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

Coastal Governance

Coastal Governance provides a clear overview of how U.S. coasts are currently managed and explores new approaches that could make our shores healthier. Drawing on recent national assessments, Professor Richard Burroughs explains why traditional...

256 pages
5.5 x 8.75
21 illustrations

Straight Up
America's Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes on the Status Quo Media, Politicians, and Clean Energy Solutions

In 2009, Rolling Stone named Joe Romm to its list of "100 People Who Are Changing America." Romm is a climate expert, physicist, energy consultant, and former official in the Department of Energy. But it’s his influential blog,...

248 pages
6 x 9
8 illustrations

Legal Frameworks for REDD
Design & Implementation at the National Level

This publication identifies and analyzes critical issues in the formulation and implementation of national and sub-national legal frameworks for REDD activities. It is based on substantive findings from four national case studies (Brazil,...

197 pages
6.8 x 9.5

The Climate Solutions Consensus
What We Know and What To Do About It

In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (with former Vice President Al Gore) for its reporting on the human causes of climate change. In 2008, the National Council for Science and the Environment...

336 pages
7 x 10
48 photos and illustrations

Taking Back Eden
Eight Environmental Cases that Changed the World

Taking Back Eden is the gripping tale of an idea—that ordinary people have the right to go to court to defend their environment—told through the stories of lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United...

256 pages
6 x 9
14 photos, 5 illustrations

Building an Emerald City
A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs

In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first U.S. city to officially adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” standards for its own major construction projects. In...

224 pages
8 x 10.5
36 photos and illustrations

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