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Green Development

Green Development

Environment and Sustainability in the Third World

  • Author: W. M. Adams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134754493
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 480
  • View: 877
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This revised and updated new edition retains the clear and powerful argument which characterized the original. It gives a valuable analysis of the theory and practice of sustainable development and suggests that at the start of the new millennium, we should think radically about the challenge of sustainability. Fully revised, this latest edition includes further reading, chapter outlines, chapter summaries and new discussion topics, and explores: the roots of sustainable development thinking and its evolution in the last three decades of the twentieth century the dominant ideas within mainstream sustainable development the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability the problems of environmental degradation and the environmental impacts of development strategies for building sustainability in development from above and below. Offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability based on the industrialized economies of the North and the practical, applied ideas in the South which tend to ignore 'First World' theory, this important text gives a clear discussion of theory and extensive practical insights drawn from Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Green Development

Green Development

Integrating Ecology and Real Estate

  • Author: Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780471188780
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 522
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"Green Development is good for business. Tenants, owners, purchasers, and brokers are all becoming more sophisticated and are realizing the financial and social benefits of green product." --Gerald Hines, Chairman of Hines. Environmentally responsible real estate development makes dollars and sense. Green Development describes an exciting new field in which environmental considerations are viewed as opportunities to create fundamentally better buildings and communities--more comfortable, more efficient, more appealing, and ultimately more profitable. If you're a developer, architect, planner, contractor, lender, or city official, this book speaks your language. Every stage of the development process is examined in detail: market research, site planning, design, approvals, financing, construction, marketing, and occupancy. Also included are lists of project statistics and contacts, books and other information sources, and development strategies. Based on 80 case studies drawn from Rocky Mountain Institute's extensive worldwide research and consulting work, Green Development distills proven procedures and practical lessons that work in the real world.

Green Development Of Asia-pacific Cities: Building Better Cities Towards 2030

Green Development Of Asia-pacific Cities: Building Better Cities Towards 2030

  • Author: Zhao Zheng
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9813236833
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 420
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The book evaluates and analyses the level of green development in over 100 major cities in Asia Pacific. A quantitative analysis of the relationship with economic growth, income distribution, innovation capabilities, service sector, governance levels, and city clusters are accumulated and presented in the form of a new index; the Urban Green Development Index (UGDI). Amongst the cities discussed in the case studies are Penang (Malaysia), Singapore, Vladivostok (Russia), Portland (USA), Hamburg (Germany), and Stockholm (Sweden).

China Green Development Index Report 2011

China Green Development Index Report 2011

  • Author: Xiaoxi Li,Jiancheng Pan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642315976
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 530
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With the rapid growth of global industrialization, there has been substantial consumption of fossil fuels such as coal, petroleum, and natural gas along with growing carbon dioxide emissions. Unprecedented environmental and ecological crisis clouded the world. Fortunately, the Climate Conference in Copenhagen signaled hope amid the sluggish global economic recovery. Countries worldwide have been braced for developing their scientific and industrial strategies in the era of post financial crisis with a green and low-carbon philosophy. In 2008, the UN unveiled a plan for green politics and green economy, which is well-received and carried out by countries worldwide. China’s 30-year rapid economic development has attracted worldwide attention. However, how to develop in a sustainable manner when faced with acute contradictions between economic growth, resources and environment has posed great challenges to China. Therefore, it is of great significance for us to speed up the study of green development and find a rational growth model. This study is completed by Prof. Li Xiaoxi and the dedication of other leading thinkers in economics, management, environment and resources together with the help of China Economic Monitoring and Analysis Center (CEMA).

China: Innovative Green Development

China: Innovative Green Development

  • Author: Angang Hu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811028060
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 201
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This book is particularly concerned with China’s path to green development and how it can be understood, exploring questions such as how the goal of Chinese-led green development can be achieved. The book provides systematic explanations of the theory of green development, exploring its background, its theoretical basis, the areas it covers, the stages it encompasses and the constraining and favorable factors involved. We see how humankind is at a period of transition from the traditional black industrial civilization to a modern green ecological civilization. The author gives a profound critique of the traditional Western model of development, provides a comprehensive analysis of the crisis and the opportunities presented by green development and depicts the grand goal of green modernization in a creative, bold, forward-looking manner. A three-step strategy to design and promote green development is proposed. Readers will discover why China must become an innovator, practitioner, and leader of green development, and how green planning is an important means to establish green development. The book explores how local governments can become green innovation practitioners, and how enterprises can become the main arena of green development. This book is a creative and innovative work that will appeal to scholars interested in the long-term development of humankind in general and China in particular. It also serves well as a green development textbook, presenting related scientific knowledge and important information for decision-making in a concise, easy-to-understand form.

Green Development

Green Development

Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World

  • Author: Bill Adams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134158386
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
  • View: 5621
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The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. This third edition retains the clear and powerful argument of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to political ecology, environmental risk and the environmental impacts of development. This fully revised third edition discusses: the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development and its evolution to the present day the ideas that dominate mainstream sustainable development (ecological modernization, market environmentalism and environmental economics) the nature and diversity of alternative ideas about sustainability that challenge ‘business as usual’ thinking (for example ecosocialism, ecofeminism, deep ecology and political ecology) the dilemmas of sustainability in the context of dryland degradation, deforestation, biodiversity conservation, dam construction and urban and industrial development the nature of policy choices about the environment and development strategies and between reformist and radical responses to the contemporary global dilemmas. Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on the environment and development around the world. This book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.

China Green Development Index Report 2012

China Green Development Index Report 2012

Regional Comparison

  • Author: Xiaoxi Li,Jiancheng Pan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 364254178X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 881
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The report was launched during China’s Twelfth Five-year Period (2011-2015). After revising the measurement system of the Green Development Index 2011, the report measures the green development level of 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions as well as 38 large and medium-sized cities in China. A Public Satisfaction Survey of the Urban Residents is first introduced into the report. Both the province and the city Green Development Index systems consist of three parts, the green degree of economic growth, the carrying potential of natural resources and environment, and the support degree of government policies. The three parts reflect the production and resource usage efficiency, the situation of environment and resources protection and pollutants emission, and government’s related investment and management respectively. The China Green Development Index Report 2012 has the comprehensive evaluation of the green economy development in China and its importance to China’s rational development and switch in economic development model.

Human Green Development Report 2014

Human Green Development Report 2014

  • Author: Xiaoxi Li
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662435918
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 295
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This exhaustive survey assesses the performance of the United Nations and its member states in all key areas, at the same time as laying down a road map for sustainable development in the future. Deploying the Human Green Development Index as a new metric for an era in which human survival is intimately dependent on the viability of the Earth as a clean and sustainable habitat, the report showcases a vast array of data, including HGDI indicators for more than 120 nations. It provides a detailed and comparative rationale for the selection of data for the 12 goals and 54 HGDI targets, which cover human and global needs into the future. The index measures 12 Sustainable Development Goals, based on but also extending the eight Millennium Development Goals defined in 2000. The SDGs, proposed by a high-level UN panel, will supersede MDGs in 2015. They focus on ending poverty, achieving gender equality, providing quality education for all, helping people live healthy lives, securing sustainable energy use, and creating jobs offering sustainable livelihoods. They also work towards equitable growth, stable and peaceful societies, greater efficiency in governance, and closer international cooperation. With indicators covering everything from air particulates to percentage of threatened animal species in a nation’s total, and informed by the latest research (with inequality-adjusted metrics for amenities such as education and healthcare), this comprehensive study offers readers not only a wealth of valuable core data, but also a well-argued rationale for using the HGDI. In today’s world, we cannot view our development as being distinct from, and unaffected by, that of the Earth we inhabit, or that of our planetary cohabitees.

Better Policies for Development 2015 Policy Coherence and Green Growth

Better Policies for Development 2015 Policy Coherence and Green Growth

Policy Coherence and Green Growth

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264236813
  • Category:
  • Page: 172
  • View: 7435
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This report introduces the concept of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD), along with a proposal for monitoring coherence.

Green Development

Green Development

Environment and Sustainability in the Third World

  • Author: William Mark Adams,William M. Adams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9780415080507
  • Category: Developing countries
  • Page: 257
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Adams analyses the evolution of the concept of `sustainable development' and assesses how this can be applied in the real world. Bridging the gap between ecology and development studies, he argues that the `greeness' of development planning is not to be found in a concern for ecology of the environment, but in control, power and self-determination.

OECD Green Growth Studies Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

OECD Green Growth Studies Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264181148
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
  • View: 489
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This book presents evidence that green growth is the only way to sustain growth and development over the long-term.

Green Development in China

Green Development in China

Models and Discussions

  • Author: Yanqing Jiang
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811006938
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 68
  • View: 6951
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This book focuses on the key determinants of China’s sustainable development in the general context of globalization from an environmental perspective. The author presents expert analysis on China’s role in the world economy, trade openness, cross-border investments and sustainable development in China. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of various important issues concerning China’s current and future environmentally sustainable development in this new era of globalization.

Green Growth and Sustainable Development

Green Growth and Sustainable Development

  • Author: Jesús Crespo Cuaresma,Tapio Palokangas,Alexander Tarasyev
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642343546
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 228
  • View: 2094
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The book examines problems associated with green growth and sustainable development on the basis of recent contributions in economics, natural sciences and applied mathematics, especially optimal control theory. Its main topics include pollution, biodiversity, exhaustible resources and climate change. The integrating framework of the book is dynamic systems theory which offers a common basis for multidisciplinatory research and mathematical tools for solving complicated models, leading to new insights in environmental issues. ​

OECD Green Growth Studies Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development

OECD Green Growth Studies Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264180443
  • Category:
  • Page: 348
  • View: 8297
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This book examines the economic impacts of government investments in renewable energy on rural areas and how such investment can bring the greatest benefit to those areas.

China-ASEAN Environment Outlook 1 (CAEO-1)

China-ASEAN Environment Outlook 1 (CAEO-1)

Towards Green Development

  • Author: China-ASEAN Environmental Cooperation
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811062110
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 234
  • View: 3650
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This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the status and progress of China-ASEAN green development and examines the common development issues in China and ASEAN Member States (AMSs). It also explores development trends within the framework of global and regional environmental governance and discusses the approaches towards green development in China and AMSs, offering its own definition of green development and using a “pressure-state-response” (PSR) model to build a framework for assessing green development. The book includes typical policy measures and numerous practices for green development in China and AMSs in the form of tables, figures and boxes. Based on detailed analysis, it argues that the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development brings significant opportunities to China and AMSs, that the ongoing pragmatic cooperation should be further advanced, and that a connection between the Belt and Road Initiative and green ASEAN Community should be established to achieve regional sustainable development. As such it furthers readers’ understanding of environment and development and practical policy advice for promoting China-ASEAN cooperation on environment and green development. Intended for decision makers from the government, business sector, and civil societies who are working to boost green development and China-ASEAN cooperation, it is also a valuable resource for government officials, researchers and non-experts interested in creating a balanced relationship between the environment and development.

Green Low-Carbon Development in China

Green Low-Carbon Development in China

  • Author: Jinjun Xue,Zhongxiu Zhao,Yande Dai,Bo Wang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3319011537
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 252
  • View: 5956
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The book provides an in depth analyses of the experience and lessons in Chinese energy and emissions reductions policies in a climate change constrained scenario. As China emerges as the world second largest economy and first largest carbon emitter, the country is moving onto a low-carbon development path. Projections of medium and long term energy supply and demand scenarios are presented, based on variations on the energy supply structure, key energy consumption sectors and energy conservation policy innovation. Energy efficiency policies are evaluated based on lessons and experiences from case studies in different sectors, and policy innovations in terms of financial, legal and regulatory approaches to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions are proposed. The book includes the latest research findings of leading experts in energy policy and low-carbon economy from researchers, key think tanks and government officials in both China and the world.

Green Growth

Green Growth

  • Author: Rajesh Kumar Dubey
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
  • ISBN: 818430353X
  • Category: Organic farming
  • Page: 374
  • View: 7541
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This book on ‘Green Growth: Eco-Livelihood & Sustainability’ explores innovative & nature friendly alternate development of sustainability. Green Growth is a concept of sustainable way of growth and development while preventing environmental degradation and enhancing quality of life with innovations. Environment is the most significant dimension of life but too often its role and potential is underestimated when it comes to socio-economic development. The livelihood, skill development, employment potential, the challenges, opportunities, and solutions are studied and analyzed in a panoramic scenario. First the authors explore green growth as the new geopolitical paradigm to respond to the environment, climate challenges of today and resource challenges of tomorrow. Then analyze how eco-livelihood and sustainability generate the proper conditions for sustainability. In pursuit of development and poverty alleviation, there is great potential for green consumption, production, innovation, and entrepreneurial activity. This book prioritizes the vast opportunities from Green Growth and so highlights the obstacles. Green Growth will generate substantial benefits in the long run in the form of livelihood, pollution reduction, new markets etc. Green Growth is not just a short-term strategy but a transforming dynamic for both production processes and consumer behavior.

OECD Green Growth Studies Green Growth in Cities

OECD Green Growth Studies Green Growth in Cities

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264195327
  • Category:
  • Page: 132
  • View: 1654
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This report synthesises the findings from six case studies of urban green growth policies, four at city level (Paris, Chicago, Stockholm, Kitakyushu) and two at the national level (China, Korea). It offers a definition of urban green growth and a framework for analysing how it might play out.

OECD Green Growth Studies Towards Green Growth in Southeast Asia

OECD Green Growth Studies Towards Green Growth in Southeast Asia

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264224106
  • Category:
  • Page: 188
  • View: 4309
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Carried out in consultation with officials and researchers from across the region, Towards Green Growth in Southeast Asia provides a framework for regional leaders to design their own solutions to move their countries towards green growth.

Eco-Innovation in Industry Enabling Green Growth

Eco-Innovation in Industry Enabling Green Growth

Enabling Green Growth

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264077227
  • Category:
  • Page: 279
  • View: 1780
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This book provides benchmarking tools on sustainable manufacturing and aims to spur eco-innovation through better understanding of innovation mechanisms.