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Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change
     

Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change

by Bernd Siebenhüner
 

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The book discusses how to tackle long-term social and ecological problems by using different environmental governance approaches to creating sustainable development. It explores opportunities and requirements for the governance of long-term problems, and examines how to achieve a lasting transformation.

When investments are made to mitigate climate change or

Overview

The book discusses how to tackle long-term social and ecological problems by using different environmental governance approaches to creating sustainable development. It explores opportunities and requirements for the governance of long-term problems, and examines how to achieve a lasting transformation.

When investments are made to mitigate climate change or preserve biodiversity, future generations can reap benefits from the efforts of the present generation. However, long-term social-ecological change towards sustainable development is disrupted by the fact that the costs and benefits of action are seen by different generations. With a global focus that includes case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, this book attempts to address the difficulty of developing and implementing effective long-term governance solutions. The authors examine what distinguishes long?term problems from other policy problems, what governance responses are available and used, and how different governance mechanisms, namely economic incentives, participation, as well as knowledge and learning, help to address them.

Combining the perspectives on the different governance approaches and featuring cases studies on national, regional and global issues, Long-Term Governance for Social-Ecological Change will be of interest to policy-makers, students and scholars of global environmental governance, development, sustainability, politics, economics, law and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136772351
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/21/2013
Series:
Environmental Politics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Bernd Siebenhüner is Professor of Ecological Economics and Head of the GELENA-research group on social learning and sustainability located at Oldenburg University, Germany. He is also deputy leader of the Global Governance Project at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) at the Global Change and Social Systems Department.

Marlen Arnold is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager at University of Oldenburg, Germany, and a Lecturer at various higher educational institutions, notably in Finland and Colombia.

Klaus Eisenack is Assistant Professor for Environment and Development Economics at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, and heads the Chameleon Research Group.

Klaus H. Jacob is a Research Director of the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

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