Sustainability and the Environment

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The Sustainability and the Environment series provides a comprehensive, independent, and critical evaluation of environmental and sustainability issues affecting Canada and the world today.

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Striving for Environmental Sustainability in a Complex World

Canadian Experiences

UBC Press

In the face of growing anxiety about the environmental sustainability of the world, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments.

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Empowering Electricity

Co-operatives, Sustainability, and Power Sector Reform in Canada

UBC Press

This revealing analysis of Canada’s electrical power co-operatives challenges our understanding of their history and shines a light on their potential within the nation’s electricity sector.

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Health and Sustainability in the Canadian Food System

Advocacy and Opportunity for Civil Society

UBC Press

Lays out new strategies for advocacy groups to achieve a sustainable, healthy food system.

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Policies for Sustainably Managing Canada’s Forests

Tenure, Stumpage Fees, and Forest Practices

UBC Press

This book compares provincial forest policies on public land across Canada, and considers how they may hinder or enhance the pursuit of sustainable forest management objectives.

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Adaptive Co-Management

Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance

UBC Press

This book provides a comprehensive synthesis of the core concepts, strategies, and tools in adaptive co-management, where adaptive processes, feedback learning, and flexible partnerships that are reshaping environmental governance.

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Farming in a Changing Climate

Agricultural Adaptation in Canada

UBC Press

Covering all agricultural regions and a wide variety of commodity production and farming systems, this comprehensive survey synthesizes twenty years of research on climate change and Canadian agriculture.

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Sustainable Production

Building Canadian Capacity

Edited by Glen Toner
UBC Press
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Linking Industry and Ecology

A Question of Design

UBC Press

This remarkable volume makes a compelling argument for the need to think ecologically to develop innovative and competitive industrial policy.

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A Dynamic Balance

Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development

Edited by Ann Dale and Jenny Onyx
UBC Press

Illustrates the links between two normally disparate literatures—social capital and sustainable development—within the overall context of local community development.

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Bioregionalism and Civil Society

Democratic Challenges to Corporate Globalism

UBC Press

Mike Carr supports bioregional values and community-building tools for a diverse, democratic, socially-just civil society.

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The Cost of Climate Policy

UBC Press

We all want to reduce the risks of global warming, but how much will this cost? What will it mean on a personal, business, or community level? What policy responses should we expect from our governments?

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At the Edge

Sustainable Development in the 21st Century

UBC Press

This timely book argues for governance based on human responsibility and recognition of the interconnectedness of human and natural systems.

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Communities, Development, and Sustainability across Canada

UBC Press

This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, bringing together concerned parties who have argued for increased local participation in sustainable community development.

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Life in 2030

Exploring a Sustainable Future for Canada

UBC Press

A ground-breaking, practical, and, above all, positive vision of life in twenty-first-century Canada.

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Managing Natural Resources in British Columbia

Markets, Regulations, and Sustainable Development

UBC Press

Offers an innovative and far-reaching contribution to the debate over sustainability at a time when many individuals are questioning the future of the environment in British Columbia.

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Achieving Sustainable Development

UBC Press

Achieving Sustainable Development provides an overall introduction to critical subjects in sustainable development -- industrial growth, women, institutional arrangements, industrial practices, and aboriginal people -- and argues for the immediate development of a research and policy agenda for Canada and suggests mechanisms for its implementation.

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