This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.
It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica.
Provides readers a tool by which to form their own judgment about the likely economic impact of climate protection policy.
Constructs a parallel set of national accounts in physical terms using material flow analysis; proposes new summary measures that can be used with economic indicators to give a far more accurate sense of the scale and consequences of industrial activity.
Offers the first scientific assessment of the world's large, intact natural forests and graphically depicts the extent of human impacts on global forests....
Uses case studies to make the case for protecting biodiversity wherever it is found and not just within the boundaries of protected areas. Explains challenges and opportunities of bioregional management. Highlights core elements of successful projects.
This report addresses a profoundly important question: given hard evidence that human activity is damaging the atmosphere, can we alter deeply embedded economic habits to forestall it?
Counters argument that environmental regulation spawned productivity slowdown. Shows how conventional measure of productivity growth misrepresents industrial process by taking into account pollution abatement costs and ignoring pollution damages averted.
Reveals vital but overlooked ingredients for spreading innovative sustainable agriculture techniques -- mainly institutional collaboration, farmer participation, and political support.
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Identifies key steps Guyana can take for sustainable forestry management, providing both concrete proposals for immediate and...
Urbanization is one of the critical global trends shaping the future. While great environmental challenges lie ahead, there are many innovative and effective approaches to environmental management undertaken by cities and communities around the world.
This report explores the extraordinarily rich potential that new technologies offer to resolve environmental and economic problems.
Brings together an extensive body of experimental and epidemiological research from around the world documenting the effects of widely used pesticides on the immune system and the attendant health risks.
Chronicles the benefits and shortcomings of trade and structural adjustment policies promoted throughout Latin America and the Caribbean by the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other multinational agencies during the 1980s.
Shows how greater attention to environmental costs can improve the bottom line and promote business sustainability. Gives practical steps for integrating effective environmental accounting practices into business systems.
A comprehensive, empirically based analysis of U.S. agricultural sustainability. Uses agronomic and environmental data collected from 45 physical U.S. regions. A tool to assess the environmental and economic impacts of a broad range of policy options.
Shows that environmental protection requirements have not contributed to job loss or reduced international competitiveness for U.S. companies, and that firms with superior environmental performance are no less profitable than others in the same industry.
An analysis of the political, legislative, historical, and physical backgrounds that affect forest managment in Nepal and how to empower local communities to take on forest management.
This report can help other developing nations facing steep population increases to chart a course for reducing poverty, limiting ecological damages, and eventually, stabilizing their populations.
Special features of this outstanding edition include: Population and the Environment; Regional Focus on China and India; Women and Sustainable Development; Natural Resource Consumption.
Examines underlying economic, social, and political forces that drive forest conversion and exploitation and reforms in which local participation, national institutions, donor assistance, and international action can promote effective forest management.