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The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way communication between technical experts and the lay public, so that risk analyses address lay concerns and provide useful information to people who need...
Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples psychology, economics, statistics, decision theory, management science. It employs both empirical methods, to study how decisions are actually made, and analytical ones, to study how decisions should be made...
Freshwater ecosystems are particularly at risk from invasions and are landscape corridors that facilitate spread of invasives. This book reviews the knowledge of the notable global invasive freshwater species or groups, based on their severity of economic impact, geographic distribution outside of their native range, and extent of research.
Designing for Zero Waste is a timely, topical and necessary publication. Materials and resources are being depleted at an accelerating speed and rising consumption trends across the globe have placed material efficiency, waste reduction and recycling at the centre of many government policy agendas, giving them an unprecedented urgency. While...
This book reviews the state of agricultural climate change mitigation globally, with a focus on identifying the feasibility, opportunities and challenges for achieving mitigation among smallholder farmers.
By Andrea Ross
This book critically examines the UK's approach to implementing sustainable development.
Seasonality is a severe constraint to sustainable rural livelihoods, and a driver of poverty and hunger, particularly in the tropics. This title presents a systematic study of seasonality for over 20 years, and it aims to revive academic interest and policy awareness of this crucial but neglected issue.
Following a detailed presentation of the key arguments for reconsidering the necessary conditions for sustainable economies, this book shows how we can shape the process towards sustainability.
The right to clean water has been adopted by the United Nations as a basic human right. Yet how such universal calls for a right to water are understood, negotiated, experienced and struggled over remain key challenges. The Right to Water elucidates how universal calls for rights articulate with local...