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See below for a selection of the latest books from Sustainability category. Presented with a red border are the Sustainability books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Sustainability books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution A sustainable cookbook

30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution A sustainable cookbook

Author: Ollie Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

30 Easy Ways to Join the Food Revolution is the first book of its kind to present sustainable eating with a failsafe 30-way recipe plan for readers to follow and cook from. Based on the simple principle that local ingredients equal the lowest possible carbon footprint, Ollie Hunter endeavours to eat sustainable, desirable and delicious food. Organized into four main chapters: Zero Waste, Organic and Seasonal, 50% of Produce within 30 Miles and What is Sustainability? the straightforward meal plan covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. From fresh soda bread and perfectly prepared scrambled eggs to zingy tomato and raspberry salad and a homemade paprika bean stew, you'll discover that maximum sustainability can also mean maximum flavour. The plan is packed with inspiration from international cuisines without the environmentally damaging air miles. And Ollie encourages you to stock your own store cupboard of homegrown/made international ingredients like ripe tomatoes, paprika, ketchup, vinegars and oils. With an introduction outlining the globally endorsed guidelines, infographic breakdowns giving advice on how to make the most of seasonal produce, and savvy solutions for leftovers and offcuts with ideas for creams, stocks and soups, it couldn't be easier to eat tasty, healthy, reasonably priced meals. With Ollie's clever, ethical approach you can care for the environment and make sustainable eating a pleasure.

Agency in Earth System Governance

Agency in Earth System Governance

Author: Michele M. (Colorado State University) Betsill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

The modern era is facing unprecedented governance challenges in striving to achieve long-term sustainability goals and to limit human impacts on the earth system. This volume synthesizes a decade of multidisciplinary research into how diverse actors exercise authority in environmental decision making, and their capacity to deliver effective, legitimate and equitable earth system governance. Actors from the global to the local level are considered, including governments, international organizations and corporations. Chapters cover how state and non-state actors engage with decision-making processes, the relationship between agency and structure, and the variations in governance and agency across different spheres and tiers of society. Providing an overview of the major questions, issues and debates, as well as the theories and methods used in studies of agency in earth system governance, this book provides a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers, as well as practitioners and policy makers working in environmental governance.

Agency in Earth System Governance

Agency in Earth System Governance

Author: Michele M. (Colorado State University) Betsill Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

The modern era is facing unprecedented governance challenges in striving to achieve long-term sustainability goals and to limit human impacts on the earth system. This volume synthesizes a decade of multidisciplinary research into how diverse actors exercise authority in environmental decision making, and their capacity to deliver effective, legitimate and equitable earth system governance. Actors from the global to the local level are considered, including governments, international organizations and corporations. Chapters cover how state and non-state actors engage with decision-making processes, the relationship between agency and structure, and the variations in governance and agency across different spheres and tiers of society. Providing an overview of the major questions, issues and debates, as well as the theories and methods used in studies of agency in earth system governance, this book provides a valuable resource for graduate students and researchers, as well as practitioners and policy makers working in environmental governance.

Sustainability Modeling In Engineering: A Multi-criteria Perspective

Sustainability Modeling In Engineering: A Multi-criteria Perspective

Author: Prasenjit (Mckv Institute Of Engineering, India) Chatterjee Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Given the increasing need to optimize resources sustainably, decision-makers face challenges in analyzing and considering the numerous factors involved. This book makes an effort to present and concentrate on the challenges in decision-making processes for green and sustainable engineering. Through a collection of case studies such as evaluation of waste assessment and drainage system, sustainable building assessment, renewable energy selection, materials and manufacturing process optimization, and crop pattern influence in environmental and economic conditions, readers can learn how to apply cutting-edge Multiple-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods in addressing complexities involved in the decision-making process.

Prioritizing Sustainability Education A Comprehensive Approach

Prioritizing Sustainability Education A Comprehensive Approach

Author: Joan Armon Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Prioritizing Sustainability Education presents theory-to-practice essays and case studies by educators from six countries who elucidate dynamic approaches to sustainability education. Too often, students graduate with exploitative, consumer-driven orientations toward ecosystems and are unprepared to confront the urgent challenges presented by environmental degradation. Educators are prioritizing sustainability-oriented courses and programs that cultivate students' knowledge, skills, and values and contextualize them within relational connections to local and global ecosystems. Little has yet been written, however, about the relational sustainability education that educators are currently designing and implementing, often across or at the edges of disciplinary boundaries. The approaches described in this book expand beyond conventional emphases on developing students' attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors by thinking and talking about ecosystems to additionally engaging students with ecosystems in sensory, affective, psychological, and cognitive dimensions, as well as imaginative, spiritual, or existential dimensions that guide environmental care and regeneration. This book supports educators and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, environmental sciences, and professional programs in considering how to re-orient their fields toward relational sustainability perspectives and practices.

Prioritizing Sustainability Education A Comprehensive Approach

Prioritizing Sustainability Education A Comprehensive Approach

Author: Joan Armon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Prioritizing Sustainability Education presents theory-to-practice essays and case studies by educators from six countries who elucidate dynamic approaches to sustainability education. Too often, students graduate with exploitative, consumer-driven orientations toward ecosystems and are unprepared to confront the urgent challenges presented by environmental degradation. Educators are prioritizing sustainability-oriented courses and programs that cultivate students' knowledge, skills, and values and contextualize them within relational connections to local and global ecosystems. Little has yet been written, however, about the relational sustainability education that educators are currently designing and implementing, often across or at the edges of disciplinary boundaries. The approaches described in this book expand beyond conventional emphases on developing students' attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors by thinking and talking about ecosystems to additionally engaging students with ecosystems in sensory, affective, psychological, and cognitive dimensions, as well as imaginative, spiritual, or existential dimensions that guide environmental care and regeneration. This book supports educators and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, environmental sciences, and professional programs in considering how to re-orient their fields toward relational sustainability perspectives and practices.

Green Chemistry Principles and Case Studies

Green Chemistry Principles and Case Studies

Author: Felicia (Virginia Tech, USA) Etzkorn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/12/2019

Green chemistry as a discipline is gaining increasing attention globally, with environmentally conscious students keen to learn how they can contribute to a safer and more sustainable world. Many universities now offer courses or modules specifically on green chemistry - Green Chemistry: Principles and Case Studies is an essential learning resource for those interested in mastering the subject. Providing a comprehensive overview of the concepts of green chemistry this book engages students with a thorough understanding of what we mean by green chemistry and how it can be put into practice. Structured around the well-known 12 Principles, and firmly grounded in real-world applications and case-studies, this book shows how green chemistry is already being put into practice and prepare them to think about how they can be incorporated into their own work. Targeted at advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students with a background in general and organic chemistry, it is a useful resource both for students and for teachers looking to develop new courses.

Urban Sustainability and Justice Just Sustainabilities and Environmental Planning

Urban Sustainability and Justice Just Sustainabilities and Environmental Planning

Author: Vanesa Castan Broto, Linda Westman Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

Urban Sustainability and Justice presents an innovative yet practical approach to incorporate equity and social justice into sustainable development in urban areas, in line with the commitments of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. This work proposes a feminist reading of just sustainabilities principles to reclaim sustainability as a progressive discourse which informs action on the ground. This work will help the committed activist (whether they are on the ground, working in a community, in a non-governmental organization (NGO), in a business, at a university, in any sphere in government) to connect their work to international efforts to deliver environmental justice in cities around the world. Drawing on a comparative, international analysis of sustainability initiatives in over 200 cities, Castan Broto and Westman find limited evidence of the implementation of just sustainabilities principles in practice, but they argue that there is considerable potential to develop a justice-oriented sustainability agenda. Highlighting current successes while also assessing prospects for the future, the authors show that just sustainabilities is not merely an aspirational discourse, but a frame of reference to support radical action on the ground.

Universities and Sustainable Communities: Meeting the Goals of the Agenda 2030

Universities and Sustainable Communities: Meeting the Goals of the Agenda 2030

Author: Walter Leal Filho Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

The book showcases examples of university engagement in community initiatives and reports on the results from research and from a variety of institutional projects and programmes. As a whole, the book illustrates how actors at the community (microlevel) and other levels (meso and macro) can make valuable and concrete contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and, more specifically, to achieving the objectives defined at the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is one of the outcomes of the Second World Symposium on Sustainability Science , which was jointly organised by the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana (Brazil), the Research and Transfer Centre Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management and the European School of Sustainability Science and Research at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany), in cooperation with the Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP).

Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability

Author: Solange Uwera Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Metropolitan Sustainability introduces the readers to the metropolitan life in the current world. It talks about the planning and decentralization in the metropolitan cities and the sustainability that must be maintained from the point if view of the environment. It provides the basic insights t the readers on the various things that need to be considered while the metropolitan cities are functioning and emphasizes on the fact that the people need to look for sustainability in the metropolitan cities. This book also discusses about the sustainability from the point of view of infrastructure, the accessibility and transportation in the metropolitan cities, the industrial sustainability in the metropolitan cities and the growth strategies for sustainable development.

Climate Action

Climate Action

Author: Walter Leal Filho Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2019

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 13, Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts , and contains the description of a range of terms, which allows a better understanding and fosters knowledge. Climate change is a threat to development with unprecedented impacts. Urgent action to combat climate change and development of integrated strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable development are critical for a sustainable future. Concretely, the defined targets are: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing states, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities Editorial Board Anabela Marisa AzulDragan Nonic Federica Doni Jeff Birchall Luis R. Vieira Silvia Serrao Neumann Ulisses Azeiteiro