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  1. Maritime Transport and the Climate Change Challenge

    Edited by Regina Asariotis, Hassiba Benamara

    International maritime transport is the backbone of the world globalized economy. It is a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions but also likely to be affected by wide-ranging and potentially devastating climate change impacts associated with rising sea levels and increased frequency/...

    Published May 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  2. 100 Per Cent Renewable

    Energy Autonomy in Action

    Edited by Peter Droege

    The greatest challenge of our time is to build a world based on the sustainable use of renewable power. Our massive dependence on fossil fuels has upset the very climatic system that made human evolution possible. The global economy and its financial system are in jeopardy, running hot on overtly...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Visualizing Climate Change

    A Guide to Visual Communication of Climate Change and Developing Local Solutions

    By Stephen R.J. Sheppard

    Carbon dioxide and global climate change are largely invisible, and the prevailing imagery of climate change is often remote (such as ice floes melting) or abstract and scientific (charts and global temperature maps). Using dramatic visual imagery such as 3D and 4D visualizations of future...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. How Local Resilience Creates Sustainable Societies

    Hard to Make, Hard to Break

    By Philip Monaghan

    A taboo-shattering book, How Local Resilience Creates Sustainable Societies sets out how visionary national and local leaders can transform unsustainable societies as they attempt to recover from an age of austerity. By eliminating the culture of dependency in a socially and environmentally...

    Published February 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Beyond Smart Cities

    How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate

    By Tim Campbell

    The promise of competitiveness and economic growth in so-called smart cities is widely advertised in Europe and the US. The promise is focussed on global talent and knowledge economies and not on learning and innovation. But to really achieve smart cities – that is to create the conditions of...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Zero-carbon Homes

    A Road Map

    By Joanna Williams

    Housing is a major contributor to CO2 emissions in Europe and America today and the construction of new homes offers an opportunity to address this issue. Providing homes that achieve "zero carbon", "carbon neutral", "zero-net energy" or "energy-plus" standard is becoming the goal of more...

    Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Electric Vehicles

    Technology, Policy and Commercial Development

    By Joao Vitor Fernandes Serra

    Modern electric vehicles (EVs) are well suited to most people's general transport needs. Despite this, their adoption at a large scale has been grindingly slow. What are the reasons for this? Unlike most books which focus on the technical aspects of EV performance, this guide sets out the...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Low Carbon Transport in Asia

    Strategies for Optimizing Co-benefits

    Edited by Eric Zusman, Ancha Srinivasan, Shobhakar Dhakal

    Without the effective participation of developing Asia, a climate crisis is certain. Within developing Asia, the key to averting such a crisis lies in low carbon transport. China, India and Asia's other emerging economies could promote fuel efficient vehicles, public transport, and sustainable...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk in Coastal Cities

    Edited by Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen, Malcolm Bowman, Philip Ward, Piet Dircke

    Series: Earthscan Climate

    This book presents climate adaptation and flood risk problems and solutions in coastal cities, including an independent investigation of adaptation paths and problems in Rotterdam, New York and Jakarta. The comparison draws out lessons that each city can learn from the others. While the main focus...

    Published September 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Dynamics of Disaster

    Lessons on Risk, Response and Recovery

    Edited by Barbara Allen, Rachel A. Dowty Beech

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Disasters are the result of complex interactions between social and natural forces, acting at multiple scales from the individual and community to the organisational, national and international level. Effective disaster planning, response and recovery require an understanding of these interacting...

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge