This book explains, clearly and concisely, the science and social science necessary to understand environmental issues, using learning outcomes, text boxes, tables and figures throughout to make complex ideas accessible and relevant. It describes in section one the philosophies, values, politics, and technologies which contribute to the production of environmental issues. It uses cases in section two on climate change, waste, food, and natural hazards to provide detailed illustration and exemplification of the ideas described in section one.

This volume is part of the series Ecological Economics and Human Well-being that offers the best and most recent work in the transdisciplinary field of ecological economics, whose focus is the study of the relationship between economic activity and environmental sustainability.

Sri Lanka sets up carbon fund to acquire marketing edge sri lanka launched a Carbon Fund in June under a public-private partnership to encourage companies to get into businesses that would earn them carbon credits. B M S Batagoda, chief executive officer of the Carbon Fund, said the fund would bundle the carbon credits earned by small companies and sell them to international buyers who

Sinking with biofuel: A study by the Finnish Environment Institute found that increased logging could eliminate Europe

A high-profile group of thinkers has come up with a straightforward way to integrate long-term forest management into an international agreement on halting deforestation. It is not clear whether the proposal

Mangroves are disappearing rapidly worldwide despite their well
documented biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide.

Those of us who have some hope of remaining alive for the next 20 years will be very worried about the doomsday predictions for the environment. Looks like the world won't just be a hothouse, but a very bleak house

World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June, & this commemoration acts as a principal vehicle through which' 1 the environmental ^protection agencies create awareness about environment and enhances public attention and action.

The Economic Governance Index (EGI) is essentially a measure of enabling environment provided by the local bodies for private enterprise and households. It is a comparative measure of the government influenced conditions under which the private enterprise and civil bodies (which affect business environment) operate.

Farmers are more likely to adopt and adapt improved soil management strategies if their efforts lead to an immediate economic benefit. An encouraging policy environment, as well as farmer organisation also stimulates the adoption of conservation practices. In Mexico, farmers are adapting their maize-based cropping systems to conservation agriculture, leading to both higher profits and soil conservation.