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Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century - Applying Sustainomics to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals (Paperback,... Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century - Applying Sustainomics to Implement the Sustainable Development Goals (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Mohan Munasinghe
R1,709 R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Save R103 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In applying the innovative 'sustainomics' framework and identifying the balanced inclusive green growth (BIGG) path to achieve sustainability, this book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development today. Developed and applied globally over the past 25 years by world renowned multi-disciplinary expert Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics gives us an optimistic message: although our problems are serious, we can respond effectively by making development more sustainable, but only if we begin immediately. Sustainomics shows us the first practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future for all. Some key features include: an explanation of the key principles of sustainomics, free of technical jargon; empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances; annexes that provide mathematical and additional details; and an extensive and up-to-date bibliography to aid further research.

Policies for Sustainable Governance of Global Ecosystem Services (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Janet Ranganathan, Mohan... Policies for Sustainable Governance of Global Ecosystem Services (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Janet Ranganathan, Mohan Munasinghe, Frances Irwin
R2,809 Discovery Miles 28 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a compilation of policy, institutional and governance recommendations from eighteen leading international experts, in response to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) finding that over the last 50 years humans have degraded ecosystems services at a faster rate and on a larger scale than at any time in human history. The MEA provided the most comprehensive examination ever undertaken of the conditions and trends of ecosystems. By design, the MEA stopped short of prescribing policy recommendations. With this in mind, the international contributors have been drawn from diverse backgrounds to review the MEA findings and define a global action agenda for governments, businesses, international organizations, civil society, and research organizations.The book encompasses recommendations at the local, national and global scales. Policies for Sustainable Governance of Global Ecosystem Services proposes an action agenda for integrating ecosystem considerations into development decisions. It focuses on ecosystem services as the benefits people receive from nature. It seeks to change the focus from how to protect ecosystems from development to how to invest in ecosystems for development. It represents earliest thinking on a global action agenda for reversing ecosystem degradation and promoting more robust development. This book is aimed at professionals, academics and researchers working in the environmental and development fields including advanced undergraduates and graduates of environmental, ecosystem and development studies. It will also be of great value to civil society organizations and environmental research organizations as well as policymakers themselves and the interested lay reader.

Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Growth - Analytical Framework and Policy Studies of Brazil and Chile (Hardcover,... Macroeconomic Policies for Sustainable Growth - Analytical Framework and Policy Studies of Brazil and Chile (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mohan Munasinghe, Raul O'Ryan, Ronaldo Seroa Da Motta, Carlos de Miguel, Carlos Young, …
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Macroeconomic policies have come under justifiable scrutiny because of their powerful and pervasive impacts throughout the economy. This book examines the sustainability of growth-oriented macroeconomic strategies, starting from early ideas linking macroeconomic policies, growth and sustainability. A comprehensive and up-to-date literature review and theoretical framework are presented, including both macroeconomic and microeconomic analyses of the linkages between the economy and the environment. Brazil and Chile are used as case studies to illuminate and analyse the impacts and effects of differing macroeconomic policies. A variety of analytical models are used to assess these two very different countries. One important conclusion reached is that the combination of growth and economic imperfections that lead to unsustainable outcomes is characterized by not only economic, but also environmental and >social problems. A variety of policy remedies are discussed to make development more sustainable by reshaping the structure of growth. Macroeconomists, environmental and development economists as well as policy analysts and project managers in the international development community will find much to engage them within this book. Development agencies, NGOs and graduate students interested in both the theory and applications of economic growth and sustainable development issues will also find the book of great interest.

Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Policy Analysis and Case Studies (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Peter Meier,... Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries - Policy Analysis and Case Studies (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Peter Meier, Mohan Munasinghe
R2,423 Discovery Miles 24 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using a multidisciplinary approach that draws on their in-depth experience in the fields of energy, environment, and economics, the authors develop a comprehensive analytical framework. They apply their methodology to four detailed studies of Sri Lanka's energy sector, illustrating how to address key energy and environmental policy issues found in many developing countries today. Supplementary case examples are presented which also draw on many other countries in Asia and Africa. The main energy-related areas discussed include electric power, new and renewable energy sources, transport and oil-based fuels, and greenhouse gas emissions. The methodological tools of energy and environmental economics provide a rational basis for identifying policy priorities, evaluating them, and developing more sustainable energy options. The results of the studies are presented in an integrated manner, and contribute to the practical resolution of many important public policy issues. How to deal with risk and uncertainty, and how to identify robust policy options, are major themes that run throughout the volume. Energy and environmental economists, and graduate students interested in an introduction to the analytical methods used in recent World Bank projects on renewable energy and sustainable development will find this book of great value, as will decision makers and policy analysts in developing countries.

Ethics, Equity and International Negotiations on Climate Change (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, Mohan... Ethics, Equity and International Negotiations on Climate Change (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, Mohan Munasinghe
R1,971 Discovery Miles 19 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Climate change is an issue in which every human being on the planet is a potential stakeholder. Therefore, equity and ethical considerations have an important role to play in determining a climate change response strategy that will prevent the worst case scenario. In this context, the authors of this important new book attempt to provide a better understanding of the practical and analytical issues surrounding climate change negotiations. Each of the chapters reflects on an issue linked to the concepts of ethics, equity and climate change such as economics, morality, politics, rights and law, philosophy, and atmospheric science. The authors, who come from a diverse range of national, disciplinary and sectoral backgrounds, advance pragmatic policy suggestions to enhance international negotiations on climate change and highlight the value of considering more humanistic aspects in the negotiation process. Greenhouse gas emissions are widely considered to be the ultimate environmental externality and consequently an issue of great contemporary concern. This insightful and original treatment of the important issues will be welcomed by climate change negotiators, policymakers, and economic, environmental and social researchers. It will also be of interest to anyone who believes that the negotiation process may benefit from a more deep-rooted shift in social attitudes and beliefs.

Macroeconomics and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Mohan Munasinghe Macroeconomics and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mohan Munasinghe
R6,622 Discovery Miles 66 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sustainable development is a concept that is receiving increasing attention from world decision makers. This timely volume contains a selection of both the seminal papers and a cross-section of current thinking. It will be invaluable to researchers, students and practitioners interested in this important topic. Part I presents early articles linking the macroeconomy with the environment. Part II contains general surveys of the relationship between economic growth and environmental degradation. Included in Part III are papers with mathematical models seeking to incorporate environmental variables into macroeconomic frameworks. Part IV focuses on the linkages between international trade and the environment. The final section examines progress on the greening of the system of national accounts - an important prerequisite for environmental-macroeconomic policy making.

Measuring Sustainable Development - Macroeconomics and the Environment (Paperback, New edition): Giles Atkinson, Richard... Measuring Sustainable Development - Macroeconomics and the Environment (Paperback, New edition)
Giles Atkinson, Richard Dubourg, Kirk Hamilton, Mohan Munasinghe, David Pearce, …
R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This path-breaking book focuses on the theory and practice of economic development as viewed from the perspective of sustainability, and the implications of sustainability for development policy. It demonstrates how various indicators can be developed and used to determine whether or not an economy is on a sustainable path of development. The book is concerned with measuring sustainability in a macroeconomic context so that decision makers are more aware of the real trends in the economy and the way in which their policies may affect these trends. The discussion on such measurement includes: the physical indicators of sustainability, resource and environmental accounting, savings and the empirical measurement of sustainable development, international trade and unsustainable development, ecological indicators, income distribution and social needs, and the assessment of structural adjustment policies and their implications for sustainable development. The authors conclude that the first step towards sustainable development is for a greater awareness of the effects of development on the environment, and the environment on human well-being. Measuring Sustainable Development will be particularly welcomed by policymakers and practitioners as well as researchers, academics and students of development economics and environmental economics.

Sustainable Development in Practice - Sustainomics Methodology and Applications (Hardcover, New): Mohan Munasinghe Sustainable Development in Practice - Sustainomics Methodology and Applications (Hardcover, New)
Mohan Munasinghe
R2,663 R2,485 Discovery Miles 24 850 Save R178 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a rigorous and practical analysis of sustainable development prospects today by applying the innovative sustainomics framework. Developed by the eminent environmental scientist Mohan Munasinghe, sustainomics explores the practical steps in making the transition from the risky business-as-usual scenario to a safe and sustainable future. Its main message is optimistic - although the problems are serious, an effective response can be mounted to make development more sustainable if initiated immediately. The book explains the key principles underlying sustainomics cogently, concisely and with minimum technical jargon. It illustrates the methodology with empirical case studies that are practical and policy-relevant over a wide range of time and geographic scales, countries, sectors, ecosystems and circumstances. The extensive bibliography is useful to researchers of specific issues within sustainable development. This book appeals to a wide audience, including students, researchers from many disciplines, policy analysts, public and private-sector decision makers, and development practitioners.

Climate Change Policy - Facts, Issues and Analyses (Paperback): Catrinus J. Jepma, Mohan Munasinghe Climate Change Policy - Facts, Issues and Analyses (Paperback)
Catrinus J. Jepma, Mohan Munasinghe; Foreword by Bert Bolin, Robert Watson, James P. Bruce
R1,525 Discovery Miles 15 250 Special order

There is increasing scientific evidence to suggest that humans are gradually but certainly changing the Earth's climate. In an effort to prevent further damage to the fragile atmosphere, and with the belief that action is required now, the scientific community has been prolific in its dissemination of information on climate change. Inspired by the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Second Assessment Report, Jepma and Munasinghe set out to create a concise, practical and compelling approach to climate change issues. They deftly explain the implications of global warming, and the risks involved in attempting to mitigate climate change. They look at how and where to start action, and what organization is needed to be able to implement the changes. This book represents a much needed synopsis of climate change and its real impacts on society. It will be an essential text for climate change researchers, policy analysts, university students studying the environment, and anyone with an interest in climate change issues.

Cambridge Energy and Environment Series - Energy Policy Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover): Mohan Munasinghe, Peter Meier Cambridge Energy and Environment Series - Energy Policy Analysis and Modelling (Hardcover)
Mohan Munasinghe, Peter Meier
R1,991 Discovery Miles 19 910 Special order

Energy plays a vital role in economic and social development. The analysis of energy issues and policy options is therefore a vital area of study. This book presents a hierarchical modelling scheme intended to support energy planning and policy analysis in developing countries. The authors introduce the concept of 'Integrated National energy Planning' (INEP), and examine the spreadsheet models, optimization models, and linear planning models which energy planners use. Environmental considerations are also introduced into the analysis. Techniques are then applied to two important energy subsectors, electricity and fuelwood, before problems of integration and policy implementation are discussed. Throughout the book, the authors examine actual practice in developing countries. Illustrative case material is drawn from Egypt, West Africa, Sudan, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka and Morocco. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of energy planning, and to those concerned with the wider development implications of energy policy.

The Greening of Economic Policy Reform, v.2 - Case Studies (Paperback, New): World Bank The Greening of Economic Policy Reform, v.2 - Case Studies (Paperback, New)
World Bank; Volume editing by Wilfrido Cruz, Etc; Wilfrido Cruz, Mohan Munasinghe, …
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Special order
Climate Change Policy - Facts, Issues and Analyses (Hardcover, New): Catrinus J. Jepma, Mohan Munasinghe Climate Change Policy - Facts, Issues and Analyses (Hardcover, New)
Catrinus J. Jepma, Mohan Munasinghe; Foreword by Bert Bolin, Robert Watson, James P. Bruce
R1,538 Discovery Miles 15 380 Special order

There is increasing scientific evidence to suggest that humans are gradually but certainly changing the Earth's climate. In an effort to prevent further damage to the fragile atmosphere, and with the belief that action is required now, the scientific community has been prolific in its dissemination of information on climate change. Inspired by the results of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Second Assessment Report, Jepma and Munasinghe set out to create a concise, practical and compelling approach to climate change issues. They deftly explain the implications of global warming, and the risks involved in attempting to mitigate climate change. They look at how and where to start action, and what organization is needed to be able to implement the changes. This book represents a much needed synopsis of climate change and its real impacts on society. It will be an essential text for climate change researchers, policy analysts, university students studying the environment, and anyone with an interest in climate change issues.

Rural Electrification for Development - Policy Analysis and Applications (Hardcover): Mohan Munasinghe Rural Electrification for Development - Policy Analysis and Applications (Hardcover)
Mohan Munasinghe
R2,598 Discovery Miles 25 980 Special order
Water Supply and Environmental Management (Paperback): Mohan Munasinghe Water Supply and Environmental Management (Paperback)
Mohan Munasinghe
R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Special order
Energy Pricing and Demand Management (Hardcover): Mohan Munasinghe Energy Pricing and Demand Management (Hardcover)
Mohan Munasinghe
R2,567 Discovery Miles 25 670 Special order
Primer on Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Facts, Policy Analysis, and Applications (Paperback): Mohan Munasinghe,... Primer on Climate Change and Sustainable Development - Facts, Policy Analysis, and Applications (Paperback)
Mohan Munasinghe, Rob Swart
R1,349 Discovery Miles 13 490 Special order

Climate change and variability has become the primary environmental concern of the 21st Century. The potential impacts and mitigation of climate change need to be analyzed within the context of sustainable development. Primer on Climate Change and Sustainable Development presents a condensed and accessible review of the latest state-of-the-art assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The book begins with a foreword from the chair of the IPCC. Our current knowledge of the basic science of climate change is described, before moving on to future scenarios of development within the context of climate change. Possible adaptation and mitigation measures, including cost and benefit analysis, are discussed. The book will be an invaluable textbook for students of environmental science and policy, and researchers and policy makers involved in all aspects of climate change.

Water Supply and Environmental Management (Hardcover): Mohan Munasinghe Water Supply and Environmental Management (Hardcover)
Mohan Munasinghe
R2,913 Discovery Miles 29 130 Special order
Cambridge Energy and Environment Series - Energy Policy Analysis and Modelling (Paperback): Mohan Munasinghe, Peter Meier Cambridge Energy and Environment Series - Energy Policy Analysis and Modelling (Paperback)
Mohan Munasinghe, Peter Meier
R779 Discovery Miles 7 790 Special order

Energy plays a vital role in economic and social development. The analysis of energy issues and policy options is therefore a vital area of study. This book presents a hierarchical modelling scheme intended to support energy planning and policy analysis in developing countries. The authors introduce the concept of 'Integrated National energy Planning' (INEP), and examine the spreadsheet models, optimization models, and linear planning models which energy planners use. Environmental considerations are also introduced into the analysis. Techniques are then applied to two important energy subsectors, electricity and fuelwood, before problems of integration and policy implementation are discussed. Throughout the book, the authors examine actual practice in developing countries. Illustrative case material is drawn from Egypt, West Africa, Sudan, Pakistan, Colombia, India, Sri Lanka and Morocco. This book will be of interest to students and practitioners of energy planning, and to those concerned with the wider development implications of energy policy.

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