Steps Towards A Green World
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|Author||: S K Bhatia|
With every passing day, the average temperature has been rising. Meteorologists and researchers of sciences, predict that the world is at peril of degradation. Why are temperatures rising? What are "Greenhouse Gases"? How, the ecology and environments are getting impacted? Answer to these questions is given in the book 'Steps Towards a Green World- Climate Change and Global Warming'. Authored by S.K. Bhatia, the book contains detailed information about UNFCCC, an organisation formed and controlled by the United Nations warned nations, as early as 1994, of the impending onslaughts on climates. Kyoto Protocol was agreed to, in 1997 in Japan, by 190 odd nations, laying down regulations to change tack on our energy guzzling life styles. This Agreement expired in 2012, but was extended up to 2020 where 190 countries gathered in Paris. What is Paris Agreement? Will the Paris Agreement save the Earth?The readers will find answers to all questions, in this 'Book', and much more, e.g. renewable and clean sources of energy, forthcoming technologies, role of citizens, societies, municipalities, industries and businesses, governments and world bodies in curbing "Greenhouse Gases". Special attention is invited to India's efforts to marry its 'economic development and environments' concerns'. The fundamentals of climate forming, over millennia, are explained. Students and 'weather scanners' will find this knowledge useful. Every chapter should be enjoyable for readers of all ages!
|Author||: Steffen Lange,Tilman Santarius|
In this book, Steffen Lange and Tilman Santarius investigate how digitalization influences environmental and social sustainability. The information revolution is currently changing the daily lives of billions of people worldwide. At the same time, the current economic model and consumerist lifestyle needs to be radically transformed if society is to overcome the challenges humanity is facing on a finite planet. Can the much-discussed disruption potential of digitalization be harnessed for this purpose? Smart Green World? provides guiding principles for a sustainable digital society and develops numerous hands-on proposals for how digitalization can be shaped to become a driving force for social transformation. For instance, the authors explain why more digitalization is needed to realize the transition towards 100% renewable energy and show how this can be achieved without sacrificing privacy. They analyze how the information revolution can transform consumption patterns, mobility habits and industry structures – instead of fostering the consumption of unneeded stuff due to personalized commercials and the acceleration of life. The authors reveal how Artificial Intelligence and the Industrial Internet of Things pose novel environmental challenges and contribute to a polarization of income; but they also demonstrate how the internet can be restored to its status as a commons, with users taking priority and society at large reaping the benefits of technological change in a most democratic way. Providing a comprehensive and practical assessment of both social and environmental opportunities and challenges of digitalization, Smart Green World? Making Digitalization Work for Sustainability will be of great interest to all those studying the complex interrelationship of the twenty-first-century megatrends of digitalization and decarbonization.
|Author||: Nadine Smith,Anna Halton,Janet Strachan|
|Editor||: Commonwealth Secretariat|
While the term ‘green economy’ has been widely used at the international level, very little information exists about what the concept looks like in practice. What are the policies required? What are the challenges of implementation at national level? This book contains case studies from eight small states who have committed publicly to greening their economies: Botswana, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Nauru, Samoa and Seychelles. It provides insights into the success of various initiatives and highlights how small states themselves are making practical progress on a green economy approach.
|Author||: Edward B. Barbier|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Meeting the short run challenges of reviving the worldwide economy need not mean sacrificing long run economic and environmental sustainability. A Global Green New Deal (GGND) is an economic policy strategy for ensuring a more economically and environmentally sustainable world economic recovery. Reviving growth and creating jobs should be essential objectives. But policies should also aim to reduce carbon dependency, protect ecosystems and water resources, and alleviate poverty. Otherwise, economic recovery today will do little to avoid future economic and environmental crises. Part One argues why a GGND strategy is essential to the sustainability of the global economy. Part Two provides an overview of the key national policies whilst Part Three focuses on the global actions necessary to allow national policies to work. Part Four summarizes the main recommendations for national and international action, and discusses the wider implications for restructuring the world economy towards 'greener' development.
|Author||: Enzo Triston|
|Editor||: Zen Mastery Srl|
Living with a Green Heart: The Essential Guide to Green Living, Discover Helpful Ideas on How You Can Practice Greener Living to Help The Environment Topics of helping our environment have been at the forefront of many conversations, news, and debates nowadays. You often hear of climate change and how if we don't do anything now, the damaging effects to our planets may be irreversible. Some people think that whatever they do is insignificant and would not really have any impact on our environment but this is false. It is certainly a group effort. If everyone practices green living even in small ways, it would have a huge impact on helping our planet. Living your life in an environmentally friendly way is crucial so you can do your part in making sure your future children and grandchildren will still have a healthy environment to live on. This book will give you all the best information you need in order to start living green. You will discover how you can practice green living in all aspects of your life. You will learn the benefits of green living not just for the environment but for you as well. You will learn ideas and tips on sustainability, alternative energy sources, how you can recycle, organic food, and many more. Some of the topics this book will discuss are the following: What is Green Living? Better Choices for Greener Living Benefits of Buying Green Energy Green Appliances Can Make a Difference Introducing Children to Living Green Simple Steps for Living in a Greener World Making Your Home More Green Living Green is Easier Than You Think How Recycling Can Help Our Planet Benefits of Green Living Getting this book and being educated on green living is already a significant step towards doing what you can to help the environment. Scroll up and click "add to cart" now to start your journey to green living!
Towards a Green World Should Global Environmental Management be Built on Legal Conventions Or Human Rights
|Author||: Anil Agarwal|
|Author||: John S. Dryzek,Richard B. Norgaard,David Schlosberg|
|Editor||: OUP Oxford|
Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever confronted by human society. This volume is a definitive analysis drawing on the best thinking on questions of how climate change affects human systems, and how societies can, do, and should respond. Key topics covered include the history of the issues, social and political reception of climate science, the denial of that science by individuals and organized interests, the nature of the social disruptions caused by climate change, the economics of those disruptions and possible responses to them, questions of human security and social justice, obligations to future generations, policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and governance at local, regional, national, international, and global levels.
|Author||: Bill Gates|
|Editor||: Knopf Canada|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.
|Author||: Enzo Tiezzi|
|Editor||: WIT Press|
This book introduces the elements of a new evolutionary approach to physics. Based on intuition, this concept was originated by the late Chemistry Nobel Prize winner Ilya Prigogine.The text will appeal to both technical and graduate audiences as well as general readers. It deals with the following topics: Epistemological Basis of Evolutionary Thermodynamics; Far From Equilibrium - Thermodynamics and Irreversibility; The Concept of Negentropy (From Boltzman to Szent-György, Through Schrödinger's "What's Life"); Energy Versus Entropy; Is Entropy Always a Function State? The Arrow of Time and the Role of Events in an Evolutionary Physical-Chemistry; First and Second Principles of Thermodynamics Revisited; Introduction to Ecodynamics - Fundamental Principles; A Physics for Biosystems and Ecosystems - Cross-Fertilization Between Evolutionary Thermodynamics and Systems Ecology; The Supramolecular Structure of Water - A Magnetic Resonance Approach; Nuclear Spin Relaxation Times; Dissipative Structures in Nature - The Bat's Case (Biodiversity and Strange Attractors); Application of Ecodynamic Models to Sustainable Development; Biosphere Global Ecodynamic Models; and Dissipative Structures and Design.
|Author||: Paul Hawken|
• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
The Freelancer s Guide to Corporate Event Design From Technology Fundamentals to Scenic and Environmental Design
|Author||: Troy Halsey|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
Freelancer's Guide to Corporate Theatre and Event Production (tentative title) will bring you up to speed on the ever changing and growing industry of Corporate Theatre. Written by one of the industry's leading designers, this book uses a candid and straight-forward style to guide you through the process of designing a successful event. Learn the fundamentals of venue selection, rigging, lighting, audio, video, and scenic design with informative diagrams and detailed illustrations. With the help of this book you will learn how to plan, design, and execute events of any size. Additionally, you will be armed with a strong knowledge of common mistakes, tips and tricks, and industry standards that will allow you to build and train a production team prepared for just about anything.
|Author||: Jan Jaap Bouma,Teun Walters|
This book focuses on corporate sustainability and how it evolves through innovation and new business models. Despite what has been accomplished to date, there is an urgent need for further steps to be taken, and this book presents a nuanced but compelling plea for collaboration between businesses, government and civil society. Drawing upon empirical research, the authors look at recent approaches to corporate sustainability, the circular economy and strategic corporate social responsibility. The book examines these issues from multiple viewpoints, including cultural, social and religious. More specifically, the book explores the freight sector (smart freight leadership), the banking sector (sustainable banking) and Islamic finance and sustainability, detailing the contribution of faith-based organizations to promoting sustainability and the greening of church buildings. Overall, this book captures the emerging new business models and capabilities firms need to implement sustainability. This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and professionals with an interest in corporate sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management and eco-innovation.
|Author||: Narottam Gaan|
|Editor||: Gyan Books|
This book attempts at cosmic whole approach challenging the established international relation theories based upon a Newtonian and Cartesian world view from an ecological perspective. The realist, liberal, critical and post-modern theories have been critically examined in their materialist premises with much of the inputs from the ecological insight, eastern philosophy and the new paradigm thinking in the field of science.
|Author||: Greenworld Environmental Publications Co., Staff|
|Editor||: Santa Monica, Calif. : GreenWorld Environmental Publications Company|
This 326-page directory includes over 700 listings of environmental organizations, over 100 color charts & graphs, 21 articles. Categorized by field of focus, it fully describes the major players in the environment. Listings include mission statements, memberships, geographical coverage, affiliations, fees, funding, major sponsors, programs & activities, publications' titles & other useful information. This reference guide offers many colorful illustrations & user-friendly layout for those with a new interest in the environment. The wealth of information on each listing makes it a powerful tool for environmentally active citizens, public officials, students, professors & scholars, philanthropists, lawyers, doctors, members of the media & communication worlds, corporate officers, decision-makers, business & industry leaders & all other professionals with an ecological interest. A great resource book for networking with the environmental world & between organizations. ISBN 0-9640403-1-X & P-CIP. To order GREENWORLD'S ALMANAC & DIRECTORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, please contact GreenWorld Environmental Publications Co., at 253 A 26th Street, Suite 306, Santa Monica, CA 90402. (310) 815-8867. FAX (310) 815-8868.
|Editor||: Harvard Business Press|
The Lessons Learned Series Wondering how the most accomplished leaders from around the globe have tackled their toughest challenges? Now you can find out--with Lessons Learned. Concise and engaging, each volume in this new series offers twelve to fourteen insightful essays by top leaders in business, the public sector, and academia on the most pressing issues they've faced. A crucial resource for today's busy executive, Lessons Learned gives you instant access to the wisdom and expertise of the world's most talented leaders. Featuring interviews with: Christina Page, Yahoo! Inc. Jean Sweeney, 3M Tod Arbogast, Dell Inc. Peter Seligmann, Conservation International And many other top business leaders
|Author||: Laura Westra,Klaus Bosselman,Colin Soskolne|
|Editor||: Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
This volume returns to one of the major themes of the Global Ecological Integrity Group: the interface between integrity as a scientific concept and a number of important issues in ethics, international law and public health. The main scholars who have worked on these topics over the years return to re-examine these dimensions from the viewpoint of global governance.
|Author||: Ridgwell Cullum|
|Editor||: Good Press|
"The Son of his Father" by Ridgwell Cullum. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
|Author||: Simon Dresner|
At a time of increasingly rapid environmental deterioration and climate change, sustainability is one of the most important issues facing the world. Can we create a sustainable society? What would that mean? How should we set about doing it? How can we bring about such a profound change in the way things are organized? This text tackles these questions directly. It covers: historical development of the concept of sustainability; contemporary debates about how to achieve it; and obstacles and the prospects for overcoming them. This new fully revised edition covers the latest on the climate change front, particularly the advances in scientific understanding and political awareness of climate change. Other updates include more recent economic analyses, particularly the Stern Report, and the global shift away from faith in markets over the past five years.
|Author||: Mohd Zulkefli Bin Selamat; Reduan Bin Mat Dan; Abd Rahman Bin Dullah; Abd Salam Bin Md Tahir; Abdul Munir Hidayat Syah Lubis; Abdul Talib Bin Din; Ahmad Anas Bin Yusof; Ahmad Kamal Bin Mat Yamin; Ahmad Rivai; Aliza Binti Che Amran; Azma Putra; Cheng See Yuan; Chong Shin Horng; Faiz Redza Bin Ramli; Fatimah Al-Zahrah Binti Mohd Sa'at; Herdy Rusnandi; Hilmi Bin Amiruddin; Imran Syakir Bin Mohamad; Mariam Binti Md Ghazaly; Md Isa Bin Ali; Md. Fahmi Bin Abd. Samad @ Mahmood; Md Radzai Bin Said; Mohd Ahadlin Bin Mohd Daud; Mohd Asri Bin Yusuff; Mohd Azli Bin Salim; Mohd Azman Bin Abdullah; Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah; Mohd Haizal Bin Mohd Husin; Mohd Juzaila Bin Abd. Latif; Mohd Khairi Bin Mohamad Nor; Mohd Nizam Bin Sudin; Mohd Rizal Bin Alkahari; Mohd Zaid Bin Akop; Nona Merry Merpati Mitan; Nor Azmmi Bin Masripan; Norasra Binti A.Rahman; Noreffendy Bin Tamaldin; Nur Rashid Bin Mat Nuri @ Md Din; Omar Bin Bapokutty; Rafidah Binti Hasa; Rainah Binti Ismail; Roszaidi Bin Ramlan; Safarudin Gazali Herawan; Shamsul Anuar Bin Shamsudin; Siti Hajar Binti Sheikh Md. Fadzullah; Siti Nurhaida Binti Khalil; Sivakumar A/L Dhar Malingam; Sushella Edayu Binti Mat Kamal; Tan Chee Fai; Tee Boon Tuan; Umar Al-Amani Bin Haji Azlan; Zairulazha Bin Zainal; Zakiah Binti Halim|
|Editor||: Centre for Advanced Research on Energy|
This e-book is a compilation of papers presented at the Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2015 (MERD'15) - Melaka, Malaysia on 31 March 2015.