the present volume from some previous literature that discussed quality growth within the framework of general policy. Instead, in this book, concrete cases and experiences provide insights into hands-on "ingredients." Through the case studies, it can be seen more clearly that transformation and quality growth are phenomena that do not occur automatically but, rather, ones that require specific, properly designed strategies and approaches. Another unique feature of this book is that it aims to make explicit some of the consistent, but implicit, principles of Japans international cooperation.

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation
Author: Idris, Sofia
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-06-08
ISBN: 1522539913
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation Book Excerpt:

Due to natural factors and human activity, nature has been changing since the beginning of time. As the environment continuously undergoes such transitions, it is necessary for society to understand the complex interdependency between nature and humanity to promote global sustainability. Promoting Global Environmental Sustainability and Cooperation is a pivotal reference source featuring the latest scholarly research on the rising awareness of environmental issues and their relationships with sustainable development. While highlighting topics including global governance, international business, and sustainable consumption, this book is ideally designed for environmentalists, developers, policy makers, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on the globalized world in relation to environmental issues.

The Future of Aid

The Future of Aid
Author: Jonathan Glennie
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1000261263
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Aid Book Excerpt:

International cooperation has never been more needed, but the current system of “aid” is outdated and ineffective. The Future of Aid calls for a wholesale restructuring of the aid project, a totally new approach fit for the challenges of the 21st century: Global Public Investment. Across the world, billions of people are struggling to get by in unequal and unsustainable societies, and international public finance, which should be part of the answer, is woefully deficient. Engagingly written by a well-known expert in the field, The Future of Aid calls for a series of paradigm shifts. From a narrow focus on poverty to a broader attack on inequality and sustainability. From seeing international public money as a temporary last resort, to valuing it as a permanent force for good. From North-South transfers to a collective effort, with all paying in and all benefitting. From outdated post-colonial institutions to representative decision-making. From the othering and patronising language of “foreign aid”, to the empowering concept of Global Public Investment. Ten years ago, in The Trouble with Aid, Jonathan Glennie highlighted the dangers of aid dependency and the importance of looking beyond aid. Now he calls for a revolution in the way that we think about the role of public money to back up our ambitious global objectives. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, it is time for a new era of internationalism.

The World s Search for Sustainable Development

The World s Search for Sustainable Development
Author: Mukul Sanwal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN: 1316664953
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Search for Sustainable Development Book Excerpt:

This text traces the evolution of sustainable development and climate change from the time it emerged in international consultations and agreements. The three sections of the book, focusing on the framework, climate change and sustainable development, seek to cover the essentials of the politics of natural resource usage at the global level. The book explores the evolution of sustainable development and climate change within the framework of the United Nations, and the way the concept has been defined through intergovernmental meetings, agreements and consensus within the multilateral system. It also explores the best ways of reducing the risk to the planet while enabling societies to pursue sustainable development paths. The challenges call for a transformation of social systems to facilitate a broadly acceptable change. The book also explores the adoption of low-carbon models different from the high-carbon socio-technical systems and related social practices.

Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics
Author: Jean-Frederic Morin,Amandine Orsini,Sikina Jinnah
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN: 0198826087
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Politics Book Excerpt:

Global Environmental Politics provides a fully up to date and comprehensive introduction to the most important issues dominating this fast moving field. Going beyond the issue of climate change, the textbook also introduces students to the pressing issues of desertification, trade in hazardous waste, biodiversity protection, whaling, acid rain, ozone-depletion, water consumption, and over-fishing. . Importantly, the authors pay particular attention to the interactions between environmental politics and other governance issues, such as gender, trade, development, health, agriculture, and security.

Global Sustainability Human Prosperity

Global Sustainability   Human Prosperity
Author: Thomas Elmqvist,Sarah Cornell,Marcus C Öhman,Tim Daw,Fredrik Moberg,Albert Norström,Åsa Persson,Garry Peterson,Johan Rockström,Maria Schultz,Ellika Hermansson Török,Victor Galaz,Claudia Ituarte-Lima
Publsiher: Nordic Council of Ministers
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 9289327707
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sustainability Human Prosperity Book Excerpt:

The development of a Post-2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, provide a global window of opportunity to address both social needs and environmental challenges together. This discussion paper by the Stockholm Resilience Centre looks into the links between human wellbeing and the biosphere, and describes why and how these links should influence the formulation of the new SDGs. It explores what we can learn from the MDGs, and how existing international agreements can be reflected in the Post-2015 MDG process. The paper also seeks to contribute to the elaboration of targets, including process-oriented targets and scalable indicators suitable for a rapidly changing world.

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability
Author: Nand K. Jha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN: 1482282380
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Written by an educator with close to 40 years of experience in developing and teaching design and manufacturing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, Green Design and Manufacturing for Sustainability integrates green design and manufacturing within the framework of sustainability, emphasizing cost, recyclables, and reuse. It includes th

Introduction to Sustainable Development Volume I

Introduction to Sustainable Development   Volume I
Author: David V. J.Bell,Yuk-kuen Annie Cheung
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2009-06-16
ISBN: 1848262221
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Sustainable Development Volume I Book Excerpt:

Introduction to Sustainable Development is a component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on “Introduction to Sustainable Development implies processes of fundamental change in our social systems and institutions. The thrust of this change [entails] … addressing the … new global awareness that the earth is finite, and all of the planet's life support systems – including social and economic systems – are globally interconnected and interdependent.” This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability
Author: Hans Joachim Schellnhuber,Mario Molina,Nicholas Stern,Veronika Huber,Susanne Kadner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2010-02-18
ISBN: 0521769345
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Interdisciplinary exploration of the best scientific and political strategies to attain global sustainability, from many Nobel Prize-winning and other high-profile authors.

Handbook of Research on International Collaboration Economic Development and Sustainability in the Arctic

Handbook of Research on International Collaboration  Economic Development  and Sustainability in the Arctic
Author: Vasilii Erokhin,Tianming Gao,Xiuhua Zhang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN: 9781522569541
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on International Collaboration Economic Development and Sustainability in the Arctic Book Excerpt:

"This book addresses the major challenges to international cooperation for the development of the Arctic in view of the rapid growth in exploration and utilization of Arctic natural and environmental resources and transport connectivity between Europe, Asia, and North America. It covers the contemporary issues of international cooperation on the sustainable development of the Arctic"--

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda
Author: Sachin Chaturvedi,Heiner Janus,Stephan Klingebiel,Xiaoyun Li,André de Mello e Souza,Elizabeth Sidiropoulos,Dorothea Wehrmann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 733
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030579387
Category: Africa--Politics and government
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda Book Excerpt:

This open access handbook analyses the role of development cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda in a global context of 'contested cooperation'. Development actors, including governments providing aid or South-South Cooperation, developing countries, and non-governmental actors (civil society, philanthropy, and businesses) constantly challenge underlying narratives and norms of development. The book explores how reconciling these differences fosters achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Sachin Chaturvedi is Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi, India-based think tank. Heiner Janus is a researcher in the Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute. Stephan Klingebiel is Chair of the Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute and Senior Lecturer at the University of Marburg, Germany. Xiaoyun Li is Chair Professor at China Agricultural University and Honorary Dean of the China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture. Prof. Li is the Chair of the Network of Southern Think Tanks and Chair of the China International Development Research Network. André de Mello e Souza is a researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), a Brazilian governmental think tank. Elizabeth Sidiropoulos is Chief Executive of the South African Institute of International Affairs. She has co-edited Development Cooperation and Emerging Powers: New Partners or Old Patterns (2012) and Institutional Architecture and Development: Responses from Emerging Powers (2015). Dorothea Wehrmann is a researcher in the Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute.

Towards Global Sustainability

Towards Global Sustainability
Author: Paul J.J. Welfens,Jens K. Perret,Tony Irawan,Evgeniya Yushkova
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN: 3319186663
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards Global Sustainability Book Excerpt:

This study develops a new indicator for national and global sustainability. The main components of the EIIW-vita indicator are: the share of renewable energy, the genuine savings rate and the relative "green export" position of the respective countries; it is in line with OECD requirements on composite indicators. As green exports are related to technological progress and environmental-friendly products, there is also a Schumpeterian perspective of this indicator. An extended version furthermore looks at water productivity. The analysis highlights the BRIICS countries as well as the US, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the UK and Japan. Moreover the special challenges and dynamics of ASEAN countries and Asia are discussed. The book derives key implications for economic and environmental policy and shows that the new global sustainability indicator is not only relevant for green progress, but also useful as a signal for international investors. The construction of the EIIW-vita global sustainability indicator is such that investors, citizens and governments can easily interpret the results. Correlation analysis of the new sustainability indicator with the human development index indicates complementarity, so that a new hybrid superindicator can be constructed. Sustainability rhetoric dominates environmental policy. This fresh assessment of key "pillars" of sustainable economic performance and growth is a valuable contribution to greening the economy, the leitmotiv of the latest Rio Earth Summit. The book places the discussion of sustainability on solid data. The rather surprising results of its new sustainability index should make policy makers rethink their environmental and economic strategies. Prof. Dr. Peter Bartelmus Columbia University, New York Many people put the economy first when sustainability concerns are raised, while environmental indicators are often developed without a sense of socio-economic performance. This important new book bridges the gap. It sheds light on crucial indicators such as renewable energies, exporting green goods and services, genuine savings, and water productivity. And it helps to observe the impressive changes at a global scale and in countries such as China. A must read for all experts interested in those issues. Prof. Dr. Raimund Bleischwitz University College London

Global Environmental Institutions

Global Environmental Institutions
Author: Elizabeth R. DeSombre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN: 1317372395
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Institutions Book Excerpt:

Global Environmental Institutions continues to provide the most accessible and succinct overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest environmental issues, the second edition includes substantial new material on developments in international agreements and how institutional mechanisms have evolved in the past 10 years, including the creation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This second edition maintains the clear structure of the first edition, examining: • the underlying causes of global environmental problems • the creation of global environmental institutions • the effectiveness of action undertaken by these institutions. Providing an overview of the United Nations Environment Programme and the other entities within the UN that play important roles in global environmental governance, it also examines institutions clustered by issue area, introducing institutions that focus on protecting endangered species and biodiversity, govern the ocean environment (focusing on the atmosphere), and regulate the transboundary movement of hazardous substances. Concluding with an updated chapter on emerging issues and future directions drawing on the latest scholarship in the field, and written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Global Environmental Institutions is essential reading for students of environmental politics and international organizations.

Global Environmental Institutions

Global Environmental Institutions
Author: Camilla Chandler Frost Professor of Environmental Studies Elizabeth R DeSombre,Elizabeth R. DeSombre
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2010-04-05
ISBN: 1134243081
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Institutions Book Excerpt:

There has been a concurrent growth in interest in the institutions that deal with global environmental issues. A vast number of international organizations address these matters; this volume provides an overview of the major global institutions attempting to protect the natural environment. It first considers the United Nations Environment Programme and the other entities within the United Nations that play important roles in global environmental governance. It then examines institutions clustered by issue area, introducing institutions that focus on protecting endangered species and biodiversity, those that govern the ocean environment, those focusing on the atmosphere, and a recent set of institutions that regulate the transboundary movement of hazardous substances. It concludes with current debates on financing international environmental action, gaining widespread participation by states, and the question of whether the institutional structure of global environmental governance can, and should, be fundamentally reformed. The volume as a whole focuses on: the underlying causes of global environmental problems the creation of global environmental institutions the effectiveness of action undertaken by these institutions. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, Global Environmental Institutions is essential reading for students of environmental politics and international organizations.

Global Sustainability

Global Sustainability
Author: Gilberto C. Gallopín,Paul D. Raskin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1134501935
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Unprecedented levels of wealth, technology and institutional capacity can forge a just, peaceful and ecologically resilient future. However, the authors argue, social polarization, geo-political conflict and environmental degradation are threatening the long-term well-being of humanity and the planet. Global Sustainability explores the alternative futures that could emerge from the resolution of these antagonisms. Based on extensive international and interdisciplinary research, the book identifies the perils of market-driven scenarios and considers the possibility of the failure of conventional approaches. It also, however, presents a vision of the possibility of a 'Great Transition' in which revised human values and development goals bring a new stage of civilization. It will be essential reading for all scholars and professionals interested in the future of the environment, international affairs, and sustainable development.