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Books

 

Green Economy – Developing Countries Success Stories

This collection of eight green economy initiatives from developing countries around the world, illustrates the positive benefits from specific green investments and policies, which if scaledup and integrated into a comprehensive strategy, could offer a pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-poor development path. The report underlines that a green economy strategy has established and proven examples on which to build, and that there is a growing interest in seizing opportunities to move to a green economy.


 

Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010

Published by the Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (UNEPSEFI) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, this year’s Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010 report provides an overview of capital flows and an analysis of the trends in sustainable energy investment activity.


 

TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers

The latest from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study, this report is an advisory tool for local and regional policymakers, administrators and managers. It gives practical guidance on how to deal with the challenge of biodiversity loss at local and regional levels. It examines natural resource use and management, what can be done to maintain and support biodiversity, urban and spatial design, as well as market-based approaches, such as payment for ecosystem services (PES).


 

Blue Harvest – Inland Fisheries as an Ecosystem Service

Published in collaboration with the World Fish Center, this book puts the spotlight on the significant contribution of inland fisheries to diet, health and economies. It draws attention to the fact that the future of these fisheries is intimately linked with the way humanity manages or mismanages its rivers and lakes and their surrounding basins. The book not only underlines the value of freshwater fisheries but provides guidance on how the ecosystem approach can be applied in order to sustain future harvests.


 

Marine Biodiversity Assessment and Outlook: Global Synthesis

Based on scientific data and research across Europe, Africa, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, West Asia and Asia-Pacific regions, the Global Synthesis Report draws on supporting data from all 18 Regional Seas. The series, which was officially launched at the tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is the first systematic assessment of marine biodiversity at a sub-global scale.


 

Renewables Global Status Report 2010
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

This 2010 edition provides a unique overview of renewable energy worldwide covering both current status and key trends. It is the companion publication to the UNEP/SEFI report Global Trends in Sustainable Energy Investment 2010. The joint launch of these publications aims to draw attention to the inextricable link between policy and investment in driving the renewable energy sector forward.


 

The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse World
Sara Parkin, Earthscan 2010

This book aims to inspire a generation of “positive deviants” — sustainability-literate leaders who do the right thing for sustainability. In addressing the problem that most people in leadership roles lack essential knowledge about sustainability,The Positive Deviant offers an opportunity for anyone in or aspiring to a leadership role to get up to speed on essential information very quickly and to design for themselves a journey to sustainability-literate leadership.


 

The Clean Tech Revolution:
Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder, Harper Collins

This book identifies the major forces that have pushed clean tech to its current revolution among the inner circles of corporate boardrooms, on Wall Street trading floors and in Government offices around the globe. It highlights eight major clean-tech sectors — solar, wind, biofuels and biomaterials, green buildings, personal transportation, the smart grid, mobile applications and water filtration — and uncovers how investors, entrepreneurs and individuals can profit from this next wave of technological innovation.