The Guide to Greening Cities
Superstorm Sandy sent a strong message that a new generation of urban development and infrastructure is desperately needed, and it must be designed with resilience in mind. As cities continue to face climate change impacts while growing in...

264 pages
7 x 10
33 photos, 11 illustrations

Mortgaging the Earth
The World Bank, Environmental Impoverishment, and the Crisis of Development

The 1992 Rio Earth Summit was supposed to be a turning point for the World Bank. Environmental concerns would now play a major role in its lending—programs and projects would go beyond economic development to “sustainable development...

379 pages
6 x 9

Foreclosing the Future
The World Bank and the Politics of Environmental Destruction

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has vowed that his institution will fight poverty and climate change, a claim that World Bank presidents have made for two decades. But if worldwide protests and reams of damning internal reports are any...

320 pages
6 x 9

Vital Signs Volume 20
The Trends that are Shaping Our Future

From meat consumption to automobile production to hydropower, Vital Signs, Volume 20 documents over two dozen trends that are shaping our future in concise analyses and clear tables and graphs. The twentieth volume of the Worldwatch...

168 pages
7 x 9.25

To Conserve Unimpaired
The Evolution of the National Park Idea

When the national park system was first established in 1916, the goal "to conserve unimpaired" seemed straightforward. But Robert Keiter argues that parks have always served a variety of competing purposes, from wildlife protection and...

368 pages
6 x 9

Global Warming, Politics, and the Media

On September 21, 2011, David Roberts participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and...

21 pages

The Case for a Carbon Tax
Getting Past Our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy

There's a simple, straightforward way to cut carbon emissions and prevent the most disastrous effects of climate change-and we're rejecting it because of irrational political fears. That's the central argument of The Case for a Carbon Tax...

248 pages
6 x 9
3 illustrations

Lawyers, Swamps, and Money
U.S. Wetland Law, Policy, and Politics

Lawyers, Swamps, and Money is an accessible, engaging guide to the complex set of laws governing America's wetlands. After explaining the importance of these critical natural areas, the book examines the evolution of federal law,...

280 pages
6 x 9
37 photos and illustrations

Draft International Covenant on Environment and Development

IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The Draft Covenant is a blueprint for an international framework (or umbrella) agreement consolidating and developing existing legal principles related to environment and development. Since the publication of the second edition in 2000, there...

206 pages
6 x 9

CITES and CBNRM
Proceedings of an international symposium on "The relevance of CBNRM to the conservation and sustainable use of CITES-listed species in exporting countries"

Edited by Max Abensperg-Traun, Dilys Roe, and Colman O'Criodain

This output from a symposium on community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) for the conservation of CITES-listed species aims to provide the necessary knowledge base for broad policy discussions within the European Union on the relevance...

157 pages
8.5 x 11.8

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