Sustainability Books

  • Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World)

    Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.7 billion people—are urban dwellers, and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question that cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for ...

  • AquaRating: Un estándar internacional para evaluar los servicios de agua y alcantarillado saneamiento

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in cooperation with the International Water Association (IWA), has developed a rating system that assesses the performance of water and sanitation service providers in a comprehensive way. AquaRating: Un estándar internacional para evaluar los servicios de agua y saneamiento aims to provide an industry ...

  • Driving Sustainability to Business Success

    What is business sustainability? Leaders have many challenges facing them in the coming years, as they set the strategy, vision, culture and leadership of their companies. 'Driving Sustainability to Business Success - The DS Factor' was written to provide insight and inspiration for leaders, CEOs, managers, to assist them in being a driving force ...

  • Eco-innovation in Firms - A Methodological Guide for Corporate Environmental Sustainability

    Concerns about the global environment and sustainability are paramount and increase in magnitude every day. Historically there is a strong connection between environmental issues and technological solutions. Eco-innovation is a process of innovation that aims to benefit the environment as well as creating economic growth. Many businesses attempt ...

  • Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries

    Utility performance, especially in developing countries is still working toward the standard necessary to deliver best practice. Utility Benchmarking and Regulation in Developing Countries examines performance monitoring and regulation as a prominent efficiency enhancement tool and clarifies many of the unknowns regarding the design and approach ...

  • Histoire des établissements Vauché

    Product of about two years of researches and studies, for the author, this book is as Stéphane Vauché wanted: once a great tribute and a nice present, for all the men and women that have been working since 1860 for the sustainability and the development of the group which he leads ...

  • WBCSD Annual Review 2009 - The green race is on

    The role of business in this is evident. Business is the main driving force for resource efficiency in the economy, for technology deployment and development and for infrastructure construction and providing financial services. But business can fulfill its role only if the right regulations and government institutions are in place. Maximizing the ...

  • Good to Green: Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness

    The business world is undergoing dramatic change. Driven by tough new legislation, expanded market-based initiatives, a new President in the White House and a sharp increase in consumer awareness around environmental issues, businesses need to adapt: Period. Smart businesses understand that their competitive advantage lies at the cutting edge of ...

  • Mobility for Development : Executive Summary

    The WBCSD studied the state of mobility in four rapidly growing cities in the developing world ? Bangalore, Dar es Salaam, São Paulo and Shanghai. Its final report concludes that although mobility opportunities are increasing and are an important driver of economic development in all cities, overall mobility systems are not sustainable and for ...

  • Planning Sustainable Cities : Global Report on Human Settlements 2009

    Current urban planning systems are not equipped to deal with the major urban challenges of the 21st century, including effects of climate change, resource depletion and economic instability, plus continued rapid urbanization with its negative consequences such as poverty, slums and urban informality. These planning systems have also, to a large ...

  • Intellectual Property And Sustainable Development - Development Agendas in a Changing World

    Intellectual property (IP) has gained an unprecedented importance in the new world of globalization and the knowledge economy. However, experience, as well as cyclical attitudes toward IP, show that there is no universal model of IP protection.This comprehensive book considers new and emerging IP issues from a development perspective, examining ...

  • Agenda for a Sustainable America

    'Sustainability' is quickly becoming a household word in the United States. Public alarm over climate change has helped to make sustainable development a major public policy issue and a topic of growing importance in the daily lives of Americans. This book is a comprehensive assessment of U.S. progress toward sustainable development and a ...

  • WBCSD Annual Review 2008 : What a way to run the world

    'What a way to run the world' is the title of the WBCSD's Annual Review 2008. The theme was chosen almost a year ago, well before the financial meltdown proved just how badly the world was being run. As WBCSD's Chairman, Samuel DiPiazza Jr. points out: 'economic crises must remind us that sustainable development is not just about environmental or ...

  • Integrated Policymaking for Sustainable Development, A Reference Manual

    This book is designed to enable policy and decision makers, policy analysts, and other actors involved in policy making processess to appreciate the full value of Integrated Policymaking in its environmental, social and economic dimensions. It draws on decades of experience acquired by UNEP and other organizations in sustainablilty-motivated ...

  • Thinking Globally, Acting Locally : The Regional Network

    The Regional Network is an alliance of some 60 CEO-led partner organizations around the world, united by a shared commitment to promoting the business contribution to sustainable development in their respective countries and ...

  • The challenges of environmental mainstreaming: Experiences of integrating environment into development institutions and decisions

    The Challenges of Environmental Mainstreaming’ is an initial synthesis of IIED’s work with partners in 13 developing countries. It reviews the rapidly changing context and challenges to environmental mainstreaming, discusses what it takes to achieve effective mainstreaming, and provides a roadmap for selecting operational methods and tools. It ...

  • Modelling Sustainable Development

    This insightful book explores the issue of sustainable development in its more operative and applied sense. Although a great deal of research has addressed potential interpretations and definitions of sustainable development, much of this work is too abstract to offer policy-makers and researchers the feasible and effective guidelines they ...

  • Climate Action 2009/2010

    This third annual edition of Climate Action focuses on some of the major issues for resolution in Copenhagen and the actors who can help to implement the solutions. Progress will require commitment and cooperation. Partnerships will be central, both in Copenhagen and beyond.Climate Action is produced to encourage and assist governments and ...

  • UNEP in Afghanistan : Laying the foundations for sustainable development

    UNEP's objective in Afghanistan is long-term : to create a truly lasting foundation for environmental management and sustainable development. In its forst six years the programme has surprised many observers by its record of success and lasting commitment in the most difficult of ...

  • Greening Growth in Asia and the Pacific: Follow-up to the World Summit on Sustainable Development

    The book explains three basic principles of Greening growth: quality of economic growth, eco-efficiency of economic growth, and environmental sustainability vis-a-vis environmental performance: and four pillars of Green growth: eco-tax reform, sustainable infrastructure, the greening of business and sustainable consumption. It explores them as ...

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