This work is intended for advanced readers interested in methods of sustainable land management - the prevention and control of land degradation. It offers a coherent view of the situation concerning land degradation and the human response to the problem. It is generally recognized that technological solutions alone cannot solve the problems of land degradation. This book discusses the role of land use and land management policies, programmes, insitutional innovations, and economic incentives for the control and prevention of land degradation. Special attention is given to legal issues at the international level and in individual countries.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Preface and Acknowledgments, Contributors, Chapter 1 Introduction, Chapter 2 Setting the scene, Chapter 3 Driving forces and pressures, Chapter 4 State of the world’s land resources, Chapter 5 Impacts on society and the environment, Chapter 6 Tools for monitoring and assessment, Chapter 7 Conservation and rehabilitation, Chapter 8 Institutional innovations, Chapter 9 Law and policy, Chapter 10 International initiatives, Chapter 11 Future responses, Index, The Editors