The Science of Sustainable Development: Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment / Edition 1

The Science of Sustainable Development: Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment / Edition 1

by Jeffrey Sayer, Bruce Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521534569

ISBN-13: 9780521534567

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Science faces major challenges in tackling the interlinked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book calls for a restructuring of our present arrangements to achieve integrated natural resource management—integration across scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types. It advocates the necessity of modelling, multi-scale

Overview

Science faces major challenges in tackling the interlinked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book calls for a restructuring of our present arrangements to achieve integrated natural resource management—integration across scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types. It advocates the necessity of modelling, multi-scale analysis and action research, institutional and organizational development, and communication enhancement. The book draws on case studies throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521534567
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of boxes; List of tables; Foreword Claude Martin; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Integrating Natural Resource Management: 1. The challenge: alleviating poverty and conserving the environment; 2. Dealing with complexity; 3. Getting into the system: multiple realities, social learning and adaptive management; 4. issues of scale; 5. Models, knowledge and negotiation; Part II. Realities on the Ground: 6. Institutions for managing natural resources in African savannahs; 7. Forest margins in Indonesian Borneo; 8. Learning by doing on tropical American hillsides; Part III. The Research-Management Continuum: 9. The spread of innovations; 10. Measuring the performance of natural resource systems; 11. Achieving research-based management; Bibliography; Index.

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