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International Institute for Environment and Development

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Works: 991 works in 1,362 publications in 1 language and 6,720 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Reference works  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Abstracts 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, isb, Publishing director, Director
Classifications: HC10, 333.705
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Most widely held works by International Institute for Environment and Development
Invasive and introduced plants and animals : human perceptions, attitudes, and approaches to management by Ian D Rotherham( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the broader context of invasive and exotic species in terms of the perceived threats and environmental concerns which surround alien species and ecological invasions. As a result of unprecedented scales of environmental change combined with rapid globalization, the mixing of cultures and diversity, and fears over biosecurity and bioterrorism, the known impacts of particular invasions have been catastrophic. However, as several chapters show, reactions to some exotic species, and the justifications for interventions in certain situations, including biological control by introduced natural enemies, rest uncomfortably with social reactions to ethnic cleansing and persecution perpetrated across the globe. The role of democracy in deciding and determining environmental policy is another emerging issue. In an increasingly multicultural society this raises huge questions of ethics and choice. At the same time, in order to redress major ecological losses, the science of reintroduction of native species has also come to the fore, and is widely accepted by many in nature conservation. However, with questions of where and when, and with what species--or even species analogues--reintroductions are acceptable, the topic is hotly debated. Again, it is shown that many decisions are based on values and perceptions rather than objective science. Including a wide range of case studies from around the world, this book raises critical issues to stimulate a much wider debate."--Publisher's description
Policies to spur energy access by Terri Walters( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government policy is one of the most important factors in engaging the private sector in providing universal access to electricity. In particular, the private sector is well positioned to provide decentralized electricity products and services. While policy uncertainty and regulatory barriers can keep enterprises and investors from engaging in the market, targeted policies can create opportunities to leverage private investment and skills to expand electricity access. However, creating a sustainable market requires policies beyond traditional electricity regulation. The report reviews the range of policy issues that impact the development and expansion of a market for decentralized electricity services from establishing an enabling policy environment to catalyzing finance, building human capacity, and integrating energy access with development programs. The case studies in this report show that robust policy frameworks--addressing a wide range of market issues--can lead to rapid transformation in energy access. The report highlights examples of these policies in action Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and Nepal
Transport for suburbia : beyond the automobile age by Paul Mees( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The need for effective public transport is greater than ever in the 21st century. With countries like China and India moving towards mass-automobility, we face the prospects of an environmental and urban health disaster unless alternatives are found. It is time to move beyond the automobile age. But while public transport has worked well in the dense cores of some big cities, the problem is that most residents of developed countries now live in dispersed suburbs and smaller cities and towns. These places usually have little or no public transport, and most transport commentators have given up on the task of changing this: it all seems too hard. This book argues that the secret of 'European-style' public transport lies in a generalizable model of network planning that has worked in places as diverse as rural Switzerland, the Brazilian city of Curitiba and the Canadian cities of Toronto and Vancouver. It shows how this model can be adapted to suburban, exurban and even rural areas to provide a genuine alternative to the car, and outlines the governance, funding and service planning policies that underpin the success of the world's best public transport systems."--Page 4 of cover
Sustainable event management : a practical guide by Meegan Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understand and manage the impacts of events of any type and scale ... checklists for action and tools for measuring performance
Environmental policy and household behaviour : sustainability and everyday life by Patrik Söderholm( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

`Househld activities account for about a quarter of our CO2 emissions yet relatively little research attention has been paid to this vital arean. The combination of theoretical insights and empirical underpinnings presented here is unparalleled. The SHARP team has provided researchers with an indispensable framework for future studies and policy makers will find a wealth of grounded research here on which to base informed policy.' Professor Andrew Dobson, Keele University, UK
Funding community initiatives : the role of NGOs and other intermediary institutions in supporting low income groups and their community organizations in improving housing and living conditions in the Third World( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite four decades of development planning, at least one third of the urban population of Africa, Asia and Latin America remains poor. Over 600 million live in 'life and health threatening' homes and neighbourhoods because of poor housing and inadequate or no piped water, sanitation and health care. But even as the shortcomings of government and development programmes become more apparent, so do the untapped abilities of low-income groups and their community organizations to develop their own solutions. This book analyses the conditions necessary for successful community initiatives and inclu
World resources 1987 : a report by International Institute for Environment and Development( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the future : beyond the Earth Summit by Johan Holmberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards an environmentally sound law of the sea by Robert M Hallman( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World resources : a report by the World Resources Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development( )

in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allows instant access to the World Resources Institute's authoritative database on global conditions and trends, and is an excellent research and reference tool, providing economic, population, natural resource and environmental statistics
Directory of country environmental studies( )

in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An annotated bibliography of environmental and natural resource profiles and assessments."
Population dynamics and climate change( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book broadens and deepens understanding of a wide range of population-climate change linkages. Combining climate change and Incorporating population dynamics into research, policymaking and advocacy is critical for understanding the trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions, for developing and implementing adaptation plans and thus for global and national efforts to curtail this threat. Substantial resources are being dedicated to research and policy efforts to mitigate climate change and support adaptation to the current and future impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the lack of consideration of population dynamics hampers the development of stronger, more effective solutions to the challenges climate change poses. The papers in this volume provide a substantive and methodological guide to the current state of knowledge on issues such as population growth and size and emissions; population vulnerability and adaptation linked to health, gender disparities and children; migration and urbanization; and the data and analytical needs for the next stages of policy-relevant research
Africa : up in smoke 2 by John Magrath( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And recommendations -- Drought, climatic variability and climate change in Africa -- El Niño impacts -- Promoting sustainable agriculture -- Climate change and HIV/AIDS: the insidious links -- Farming food or biofuel?
Towards alternative settlement strategies : the role of small and intermediate centers in the development process by B. S Bhooshan( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charcoal making in developing countries by Gerald Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainable industrial development : seven case studies by Marilyn Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and urbanization by International Institute for Environment and Development--Latin America( )

in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participatory evaluation for landcare and catchment groups : a guide for facilitators by Jim Woodhill( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enabling corporate investment in peace : an assessment of voluntary initiatives addressing business and violent conflict, and a framework for policy decision-making by Jason Switzer( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living off biodiversity : exploring livelihoods and biodiversity issues in natural resources management( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book attempts to explore different natural resource sectors and to identify possibilities for mainstreaming the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity into these sectors but without compromising livelihoods in the process. It advocates leveraging incremental change within the existing natural resource sectors through research, policy change, development and demonstration of alternative approaches. There are six chapters that discuss these issues in the forestry, agricultural, livestock and fisheries sectors and within rangelands. A discussion on insect diversity and livelihoods also constitutes a separate chapter. The whole book is framed by an introduction and macro-economic perspective on how to start to resolve the conflicts between conservation and development."--Editor
 
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Invasive and introduced plants and animals : human perceptions, attitudes, and approaches to management
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Transport for suburbia : beyond the automobile ageSustainable event management : a practical guideEnvironmental policy and household behaviour : sustainability and everyday lifeFunding community initiatives : the role of NGOs and other intermediary institutions in supporting low income groups and their community organizations in improving housing and living conditions in the Third WorldFacing the future : beyond the Earth SummitPopulation dynamics and climate changeAfrica : up in smoke 2
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