Environmental Finance Books

  • Ecological Economics

    43.1 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: Partnering with the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE) and led by guest editors Katie Kish, Brett Dolter and Andreas Link, this issue seeks to help us understand how to balance environmental protection with ...

  • Economics for Environmental Professionals

    Environmental professionals are often called upon to find solutions to environmental degradation problems or to lead the way in planning to prevent them. Because they come mainly from the environmental and science disciplines, most environmental professionals have limited training in the fundamentals of economics. This book is designed to provide ...

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse

    We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Our challenge is to think globally and develop policies to counteract environmental decline and economic collapse. The question is: Can we change direction before we go over the edge?Lester Brown looks at our economic future through an environmental lens to develop a ...

  • An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition

    An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both 'nature's household' and 'humankind's household.' It provides a unified understanding of ...

  • Is urbanization contributing to higher food prices?

    The recent spike in food prices has led to a renewal of interest in agricultural issues and in the long-term drivers of food prices. Urbanization has been mentioned as one possible cause of higher food prices. In this paper we examine some of the links through which urbanization is considered to be contributing to higher food prices and conclude ...

  • GEO Amazonia - Spanish

    The report, 'Environment Outlook in the Amazonia - GEO Amazonia', the main product of the assessment for the Amazon Basin that has been implemented by UNEP and the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), with technical help of Universidad de Pacifico (UoP) and the project's Technical Committee, which is consisted of leading organizations ...

  • Governing the Environment

    Environmental policy, focusing on the control of pollution and on over-exploitation, easily overlooks the extensive range of interconnections between economic activities and natural systems. In this timely book, a number of specialists examine how crucial aspects of complex environmental problems and policy can be dealt with in decentralized ...

  • Ecological Economics of the Oceans and Coasts

    timely book offers a fresh view on how oceans and coasts are, and should be, managed. The urgency of this issue is increasingly being recognized, as critical limits to the economic exploitation of our oceans and coasts are reached. The authors argue that ecological economics is in a unique position to address this problem given its particular ...

  • Applying the ecosystem approach in Latin America

    This publication is a collection of selected case studies representative of the application of the Ecosystem Approach under different ecological, social, economic and cultural contexts in Latin ...

  • The Sustainability Handbook: The Complete Management Guide to Achieving Social, Economic, and Environmental Responsibility

    The Sustainability Handbook covers the complexities, challenges, and benefits of sustainability when pursued by corporate, academic, government, and nonprofi t organizations. It provides a blueprint on how organizations of all sizes can reach or exceed economic, social, and environmental excellence. The handbook offers a wide variety of practical ...

  • GEO (Global Environment Outlook) Year Book 2007

    The GEO Year Book 2007 is essential, informative, and authoritative reading for anyone with a role or an interest in our changing environment. The 2007 edition covers fisheries to forestry and climate to freshwater management underlining risks and opportunities of globalization. Also available in French, Spanish, Russian & ArabicThe 2007 Year ...

  • Wildlife Watching and Tourism : A Study on the benefits and risks of a fast growing tourism activity and its impacts on species

    Wildlife watching is fast becoming a multi-million dollar industry with the potential to fight poverty by pumping vital income into local communities and conservation initiatives. The report commissioned by the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CMS) and produced in collaboration with the tourism group TUI, focuses on 12 case ...

  • Ecological Economics

    Ecological economics addresses a flaw found in much economic thought -- the failure to consider biophysical and social systems in analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-level textbook that offers a pedagogically complete examination of this dynamic new field. As a workbook accompanying the ...

  • Legal and institutional aspects of urban and peri-urban forestry and greening (English)

    Series: FAO Legislative StudiesOverall, urban and peri-urban forestry and greening (UPFG) receives little interest on political agendas despite its importance to society in terms of the social, economic, aesthetic and environmental benefits. This publication explores the legal and institutional issues related to UPFG on a global level, using case ...

  • Identifying, Defining, and Disclosing Environmental Liabilities

    This concise new publication examines three key standards relating to environmental liability issues:E 2137 Standard Guide for Estimating Monetary Costs and Liabilities for Environmental Matters provides a guide for estimating costs and liabilities for environmental matters in the U.S.A. Many possible uses for estimates of costs and liabilities ...

  • Moving towards Local Agenda 21 in Rufisque, Senegal

    This paper describes the consultation processes in Rufisque that have laid the foundations for a local agenda 21. These consultations have helped to establish new relationships between municipal government, community organisations and the private sector and have encouraged a range of initiatives to address local economic and environmental ...

  • Evaluation of the Joint Initiative of the World Commission on Dams and the United Nations Environment Programme on the Environmental, Social and Econo

    This evaluation covers the project that was implemented jointly by UNEP and WCD on environmental, social and economic impacts of large dams. The evaluation established the following : that this UNEP project was essential to the WCD work programme, that the outputs were reflected in the WCD report and that the project successfully established ...

  • Managing Workers` Compensation: A Guide to Injury Reduction and Effective Claim Management

    Workers' compensation causes headaches throughout all levels of an organization. Injuries affect production, costs, and morale. Managing Workers' Compensation: A Guide to Injury Reduction and Effective Claim Management lays out - in logical order - management and safety procedures that reduce injuries and the aggravation that follows. The authors ...

  • Healthy and Productive Work: An International Perspective

    The Enterprise Culture of the 1980s helped transform economies of Western Europe, but left behind a legacy of stress, both for managers and shop floor workers. The cost to business is seen in absenteeism, reduced productivity, compensation claims, health insurance and direct medical costs, which in the US cost approximately $150 billion a year. ...

  • Occupational Ergonomics: Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Limb and Back

    Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are the leading cause of worker impairment, disability, compensation costs and loss of productivity in industrialized countries. The aging of the workforce and the increased diffusion of physically demanding jobs contribute to the widespread concern about musculoskeletal ...

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