A Legal Pluralism Perspective from South and Southeast Asia
This collection brings a diverse range of approaches to the question of pluralism, property and natural resource management in South East Asia. This significant contribution to the rapidly growing body of literature exploring indigenous people, legal pluralism, land rights and environmentalism is a...
To Be Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge
The Art and Science of Managing Non-Financial Performance
Businesses around the world are increasingly turning to an exciting new branch of management known as corporate sustainability management (CSM) to help them better understand and manage their non-financial performance. Indeed, what we are witnessing is nothing less than the birth of a new...
Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge
Conservation and Sustainable Development
The modern southwestern cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, and El Paso occupy lands that once supported rich desert ecosystems. Typical development activities often resulted in scraping these desert lands of an ancient living landscape, to be replaced with one that is human-made and...
Published January 15th 2013 by CRC Press
International Lessons in Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery
There is a perennial gap between theory and practice, between academia and active professionals in the field of disaster management. This gap means that valuable lessons are not learned and people die or suffer as a result. This book opens a dialogue between theory and practice. It offers vital...
To Be Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge
Encyclopedia of Environmental Management gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about specific pollution and management...
Published December 12th 2012 by CRC Press
The tools of environmental economics guide policymakers as they weigh development against nature, present against future, and certain benefits against uncertain consequences. From reluctant-but-necessary calculations of the value of life, to quandaries over profits at the environment’s expense, the...
To Be Published September 29th 2013 by Routledge
Case Studies of South-East Asian Companies
Sustainable development will not happen without substantial contributions from and leading roles of companies and business organizations. This requires the provision of adequate information on corporate social and ecological impacts and performance. For the last decade, progress has been made in...
Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge
How the Financial Credit Crunch Could Bankrupt the Environment
Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the twin crises that the world is facing in the form of a simultaneous financial and environmental credit crunch. Financially, consumers are less able to consume now, and pay later. Environmentally, we may have already...
Published August 4th 2011 by Routledge
Improving Emergency Management and Climate Change Adaptation, 2nd Edition
Disasters both natural and human-induced are leading to spiralling costs in terms of human lives, lost livelihoods and damaged assets and businesses. Yet these consequences and the financial and human crises that follow catastrophes can often be traced to policies unsuited to the emerging scales of...
Published January 8th 2013 by Routledge
Sustainability indices are a powerful tool for sustainable forest management worldwide. This book brings together outstanding global results in three areas of application: inventory of the forest variables that determine the main environmental indices, description and design of new environmental...
To Be Published August 20th 2013 by CRC Press
Can we better predict or mitigate the consequences of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes? Can we reduce the number of oil spills? And what should be done to clean up the mess when something does goes wrong? Why are people concerned about nuclear plants, but so reckless when they...
To Be Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge
This book analyses the potential socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Initiative for Regional Infrastructure Integration in South America (IIRSA), a continent-wide programme. IIRSA aims at facilitating intra-regional trade and at improving trade and transport links with world markets....
Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge
In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas...
To Be Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge