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The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests

The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests

1st Edition

Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Marlène Elias, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, Susan Stevens Hummel
June 07, 2017

There is currently much interest in mainstreaming gender in natural resource management, including forestry. This reader provides a collection of key articles on gender and forests published over the last 30 years. Including an editorial introduction and overview, it provides an accessible...

The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation

The Earthscan Reader in Poverty and Biodiversity Conservation

1st Edition

Dilys Roe, Joanna Elliott
February 26, 2010

In the last decade biodiversity loss and persistent poverty in developing countries have been recognised as major international problems that require urgent attention. However, the nature and scale of the links between these two problems, and between efforts to address them, has been the subject of...

The Earthscan Reader on Risk

The Earthscan Reader on Risk

1st Edition

Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Asa Boholm
December 18, 2008

This new anthology is a comprehensive introduction to the field of risk theory. The introduction provides the ideal starting point for students and professionals new to risk studies and offers a concise refresher for researchers and practitioners. Coverage includes the origins of the 'concept of...

The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change

The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change

1st Edition

E. Lisa F. Schipper, Ian Burton
December 18, 2008

Climate change is now upon us. While mitigation is essential to reduce the future severity of climate change, it will take time and some effects will inevitably continue for centuries. Consequently, more attention is now being directed to adaptation as a means of reducing losses. As the importance...

The Earthscan Reader on Sustainable Consumption

The Earthscan Reader on Sustainable Consumption

1st Edition

Tim Jackson
October 01, 2006

Sustainable consumption is a controversial concept: politically, socially and intellectually. Consumption drives our economies and defines our lives; making it sustainable is an enormous and essential challenge. The World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 set in place a 10-year programme of...

The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages

The Earthscan Reader in Rural-Urban Linkages

1st Edition

Cecilia Tacoli
August 01, 2006

With accelerating urbanization and growing inter-dependence of rural and urban dwellers on the markets and resources they each offer, rural urban linkages have become a very important focus in recent years for research and policy relating to local and national economic development, poverty...

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture

The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Agriculture

1st Edition

Jules Pretty
August 01, 2005

Our agricultural and food systems are not meeting everyone's needs, and despite great progress in increasing productivity over the past century, hundreds of millions of people remain hungry and malnourished. This book describes a different form of agriculture: one founded more on ecological...

The Earthscan Reader in Forestry and Development

The Earthscan Reader in Forestry and Development

1st Edition

Jeffrey Sayer
July 01, 2005

'Whether you are a seasoned conservationist or forestry professional, an aspiring student or simply a concerned citizen, this book is for you' David Kaimowitz, Director General, CIFOR Arrangements for the governance and management of forests have been changing rapidly in recent decades. The...

The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values

The Earthscan Reader in Environmental Values

1st Edition

Linda Kalof, Terre Satterfield
June 03, 2005

This comprehensive reader offers in-depth analyses of critical developments in environmental values, bringing together in one volume the most influential scholarship in the field. Each carefully selected contribution assesses some of the most pressing questions of our time, focusing on the...

The Earthscan Reader in Environment Development and Rural Livelihoods

The Earthscan Reader in Environment Development and Rural Livelihoods

1st Edition

Samantha Jones, Grace Carswell
September 01, 2004

In the past decade the relationship between humans and the environment has taken centre stage in the quest for development that supports both ecological integrity and sustainable livelihoods. This new Reader brings together for the first time a core selection of recently published key articles that...

The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice

The Earthscan Reader on World Transport Policy and Practice

1st Edition

John Whitelegg, Gary Haq
February 01, 2003

Transport is now a critical problem throughout the world, and it is set to get worse. Whether it is traffic congestion, crashes (10 million killed and injured each year), noise, air pollution, landscape destruction, or greenhouse gas emissions (of which transport is the fastest-growing source), the...

The Earthscan Reader on International Trade and Sustainable Development

The Earthscan Reader on International Trade and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Kevin P. Gallagher, Jacob Werksman
June 01, 2002

Globalization and increasing international trade are becoming a fact of life, bringing increasing tensions and conflicts over their impacts on societies, livelihoods and the environment. The impacts are felt in industrialized countries but are often most harsh in developing economies. The growing...

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