Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin...
Published May 2nd 2014 by Routledge
A legal pluralism perspective from India
Conflicts over natural resources abound in India, where much of the population is dependent on these resources for their livelihoods. Issues of governance and management are complicated by the competing claims of parallel legal systems, including state, customary, religious, project and local laws....
Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge
Six volume set
Post-conflict peacebuilding efforts can fail if they do not pay sufficient attention to natural resources. Natural resources – diamonds, oil, and minerals – are frequently at the heart of historic grievances, and have caused or funded at least eighteen conflicts since 1990. The same...
To Be Published August 29th 2015 by Routledge
This collection clarifies the background of land and property problems in conflict-affected settings, and explores appropriate policy measures for peace-building. While land and property problems exist in any society, they can be particularly exacerbated in conflict-affected settings –...
Published May 26th 2014 by Routledge
Building Capacities in the Middle East and North Africa
The aim of this book is to highlight the role that gender research can play in understanding natural resource management and rural development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and how hands-on training and mentoring can be used as a capacity enhancement approach...
Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge
Sustaining and strengthening local livelihoods is one of the most fundamental challenges faced by post-conflict countries. By degrading the natural resources that are essential to livelihoods and by significantly hindering access to those resources, conflict can wreak havoc on the ability of...
To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge
When the guns are silenced, those who have survived armed conflict need food, water, shelter, the means to earn a living, and the promise of safety and a return to civil order. Meeting these needs while sustaining peace requires more than simply having governmental structures in place; it requires...
To Be Published August 30th 2015 by Routledge
Inhabitants of poor, rural areas in the Global South heavily depend on natural resources in their immediate vicinity. Conflicts over and exploitation of these resources – whether it is water, fish, wood fuel, minerals, or land – severely affect their livelihoods. The contributors to this volume...
Published January 15th 2014 by CRC Press
It is increasingly recognized that the economic value of forests is not merely the production of timber. Forests provide other key ecosystem services, such as being sinks for greenhouse gases, hotspots of biodiversity, tourism and recreation. They are also vitally important in preventing soil...
Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge
Series: The Earthscan Forest Library
Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation...
Published September 28th 2014 by Routledge
A Political Ecology Perspective
Urban forests, trees and greenspace are critical in contemporary planning and development of the city. Their study is not only a question of the growth and conservation of green spaces, but also has social, cultural and psychological dimensions. This book brings a perspective of political ecology...
Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge
A Social-ecological Approach
Wood-pastures are important elements of European cultural identity and have an exceptional ecological value, yet they are in decline all over Europe. The structure of wood-pastures is strongly influenced by grazing and multiple other land uses and by local and regional environmental conditions....
Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge
Collective Action for Sustainable Pastoralism
Rangelands are large natural landscapes that can include grasslands, shrublands, savannahs and woodlands. They are greatly influenced by, and often dependent on, the action of herbivores. In the majority of rangelands the dominant herbivores are found in domestic herds that are managed by mobile...
Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge
The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP).&...
Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge
Mining, Sustainability and the Agents of Change
Mining has historically had a poor image for environmental degradation, pollution and worker relations. In recent years the mining industry as a whole has embraced the concept of sustainable and equitable development and embarked on an explicit process of change. But how much of this rhetoric has...
To Be Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge
Knowledge and action for a sustainable future
The growing urgency, complexity and "wickedness" of sustainability problems—from climate change and biodiversity loss to ecosystem degradation and persistent poverty and inequality—present fundamental challenges to scientific knowledge production and its use. While there is little doubt that...
Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge
Indigenous People, Agriculture and Forest Conservation
Shifting cultivation is one of the oldest forms of subsistence agriculture and is still practised by millions of poor people in the tropics. Typically it involves clearing land (often forest) for the growing of crops for a few years, and then moving on to new sites, leaving the earlier ground...
To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge
Business Models for Energy, Nutrients and Water Reuse
Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book...
To Be Published July 14th 2015 by Routledge
Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,...
To Be Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge
Lessons from India for Development
It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and...
Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge
The integration of renewable energy resources into the electricity grid presents an important challenge. This book provides a review and analysis of the technical and policy options available for managing variable energy resources such as wind and solar power. As well as being of value to...
Published June 10th 2014 by RFF Press
Resource Management, Economics and Policy
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in wood energy as part of a sustainable range of renewable energy options. This book addresses the current gap in the energy and public policy literature for a reference book that compiles the most-recent wood energy assessments, and evaluates current...
Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge