Tag Archives: Sustainable development

Understanding the Big Picture and Connecting Dots

February 17, 2021

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Author of Humanitarian Local and Regional Development, Mustafa Dinc, critically reviews the factors that disrupt local and regional development.
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Edward Elgar Publishing signs the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact

February 9, 2021

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Edward Elgar Publishing signs the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact

We are delighted to announce that we have signed up to the UN’s SDG Publishers Compact.

As signatories we aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs during the Decade of Action (2020-2030), publishing books and journals that will help inform, develop and inspire action. The compact includes 10 action points that publishers can commit to undertake to accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

We aspire to develop sustainable practices and act as champions of the SDGs during the Decade of Action

Our commitment to the compact aligns with our company mission to enrich and support our academic and professional communities in social sciences and law through creative commissioning and effective dissemination of high calibre content for a global audience. It also reflects our values of thoughtful publishing and a collaborative, long term and globally oriented approach to business.

Explore our curated content that relates to individual Sustainable Development Goals through our SDG collection.


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The Sustainable Development Goals: the UN’s most important project yet?

June 19, 2018

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Globe On Moss In Forest - Environment Concept

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Does Regional Cooperation Lead to Sustainable Development? By Jonathan Verschuuren

March 26, 2015

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Nasa_blue_marbleRegional organizations like the European Union and African Union claim that sustainable development is an important part of their remit.  Professor Jonathan Verschuuren considers how successful they are in putting this idea into practice.

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Valuing Ecosystem Services and Climate Change Impacts – by Pushpam Kumar

April 22, 2013

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As you will no doubt be aware if you have visited the Google UK homepage—which currently features an elaborate interactive mountain scene spanning the cycle of the seasons—today is Earth Day 2013.  Every year on April 22nd, over a billion people across the globe acknowledge this event, voicing their concerns for the planet and taking action to protect it.  

In the following article, Dr Pushpam Kumar discusses how economic valuation and the subsequent design of innovative response tools, such as payment for ecosystem services (PES), has the potential to increase transparency in policies designed and implemented to manage ecosystem services across time and space.

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