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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
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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

Environment and Sustainability in a Developing World

  • Author: Bill Adams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134158386
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 480
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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.

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.

China: Innovative Green Development

China: Innovative Green Development

  • Author: Angang Hu
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3642549624
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 153
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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.

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.

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).

From Sprawl to Sustainability

From Sprawl to Sustainability

Smart Growth, New Urbanism, Green Development, and Renewable Energy

  • Author: Robert H. Freilich,Robert J. Sitkowski,Seth D. Mennillo
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604428124
  • Category: City planning and redevelopment law
  • Page: 368
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Rev. ed. of: From sprawl to smart growth.

Human Green Development Report 2014

Human Green Development Report 2014

  • Author: Xiaoxi Li
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662435918
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 295
  • View: 9569
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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.

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: 7332
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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. ​

Green Growth

Green Growth

Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives

  • Author: Gareth Dale,Manu V. Mathai,Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1783604905
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 336
  • View: 2362
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The discourse of ‘green growth’ has recently gained ground in environmental governance deliberations and policy proposals. It is presented as a fresh and innovative agenda centred on the deployment of engineering sophistication, managerial acumen and market mechanisms to redress the environmental and social derelictions of the existing development model. But the green growth project is deeply inadequate, whether assessed against criteria of social justice or the achievement of sustainable economic life upon a materially finite planet. This volume outlines three main lines of critique. First, it traces the development of the green growth discourse quaideology. It asks: what explains modern society’s investment in it, why has it emerged as a master concept in the contemporary conjuncture, and what social forces does it serve? Second, it unpicks and explains the contradictions within a series of prominent green growth projects. Finally, it weighs up the merits and demerits of alternative strategies and policies, asking the vital question: ‘if not green growth, then what?’

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
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This report introduces the concept of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD), along with a proposal for monitoring coherence.

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
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This book presents evidence that green growth is the only way to sustain growth and development over the long-term.

OECD Green Growth Studies Towards Green Growth

OECD Green Growth Studies Towards Green Growth

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 926411131X
  • Category:
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8072
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This book provides concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve green economic growth and development.

OECD Green Growth Studies Fostering Innovation for Green Growth

OECD Green Growth Studies Fostering Innovation for Green Growth

  • Author: OECD
  • Publisher: OECD Publishing
  • ISBN: 9264119922
  • Category:
  • Page: 128
  • View: 4833
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This book explores policy actions for the deployment of new technologies and innovations as they emerge: investment in research and development, support for commercialisation, strengthening markets and fostering technology diffusion.

Green Growth, Green Profit

Green Growth, Green Profit

How Green Transformation Boosts Business

  • Author: Roland Berger Strategy Consultants GmbH
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230303870
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 269
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Green business is here. It is a multi billion business with enormous growth potential, driven by megatrends such as demographic change, climate change and urbanization. It is driving the transformation of existing businesses and changing the way customers and suppliers act, forcing them to rethink their business strategy.

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: 332
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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.

Energy, Environment and Transitional Green Growth in China

Energy, Environment and Transitional Green Growth in China

  • Author: Ruizhi Pang,Xuejie Bai,Knox Lovell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811079196
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 323
  • View: 305
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This book discusses energy use and its environmental footprint in China, as well as issues concerning the transitional green growth of its economy, a subject of great importance in light of China’s size and its impressive record of economic growth. The book includes expert overviews and empirical studies prepared by internationally recognized experts in the field. The empirical techniques utilized by the contributors include econometrics, mathematical programming, and index numbers. The book will provide readers a deeper understanding of the energy and environmental issues China now faces during its transitional growth period, and of the strategies available for resolving these issues. The 2016 Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference, held in Nankai University, Tianjin China from July 7-10, was organized by Nankai University’s College of Economic and Social Development (CESD) in collaboration with the School of Economics Nankai University and Collaborative Innovation Center for China Economy. The primary objective of the event was to highlight the latest developments in efficiency and productivity research.

Green Growth: Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Green Growth: Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Learning By Doing in East Asia and Europe

  • Author: Diego A. Vazquez-Brust,Joseph Sarkis
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 940074417X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 342
  • View: 8551
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This volume is a practical guide that helps the reader build a quick, evidence-based understanding of green-growth strategies and challenges. Its cogent analysis of real-life case studies enables policy makers and company executives identify successful strategies they can adopt, and pitfalls they can avoid, in drafting and implementing green growth policies. The contributors’ empirical assessment of these studies identifies the structural conditions required for economic growth to be compatible with environmental sustainability and how the transition to a new economic paradigm should be managed. A crucial addition to the debate now beginning in earnest around the world, this volume attempts to understand how we can nurture a new-born model of sustainable growth and help it evolve to maturity.