Environment Resources 2018-04-24T10:28:07+00:00

Environment Books (9)

  • Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation

    Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation

    A textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in engineering, economics, technology, business, environment, and policy. Characterizing industrial ecology as the science of sustainability, explores the transition in policy, regulation, and management that would be required to replace a brush-fires approach to environmental protection with systematic management of the interaction between natural and industrial systems.

    Visit Website
  • The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows

    The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows

    A circular economy has profound consequences for production, employment, education, money and finance but also induces a shift in public policy and taxation. The economic advantage of this model lies in designing out waste, enabling access over ownership, favouring radical resources productivity, with prospect of rebuilding natural capital and resilience.

    Visit Website
  • A New Dynamic: Effective Business in a Circular Economy

    A New Dynamic: Effective Business in a Circular Economy

    Upward trending and volatile materials and energy prices, difficult credit conditions and the myriad opportunities of the digital revolution are combining to make a circular economy the key value driver for the coming decades. A New Dynamic makes the contemporary case for a profound shift from throughput to 'roundput', from ownership to access. The circular economy is enabled by disruptive information technology and the design of materials and products to flow in effective cycles and at high quality - 'made to be made again'

    Visit Website
  • Sustainability (Key Concepts)

    Sustainability (Key Concepts)

    The pursuit of sustainability has generated lifestyle changes for individuals across the globe; innovations within the arts and sciences, business, design, engineering, and agriculture; historic policies and laws at municipal and state levels; and crucial international protocols and agreements. Yet the meaning of sustainability remains unsettled, and the term frequently serves as green veneer for business as usual rather than a driver of fundamental change

    Visit Website
  • Sustainability Principles and Practice

    Sustainability Principles and Practice

    This new and expanded edition builds upon the first edition’s accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing concepts and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided.

    Visit Website
  • Made to Serve

    Made to Serve
    1

    A comprehensive, practical introduction to one of the most important new trends in manufacturing, globally The delivery of a service component as an added value when providing products, servitization is all the rage in the manufacturing sector around the world. Yet, despite the clear competitive advantage of servitization, most manufacturers remain reluctant to venture into, what for them, is a strange new world. Written by a team of internationally respected servitization experts and innovators, this book provides you with a detailed road map for successfully navigating the servitization terrain

    Visit Website
  • Service Strategy in Action

    Service Strategy in Action

    n today’s competitive global markets, simply making a great product is not enough. To achieve profitable growth and stand out among competitors, you must start to strategically compete through service and innovative solutions for business customers. Professors Christian Kowalkowski and Wolfgang Ulaga guide you how to shift your business from a goods-centric to a service-savvy model. The authors’ proprietary twelve-step roadmap to profitable service growth will help you break out of a narrow product-centric logic and discover how to determine if your company is “fit-for-service,”

    Visit Website
  • Valuing Natural Capital

    Valuing Natural Capital
    1

    Companies that will succeed in the long-term are integrating natural and social capital into their business model now. Natural capital, the resources and critical support services nature provides, underpins our entire global economy. Yet despite its vast social and economic value, the many benefits of natural capital are often assumed to be "free". The future shock for business is the potential for profit to be wiped out as natural capital is internalized through regulation and markets. Freshwater, forests and biodiversity are being consumed at an alarming rate, and critical support systems such as the ability to regulate climate are failing.

    Visit Website
  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

    Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
    1

    If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of evolution’s 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first bacteria. Biomimics study nature’s best ideas: photosynthesis, brain power, and shells – and adapt them for human use. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world.

    Visit Website

Industrial Ecology Videos (7)

  • Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics

    Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics

    Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics Seminar 5 November 2008

    Visit Website
  • The Kalundborg Symbiosis

    The Kalundborg Symbiosis

    Video illustration of the Industiral symbiosis at Kalundborg

    Visit Website
  • Resilience in social-ecological systems: Models and field studies

    Resilience in social-ecological systems: Models and field studies

    In this lecture on the foundations and current applications of resilience theory, Dr. Steve Carpenter overviews the major concepts and historical evolution of resilience thinking. He explains that resilience theory came out of an understanding of adaptive cycles, which have a stable front loop where changes are small or noncritical, and a chaotic backloop, where an accumulation of change eventually pushes a system to a tipping point and reorganization.

    Visit Website
  • Explaining the Cycle of Adaptive Change

    Explaining the Cycle of Adaptive Change

    This is Part 2 of a talk given by Noah Raford on complexity and strategy for organisations at the London School of Economics Complexity Programme.

    Visit Website
  • ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services

    ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services

    This movie is a short introduction to the ARIES project, a new way to understand, quantify and value the services that natural ecosystems provide to humankind.

    Visit Website
  • Modelling Ecosystem Services under Uncertainty

    Modelling Ecosystem Services under Uncertainty

    Gary Johnson models the spatial flow of services from ecosystems to people and changes to these services by different management scenarios. His research interests include ecosystem service modelling and simulation, network flow optimization and substitutability, hierarchical modelling, stochastic processes and uncertainty propagation, decision and game theory, functional programming, and machine learning.

    Visit Website
  • Resilience MOOC Welcome to the Anthropocene

    Resilience MOOC Welcome to the Anthropocene

    Transforming Development - This is a taster, an 'amuse-bouche' for our just launched, completely free and open online course. The course has been developed by the Stockholm Resilience Centre & the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition through the Resilience and Development programme (GRAID), th in partnership with the SDG Academy.

    Visit Website
Yes No