Volume 6 of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability examines ways to measure human impact on the environment.
Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability presents a thorough and accessible overview of the ways in which sustainability is charted worldwide. Some articles introduce basic concepts, such as quantitative versus qualitative data or the weak versus strong sustainability debate; others examine how indicators in specific areas (climate change and soil conservation, agriculture, and mining) have been applied (or not) to different regions. Research analysts explain the modes and media through which these measurements are broadcast, stressing the importance of developing methods that can be understood by both experts and ordinary citizens. They also examine the process of monitoring, itself a controversial topic affecting national or international policy, law, rules, and regulations.
Below are links to the ten volumes of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability:
Vols. 1–10: The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Vol. 1: The Spirit of Sustainability
Vol. 2: The Business of Sustainability
Vol. 10: The Future of Sustainability
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Ashok Khosla, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Christine Loh, Civic Exchange, Hong Kong; Under Secretary for the Environment, Daniel M. Kammen, University of California, Berkeley, Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, United Nations Development Programme, Ray C. Anderson, Interface, Inc
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宝库山可持续百科全书: 可持性发展测量、说明和研究方法 (第六卷)