From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales, Australia to the urban jungle of downtown Manhattan, critics Alanna Stang and Christopher Hawthorne have traveled to the farthest reaches of the globe to find all that is new in the design of sustainable, or "green," homes. The result: more than thirty-five residences in fifteen countries -- and nearly every conceivable natural environment -- designed by a combination of star architects and heretofore unknown practitioners....
On behalf of the SB05Tokyo Student Session Organising Committee, I would like to welcome you all
to Tokyo and to the first attempt of a student session in the series of Sustainable Building
Conferences. We initiated this event based on the brief that it could create networks between young
architects and researchers in the field of Sustainable Building, and that the networks could act as an
essential catalyst for forming a better, less unsustainable future.
Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most are involved in farming. In the 21st century, agriculture remains fundamental to economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect agriculture’s role as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services.
Tham khảo sách 'sustainable development – education, business and management – architecture and building construction – agriculture and food security', kinh doanh - tiếp thị, quản trị kinh doanh phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
Sustainable tourism, sustainable development through tourism, principles of sustainable
development in tourism and tourism development in terms of sustainable tourism, in the
literature often treated as names for the same phenomenon, are becoming increasingly
interesting for scholars and practicians of tourism from various countries.
Farmers have a reputation for being innovators and experimenters, willing to adopt new
practices when they perceive some benefit will be gained. Over the past 40 to 50 years,
innovation in agriculture has been driven mainly by an emphasis on high yields and
farm profit, resulting in remarkable returns but also an array of negative environmental
The concept of forest sustainability dates from centuries ago, although the
understanding of sustainable forest management (SFM) as an instrument that
harmonizes ecological and socio-economic concerns is relatively new. The change in
perspective occurred at the beginning of the 1990s in response to an increased
awareness of the deterioration of the environment, in particular of the alarming loss of
forest resources. The main and most striking cause of this deterioration is the
deforestation occurring in some areas of the world.
The Debt Sustainability Framework sets out a proposal by the World Bank for identifying countries in actual or potential debt distress situations leading to a formula for determining grant eligibility within the amounts to be allocated during the Fourteenth Replenishment of IDA. It attempts to classify countries based on the performance of their institutions and policies and determine thresholds for selected debt indicators for each country grouping and then estimate the level of debt distress as measured by the forecast levels of the selected indicators from the country DSAs.
The two notions appeared simultaneously around the 1970s. The concept of
strategic scanning first appeared in 1967 with the publication of the founding work
by Aguilar entitled Scanning the Business Environment. The origin of the idea of
sustainable development dates back to 1970, when first Ignacy Sachs and then the
international conference of Stockholm (in 1972) proposed the concept of
Our thanks go to all those involved in the writing and production of this book. We owe
a debt of gratitude to all the contributors for their chapters and for their forbearance in
the long time it has taken to be ﬁnally published. Our thanks go to Dan Saunders who
produced the cover image and to Shibu Raman for producing the drawings for Chapter 5.
We thank the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment for
supporting the preparation of this book, in particular Japp van Staalduine.
Tham khảo sách 'sustainable development – energy, engineering and technologies – manufacturing and environment', kỹ thuật - công nghệ, cơ khí - chế tạo máy phục vụ nhu cầu học tập, nghiên cứu và làm việc hiệu quả
This book contains the papers presented at the International Conference on the
Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological
Hazards, which was held in Patagonia, Argentina. The Conference name was
shortened to ‘The Ravage of the Planet’ to emphasize the urgency of the problems
The state of our planet continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. We have
arrived at a situation where we need to determine urgent solutions before we reach
a point of irreversible damage....
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio
de Janeiro in 1992,1 provided the fundamental principles and the programme of
action for achieving sustainable development. We strongly reaffirm our commitment
to the Rio principles,2 the full implementation of Agenda 212 and the Programme for
the Further Implementation of Agenda 213.
.Praise for Creating a Sustainable Organization
“Peter brings together the wide-ranging aspects of present and future organizations to bolster environmental, social, and governance (ES&G) performance, presenting a clean and clear understanding of organizational sustainability.
The world's reliance on existing sources of energy and their associated detrimental impacts on the environment- whether related to poor air or water quality or scarcity, impacts on sensitive ecosystems and forests and land use - have been well documented and articulated over the last three decades. What is needed by the world is a set of credible energy solutions that would lead us to a balance between economic growth and a sustainable environment.
The book "Introduction to Architectural science the basis of sustainable design" consists of four parts: 1 Heat (the thermal environ-ment), 2 Light (the luminous environment); 3 Sound (the sonic environment), and 4 Energy and resources.
In this book, papers pertaining to resource management for sustainable agricultural development are presented in four parts divided into ten chapters. Part I discusses the usage of water and waste management for sustainable agricultural development including aspects like irrigation management to prevent soil and ground water salinization, production of solid fuel from oil palm waste, sustainable ecomaterials and biorefinery from agroindustrial waste, nonpoint pollution from agriculture and livestock activities on surface water....
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scaleâfor Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding
This book highlights methodological approaches for the economics of sustainable
development and brings together recent empirical work done in India, especially by
Dr. Surender Kumar and Dr. Shunsuke Managi. Various chapters in this book use
Indian data to show the very wide applicability of methodologies in the theory of
production for dealing with many empirical issues of environmentally sustainable
development in a developing country.