Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies [NOOK Book]

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Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how these choices impact not only the societies and environments of those countries, but the world in general.

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Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies

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Overview

Food, water and energy form some of the basic elements of sustainability considerations. This ground-breaking book examines and decodes these elements, exploring how a range of countries make decisions regarding their energy and bio-resource consumption and procurement. The authors consider how these choices impact not only the societies and environments of those countries, but the world in general.

To achieve this, the authors review the merits of various sustainability and environmental metrics, and then apply these to 34 countries that are ranked low, medium or high on the human development index. The book assesses their resource capacities and the environmental impacts, both within and outside their country boundaries, from consuming food, water, and energy. The final section uses the lessons derived from the earlier analyses of resource consumption to explore the importance of geography, climates and sustainable management of forests and other natural resources for building resilient societies in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136530609
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 8 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2011

    Recommend highly for anyone who wants to know how to be sustainable

    This is an amazing compilation of how countries make or don't make sustainable decisions. This is a must read for anyone wanting to read a book that doesn't just say that the world is falling apart but wants to make a difference in this world. It is not your typical book that states a problem but never takes the next step to show how to resolve these problems. It also shows that the Scandinavians are making more environmental choices and are worth emulating.

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