Environment Resources 2018-06-11T14:45:09+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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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'

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Made to Serve

    Made to Serve

    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

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  • 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,”

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  • Valuing Natural Capital

    Valuing Natural Capital

    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.

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  • Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

    Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature

    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.

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Food Systems Books (3)

  • Understanding Food Systems

    Understanding Food Systems

    Understanding Food Systems: Agriculture, Food Science, and Nutrition in the United States explores the complex and evolving system from which the United States gets its food. From farm, to home, and everything in-between, the authors use a scientific perspective that explains the fundamentals of agricultural production, food science, and human nutrition that will guide readers through the issues that shape our food system, including political, societal, environmental, economic, and ethical concerns.

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  • The Food System

    The Food System

    Food is a massive industry and the many key players involved have very different interests. In wealthy nations those interests can range from corporate survival and maintaining profitability in a market with limited demand, to promoting a healthy diet and ensuring food safety. For the poor, the emphasis is all too often on simply getting enough to eat. As information technology and biotechnology are set to revolutionize the food system, it is essential to understand the broad context in which the different actors operate, so that all the world's people can enjoy a safe, secure, sufficient and sustainable food supply.

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  • Fixing the Food System

    Fixing the Food System

    America's broken food system has provoked an outcry from consumer advocates seeking to align food policies with public health objectives. This book examines both sides of the conflict for solutions. • Traces the development of a national food policy proposed by food movement leaders • Reveals the true cost of food and its toll on consumers and taxpayers • Discusses the opposition against a national food policy from the agricultural-industrial complex • Shows the effects of changing the current food system • Analyzes efforts to fix the food system and the efforts to oppose them • Introduces early food advocates who changed the food policy landscape

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Industrial Ecology Videos (7)

  • Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics

    Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics

    Buzz Holling: Resilience dynamics Seminar 5 November 2008

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  • The Kalundborg Symbiosis

    The Kalundborg Symbiosis

    Video illustration of the Industiral symbiosis at Kalundborg

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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