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Environmental Change and Sustainability

Edited by Steven Silvern and Stephen Young

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Abstract: Environments around the globe are undergoing human-induced change. Human population growth, rapid urbanization, expanding global economy, and the diffusion of western consumer lifestyles are placing increasing pressure on natural and social systems. Global institutions, nation-states, and local communities are seeking to identify and employ sustainable solutions to these environmental and socio-economic challenges. Sustainability has emerged as a policy discourse that seeks to balance the desire and need for economic growth with the protection of the environment, and the promotion of social and environmental justice. This book contributes to the study and search for sustainable responses to global environmental change. The authors of this volume explore environmental change in different places around the world and the diverse responses to such changes. The chapters demonstrate the need for place-specific sustainable development; the authors suggest the need to see sustainable responses to environmental change as a negotiated outcome between various social actors living and working in diverse spatial, environmental and socio-economic contexts. Environmental Change and Sustainability is a timely international examination of the relationship between environmental change and sustainability. As an InTech open source volume, current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change and sustainability explored in this volume include: Natural science approaches to study of environmental change Importance of perception in human understanding of environmental change Role of external events and institutions in shaping sustainable responses to environmental change Importance of bottom-up sustainable development as key to reducing environmental risk and community vulnerability The need for place-based sustainable development that combines local conditions with global processes Creation of a sustainable development model that synthesizes local, traditional knowledge of the environment and environmental management with the techniques and understandings generated by modern environmental science

JEL-codes: Q54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-953-51-1094-1
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Climate Change and Food Security Downloads
Christopher Saina, Florence Murgor and Daniel Kipkosgei Murgor
Conservation and Sustainability of Mexican Caribbean Coral Reefs and the Threats of a Human-Induced Phase-Shift Downloads
Jose D. D. Carriquiry, Linda M. Barranco-Servin, Julio A. Villaescusa, Victor F. Camacho-Ibar, Hector Reyes-Bonilla and Amilcar L. Cupul-Magana
Coping Mechanisms of Plants to Metal Contaminated Soil Downloads
Kabwe Nkongolo
Different Farming Methods - But No Solution to Improve Rural Sustainability and to Save Australia's Family Farm Downloads
Ingrid Muenstermann
Disaster Risk Management and Social Impact Assessment: Understanding Preparedness, Response and Recovery in Community Projects Downloads
Usman A Raheem, Tunde A.m, F.B. Olorunfemi and G.P. Awotayo
Environmental Change and Geomorphic Response in Humid Tropical Mountains Downloads
Wolfgang Michael Roemer
Harnessing Earth Observation and Satellite Information for Monitoring Desertification, Drought and Agricultural Activities in Developing Countries Downloads
Humberto Alves Barbosa and Carolien Tote
Policy Arrangement for Waste Management in East Africa's Urban Centres Downloads
Christine Majale
Punctuations and Displacements in Policy Discourse: The Climate Change Issue in Germany 2007-2010 Downloads
Jana Ollmann and Volker Schneider
The Way We Think Shapes Our Future: On the Importance of Fruitful Concepts, Well-Founded Attitudes, and Powerful Rhetoric Downloads
Sigmund Hagvar
What Are the Roles of National and International Institutions to Overcome Barriers in Diffusing Clean Energy Technologies in Asia?: Matching Barriers in Technology Diffusion with the Roles of Institutions Downloads
Masachika Suzuki

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