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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras Harper Business (August 30, 2011)

"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...

Fleeing Vesuvius: Overcoming the Risks of Economic and Environmental Collapse

Green & Gold: Ireland a Clean Energy World Leader

by John Travers The Collins Press (August 14, 2010)

While many agree Ireland can become a world leader in clean energy, there's little agreement on how. John Travers captures the challenge from an Irish perspective. He assesses, in clear terms, practical energy...

Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons

by David Bollier New Society Publishers (February 17, 2014)

A new world based on fairness, participation, accountability is closer than you think…if you learn to think like a commoner

Small Stories, Big Changes: Agents of Change on the Frontlines of Sustainability

The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors' Toolkit

by Dmitry Orlov New Society Publishers (May 10, 2013)

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

Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money

by Carol Peppe Hewitt New Society Publishers (March 29, 2013)

Bringing money home - real people and real stories from the slow money movement

Green IT: Managing your carbon footprint

by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (May 08, 2012)

New legislation, rising energy costs and increasing demand for green credentials have moved sustainable IT up the business agenda. This ebook looks at different aspects of green IT - from sustainably managing...

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

by Jorgen Randers Chelsea Green Publishing (June 13, 2012)

Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the...

Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform

by Ross Jackson & Hazel Henderson Chelsea Green Publishing (January 31, 2012)

Ordinary citizens the world over have long paid the price for the swashbuckling behavior of the corporate and political elite. We've seen the reigning establishment widen the gap between rich and poor, champion...

White Paper on sustainable energy projects in Africa

by Jeremy Debreu & Claire Guibert MkF Éditions (October 18, 2013)

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...

Food and Society: A Sociological Approach

by William C. Whit Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 01, 1995)

The importance of food is undeniable. Yet, because it is so close and obvious, we often fail to pay attention to it. In Food and Society: A Sociological Approach, author William C. Whitt attempts to develop...

Hooked on Growth: Economic Addictions and the Environment

by Douglas E. Booth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 03, 2004)

This accessible and provocative book explores whether getting 'unhooked' from economic growth to meet the needs of the environment is possible. Although giving the environment priority over growth may seem radical,...

Oblivion or Utopia: The Prospects for Africa

by Chiku Malunga UPA (December 08, 2009)

This book explains that efforts to reverse Africa's continuing underdevelopment have failed to date because they have not been consciously aimed at enabling Africa to turn its vast natural resources into wealth;...

The Ecology of Commerce Revised Edition

by Paul Hawken Harper Business (March 05, 2013)

The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of Paul Hawken's Ecology of Commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business....

Africa after Apartheid: South Africa, Race, and Nation in Tanzania

by Richard A. Schroeder Indiana University Press (September 03, 2012)

Tracing the expansion of South African business into other areas of Africa in the years after apartheid, Richard A. Schroeder explores why South Africans have not always made themselves welcome guests abroad....

Barrio America

by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz Basic Books (September 24, 2019)

The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight

Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are...


by Russell Gold Simon & Schuster (June 25, 2019)

In the ever more urgent quest for sources of renewable energy, meet the man boldly harnessing the natural forces that could power America’s future.

The United States is in the midst of an energy transition....

Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

by Collectif Oecd (November 20, 2018)

This publication examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity,...

Corporate Social Investment

by Setlogane Manchidi Tracey McDonald Publishers (October 15, 2018)

This book is easily one of the best works yet on how to make corporate social investment work for the benefit of ordinary people … should be required reading by every CSI practitioner in Africa and abroad...

Agricultural Transformation in Ethiopia

by Atakilte Beyene Zed Books (October 15, 2018)

  • Offers a new perspective on food security and sustainability, two of the most pressing issues currently facing global development efforts.
  • Features a wealth of on-the-ground empirical research from Ethiopian...

Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment

by Collectif Oecd (June 25, 2018)

This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement...

Rethinking Urban Sprawl

by Collectif Oecd (June 19, 2018)

This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Peru 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 22, 2017)

The Environmental Performance Review programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international...

Groundwater Allocation

by Collectif Oecd (October 24, 2017)

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Switzerland 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 27, 2017)

Switzerland has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its agricultural, energy and transport sectors. The country is a top OECD performer in terms of greenhouse gas emissions intensity and...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Canada 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 19, 2017)

Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure...

The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2017)

This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy...

Green Growth Indicators 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 20, 2017)

Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 01, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 20, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...

From Summits to Solutions

by Raj M. Desai, Hiroshi Kato, Homi Kharas & John W. McArthur Brookings Institution Press (July 24, 2018)

A positive agenda for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

All 193 member nations of the United Nations agreed in September 2015 to adopt a set of seventeen "Sustainable Development Goals," to...

Sustainability and Innovation

by Salah M. El-Haggar & Lisa Anderson The American University in Cairo Press (May 04, 2016)

One of the most urgent problems facing the world today is environmental sustainability. Current practices of pollution control, waste treatment, and environmental protection are not only hugely expensive and...


by Julie Sze NYU Press (July 03, 2018)

A critical resource for approaching sustainability across the disciplines 

Sustainability and social justice remain elusive even though each is unattainable without the other.  Across the industrialized West...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011

by Collective Oecd (April 24, 2011)

This report presents the OECD review of Portugal’s environmental policy performance for 2011. It finds that environmental policies have been consolidated and strengthened since the last review in 2001, but...

Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefit-to-cost ratios can be as high as 7 to 1 for basic...

Better Policies to Support Eco-innovation

by Collective Oecd (March 28, 2011)

Eco-innovation is more important than ever on the public policy agenda. It is a major driver for green growth and contributes to the environmental performance and economic development of OECD and developing...

Greening Household Behaviour

by Collective Oecd (March 20, 2011)

Household consumption patterns and behaviour have an impact on stocks of natural resources, environmental quality and climate change. This is expected to increase significantly in the future. In response, governments...

Environmental Impacts of International Shipping

by Collective Oecd (March 02, 2011)

While efficient ports are vital to the economic development of their surrounding areas, the related ship traffic, the handling of the goods in the ports and the hinterland distribution can cause a number of...

Valuation of Environment-Related Health Risks for Children

by Collective Oecd (December 14, 2010)

Is the value of reducing environmental risk greater for children than for adults? If so, what does this mean for policy makers? This report, the final output of the Valuation of Environment-Related Health Impacts...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010

by Collective Oecd (November 16, 2010)

This 2010 review of Japan's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies,...

The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

by Collective Oecd (September 18, 2009)

Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key...

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Finland 2009

by Collective Oecd (May 05, 2009)

OECD's comprehensive review of Finland's environmental programs and policies covers air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social...

Ensuring Environmental Compliance

by Collective Oecd (May 19, 2009)

Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments...

Managing Water for All

by Collective Oecd (March 17, 2009)

Water is a key prerequisite for human and economic development, and for maintaining ecosystems. However, billions of people lack access to water and sanitation services, mainly due to poor governance and inadequate...

Paying for Biodiversity

by Collective Oecd (October 04, 2010)

Biodiversity and ecosystem services provide tangible benefits for society, such as food provisioning, water purification, genetic resources or climate regulation. These services provide critical life support...

Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

by Collective Oecd (October 13, 2010)

Solving the world’s environmental problems could take a significant toll on economic growth if only today’s technologies are available. We know that innovation – the creation and adoption of new cleaner...

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector

by Collective Oecd (March 12, 2010)

This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services. In particular, it focuses on mobilising market-based repayable financing (such as...

Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services

by Collective Oecd (March 15, 2010)

In both OECD and non-OECD countries the water sector is facing the challenges of increased competition for water resources, deteriorating water quality, and the effects of climate change and poor management....

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Ireland 2010

by Collective Oecd (April 21, 2010)

This 2009 review of Ireland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies,...