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  1. Biofuel Cropping Systems

    Carbon, Land and Food

    Edited by Hans Langeveld, John Dixon, Herman van Keulen

    Choosing appropriate practices and policies for biofuel production requires an understanding of how soils, climate, farm types, infrastructure, markets and social organisation affect the establishment and performance of these crops. The book highlights land use dynamics, cultivation practices...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Climate Change Adaptation

    Edited by Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Elisa Sainz de Murieta

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems. Many publications deal with economic issues relating to mitigation policies, but the economics of adaptation to climate change...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sustainable Food Systems

    Building a New Paradigm

    Edited by Terry Marsden, Adrian Morley

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    In response to the challenges of a growing population and food security, there is an urgent need to construct a new agri-food sustainability paradigm. This book brings together an integrated range of key social science insights exploring the contributions and interventions necessary to build this...

    Published January 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda

    Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

    By Felix Dodds, Jorge Laguna-Celis, Liz Thompson

    Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making

    Water Under the Bridge

    By Catherine Gross

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    By crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uniquely connects theories of justice with people's lived experience within social conflicts over resource sharing. It shows why some conflicts, such as local opposition to wind farms and water disputes, have become intractable social problems in many...

    Published January 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Climate Change and Development

    By Thomas Tanner, Leo Horn-Phathanothai

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    The evidence for human-induced climate change is now overwhelming, the brunt of its impacts is already being felt by poor people, and the case for urgent action is compelling. This book addresses the two greatest challenges of our time – averting catastrophic climate change and eradicating poverty...

    Published December 19th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Alternative Food Networks

    Knowledge, Practice, and Politics

    By David Goodman, E. Melanie DuPuis, Michael K. Goodman

    Series: Routledge Studies of Gastronomy, Food and Drink

    Farmers’ markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods – how have these once novel, "alternative" foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday consumption? Are the visions of "alternative worlds" built on ethics of...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Energy Security, Equality and Justice

    By Benjamin K. Sovacool, Roman V. Sidortsov, Benjamin R. Jones

    This book applies concepts from ethics, justice, and political philosophy to five sets of contemporary energy problems cutting across time, economics, politics, geography, and technology. In doing so, the authors derive two key energy justice principles from modern theories of distributive...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Food Systems Failure

    The Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture

    Edited by Christopher Rosin, Paul Stock, Hugh Campbell

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    This book provides a critical assessment of the contemporary global food system in light of the heightening food crisis, as evidence of its failure to achieve food security for the world's population. A key aspect of this failure is identified in the neoliberal strategies which emphasize industrial...

    Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Defining Sustainable Development for Our Common Future

    A History of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission)

    By Iris Borowy

    The UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, alerted the world to the urgency of making progress toward economic development that could be sustained without depleting natural resources or harming the environment. Written...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge