Environment & Sustainability

Routledge Environment & Sustainability Handbooks within the portfolio reflect its topical and interdisciplinary nature, drawing on and integrating perspectives from economics and business, law, sociology, politics, planning and the built environment, as well as aspects of the natural and environmental sciences. Key topics addressed include climate change, sustainable development, energy, water and marine resources, agriculture, food, land use and forests, and contributions from the environmental humanities. Editors and contributors are international authorities, ensuring that each volume has global relevance and appeal for the growing number of advanced-level courses on environmental issues and sustainable development. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.



Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing human kind owing to the great uncertainty regarding future impacts, which affect all regions and many ecosystems.
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the growing transnational climate movement.
How do policymakers, businesses and civil society in India approach the challenge of climate change? What do they believe global climate negotiations will achieve and how? And how are Indian political...
It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber.
The World of Indigenous North America is a comprehensive look at issues that concern indigenous people in North America.
This Handbook provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for theory, research and practice with regard to environment and communication, and it does this from a perspective which is both i...
The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructur...
This comprehensive handbook, prepared by leading ocean policy academics and practitioners from around the world, presents in-depth analyses of the experiences of fifteen developed and developing ...
Growing scarcity of freshwater worldwide brings to light the need for sound water resource modeling and policy analysis.
This comprehensive handbook provides a unique resource covering all aspects of forest ecology from a global perspective.
This comprehensive handbook provides an authoritative source of information on global water and health, suitable for interdisciplinary teaching for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationshi...
The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade.
Environmental Anthropology studies historic and present human-environment interactions.
The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development.
The moral values and interpretive systems of religions are crucially involved in how people imagine the challenges of sustainability and how societies mobilize to enhance ecosystem resilience and huma...
The Routledge Companion to the Environmental Humanities provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to the field, offering a broad overview of its founding principles while prov...
Since becoming formally established with an international academic society in the late 1980s, ecological economics has advanced understanding of the interactions between social and biophysical reality.
The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation aims to provide an overview and critique of the current state of knowledge, policy, and practice, encouraging enga...
During the last few decades, China has accomplished unprecedented economic growth and has emerged as the second largest economy in the world.
Ecological restoration is a rapidly evolving discipline that is engaged with developing both methodologies and strategies for repairing damaged and polluted ecosystems and environments.
As a cultivated form of invention, product design is a deeply human phenomenon that enables us to shape, modify and alter the world around us ? for better or worse.
The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflections and empirical research from leading researchers and practitioners working in this transdiscip...
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design considers the design, not only of artifacts, but of structures, systems, and interactions that bear our decisions and identities in the context of sustaini...
The natural environment is a central issue in both academic and wider societal discourse.
The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice presents an extensive and cutting-edge introduction to the diverse, rapidly growing body of research on pressing issues of environmental justice and inj...
The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs.
The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability.
The Routledge Handbook of Energy in Asia presents a comprehensive review of the unprecedented growth of Asian energy over the past quarter of a century.
This volume provides a reference textbook and comprehensive compilation of multifaceted perspectives on the legal issues arising from the conservation and exploitation of non-human biological resource...
In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles.
The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades.
Over the last decade, the world has increasingly grappled with the complex linkages emerging between efforts to combat climate change and to protect human rights around the world.
The last twenty years have seen a rapid increase in scholarly activity and publications dedicated to environmental migration and displacement, and the field has now reached a point in terms of profile...
Green social work espouses a holistic approach to all peoples and other living things ? plants and animals, and the physical ecosystem; emphasises the relational nature of all its constituent parts; a...
The past two decades have witnessed the emergence of a large body of research examining the linkage between environmental scarcity, violent conflict, and cooperation.
This handbook provides researchers and students with an overview of the field of sustainability indicators (SIs) as applied in the interdisciplinary field of sustainable development.
In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development.
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