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  1. Energy from the Desert

    Practical Proposals for Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Systems

    Edited by Kosuke Kurokawa, Keiichi Komoto, Peter van der Vleuten, David Faiman

    The world's deserts are sufficiently large that, in theory, covering a fraction of their landmass with PV systems could generate many times the current primary global energy supply. The third book in the Energy from the Desert series examines the socio-economic, environmental and financial issues...

    Published September 30th 2003 by Unknown

  2. Trading in Knowledge

    Development Perspectives on TRIPS, Trade and Sustainability

    By Graham Dutfield

    Edited by Christophe Bellmann, Ricardo Melendez-Ortiz

    An unprecedented surge in the scope and level of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection has been engulfing the world. This globalizing trend has shifted the balance of interests between private innovators and society at large and tensions have flared around key public policy concerns. As...

    Published September 30th 2003 by Unknown

  3. Eco-Economy

    Building an Economy for the Earth

    By Lester R. Brown

    In 1543, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus challenged the view that the sun revolved around the earth, arguing instead that the earth revolved around the sun. His paper led to a revolution in thinking. In Lester Brown's brilliant and invigorating account of the industrial economy, he shows how...

    Published May 31st 2003 by Unknown

  4. Capturing Carbon and Conserving Biodiversity

    The Market Approach

    Edited by Ian Swingland

    For decades conservation has been based on the donor-driven principle. It hasn't worked. For centuries, environmental pollution or degradation has been addressed by the same attitude: the 'Polluter Pays' principle. That hasn't worked either. The cycle has to stop. But while everyone talks about...

    Published April 30th 2003 by Unknown

  5. Making Global Trade Work for People

    By Kamal Malhotra

    The world's trade regime is promoted by international agencies and most governments as the best way to lift the poor out of poverty and achieve sustainable development. But does it contribute to human development or not? This reassessment looks in detail at the way it has worked under the GATT and...

    Published February 28th 2003 by Unknown

  6. Small is Profitable

    The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size

    By Amory B. Lovins

    Today's electricity industry - large power stations feeding a nationwide grid - will soon be a thing of the past. This book explains why and what will replace it - decentralized and distributed electrical resources which can be up to 10 times as economically valuable. The authors - all leading...

    Published January 31st 2003 by Unknown

  7. Battling Resistance to Antibiotics and Pesticides

    An Economic Approach

    Edited by Ramanan Laxminarayan

    The increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, and pests to pesticides, threatens to undo some of the most remarkable advances made in public health and agriculture during the past century. Though the potential consequences of increased antibiotic and pesticide resistance are far reaching,...

    Published December 25th 2002 by Unknown

  8. The Money Changers

    Currency Reform from Aristotle to E-Cash

    Edited by David Boyle

    Since money was invented, there has been a debate about better ways of creating it and better rules to govern how it works - until the last generation, when it began to seem that the money system had been handed down by God and remained unchanged ever since. But the last few years have seen an...

    Published November 30th 2002 by Unknown

  9. Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

    By Thomas Professor Sterner

    As Thomas Sterner points out, the economic 'toolkit' for dealing with environmental problems has become formidable. It includes taxes, charges, permits, deposit-refund systems, labeling, and other information disclosure mechanisms. Though not all these devices are widely used, empirical application...

    Published November 19th 2002 by Unknown

  10. The Contextual Determinants of Malaria

    Edited by Elizabeth A. Professor Casman, Hadi Professor Dowlatabadi

    As malaria and other tropical diseases continue their resurgence, questions about the potential impacts of environmental and demographic factors are becoming more critical. Recent attempts to understand the increase in malaria incidence often acknowledge the importance of social, economic and other...

    Published October 24th 2002 by Unknown