Legal aspects in the implementation of CDM forestry projects

Maria Socorro Z. Manguiat, Roda Verheyen, Jens Mackensen, and Gerald Scholz

Among the various innovative instruments linked to the Kyoto Protocol is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which offers developed countries a chance to offset some of their greenhouse gas emissions by funding development projects in areas...

70 pages
6 x 9

Ecological Economics
A Workbook for Problem-Based Learning

Ecological economics addresses one of the fundamental flaws in conventional economics--its failure to consider biophysical and social reality in its analyses and equations. Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications is an introductory-...

120 pages
7 x 10

A Safe and Sustainable World
The Promise Of Ecological Design

In the late sixties, as the world was waking to a need for Earth Day, a pioneering group founded a small non-profit research and education organization they called the New Alchemy Institute. Their aim was to explore the ways a safer and more...

224 pages
6 x 9
82 photos and illustrations

Drafting Legislation for Sustainable Soils
A Guide

Ian Hannam and Ben Boer; Foreword by John Scanlon

This is a unique publication relating to legal frameworks of natural resources management. Following the “Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Soils” (EPLP 45), this publication contributes to the revision of existing,...

100 pages
6.5 x 9.2

Agriculture and the Nitrogen Cycle
Assessing the Impacts of Fertilizer Use on Food Production and the Environment

Nitrogen is an essential element for plant growth and development and a key agricultural input-but in excess it can lead to a host of problems for human and ecological health. Across the globe, distribution of fertilizer nitrogen is very...

344 pages
6 x 9

A Commodity-By-Commodity Guide To Impacts And Practices

World Agriculture and the Environment presents a unique assessment of agricultural commodity production and the environmental problems it causes, along with prescriptions for increasing efficiency and reducing damage to natural systems...

570 pages
6 x 9

The Protected Landscape Approach
Linking Nature, Culture and Community

Edited by Nora Mitchell, Michael Beresford, and Jessica Brown

The traditional patterns of land use that have created many of the world’s cultural landscapes contribute to biodiversity, support ecological processes, provide important environmental services, and have proven sustainable over the...

268 pages
6.5 x 9.5

The New Transit Town
Best Practices In Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development (TOD) seeks to maximize access to mass transit and nonmotorized transportation with centrally located rail or bus stations surrounded by relatively high-density commercial and residential development. New Urbanists...

272 pages
8 x 9

Experiments in Consilience
Integrating Social And Scientific Responses To Save Endangered Species

In his 1998 book Consilience, E.O. Wilson set forth the idea that integrating knowledge and insights from across the spectrum of human study -- the humanities, social science, and natural sciences -- is the key to solving complex...

328 pages
6 x 9

The Sustainable Company
How to Create Lasting Value through Social and Environmental Performance

The Sustainable Company shows how to create value for shareholders while balancing responsibilities to society and the environment. Its step-by-step approach and tool-kit for managers make this book the solutions manual for the twenty-...

232 pages
6 x 9


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