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              Books in the Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability series

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              Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People?
                

              Social Sustainability, Climate Resilience and Community-Based Urban Development: What About the People? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baldwin, Cathy; King, Robin

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $39.99
              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              Urban communities around the world face increased stress from natural disasters linked to climate change, and other urban pressures. They need to grow rapidly stronger in order to cope, adapt and flourish. Strong social networks and social cohesion can be more important for a com...munity's resilience than the actual physical structures of a city. But how can urban planning and design support these critical collective social strengths? This book offers blue sky thinking from the applied social and behavioural sciences, and urban planning. It looks at case studies from 14 countries around the world - including India, the USA, South Africa, Indonesia, the UK and New Zealand - focusing on initiatives for housing, public space and transport stops, and also natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes. Building on these insights, the authors propose a 'gold standard': a socially aware planning process and policy recommendation for those drawing up city sustainability and climate change resilience strategies, and urban developers looking to build climate-proof infrastructure and spaces. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of urban studies, resilience studies and climate change policy, as well as policymakers and practitioners working in related fields.
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              ISBN 9780367459024
              Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              Carbon Inequality: The Role of the Richest in Climate Change

              Carbon Inequality: The Role of the Richest in Climate Change (Hardback)

              By Kenner, Dario

              • RRP: $106.00
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              Includes bibliographies references and index.

              ISBN 9780815399223
              Released NZ 11 Jul 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              The Greening of US Free Trade Agreements: From NAFTA to the Present Day

              The Greening of US Free Trade Agreements: From NAFTA to the Present Day (Hardback)

              By Allen, Linda

              • RRP: $111.00
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              This book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the integration of environmental policies into US free trade agreements. The work focuses on the evolution of the design of environmental policies and analyzes their effectiveness. Starting with the North American Free Trade A...greement (NAFTA) leading to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the book examines the history of policy integration. In doing so, it provides an overview of the major trade-related environmental policies and presents empirical research on their effectiveness, a discussion of the continued demand for policy integration in light of the effectiveness, and recommendations for addressing shortcomings. The main objective of the book is to inform the ongoing policy debate over integration of environmental policies into trade agreements. The current renegotiation of NAFTA provides an opportune time for undertaking this critical review of trade-related environmental policies. As our understanding and knowledge of the environmental policies associated with US trade agreements, in particular for NAFTA, has grown significantly over the past twenty-five years, this book provides a timely and critical update for this policy debate. Students and scholars of environmental law, trade and economics, and specifically US trade, environmental policy and law will find this book of great interest.
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              ISBN 9781138321793
              Released NZ 13 Aug 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              Psychoanalytic Ecology: The Talking Cure for Environmental Illness and Health

              Psychoanalytic Ecology: The Talking Cure for Environmental Illness and Health (Hardback)

              By Giblett, Rod

              • RRP: $106.00
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              Psychoanalytic Ecology applies Freudian concepts, beginning with the uncanny, to environmental issues, such as wetlands and their loss, to alligators and crocodiles as inhabitants of wetlands, and to the urban underside. It also applies other Freudian concepts, such as sublimatio...n, symptom, mourning and melancholia, to environmental issues and concerns. Mourning and melancholia can be experienced in relation to wetlands and to their loss. The city is a symptom of the will to fill or drain wetlands. This book engages in a talking cure of psychogeopathology (environmental psychopathology; mental land illness; environ-mental illness) manifested also in industries, such as mining and pastoralism, that practice greed and gluttony. Psychoanalytic Ecology promotes gratitude for generosity as a way of nurturing environ-mental health to prevent the manifestation of these psychogeopathological symptoms in the first place. Melanie Klein's work on anal sadism is applied to mining and Karl Abraham's work on oral sadism to pastoralism. Finally, Margaret Mahler's and Jessica Benjamin's work on psycho-symbiosis is drawn on to nurture bio- and psycho-symbiotic livelihoods in bioregional home habitats of the living earth in the symbiocene, the hoped-for age superseding the Anthropocene. Psychoanalytic Ecology demonstrates the power of psychoanalytic concepts and the pertinence of the work of several psychoanalytic thinkers for analysing a range of environmental issues and concerns. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental psychology, psychoanalysis and the environmental humanities.
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              ISBN 9780367181536
              Released NZ 28 Mar 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              Improving the Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies and the Governance Challenge

              Improving the Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies and the Governance Challenge (Hardback)

              By Niklasson, Lars

              • RRP: $271.00
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              Improving the Sustainable Development Goals evaluates the Global Goals (Agenda 2030) by looking at their design and how they relate to theories of economic development. Adopted unanimously by the member states of the United Nations in 2015, the goals are remarkable for the global... commitment on a set of targets to reach by 2030, but also for the lack of a strategy of implementation. The choice of appropriate action is handed over to individual governments, some of which are limited by their lack of resources. This book explores how implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be developed, especially in developing countries. The content, strengths and weaknesses of the SDGs are critically examined, alongside their relationship to ongoing academic research. The authors also investigate the actions of governments over the past three years by looking at the national strategies they have presented at annual meetings of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum. Improving the Sustainable Development Goals takes a critical but constructive approach, pointing out risks as well as possible remedies. The SDGs are seen as an opportunity for a global conversation on what works in solving some fundamental problems relating to poverty and environmental degradation. Including a chapter by Tobias Ogweno, former member of the Kenya's UN mission, this book will appeal to all those who are interested in policy analysis with a focus on development issues.
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              ISBN 9780367142100
              Released NZ 20 May 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood

              Indigenous Sacred Natural Sites and Spiritual Governance: The Legal Case for Juristic Personhood (Hardback)

              By Studley, John

              • RRP: $111.00
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              Since time immemorial indigenous people have engaged in legal relationships with other-than-human-persons. These relationships are exemplified in enspirited sacred natural sites which are owned and governed by numina spirits that can potentially place legal demands on humankind i...n return for protection and blessing. Although conservationists recognise the biodiverse significance of most sacred natural sites, the role of spiritual agency by other-than-human-persons is not well understood. Consequently sacred natural sites typically lack legal status and IUCN designated protection. More recent ecocentric and posthuman world-views and polycentric legal frameworks have allowed courts and legislatures to grant rights to nature and juristic personhood and standing to biophysical entities. This book examines the indigenous literature and recent legal cases as a pretext for granting juristic personhood to enspirited sacred natural sites. The author draws on two decades of his research in Tibet to provide a detailed case study. It is argued that juristic personhood is contingent upon the presence and agency of a resident numina and that recognition should be given to their role in spiritual governance over their jurisdiction. The book concludes by recommending that advocacy organisations help indigenous people with test cases to secure standing for threatened sacred natural sites and calls upon IUCN, UNESCO (MAB and WHS), ASEAN Heritage and EuroNatura to retrospectively re-designate their properties, reserves, parks and initiatives so that SNS and spiritual governance are fully recognised and embraced. It will be of great interest to advanced students and researchers in environmental law, nature conservation, religion and anthropology.
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              ISBN 9781138316232
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations

              Environmental Communication Among Minority Populations (Hardback)

              Edited by Takahashi, Bruno; Rosenthal, Sonny

              • RRP: $111.00
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              There are many current socio-environmental conflicts and problems around the world that affect distinct nationalities, races, or ethnicities. Part of the solution to these issues involves interdisciplinary scholarship to make sense of the communication challenges that are involve...d. However, current research in this area has lacked clear focus on the ways in which environmental issues are culturally and socially constructed by racial and ethnic minorities. This volume aims to improve our understanding of culturally bounded rationalities across racial and ethnic groups facing environmental challenges, as they relate to the formation of environmental identities, environmental injustice, political activism, public engagement, and media representations, among others. The ideas presented in this book dovetail with the idea that environmental communication scholars and practitioners can effectively intervene to engage ethnic groups that traditionally are not included in decision making or deliberation processes that directly affect their livelihoods. Considering problems such as the siting of industrial facilities, flooding, droughts, climate change, and air and water pollution, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of environmental communication.
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              ISBN 9780815356844
              Released NZ 31 Oct 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability
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              Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

              Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California (Hardback)

              By Keenan, Jesse M.

              • RRP: $111.00
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              This book provides a practical and plain language survey of climate adaptation investment. It considers this issue from a broad variety of viewpoints, including asset management, capital planning, strategic portfolio management, and project underwriting. The book will serve as a ...guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. Not only does it identify potential funding sources but also presents a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. In particular, this book provides methods for ensuring that social equity considerations help shape fair and equitable investments. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in our collective adaptation to climate change.
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              ISBN 9780367026073
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Climate Change, Politics and the Press in Ireland

              Climate Change, Politics and the Press in Ireland (Hardback)

              By Robbins, David

              • RRP: $111.00
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              Media coverage of climate change has attracted much scholarly attention, because the extent of such coverage has an agenda-setting effect, and because the ways in which the coverage is framed can influence public perception of, and engagement with the issue. However, certain gaps... in our understanding of the processes whereby such coverage is produced remain. The competition among strategic actors to influence media framing strategies is poorly understood, and the perspectives of journalists and editors is largely absent from literature. With a view to advancing our understanding of the frame competition around climate change, and to presenting the perspectives of journalists regarding climate change as a journalistic topic, this book presents an in-depth case history of media coverage of climate change in Ireland. Firstly, the extent of media attention for climate change is established, and the way in which such coverage is framed is also examined. Through a series of interviews, including rare and privileged access to government ministers, their media advisors and journalists and editors, the book uncovers the contest to establish a dominant framing. The main objective of this book is to advance our understanding of the contest to establish the dominant framing of climate change in the media discourse. Although focussed on Ireland, its conclusions are of value to those seeking to better understand the dynamics of media coverage of climate change in other contexts. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, environmental policy, media and communication studies and Irish politics.
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              ISBN 9781138323872
              Released NZ 8 Nov 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              The Environmental Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh

              The Environmental Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh (Hardback)

              Edited by Selim, Samiya A.; Saha, Shantanu Kumar; Sultana, Rumana; Roberts, Carolyn

              • RRP: $111.00
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              This book examines the key Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) relating to environmental sustainability and provides a cutting-edge assessment of current progress with the view of achieving these goals by 2030. Within South Asia, the book pays particular attention to Bangladesh,... as a country representative of emerging economies which are struggling to meet their goals. Drawing on the three pillars of sustainability, the volume addresses the following goals: Clean Water and Sanitation, Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land (Goals 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15). The book examines where progress has been made and why some key targets have not been achieved or will be difficult to achieve. The chapters focus on environmental sustainability in different sectors such as agriculture, renewable energy, fisheries and aquaculture and natural resource management. The aim of this volume is to highlight key lessons and recommendations on how research in the various sectors can feed into the pathway of meeting the SDG goals highlighted in this book. The analysis derived from Bangladesh can be used as a reference point for other developing nations in Asia, and globally, with a view to guiding policy for the achievement of the SGDs. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development and climate change, as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in sustainable development and disaster management.
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              ISBN 9781138615137
              Released NZ 16 Jul 2018
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              Interest Age 19+ years
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