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Living Within A Fair Share Ecological Footprint

Author : Robert Vale
ISBN : 9781136456060
Genre : Nature
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According to many authorities the impact of humanity on the earth is already overshooting the earth’s capacity to supply humanity’s needs. This is an unsustainable position. This book does not focus on the problem but on the solution, by showing what it is like to live within a fair earth share ecological footprint. The authors describe numerical methods used to calculate this, concentrating on low or no cost behaviour change, rather than on potentially expensive technological innovation. They show what people need to do now in regions where their current lifestyle means they are living beyond their ecological means, such as in Europe, North America and Australasia. The calculations focus on outcomes rather than on detailed discussion of the methods used. The main objective is to show that living with a reduced ecological footprint is both possible and not so very different from the way most people currently live in the west. The book clearly demonstrates that change in behaviour now will avoid some very challenging problems in the future. The emphasis is on workable, practical and sustainable solutions based on quantified research, rather than on generalities about overall problems facing humanity.

Everyday Lifestyles And Sustainability

Author : Fabricio Chicca
ISBN : 9781315529110
Genre : Nature
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The impact of humanity on the earth overshoots the earth’s bio-capacity to supply humanity’s needs, meaning that people are living off earth’s capital rather than its income. However, not all countries are equal and this book explores why apparently similar patterns of daily living can lead to larger and smaller environmental impacts. The contributors describe daily life in many different places in the world and then calculate the environmental impact of these ways of living from the perspective of ecological and carbon footprints. This leads to comparison and discussion of what living within the limits of the planet might mean. Current footprints for countries are derived from national statistics and these hide the variety of impacts made by individual people and the choices they make in their daily lives. This book takes a ‘bottom-up’ approach by calculating the footprints of daily living. The purpose is to show that small changes in behaviour now could avoid some very challenging problems in the future. Offering a global perspective on the question of sustainable living, this book will be of great interest to anyone with a concern for the future, as well as students and researchers in environmental studies, human geography and development studies.

Sustainable Building And Built Environments To Mitigate Climate Change In The Tropics

Author : Tri Harso Karyono
ISBN : 9783319496016
Genre : Science
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This book offers a selection of the best papers presented during the International conference on Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in the Tropics, held at Tanri Abeng University (TAU), Jakarta, Indonesia, March 2015. The book is divided into four main parts. The first part deals with the general issue of climate change, the cause and the ways to mitigate and to adapt the built environment for climate change in a number of countries. Part 2 deals with the conceptual ways to mitigate building for climate change. The ways to reduce cooling energy in tropical buildings by means of passive design. Part 3 offers papers that examine the way to overcome disasters in the city caused by climate change. The final part deals with the role of plants in mitigating and adapting built environments to climate change - the use of plants, trees and bushes to directly and indirectly reduce carbon emissions are discussed.

Climate Action 2009 2010

Author : Sustainable Development International
ISBN : 0956372228
Genre : Business & Economics
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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 business to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This book features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change.The articles cover Human Impact, Policy, Business and Finance, Technology, Energy, Transport, Ecosystem Services, Built Environment and a Regional Focus on Canada.

Bioregional Solutions For Living On One Planet

Author : Pooran Desai
ISBN : 1903998077
Genre : Nature
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We live in a consumer society, and over-consumption is the driving force of environmental degradation. This stark reality led Pooran Desai and Sue Riddlestone to found the BioRegional Development Group. In this Schumacher Briefing they show how we can meet more of our needs for wood products, paper, textiles, food and housing from local renewable and waste resources. They outline the theoretical framework of bioregional development and the award-winning practical solutions that BioRegional have developed with industry partners. They quantify how we can significantly reduce CO2 emissions and recycle waste, and so greatly reduce our ecological footprint.

Ecological Footprints

Author : Dawn M. Nothwehr
ISBN : 9780814633748
Genre : Religion
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The Franciscan vision offers a powerful antidote to the moral malaise that prevents ordinary Christians from making the necessary choices to live more simply and share the worlds goods more equitably. Ecological Footprints unfolds the theological, spiritual, and ethical treasure trove of Christianityespecially as it has been developed and lived in Franciscan theology and traditionas it relates to our efforts to achieve sustainable living.

Women S Lives

Author : Gwyn Kirk
ISBN : 0073529419
Genre : Social Science
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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and “Suggestions for Taking Action†to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and apply it to the world around them.

Women S Lives Multicultural Perspectives

Author : Gwyn Kirk
ISBN : UOM:39015079261098
Genre : Social Science
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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and "Suggestions for Taking Action" to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and to apply it to the world around them.

Our Ecological Footprint

Author : Mathis Wackernagel
ISBN : 9780865713123
Genre : Nature
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Our Ecological Footprint presents an internationally-acclaimed tool for measuring and visualizing the resources required to sustain our households, communities, regions and nations, converting the seemingly complex concepts of carrying capacity, resource-use, waste-disposal and the like into a graphic form that everyone can grasp and use. An excellent handbook for community activists, planners, teachers, students and policy makers.

Existing Housing And Climate Change

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Communities and Local Government Committee
ISBN : 0215514424
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Existing housing and climate Change : Seventh report of session 2007-08, Vol. 2: Evidence

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