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  1. Land and Resource Scarcity

    Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

    Edited by Andreas Exner, Peter Fleissner, Lukas Kranzl, Werner Zittel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy

    This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic, technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and alternatives must be...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Nature and Culture

    Rebuilding Lost Connections

    Edited by Sarah Pilgrim, Jules N. Pretty

    There is a growing recognition that the diversity of life comprises both biological and cultural diversity. But this division is not universal and, in many cases, has been deepened by the common disciplinary divide between the natural and social sciences and our apparent need to manage and control...

    Published January 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Biofuels and Rural Poverty

    By Joy Clancy

    Biofuels and Rural Poverty makes an original contribution to the current controversial global debate on biofuels, in particular the consequences that large-scale production of transport fuel substitutes can have on rural areas, principally in developing countries but also in some poor rural areas...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation

    By Tim Magee

    The world's poor will be the most critically affected by a changing climate—and yet their current plight isn't improving rapidly enough to fulfill the UN’s Millennium Development Goals. If experienced development organizations are finding it difficult to solve decades-old development problems, how...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Principles of Sustainable Aquaculture

    Promoting Social, Economic and Environmental Resilience

    By Stuart W. Bunting

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, principally fish, molluscs, crustaceans and marine algae. It has seen phenomenal worldwide growth in the past fifty years and many people view it as the best solution for the provision of high quality protein to feed the world's growing population,...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Crop Genetic Resources as a Global Commons

    Challenges in International Law and Governance

    Edited by Michael Halewood, Isabel Lopez Noriega, Selim Louafi

    Series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

    Farmers have engaged in collective systems of conservation and innovation – improving crops and sharing their reproductive materials – since the earliest plant domestications. Relatively open flows of plant germplasm attended the early spread of agriculture; they continued in the wake of (and were...

    Published November 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Bankrupting Nature

    Denying Our Planetary Boundaries

    By Anders Wijkman, Johan Rockström

    This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with...

    Published November 4th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Contested Forms of Governance in Marine Protected Areas

    A Study of Co-Management and Adaptive Co-Management

    By Natalie Bown, Tim S. Gray, Selina M. Stead

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

    In this book, the authors examine the governance of marine protected areas (MPA), and in particular they compare two different forms of governance – co-management (CM) and adaptive co-management (ACM). CM is characterized by the decentralization of the decision-making process, incorporating the...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge