UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society
Sustainable Governance of Wildlife and Community-Based Natural Resource Management: From Economic Principles to Practical Governance
Sustainability Certification Schemes in the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sectors: Outcomes for Society and the Environment
Soil and Soil Fertility Management Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fifty years of shifting visions and chequered achievements
Environmental Justice and Land Use Conflict: The governance of mineral and gas resource development
John F. Devlin
November 11, 2019
Presenting a broad range of case studies, this book explores rural social movements contesting natural resource development initiatives. Natural resource development takes multiple forms, including infrastructure corridors, mines, dams, resource processing plants, and pipelines. Many of which are...
Maureen G. Reed, Martin F. Price
September 30, 2019
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (BRs) are geographical regions of global socio-ecological significance. They are designated within UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Programme, and form an international, intergovernmental network that supports the aims of sustainability science. This book shows their global...
Marcelle C. Dawson, Christopher Rosin, Nave Wald
September 14, 2019
A common perception of global resource scarcity holds that it is inevitably a catalyst for conflict among nations; yet, paradoxically, incidents of such scarcity underlie some of the most important examples of international cooperation. This volume examines the wider potential for the experience of...
Anastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev
August 29, 2019
This book discusses the balance of priorities within the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus and its impact on policy development and implementation, highlighting innovative perspectives in adopting a holistic approach to identify, analyse and manage the nexus component interdependencies. Due to...
August 28, 2019
This book develops the Sustainable Governance Approach and the principles of Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). It provides practical examples of successes and failures in implementation, and lessons about the economics and governance of wild resources with global application....
Laura M. Pereira, Caitlin A. McElroy, Alexandra Littaye, Alexandra M. Girard
July 30, 2019
Societies around the world face an increasingly uncertain future as social and ecological changes create pressure on resource governance, and this uncertainty calls for new models that illuminate the intersections of civil society, public sector, and private sector resource management. This volume...
May 09, 2019
This book provides a balanced critique of a range of international sustainability certification schemes across nine agricultural and natural resource industries. Certification schemes set standards through intramarket private and multi-stakeholder mechanisms, and while third-party verification is...
Tobias Haller, Thomas Breu, Tine De Moor, Christian Rohr, Heinzpeter Znoj
May 09, 2019
This volume focuses on how, in Europe, the debate on the commons is discussed in regard to historical and contemporary dimensions, critically referencing the work of Elinor Ostrom. It also explores from the perspective of new institutional political ecology (NIPE) how Europe directly and indirectly...
E. Gunilla Almered Olsson, Pernille Gooch
April 17, 2019
Providing both a theoretical background and practical examples of natural resource conflict, this volume explores the pressures on natural resources leading to scarcity and conflict. It is shown that the causes and driving forces behind natural resource conflicts are diverse, complex and...
Henk Mutsaers, Danny Coyne, Stefan Hauser, Jeroen Huising, Alpha Kamara, Generose Nziguheba, Pieter Pypers, Godfrey Taulya, Piet van Asten, Bernard Vanlauwe
April 15, 2019
Judicious soil fertility management is crucial for sustainable crop production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This book describes the various concepts and approaches underlying soil and soil fertility management research in SSA over the last fifty years. It provides...
April 15, 2019
Conflict over the extraction of coal and gas resources has rapidly escalated in communities throughout the world. Using an environmental justice lens, this multidisciplinary book explores cases of land use conflict through the lived experiences of communities grappling with such disputes. Drawing...
January 23, 2019
The research presented in this book demonstrates how an integrated ‘systems’ approach to farming in the watershed context increases the effectiveness of a production system and improves people’s livelihoods. It takes an integrated approach, using one watershed in Ethiopia as a ‘laboratory...