Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals

Author: Iain Lindsey,Tony Chapman
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849291659
Category: Social Science
Page: 162
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Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals builds on the work of previous Commonwealth publications analysing the role of sport in achieving sustainable development. Aimed at governmental policy-makers and other stakeholders, it provides evidenced and balanced policy options supporting the effective contribution of sport towards six prioritised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Commonwealth Guide to Advancing Development Through Sport

Author: Tess Kay,Oliver Dudfield
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290873
Category: Political Science
Page: 111
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A Guide for governments and stakeholders seeking to strengthen the contribution of sport to development and peace work. Part 1 provides evidence-based analysis of the potential contribution of sport to development objectives. Part 2 provides a practical framework for analysis, planning and monitoring of sport in development and peace work.

Sport, Social Development and Peace

Author: Kevin Young,Chiaki Okada
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783508868
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 312
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This volume is part of the early systematic inquiry into the analysis of sport as a developmental device. The book features an international roster of global experts. The chapters represent three groups: theory and philosophy, empirical research in 'on-the-ground' case studies, and those using circumspection to construct cases regarding evaluation.

From Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals

Rethinking African Development
Author: Kobena T. Hanson,Korbla P. Puplampu,Timothy M. Shaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135185500X
Category: Political Science
Page: 180
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Millennium development goals (MDGs) and sustainable development goals (SDGs) have significant implications for global development, in particular for African countries. This book seeks to assist Africa’s policy makers and political leaders, MNCs and NGOs, plus its increasingly heterogeneous media landscape, to understand and better respond or negotiate the evolving development environment of the 21st century. In this collection of nuanced essays, the contributors interrogate the relationship between the MDGs and SDGs in key areas of African development to enhance our understanding and knowledge of the evolving nature of development. They address issues of governance, agriculture, south-south cooperation in a context of foreign aid, natural resource governance and sustainable development, export diversification and economic growth as well as emerging topics such as the internet of things or the sharing economy, climate change, conflict and non-traditional security. The varied, yet interlinked foci present a holistic overview of Africa’s development aspirations, and ability to transform the SDGs’ universal aspirations into local realities. This book will be of use to academics and students in Development Studies, Contemporary African Studies, Political Science, Policy Studies and Geography, and should also appeal to policy makers and development practitioners.

Universities and the Sustainable Development Future

Evaluating Higher-Education Contributions to the 2030 Agenda
Author: Peter H. Koehn,Juha I. Uitto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315449943
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Since the mid-1970s, a series of international declarations that link environment and sustainable development to all aspects of higher learning have been endorsed and signed by universities around the world. Although university involvement in sustainable-development research and outreach has increased substantially, systematic learning from higher-education engagements has been limited. Universities and the Sustainable Development Future offers institutions of higher learning around the world practical guidelines that can be applied contextually to produce credible evidence regarding the outcome and impact of their teaching, research, and transnational-partnering activities. Drawing on innovative applications of lessons from experience with international-development cooperation, this book demonstrates the utility of a flexible framework that will inspire substantial improvements in the ways universities evaluate and improve their sustainable-development undertakings aimed at promoting Agenda 2030. This book promotes an inclusive evaluation framework that will allow universities to illuminate sustainable-development outcomes, and it provides a cutting-edge resource for students, scholars, and policy makers with an interest in sustainable development, climate change, and evaluation challenges.

El desarrollo sostenible, una guía sobre nuestro futuro común

El informe de la Comisión Mundial sobre el Medio Ambiente y el Desarrollo
Author: World Commission on Environment and Development
Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela
ISBN: 9780192820808
Category: Nature
Page: 383
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Discusses population growth, food production, energy, industry, and urban development, and suggests ways to promote economic growth while protecting the environment.

Strengthening Sport for Development and Peace

National Policies and Strategies
Author: Oliver Dudfield
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849291187
Category: Social Science
Page: 84
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Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. Commonwealth leaders have consistently endorsed the role that SDP can play in development and peace work, in particular in the domain of youth engagement and empowerment. This collection of papers, commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Advisory Body on Sport (CABOS), showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies. Written by CABOS members, independent experts and agencies, the papers reflect critical thinking and urgent debates among leading scholars and practitioners of SDP.

Breaking the Poverty Cycle

The Human Basis for Sustainable Development
Author: Susan Pick,Jenna Sirkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195383168
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
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"IMIFAP was founded in 1984. Through its health promotion and poverty reduction work it has reached over 19 million people in 14 countries through over 40 different programs and over 280 educational materials with support from over 300 funding agencies and government and private institutions. Its mission is to enable society's poor and vulnerable to take charge of their lives through helping them develop their potential. Through IMIFAP's "I want to, I can" programs, people take the control of their lives in their own hands."--Jacket.

The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability

Author: C. Michael Hall,Stefan Gossling,Daniel Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135099146
Category: Travel
Page: 530
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Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability from C. Michael Hall, Stefan Gössling, Daniel Scott is one of the winners of the ITB BookAwards 2016 in the category Specialist tourism literature! Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability. This timely Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability is developed from specifically commissioned original contributions from recognised authors in the field, providing a systematic guide to the current state of knowledge on this area. It is interdisciplinary in coverage and international in scope through its authorship and content. The volume commences with an assessment of tourism’s global environmental, e.g. climate, emissions, energy use, biodiversity, water use, land use, and socio-economic effects, e.g. economic impacts, employment and livelihoods, culture. This then provides the context for sections outlining the main theoretical frameworks and constructs that inform tourism and sustainability, management tools and approaches, and the approaches used in different tourism and travel industry sectors. The book concludes by examining emerging and future concerns in tourism and sustainability such as peak-oil, post-carbon tourism, green economy and transition tourism. This is essential reading for students, researches and academics interested in the possibilities of sustainable forms of tourism and tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. Its assessment of tourism’s global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come.

Wellbeing for Sustainability in the Global Workplace

Author: Paola Ochoa,Maria-Teresa Lepeley,Peter Essens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429893981
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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Wellbeing in the workplace is an essential element in fostering a worker’s sense of being valued, ensuring their engagement and ultimately leading to higher levels of productivity and organizational performance. This important book specifically adds to the discussion by taking a global perspective, and evaluates wellbeing in the workplace in different countries, identifying both universal issues and specific cultural issues. Chapter authors have been drawn from across five continents and eleven countries to provide ground-breaking research in wellbeing from different regional perspectives, looking at both developed and developing world scenarios. What is clear throughout the book is that organizations that are NOT people-centered undermine their capacity to attain and maintain quality standards, high performance, and competitiveness. Organizational concerns about worker’s wellbeing are growing exponentially due to the global VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment. In this environment, organizational success is no longer simply based on short-term revenue maximization, capital investments, or sales, but increasingly depend on people’s wellbeing, human capital, and the development of human talent to ensure sustained and sustainable growth and performance. This book presents a collection of studies that address current and forthcoming organizational challenges and offer realistic solutions to support leaders and managers seeking to balance and value the contribution of people with long-term organizational performance.

Tools for Mainstreaming Sustainable Development in Small States

Author: Constance Vigilance,John L. Roberts
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290520
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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This book provides a thorough grounding in bringing sustainable development to the forefront of policy-making. It advises small states on how to devise practical national strategies, addresses the need for legislative change, and examines methods for monitoring progress. Contributors range from international academics to economists.

Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law

Normative Incompatibility, System Integration and Governance Implications
Author: Manjiao Chi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317284224
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
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The current international investment law system is insufficiently compatible with sustainable development. To better address sustainable development concerns associated with transnational investment activities, international investment agreements should be made more compatible with sustainable development. Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law presents an important systematic study of the issue of sustainable development in the international investment law system, using conceptual, normative and governance perspectives to explore the challenges and possible solutions for making international investment law more compatible with sustainable development. Chi suggests that to effectively address the sustainable development concerns associated with transnational investment activities, the international investment agreements system should be reformed. Such reform should feature redesigning the provisions of the agreements, improving the structure of international investment agreements, strengthening the function of soft law, engaging non-state actors and enhancing the dispute settlement mechanism. The book is primarily aimed at national and international treaty and policy-makers, lawyers and scholars. It is also suitable for graduate students studying international law and policy-making.

Routledge Companion to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Global perspectives and fundamental concepts
Author: Athanasios G. Papaioannou,Dieter Hackfort
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134744544
Category: Psychology
Page: 1002
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Written by an international team of expert contributors, this unique global and authoritative survey explores in full but accessible detail the basic constructs and concepts of modern sport and exercise psychology and their practical application. The book consists of 62 chapters, written by 144 contributors, deriving from 24 countries across the world. The chapters are arranged in nine cohesive sections: sport and exercise participants; the influence of environments on sport and exercise; motor skills; performance enhancement; building and leading teams; career, life skills and character development; health and well-being enhancement; clinical issues in sport psychology; and professional development and practice. Each chapter contains chapter summaries and objectives, learning aids, questions, exercises and references for further reading. Its comprehensive scale and global reach make this volume an essential companion for students, instructors and researchers in sport science, sport and exercise psychology, psychology, and physical education. It will also prove invaluable for coaches and health education practitioners.

Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

A Critical Introduction
Author: Dr. Terri Byers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943957
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 536
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‘Contemporary Issues in Sport Management presents an extensive array of absorbing contemporary issues relevant to managing sport. Internationally recognised scholars have contributed thought-provoking chapters on current global and local issues that are challenging traditional ways of thinking about and delivering sport. This exciting new book is rich in theory and stimulates readers to really think through the associated implications for sport management practice.’ -Tracy Taylor, Professor and Deputy Dean, University of Technology Sydney Business School Contemporary Issues in Sports Management offers a rich and dynamic introduction to the management of sport. An essential companion for all students embarking on a sports management course or module, it draws on research expertise from around the world and integrates these perspectives into engaging and accessible chapters. This book offers: Contemporary and international case studies followed by ‘Tools for analysis’ so students can put the methodology into practice. A range of pedagogical features including learning objectives, learning outcomes and short ‘Thinking points’ Useful websites and further reading at the end of each chapter A discussion of up-to-date issues including corruption in sport, sport policy, doping, athlete transgressions and much more. This book will lead students on a comprehensive exploration of global, national issues, and organizational issues in sport management. The authors encourage critical thought, investigation and the questioning of current practice in order to improve the leadership and management of sport in today’s society. Ideal for Undergraduate students of sport management, sport business, sport policy, sport marketing and sport development.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting in Sports Organizations

Author: Massimo Valeri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319976494
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 246
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This book explores the key issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and reporting as applied to sports organizations, with particular attention to the Italian environment. It is divided into two parts, the first of which examines the general principles and reporting tools of CSR; these represent the reference point for all types of organization, including sports organizations. The coverage encompasses the evolution of CSR and the latest standards issued by authoritative international public and private institutions. The aim is to provide readers with a sound basis for understanding fully the application of these principles and reporting tools within the world of sport. The second part is devoted to a detailed analysis of the CSR strategies and social reporting initiatives adopted by sports organizations. Although the focus is primarily on Italian sports organizations, due attention is also paid to world benchmarks. In particular, the analysis examines the CSR strategies and reporting initiatives developed by international and Italian sports federations and by two international professional football clubs. The book will be of wide interest to academics, students, and practitioners.

The Age of Sustainable Development

Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539002
Category: Political Science
Page: 544
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Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's most perceptive and original analysts of global development. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development. Sachs offers readers, students, activists, environmentalists, and policy makers the tools, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action. Based on Sachs's twelve years as director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice. Visit http://cup.columbia.edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, including chapter summaries, key concepts, problem sets, and slides.

Annual Review of United Nations Affairs

Author: Clyde Eagleton
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 9966

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1949-1953 contain the proceedings of the 1st-5th Institute for Annual Review of United Nations Affairs, New York University.

The Commonwealth Yearbook 2005

Author: Richard Green
Publisher: Nexus Strategic Partnerships Ltd.
ISBN: 0954962907
Category: Political Science
Page: 468
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'The Commonwealth Yearbook 2005' is an essential guide to the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth and the many organizations that work to promote international cooperation among the governments, professions and cultures of nearly two billion people.

Report of the FAO/Government of Australia Expert Consultation on Good Management Practices and Good Legal and Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Shrimp Culture, Brisbane, Australia, 4-7 December 2000

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251047309
Category: Fishery law and legislation
Page: 70
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The main objectives of the consultation were to provide a recognized international forum for discussion on major aspects related to the promotion of sustainable shrimp culture practices as well as of related institutional and legal instruments, and to identify or determine avenues, as well as specific benefits and limitations, for the development and implementation of good management practices and good legal and institutional arrangements leading to improvements in shrimp culture management practices at farm and institutional levels.