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Green China - Chinese insights on environment and development

Green China - Chinese insights on environment and development

Green China brings together China's leading thinkers on sustainable development. Densely packed with information, opinion and discussion this book is a valuable and timely resource.

Date published: April 2012

Vital signs 2012: The trends that are shaping our future

Vital signs 2012: The trends that are shaping our future

From carbon markets to organic farming, Vital signs 2012 documents 24 trends in the environment, energy, transportation, food and agriculture, population and the global economy.

Date published: April 2012

UNEP year book 2012: Emerging issues in our global environment

UNEP year book 2012: Emerging issues in our global environment

How soil carbon and its multiple benefits can be retained for future generations is one of the focuses of this annual report from the United National Environment Programme, which examines emerging environmental issues while providing an overview of the latest environmental trends.

Date published: March 2012

Towards priority actions for market development for African farmers

Towards priority actions for market development for African farmers

From dairy cooperatives, text messaging and grain storage to improved credit, transport and trade initiatives, this book presents a number of what it calls 'high-payoff, low-cost' solutions to Africa's underdeveloped agricultural markets and chronic food insecurity.

Date published: March 2012

Seasonality, rural livelihoods and development

Seasonality, rural livelihoods and development

Seasonal patterns in poverty, hunger and disease in rural tropical areas have been recognised for decades but seasonality continues to be neglected in development policy. Seasonality, rural livelihoods and development is the first systematic study of seasonality for over 20 years which aims to revive policy interest in seasonality as a source of food insecurity and rural poverty.

Date published: March 2012

The viral storm - the dawn of a new pandemic age

The viral storm - the dawn of a new pandemic age

The viral storm is the author's attempt to answer three questions: How do pandemics start? Why are we now plagued with so many pandemics? What can we do to prevent pandemics in the future?

Date published: March 2012

Food, globalization and sustainability

Food, globalization and sustainability

The title sums up one of the major global challenges to be met in the next two to three decades: how to feed a world growing in both numbers and appetite - and how to do so without further damaging the production base for the future.

Date published: March 2012

Forests and gender

Forests and gender

Forests and gender begins by exploring some of the main themes currently concerning forests and gender on the ground and in policy discussions on climate change and REDD+, before moving on to look at case studies which demonstrate the results of increased awareness and integration of gender issues within forestry work.

Date published: February 2012

Demystifying carbon markets: A guide to developing carbon credit projects

Demystifying carbon markets: A guide to developing carbon credit projects

Using practical case studies, the book clearly and succinctly outlines what carbon credits are, where and how they are sold, the different steps involved in developing a carbon credit project, how to choose a certification standard and how to calculate expected revenue.

Date published: February 2012

Growing out of poverty

Growing out of poverty

Focusing on smallholder agriculture in developing countries is the most productive way to improve rural economies, provide long-term stable nutrition, help women in society and provide the means to educate the next generation. How donors and governments make this happen is the subject of this report.

Date published: February 2012

 

 

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