Book Series

The AGS book series ‘Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development’, published by Springer, provides timely accounts based on AGS research into emerging barriers to sustainable development, and methodologies and tools to help governments, industry, and civil society overcome them. The level of presentation is for graduate students in natural, social and engineering sciences as well as policy and decision-makers in government, industry, and civil society. Launched in 2002 with a book on combating air pollution in mega-cities edited Nobel Laureate Mario Molina and Luisa Molina, the series now provides a good overview of the results of AGS investment in critical areas of sustainability.

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List of AGS book series


  • AGS book seres Vol. 19 “ECODESIGN – The Competitive Advantage”, edited by Wimmer W, Kun Mo L, Polak J
  • AGS book series Vol. 18 “Sustainability in Food and Water”, edited by Sumi A, Fukushi K, Honda R and Hasan KM
  • The 9th Highway and Urban Environment Symposium (9HUES) was held at TRANSyT- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in June 2008. It provided a professional and scientific forum for global examples of the science required to support pathways to a positive and sustainable future in the highway and urban environment. This volume contains papers grouped by topic on sustainable mobility and management; air pollution; trace elements in the environment; urban water contamination, contaminated sites and treatment; urban climate and climate change.Highway and Urban Environment
    Proceedings of the 9th Highway and Urban Environment
    Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries , Vol. 17
    Rauch, S.; Morrison, G.M.; Monzón, A. (Eds.)
    2009, XXIV, 430 p., Hardcover
    ISBN: 978-90-481-3042-9
  • “Management of Health Risk from Environment and Food”, edited by Hajime Sato, describes a five-country comparison of the policy and politics of health risk management, with a focus on asbestos and BSE and its variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Employing a set of analytical frameworks in political science, each case study explores how the issues emerged, agendas got set, alternatives were chosen, and policies were implemented. The concluding chapter offers a primer on the opportunities and challenges of policy-making to protect public health and the environment under conditions of scientific, economic and political uncertainty. Exploration of the successes and failures in the efforts of the countries studied countries studied (Japan, the UK, France the USA, and Korea) discloses the key elements to successful health risk management.Management of Health Risks from Environment and Food
    Policy and Politics of Health Risk Management in Five Countries — Asbestos and BSE
    Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries, Vol. 16
    Sato, H. (Ed.)
    2009, IV, 296 p., Hardcover
    ISBN: 978-90-481-3027-6

Authors: How to publish in the AGS Book Series?

You are welcome to publish your research through the AGS book series. Please complete the proposal form and send it to the AGS Book Series Editor:

For further information, please contact AGS Book Series Editor:

Dr. Joanne M. Kauffman

How to buy the series?

A discount offer  of 35% is available on all AGS Book Series for faculty members and students at AGS universities. You need to fill in your email address below and a token or discount code will be sent to your email address automatically. You can use this code to order the book from Springer publication’s website. A listing of all the books in this series and descriptions are available on the Springer website, Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries.

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Series Advisory Board:

  • Dr. John H. Gibbons
    Senior Fellow, National Academy of Engineering, USA
  • Professor Akimasa Sumi
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor Hiroshi Komiyama
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Professor David H. Marks
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Professor Mario Molina
    Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, USA
  • Dr. Rajendra Pachauri
    Director, Tata Energy Research Institute, India
  • Professor Roland Scholz
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zürich, Switzerland
  • Professor Peter Edwards
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zürich, Switzerland