• 2018
    • published books

      Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of Korea

      Edited by Tae Yong Jung

      This book explores the attempts of South Korea in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It addresses six of the 17 goals – clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, and partnership – and defines specific national strategies. For each strategy, the contributors define the research indicators they selected, then analyze and examine the extent to which South Korea has met the SDG concerned..... [Read more]

    • published books

      The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in the Mekong Region: Assessing Development Strategies Considering Cross-Sectoral and Transboundary Impacts

      Edited by Alexander Smajgl and John Ward

      This brief provides a cross-sectional analysis of development-directed investments in the wider Mekong region. The wider Mekong region includes Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Chinese province of Yunnan. Evidence highlights that a few critical dynamics, including human migration, natural resource flows, and financial investments, generate a high level of connectivity between these countries.... [Read more]

  • 2017
    • published books

      Pathways to Low-Carbon Development for Viet Nam

      Asian Development Bank

      Vietnam’s rapid economic growth in recent years has been energy dependent. Viet Nam’s economy could expand by almost 14 times between 2010 and 2050, but the country’s energy system has become more carbon intensive. This study uses a bottom–up model to evaluate 63 measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from household electricity, industry, power generation, and transport... [Read more]

  • 2016
  • 2012
    • published books

      2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years

      Jørgen Randers

      Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical limitations of planet Earth. It predicted that during the first half of the 21st century the ongoing growth in the human ecological footprint would stop-either through catastrophic "overshoot and collapse"-or through well-managed "peak and decline." So, where are we now? And what does our future look like? In the book 2052, Jorgen Randers, one of the coauthors of Limits to Growth, issues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next forty years...[Read more]... [Read more]

  • 2004
    • published books

      Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

      Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis L. Meadows

      In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. Now, preeminent environmental scientists Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows have teamed up again to update and expand their original findings in The Limits to Growth: The 30 Year Global Update... [Read more]