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  • 1. Are America's Resources Sustainable? 2. Sustainability: From Natural Resource Sufficiency to Ecosystem Functional Integrity 3. Sustainable Forests in America? 4. The Sustainability of U.S. Cropland Soils 5. Water Resources Management in the United States and the Challenge of Sustainability 6. Wildlife In America: Sustainability and Management 7. Biodiversity in the United States.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115634 20160528
The vast size of the United States and extensive variation of its climate, topography, and biota across different regions contribute to both the richness of the nation's natural heritage and the complexities involved in managing its resources. A follow-up to RFF's popular "America's Renewable Resources (1990)", "Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America" updates readers about the current challenges involved in managing America's natural resources, especially in light of the increasing emphasis on sustainability and ecosystem approaches to management. Written to inform general audiences and students, as well as to engage the interest of experts, the book includes assessments by some of the nation's most renowned scholars in natural resource economics and policy. An introductory chapter critically examines the concept of sustainability as it has been developed in recent years and asks how the concept might apply to individual resource systems. It considers the interrelatedness of ecosystem, economic, and social sustainability; the paradigms of resource sufficiency and functional integrity; and, the contrast between weak and strong sustainability. The chapters that follow examine America's experience with forests, water, agricultural soils, and wildlife. Highlighting the adaptability and resilience of resource systems, each chapter provides a description of the physical characteristics of the resource, a history of its use, a policy history, and a review of ongoing debates in management and policy. "Perspectives on Sustainable Resources in America" concludes with an innovative treatment of biodiversity as a natural resource. The chapter reviews the definitions of biodiversity, the ecological and economic meanings of biodiversity, and current efforts to preserve biodiversity, especially through regulatory approaches.
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  • 1. Conservation as a Livelihood Strategy: Linking Policy with Practice 2. Enabling Communities to Mobilise Government Support 3. Mobilising Local Expertise Through Networking and Empowerment 4. Who Represents Practitioners in the Policy Process? 5. Partnering with Government Technical Experts to Influence Policy and Practice 6. Influence without Borders: Regional Approaches to Environmental Policy Dialogue 7. Shaping Policies: Science-Policy Interface in Natural Resources Management 8. Bringing Conservation Science to Life: the Role of Communication to Support Policy Influencing Processes in Africa 9. Strategizing to Influence Policy: a Framework for Practitioners Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849714044 20160609
The links between policy and practice in natural resource management are often depicted as a cyclical and rational process. In reality, policymaking and implementation are often irrational, unpredictable and highly political. Many science and knowledge-based institutions undertake rigorous research with the aim of influencing policy, but often their influence is much less than intended. Understanding who influences policy at different levels, and how, is crucial to ensure that science is deployed most effectively so as to have an influence on conservation and natural resource management. Conservation and Sustainable Development presents a variety of innovative ways that have been used to influence policy processes, from community pressure groups through elected and unelected leaders, to scientific discourse at the levels of directors of economic planning and conservation. This book analyzes experiences from a variety of conservation interventions by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other agencies, primarily in Eastern Africa, and challenges the notion of policymaking as a cyclical process. It elaborates on this theme and presents an array of examples of how communities have influenced government, through direct lobbying, influence of parliamentarians, wielding of science and research, and inter-community dialogue, networking and solidarity. The authors present a framework for understanding and strategizing such work so that other institutions can identify where they can best add value.
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12. Rapport annuel [2008 - ]

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13. Annual report [ - 2007]

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Why does conflict occur over the use of natural resources? How are external factors built into local conflicts? What governing mechanisms are conducive to equitable and sustainable natural resource management by communities? When do local strategies for conflict management need to be complemented or replaced by external or new mechanisms? How can research help identify opportunities for turning conflict into collaboration? Why is collaboration in natural resource management so difficult? This book grapples with those questions. Case studies analyze specific natural resource conflicts in 10 countries and the interventions of people close to the conflicts (in some cases, the authors themselves). Four concept papers draw the case stories together around particular themes: culture, society, peace, and policy. The concept papers illustrate their main points with examples from the case studies, grounding concepts in concrete experience and raising broader questions for further study.
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