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xxi, 242 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
  • HDR Team. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Table of Contents. Lists of Tables, Figures, Boxes, and Special Contributions. Abbreviations. Overview 1. The Human Cost of Climate Change 2. Producing for the Future 3. Fair and Balanced Consumption 4. Raising Rural Resilience 5. Building Greener Cities 6. Planning for the Planet. Technical Terms. Notes. Bibliography. Indicators. Statistical References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
People in Asia-Pacific will be profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world's most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. Despite having contributed little to the steady upward climb in the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, some of the region's most vulnerable communities - from mountain dwellers to island communities - face the most serious consequences. Poverty continues to decline in this dynamic region, but climate change may undercut hard-won gains. Growing first and cleaning up later is no longer an option, as it once was for already developed countries. Developing nations need to grow and manage the climate consequences. They must both support resilience, especially among vulnerable populations, and shift to lower-carbon pathways. Emerging threats, whether from melting glaciers or rising sea levels, cross borders and demand coordinated regional and global action. There may be some uncomfortable trade-offs, but the way forward is clear - it lies in sustaining human development for the future we want. When people have equitable access to basics such as livelihoods, energy, health and pollution-free air, greater climate resilience and improved emissions management will follow. This Report outlines where transformation begins: in cleaner, more efficient production, in fair and balanced consumption, and in both rural and urban areas. Through better institutions, more accurate knowledge and changed attitudes, Asia-Pacific societies can find smarter strategies for adapting to a warmer world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
Green Library
1 online resource (341 pages)
289 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 22 cm.
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xl, 674 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Rural challenge: European perspectives - social welfare in rural Europe, Mark Shucksmith et al, rural employment in industrialized countries, John Bryden and Ray Bollman, regulating the new rural spaces - the uneven development of land, Philip Lowe et al, agricultural liberalization in the European Union - an analysis of the implications for nature conservation, Clive Potter and Philip Goodwin-- developing country perspectives - rural development strategies in low income countries - poverty reduction, productivity gains and decentralization, Deryke Belshaw, household strategies and rural livelihood diversification, Frank Ellis. Part 2 Concepts and approaches: property rights - private property rights and presumptive policy entitlements - reconsidering the premises of rural policy, Daniel W. Bromley and Ian Hodge, property rights as policy tools for sustainable development, Keith D. Wiebe and Ruth Meinzen-Dick-- social capital - social capital as natural capital - a comparative analysis of land tenure and natural resource management in Guatemala, Elizabeth G. Katz-- natural capital - natural and reproducible capital and the sustainability of land use in the UK, Martin Whitby and W. Neil Adger-- conservation planning - landscape ecology and countryside planning - vision, theory and practice, Paul Selman, a scale-independent, site conservation planning framework in the nature conservancy, Karen A. Poiani et al-- market led approach - seven steps to market - the development of the market-led approach to countryside conservation and recreation, Kevin D. Bishop and Adrian A.C. Phillips-- development and environment - the environment and structural adjustment - lessons for policy interventions in the 1990s, Michael Redclift, market liberalization and environmental assessment in developing and transitional economies, Colin Kirkpatrick and Norman Lee. Part 3 Rural sector issues: agriculture - the challenge of sustainability at the farm level - presidential address, Paul Webster, European features for sustainable development - a contribution to the dialogue, Jan Diek van Mansvelt and Jessie A. Mulder, the promising spread of sustainable agriculture in Asia, Jules Pretty and Rachel Hine, environmental stewardship in UK agriculture - a comparison of the environmentally sensitive area programme and the countryside stewardship scheme in South East England, Matt Lobley and Clive Potter, assessing the success of agri-environmental policy in the UK, Nick Hanley et al-- protected areas - protected for ever? factors shaping the future of protected areas policy, Kevin Bishop et al, problems of wildlife management and land use in Kenya, Cleophas Lado-- forestry - the role of forestry in meeting planning objectives, Paul Selman, from wasteland to wonderland - opencast mining, regeneration and the English national forest, Paul Choke et al, conserved to death - are tropical forests being overprotected from people?, David Wood-- energy - biomass energy in Western Europe t.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840642209 20160527
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the importance of the rural sector in integrated sustainable development strategies. This timely volume presents a selection of writings which explore the key issues in the debate on the management of the rural environment for sustainable development. Although there are considerable differences in context between developed, transitional and developing countries, the volume identifies common themes in the search for sustainable livelihoods, vibrant communities, environmental protection and the wise use of natural resources. It looks at the challenges of sustainable rural development, relevant concepts, and approaches and policy responses. The collection contains papers on topical rural issues such as sustainable agriculture, forestry, tourism and protected area policy. It demonstrates that, while there is convergence on the approaches to sustainable development, notably the emphasis on market mechanisms, institution building and participation, local solutions need to be found.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781840642209 20160527
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