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    • Rowe, Peter G.; Hee, Limin (2019)
      This open access book highlights Singapore’s development into a city in which water and greenery, along with associated environmental, technical, social and political aspects have been harnessed and cultivated into a ...
    • Teske, Sven (2019)
      This open access book presents detailed pathways to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2050, globally and across ten geographical regions. Based on state-of-the-art scenario modelling, it provides the vital missing link ...
    • Mpholo, Moeketsi; Steuerwald, Dirk; Kukeera, Tonny (2018)
      This open access book presents the proceedings of the 2nd Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium (RERIS 18), held in Maseru, Lesotho in January 2018. The symposium aimed to foster research cooperation ...
    • Oguge, Nicholas; Ayal, Desalegn; Adeleke, Lydia; da Silva, Izael (2021)
      This open access book discusses current thinking and presents the main issues and challenges associated with climate change in Africa. It introduces evidences from studies and projects which show how climate change adaptation ...
    • Bergez, Jacques-Eric; Audouin, Elise; Therond, Olivier (2019)
      This Open Access book presents feedback from the ‘Territorial Agroecological Transition in Action’- TATA-BOX research project, which was devoted to these specific issues. The multidisciplinary and multi-organisation research ...
    • Goddek, Simon; Joyce, Alyssa; Kotzen, Benz; Burnell, Gavin M. (2019)
      This open access book, written by world experts in aquaponics and related technologies, provides the authoritative and comprehensive overview of the key aquaculture and hydroponic and other integrated systems, socio-economic ...
    • Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala (2018)
      "Between the Plough and the Pick deepens our understanding of informal, artisanal and small-scale mining, popularly known as ASM. The book engages with wider scholarly conceptualisations of contemporary global social, ...
    • Sandak, Anna; Sandak, Jakub; Brzezicki, Marcin; Kutnar, Andreja (2019)
      This book provides a compendium of material properties, demonstrates several successful examples of bio-based materials’ application in building facades, and offers ideas for new designs and novel solutions. It features a ...
    • Lewandowski, Iris (2018)
      This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, ...
    • Backhouse, Maria; Lehmann, Rosa; Lorenzen, Kristina; Lühmann, Malte; Puder, Janina; Rodríguez, Fabricio; Tittor, Anne (2021)
      This open access book focuses on the meanings, agendas, as well as the local and global implications of bioeconomy and bioenergy policies in and across South America, Asia and Europe. It explores how a transition away from ...
    • Takeuchi, Kazuhiko; Shiroyama, Hideaki; Saito, Osamu; Matsuura, Masahiro (2018)
      This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means ...
    • Costanza, Robert; Alperovitz, Gar; Daly, Herman; Farley, Joshua; Franco, Carol; Jackson, Tim; Kubiszewski, Ida; Schor, Juliet; Victor, Peter (2013)
      The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the “Anthropocene,” era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological ...
    • Janicot, Serge; Reinert, Magali (2015-01-01)
      La mobilisation autour de la conférence Paris Climat 2015 (COP 21) a été l’occasion de mettre en relief la vulnérabilité des milieux et des populations du Sud face au réchauffement climatique. Certaines régions de la zone ...
    • Malek, Payam; Schulte-Herbrüggen, Helfrid M.A.; Ortiz, Juan M. (2016)
      Supply of potable water requires energy and unfortunately most of the countries with minimal access to safe drinking water are also poor in terms of access to reliable energy grids. However, many of such regions have access ...
    • Ho Lee, Moon; Hashem Ali Khan, Md. (2016)
      This chapter provides an introduction to quantifying the energy consumed by software. It is written for computer scientists, software engineers, embedded system developers and programmers who want to understand how to ...
    • O'Sullivan, Barry; Tsachouridis, Vassilios A.; Rea, Susan; Ignacio Torrens, J.; Chen, Lydia Y.; Vojtech Zavrel, V; Pages, Enric; Grimes, Diarmuid; Townley, Jacinta; Scherer, Thomas; Lopez, Lara; Pesch, Dirk; Hensen, Jan; Engbersen, Ton (2017)
      A great deal of energy in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems can be wasted by software, regardless of how energy-efficient the underlying hardware is. To avoid such waste, programmers need to understand ...
    • Kerrison, Steve; Buschhoff, Markus; Nunez-Yanez, Jose; Eder, Kerstin (2017)
      Data centres are part of today's critical information and communication infrastructure, and the majority of business transactions as well as much of our digital life now depend on them. At the same time, data centres are ...
    • Major, David; Juhola, Sirkku (2021)
      This guidebook presents a framework for climate adaptation planning for coastal cities, large and small, focused on the central roles of citizens, public officials, and planners. The book is designed to help all stakeholders ...
    • Conway, Declan; Vincent, Katharine (2021)
      This open access book highlights the complexities around making adaptation decisions and building resilience in the face of climate risk. It is based on experiences in sub-Saharan Africa through the Future Climate For ...