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Intends to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to public safety, and the 'reenfranchisement' of those affected by this phenomenon. This book examines the origins of the problem, looks at the tools used by safety assessors and their underlying assumptions, and considers important differences between public life and industry.
By Nigel Dudley
Examines the concept of naturalness in ecosystems, discusses its values and considers choices about the level of naturalness in conservation efforts. This book discusses the choices face us and some of the information we need to make decisions relating to land and water management.
Solar Technology: The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity
By David Thorpe
By John Stewart
By Mike Robbins
Rich countries are paying poor countries to fight climate change on their behalf - and one way they are doing it is through carbon sinks. This book considers the scientific, economic and ethical basis for this type of mitigation. It highlights the complex relationship between agriculture, and the mitigation of...
By Julie Hudson
Addresses the twin crises that the world is facing in the form of a simultaneous financial and environmental credit crunch. This book asks whether financial crunch-induced changes in consumer behaviour will be enough to avoid, or reduce, the environmental crunch many believe is just round the corner.
Detailing international debates from the WTO, CBD and other fora in an accessible manner, this book provides a detailed, coherent analysis of the growing issue of biopiracy and the theft of biological resources of knowledge.
'Out of the Mainstream' shows how indigenous peoples are actively contesting neoliberal globalization & water power plays. In so doing, they construct new, hyrid water rights systems, livelihoods, cultures & hydro-political networks, & challenge mainstream power politics.
Explores the complicated interrelationships between freshwater resources and tourism and recreation. This title focuses on Australia, but comparisons with the experience of other countries are also made throughout. It discusses water use and access, and the conflict between urban and recreational demands.
Transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment in the European Union: The Espoo Convention and its Kiev Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment
Examines 'The Espoo Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context', which celebrates the 20th anniversary of its adoption in 2011, and its 'Kiev Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment' which came into force in July 2010.