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World Environment Day

In recognition of World Environment Day on the 5th June we have pulled together some of our most relevant books.

In addition we are pleased to say that anyone who signs up to receive the Earthscan from Routledge monthly e-newsletter will be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of the newly published Only One Earth*. To enter simply complete the form here

Watch the video of the book launch for Only One Earth at the UN here

(*3 copies available, only those who sign-up by the 30th June 2012 and havent previously signed-up, will be entered into the draw)

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  1. Only One Earth

    The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development

    By Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss, Maurice F. with Strong

    Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn’t. It shows the...

    Published May 24th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Zeronauts

    Breaking the Sustainability Barrier

    By John Elkington

    A world of 9 billion people by mid-century will demand fundamental changes in our mindsets, behaviors, cultures, and overarching paradigm. Just as our species broke the Sound Barrier during the 1940s and 1950s, a new breed of innovator, entrepreneur, and investor is lining up to break the...

    Published May 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Business and Enterprise

    Edited by Joshua Bishop

    Series: TEEB - The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

    This book is a product of the TEEB study (The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity). It provides important evidence of growing corporate concern about biodiversity loss and offers examples of how leading companies are taking action to conserve biodiversity and to restore ecosystems. ...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture

    Managing Systems at Risk

    By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    The State of the World's Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture is FAO's first flagship publication on the global status of land and water resources. It is an 'advocacy' report, to be published every three to five years, and targeted at senior level decision makers in agriculture as...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Roads from Rio

    Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations

    Edited by Pamela Chasek, Lynn M. Wagner

    At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Rio Earth Summit, the world’s leaders constructed a new "sustainable development" paradigm that promised to enhance environmentally sound economic and social development. Twenty years later, the...

    Published February 26th 2012 by RFF Press

  6. Contested Agronomy

    Agricultural Research in a Changing World

    Edited by James Sumberg, John Thompson

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food production and food security, are key topics within the field of agronomy and agricultural...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Urban Poverty in the Global South

    Scale and Nature

    By Diana Mitlin, David Satterthwaite

    One in seven of the world’s population live in poverty in urban areas, and the vast majority of these live in the Global South – mostly in overcrowded informal settlements with inadequate water, sanitation, health care and schools provision. This book explains how and why the scale and depth...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Fundamentals of Sustainable Development

    By Niko Roorda

    The impact of development needs to be considered beyond the narrow focus of economic, ecological or social concerns. This reader-friendly book is the first to promote a holistic approach to sustainable development. It gives readers a multifaceted approach to the area to encompass what is referred...

    Published April 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Institutional and Social Innovation for Sustainable Urban Development

    Edited by Harald A. Mieg, Klaus Töpfer

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Which new institutions do we need in order to trigger local- and global sustainable urban development? Are cities the right starting points for implementing sustainability policies? If so, what are the implications for city management? This book reflects the situation of cities in the context of...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Solar Economy

    Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future

    By Hermann Scheer

    The global economy and our way of life are based on the exploitation of fossil fuels, which not only threaten massive environmental and social disruption through global warming but, at present rates of consumption, will run out within decades, causing huge industrial dislocation and economic...

    Published May 1st 2004 by Routledge

  11. Selling Solar

    The Diffusion of Renewable Energy in Emerging Markets

    By Damian Miller

    To solve the climate crisis, the world must make a wholesale shift to renewable energy technologies. With surging growth in emerging markets, this transformation takes on even greater urgency. The challenges – and opportunities – are immense. Selling Solar considers how such a shift...

    Published February 25th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Climate Change Ethics

    Navigating the Perfect Moral Storm

    By Donald A. Brown

    Climate change is now the biggest challenge faced by humanity worldwide and ethics is the crucial missing component in the debate about what to do about this enormous threat. This book examines why thirty-five years of discussion of human-induced warming has failed to acknowledge fundamental...

    Published October 30th 2012 by Routledge

  13. Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

    Scaling it up

    Edited by E. Lisa F. Schipper, Jessica Ayers, Hannah Reid, Saleemul Huq, Atiq Rahman

    As climate change adaptation rises up the international policy agenda, matched by increasing funds and frameworks for action, there are mounting questions over how to ensure the needs of vulnerable people on the ground are met. Community-based adaptation (CBA) is one growing proposal that argues...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  14. Environmental Policy in the EU

    Actors, institutions and processes, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Andrew Jordan, Camilla Adelle

    The European Union (EU) has a hugely important effect on the way in which environmental policies are framed and implemented in many different parts of the world, but especially Europe. The new and comprehensively revised edition of this well-known textbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  15. Human Dependence on Nature

    How to Help Solve the Environmental Crisis

    By Haydn Washington

    Humanity is dependent on Nature to survive, yet our society largely acts as if this is not the case. The energy that powers our very cells, the nutrients that make up our bodies, the ecosystem services that clean our water and air; these are all provided by the Nature from which we have evolved and...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  16. The Climate Bonus

    Co-benefits of Climate Policy

    By Alison Smith

    We urgently need to transform to a low carbon society, yet our progress is painfully slow, in part because there is widespread public concern that this will require sacrifice and high costs. But this need not be the case. Many carbon reduction policies provide a range of additional benefits, from...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  17. Trade Unions in the Green Economy

    Working for the Environment

    Edited by Nora Räthzel, David Uzzell

    Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists,...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  18. Local Climate Change and Society

    Edited by M. A. Mohamed Salih

    Series: Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research

    Although the impacts of climate change are certainly global, its manifestations and subsequent consequences begin locally. Local Climate Change and Society examines how climate change has altered society’s relationship with the environment and particularly local communities to adapt to and mitigate...

    Published July 29th 2012 by Routledge