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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: 8315
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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 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: 2220
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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?’

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.

Inclusive Green Growth

Inclusive Green Growth

The Pathway to Sustainable Development

  • Author: World Bank
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821395521
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 188
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Inclusive Green Growth: The Pathway to Sustainable Development makes the case that greening growth is necessary, efficient, and affordable. Yet spurring growth without ensuring equity will thwart efforts to reduce poverty and improve access to health, education, and infrastructure services.

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 Inside Activism for Sustainable Development

Green Inside Activism for Sustainable Development

Political Agency and Institutional Change

  • Author: Erik Hysing,Jan Olsson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319567233
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 187
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This book considers how public sector institutions can be transformed to better support sustainable development by exploring the concept of green inside activism and its importance for institutional change. The phenomenon of inside activism has been shown to be crucial for green policy change and this book focuses on public officials as green inside activists, committed to green values and engaged in social movement, acting strategically from inside public administration to change public policy and institutions in line with such value commitment. The book theorizes how green inside activism can contribute to a more sustainable development through institutional change. This theorizing builds on and relates to highly relevant theoretical arguments in the existing literature. The authors also consider the legitimacy of inside activism and how it can be reconciled with democratic ideals. This innovative work will appeal to students and scholars of public policy, political science and environmental politics.

The Green Leap

The Green Leap

A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

  • Author: Mark E. Hostetler
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520271106
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 197
  • View: 7024
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"Mark Hostetler takes an original approach to conserving resources in human-dominated landscapes. Taking into account multiple perspectives and written with an emphasis on the construction and post-construction phases, The Green Leap presents tangible ways to satisfy both human and natural resources needs."--Dr. David Drake, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin "The Green Leap is one of the first books that brings together recent research on urban ecology and urban wildlife conservation, with emerging trends in sustainable development and green design. Hostetler's book is a welcome addition to the urban wildlife and conservation biology literature and will also be of interest to those interested in urban planning and green design."-Charles Nilon, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, University of Missouri

Red China's Green Revolution

Red China's Green Revolution

Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development Under the Commune

  • Author: Joshua Eisenman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780231186667
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 472
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China's dismantling of the Mao-era commune system under Deng Xiaoping has been seen as a successful turn away from a misguided social experiment. Joshua Eisenman marshals previously inaccessible data to overturn this narrative, showing that the commune modernized agriculture, increased productivity, and laid the foundation for future rapid growth.

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 Building and Sustainable Development

Green Building and Sustainable Development

The Practical Legal Guide

  • Author: Jonathan E. Furr
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604420715
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
  • View: 2106
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The legal and economic landscape for building and development have fundamentally been altered by the country's major environmental problems - climate change, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, ozone depletion, pollution, and unsustainable natural resource consumption rates. The editors provide practical information for lawyers to assist their clients in fully understanding green building and sustainable development concepts so they can operate successfully in the evolving economic and regulatory environment while minimizing the potential cost penalty of business-as-usual practices.

Just Green Enough

Just Green Enough

Urban Development and Environmental Gentrification

  • Author: Winifred Curran,Trina Hamilton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351859307
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
  • View: 5518
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While global urban development increasingly takes on the mantle of sustainability and "green urbanism," both the ecological and equity impacts of these developments are often overlooked. One result is what has been called environmental gentrification, a process in which environmental improvements lead to increased property values and the displacement of long-term residents. The specter of environmental gentrification is now at the forefront of urban debates about how to accomplish environmental improvements without massive displacement. In this context, the editors of this volume identified a strategy called "just green enough" based on field work in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that uncouples environmental cleanup from high-end residential and commercial development. A "just green enough" strategy focuses explicitly on social justice and environmental goals as defined by local communities, those people who have been most negatively affected by environmental disamenities, with the goal of keeping them in place to enjoy any environmental improvements. It is not about short-changing communities, but about challenging the veneer of green that accompanies many projects with questionable ecological and social justice impacts, and looking for alternative, sometimes surprising, forms of greening such as creating green spaces and ecological regeneration within protected industrial zones.? Just Green Enough is a theoretically rigorous, practical, global, and accessible volume exploring, through varied case studies, the complexities of environmental improvement in an era of gentrification as global urban policy. It is ideal for use as a textbook at both undergraduate and graduate levels in urban planning, urban studies, urban geography, and sustainability programs.

Green Development in China

Green Development in China

Models and Discussions

  • Author: Yanqing Jiang
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 9811006938
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 68
  • View: 1029
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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.

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
  • View: 5107
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Rev. ed. of: From sprawl to smart growth.

Sustainable Development and Green Communication

Sustainable Development and Green Communication

African and Asian Perspectives

  • Author: J. Servaes
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137329416
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 220
  • View: 9514
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Offering a comprehensive overview of contemporary theoretical and programmatic issues in the fields of sustainability, culture, communication, development and social change, this book explores the relationship between communication and sustainability from a social change perspective.

Beyond Brundtland

Beyond Brundtland

green development in the 1990s

  • Author: Thijs de la Court
  • Publisher: New Horizons Press ; London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J., USA : Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9780862329051
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 139
  • View: 2378
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The Little Green Data

The Little Green Data

  • Author: World Bank
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821398156
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
  • View: 1972
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The Little Green Data Book is a pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 countries. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, oceans, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. The 2013 edition of The Little Green Data Book introduces new set of ocean-related indicators, highlighting the role of oceans in economic development.

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).

Black and Green

Black and Green

Afro-Colombians, Development, and Nature in the Pacific Lowlands

  • Author: Kiran Asher
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822390876
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
  • View: 3081
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In Black and Green, Kiran Asher provides a powerful framework for reconceptualizing the relationship between neoliberal development and social movements. Moving beyond the notion that development is a hegemonic, homogenizing force that victimizes local communities, Asher argues that development processes and social movements shape each other in uneven and paradoxical ways. She bases her argument on ethnographic analysis of the black social movements that emerged from and interacted with political and economic changes in Colombia’s Pacific lowlands, or Chocó region, in the 1990s. The Pacific region had yet to be overrun by drug traffickers, guerrillas, and paramilitary forces in the early 1990s. It was better known as the largest area of black culture in the country (90 percent of the region’s population is Afro-Colombian) and as a supplier of natural resources, including timber, gold, platinum, and silver. Colombia’s Law 70, passed in 1993, promised ethnic and cultural rights, collective land ownership, and socioeconomic development to Afro-Colombian communities. At the same time that various constituencies sought to interpret and implement Law 70, the state was moving ahead with large-scale development initiatives intended to modernize the economically backward coastal lowlands. Meanwhile national and international conservation organizations were attempting to protect the region’s rich biodiversity. Asher explores this juxtaposition of black rights, economic development, and conservation—and the tensions it catalyzed. She analyzes the meanings attached to “culture,” “nature,” and “development” by the Colombian state and Afro-Colombian social movements, including women’s groups. In so doing, she shows that the appropriation of development and conservation discourses by the social movements had a paradoxical effect. It legitimized the presence of state, development, and conservation agencies in the Pacific region even as it influenced those agencies’ visions and plans.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Understanding the Green Debates

  • Author: Mark Mawhinney
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405150947
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 200
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Can there be a common definition of sustainable development? Views on sustainable development range from those of the mainstream economist to the hardened environmentalist – via many shades of green. This book offers a clear overview of the debates and sets out the various theories, providing an accessible introduction for all who now need to understand how sustainable development affects their working practices. The text is structured around key questions on the concept of sustainable development: Does it define a starting point, a process, or the end-goal? Can it provide a coherent theory? Is it a workable concept in practice? Is it ‘balanced’ or does ‘balance’ form part of the solution? Mark Mawhinney explores the various strands of thought that claim to define sustainable development - as a concept, a theory or as a set of principles. He also highlights gaps in understanding that often arise and attempts to break down the barriers to a common understanding - redefining current concepts in terms that will help to progress the debate on sustainable development.

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: 2909
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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.