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  1. Water Infrastructure

    Edited by Cecilia Tortajada, Asit K. Biswas

    Series: Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

    Water infrastructure is an essential element in water management. Together with institutions, policies and regulation, it provides basic services to growing populations, especially in developing countries, where much of the growth is taking place. In the Asia-Pacific region, for instance,...

    Published July 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Contract Farming and the Development of Smallholder Agricultural Businesses

    Improving markets and value chains in Tanzania

    Edited by Joseph A. Kuzilwa, Niels Fold, Arne Henningsen, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Contract farming has received renewed attention recently as developing economies try to grapple with how to transform the agricultural sector and its associated value chains. This book reviews different contract arrangements and specific crops, applying both qualitative and quantitative...

    Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Climate Change Impacts on Tropical Forests in Central America

    An ecosystem service perspective

    Edited by Aline Chiabai

    Series: The Earthscan Forest Library

    The loss of biodiversity is a major environmental problem in nearly every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth. This loss is accelerating driven by climate change, as well as by other causes including agricultural exploitation, fragmentation and degradation triggered by land use changes. The crucial...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Environmental Subsidies to Consumers

    How did they work in the Japanese market?

    Edited by Shigeru Matsumoto

    A typical consumer underestimates the benefits of future energy savings and underinvests in energy efficiency, relative to a description of the socially optimal level of energy efficiency. To alleviate this energy-efficiency gap problem, various programs have been implemented. In recent years, many...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The New Economics

    A Bigger Picture

    By Andrew Simms, David Boyle

    Economics sometimes seems to be stacked against social, environmental and individual well-being. But it doesn't have to be like this. A new approach to economics - deriving as much from Ruskin and Schumacher as from Keynes or Smith - has begun to emerge. Skeptical about money as a measure of...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Measuring Welfare beyond Economics

    The genuine progress of Hong Kong and Singapore

    By Claudio O. Delang, Yi Hang Yu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

    Dissatisfaction with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of a country’s development or a population’s wellbeing led to the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI). The GPI is an aggregate index of over 20 economic, social and environmental indicators, and accounts for both...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Biofuel Delusion

    The Fallacy of Large Scale Agro-Biofuels Production

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi

    Faced with the twin threats of peak oil and climate change, many governments have turned for an answer to the apparent panacea of biofuels. Yet, increasingly, the progressive implementation of this solution demonstrates that the promise of biofuels as a replacement to fossil fuels is in fact a...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

    By John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi

    ?The Jevons Paradox?, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Reforming Institutions in Water Resource Management

    Policy and Performance for Sustainable Development

    Edited by Lin Crase, Vasant P. Gandhi

    As water scarcities increase, nations throughout the world are in search of better institutions to manage water resources. India has been making substantial efforts to develop its water management systems since independence and significant increases in irrigated agriculture have taken place through...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China

    By Carlos Wing-Hung Lo, Shui-Yan Tang

    During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge