This book provides examples of what organizations and companies like the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, WWF and Nike are doing, along with practical strategies and an overview of system change theory.Section one outlines systems thinking, ...
Author: Anna Birney
Category: Electronic books
"Where should you start if you are faced with massive systemic challenges or want to cultivate a shift towards sustainability in global systems? Where are the leverage points for systemic change? This book provides examples of what organizations and companies like the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, WWF and Nike are doing, along with practical strategies and an overview of system change theory.Section one outlines systems thinking, especially how we can use a "living systems" perspective as a tool to understanding sustainability and change.Section two pulls out practical strategies for action from theoretical models and "must-read" literature.Section three illustrates how organisations are implementing these strategies – including examples from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, Nike, Sustainable Food Lab, Finance Innovation Lab, Shell Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation.Section four provides tips for you as a practitioner navigating this territory.Many of the ideas behind cultivating system change can be difficult to understand until they are put into practice. This "practitioner's companion" ends with questions that will prompt reflections and spur you to action. Keep it to hand as you change the system!"--Provided by publisher.
Thus , to successfully cultivate change within a fabric , the systems composing it
must operate with some measure of independence . This not only allows the
transformation of systems at different frequencies , but also produces
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Dörrie A (2015) An integrated assessment method for sustainable transport system planning in a middle sized German city. Sustainability 7(2):1329–1354.
Author: Jeanette L. Drake
This edited volume emphasizes risk and crisis communication principles and practices within the up-to the minute context of new technologies, a new focus on resiliency, and global environmental change. It includes contributions from experts from around the globe whose research, advocacy, teaching, work, or service in the natural or social sciences deals with risk communication and/or management surrounding natural and technological disasters, with a particular focus on climate change-related phenomena. Resilience and good communication are intimately linked and with climate change precipitating more numerous and onerous weather-related catastrophes, a conversation on resilience is timely and necessary. The goal is robust communities that are able to withstand the shock of disaster. Communicating well under ordinary circumstances is challenging; communicating during a crisis is extraordinarily difficult. This book is dedicated to all those who have directly or indirectly suffered the effects of climate change end extreme events with the hope that the advance of knowledge, implementation of sound science and appropriate policies and use of effective communication will help in reducing their vulnerability while also improving resilience in the face of often devastating natural and technological disasters.
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daily consumption of oxygen decreases is ensured by means of shutting off
illumination of the biocultivator at certain periods . Hence , the presence of
After leading the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College for more than a decade, Laura is now an affiliated researcher with the Local Food Research Center and a climate resilience planning consultant with ...
Author: Laura Lengnick
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Category: Technology & Engineering
Climate change presents an unprecedented challenge to the productivity and profitability of agriculture in North America. More variable weather, drought, and flooding create the most obvious damage, but hot summer nights, warmer winters, longer growing seasons, and other environmental changes have more subtle but far-reaching effects on plant and livestock growth and development. Resilient Agriculture recognizes the critical role that sustainable agriculture will play in the coming decades and beyond. The latest science on climate risk, resilience, and climate change adaptation is blended with the personal experience of farmers and ranchers to explore: The "strange changes" in weather recorded over the last decade The associated shifts in crop and livestock behavior The actions producers have taken to maintain productivity in a changing climate The climate change challenge is real and it is here now. To enjoy the sustained production of food, fiber, and fuel well into the twenty-first century, we must begin now to make changes that will enhance the adaptive capacity and resilience of North American agriculture. The rich knowledge base presented in Resilient Agriculture is poised to serve as the cornerstone of an evolving, climate-ready food system. Laura Lengnick is a researcher, policymaker, activist, educator, and farmer whose work explores the community-enhancing potential of agriculture and food systems. She directs the academic program in sustainable agriculture at Warren Wilson College and was a lead author of the report Climate Change and Agriculture in the United States: Effects and Adaptation.
When developing new signage systems , you also need to look at the library's
overall floor plan . Be sure to have a floor plan layout to work with while you're
developing your signage system . Remember , too , that a signage system cannot
Category: Community information services
This publication outlines the Partnerships for Change (PFC) program, implemented by the California State Library to empower libraries to meet the informational needs of California's very diverse population. The PFC model includes planning, needs assessment, valuing diversity, community linkages, public relations, and evaluation.
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people upon 1,000 Irish acres , ( Irish acre , 7,840 square yards ; English acre ,
4,840 , ) partly in cultivating the land and disposing of the produce , and partly in
Author: Ohio Commission on Education ImprovementPublish On: 1990
( 7 ) The Commission recommends funds be allocated to an " Ohio Student Data
Tracking System " which will track student progress through the entire education system . This program will complement and improve the current efforts underway
Development of a computer Based Information System for Social Service
Agencies . ... conducting internal audits of their overall performance , and to
supply summarized data to an analytical system to monitor the community change process .
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updating the Requirements Baseline . ... We discuss an incident report from a
user of an operational system , describing an abnormal or unexpected behavior
of the ...
Author: Scott E. Donaldson
A systematic approach to consistently successful software development. It's no longer enough for software development projects to succeed some of the time; you need to deliver excellence, consistently. "Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner's View" presents the first systematic approach to making sure that all the software systems you develop meet the highest standards. It introduces the first coherent model for a mature software development process, the Systems Engineering Environment (SEE). This model comprises two fundamental, interlocked elements: the policies and procedures that define how software development is performed, and the technologies available to get the job done. Using the SEE framework, you'll walk through every step of the software development process-from planning, through coding, through maintenance. You'll learn how to measure where you are--and where you should be. Then you'll learn how to go beyond quantification, discovering proven ways to make the cultural changes your organization needs to improve software quality. Discover how you can: Establish and nourish an ongoing, productive dialogue between developers and customers Manage the multiple constituencies, personalities issues and egos that complicate software development Create plans that reflect the need for change--and take into account real-world risks Write clearer, more useful contracts and statements of work "Cultivating Successful Software Development" includes more than 200 figures, process diagrams and annotated outlines--all designed to help you understand and implement better processes quickly, and with less resistance to perceived (real or imagined)losses. This book's techniques will work with any software quality methodology you choose, as well as SEI's capability maturity models and ISO 9000. They will work with any development technology, from CASE to object-oriented design to rapid prototyping. And they will work for you whether you're a programmer, manager, or customer. When it comes to delivering better software, if you need to get results, you need Cultivating Successful Software Development.
FAO / UNEP ( 1981 ) , our reference or base case for this study , defines the area
affected by shifting cultivation as ... Conklin ( 1957 ) made the distinction between
" integral " shifting - cultivation systems , in which farmers rely solely on ...
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2014-07-16
Patrick explained that it is in the latter area where companies experience the
effects of climate change. ... CULTIVATING SYSTEMS THINKING In response to
a question about how to best cultivate system thinking, the panel pointed to the ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Climate change poses challenges as well as opportunities for businesses and, broadly speaking for the entire economy. Businesses will be challenged to provide services or products with less harmful influence on the climate; respond to a changing policy, regulatory, and market environment; and provide new services and products to help address the challenges of a changing climate. Many businesses are beginning to see climate change as another context within which they need to consider their core functions of strategy, finance, operations, marketing, and their regulatory environments, a context that poses both risks and opportunities. Climate Change Education: Preparing Current and Future Business Leaders is the summary of a workshop hosted by the National Research Council's Board on Science Education in March 2013 to explore issues associated with teaching climate change-related topics in business schools. The workshop focused on major gaps in understanding of climate and sustainability education in postsecondary professional schools of business. The workshop also connected the topic of climate education for current and future business leaders with a broader discussion on climate change education and how they influence and can benefit each other. This report discusses the role that business schools could play in preparing future corporate leaders for the challenges and opportunities that climate change poses.
Te The system of sharecropping in Tiruchirapalli was more complex than that in
Thanjavur . Apart from the cultivation by small scale landowners , there were
three systems by which the land was cultivated : farm management by owners
Author: Haruka Yanagisawa
Publisher: Technical Publications
The Volume Explores More Than A Century Of Agrarian Change In The Irrigated Areas Of Tamilnadu Since The 1860S.Based On Archival Documents, Particularly Computed Processed Data From Village Settlement Reports And Actual Field Work, It Attempts To Offer A New Interpretation Of Socio-Economic Transformation Of Agrarian Society Under British Rule And To Interpret The Agrarian Changes Of The Post-Independence Period In The Context Of Longer Historical Perspective.
which aims more at the changes in combination of details than in the discovery of
new principles of action , or of correct ... A model was exhibited of Halkett's Guide
- way Steam Cultivating System ; and as this has lately been attracting ...
It would be hard to find a clearer indication that the original form of the Cultivation System was financially more ... After the change in land status in 1859 Land Rent
was introduced with some caution , so that the net income of these two ...
Changes in the way of life , morals and values and methods of production are not
easily altered unless influenced by more ... The traditional village cultivation system can be described with five - 96 - Cultivation pattern in traditional villages ...
Participation in programmes for restructuring functions and to cultivate organisers
and change the education system to make the system relevant agents from
amongst the people to guide / assist them to present - day needs and for
Changing farming strategies The Krobo farming system has undergone
considerable change , adaptation , and experimentation over the centuries (
Amanor , 1992 ) . During the 1940s a system of pioneer frontier cultivation
associated with ...
Author: Walter de Boef
Publisher: Intermediate Technology
Category: Technology & Engineering
Reflects new approaches and concepts in the field of conservation and the development of local crops. Case studies from Africa, Latin America and Asia address these issues from different angles, examining the significance of local knowledge, and documenting new approaches and methodologies.