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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity: A Planet in Peril

Edited By: Ahmed Djoghlaf and Felix Dodds

230 pages, Figs, tabs


Paperback | Apr 2011 | #188906 | ISBN-13: 9781849712200
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Hardback | Apr 2011 | #188905 | ISBN-13: 9781849712194
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About this book

The world's biodiversity is facing crisis. Unless we act now, and act conclusively, we face an avalanche of species loss unlike any seen for millennia. This is not only a tragedy, but has far-reaching consequences for our future survival.

This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global challenges arising from biodiversity and ecosystem insecurity. Part one considers the impact of biodiversity insecurity on the global food crisis, fisheries, forest and ocean ecosystems, while Part two looks at the crucial role climate change plays in ecosystem insecurity around the world, and mitigation options including REDD. In the final Part of the book, foremost policy experts examine options for governance, and potential ways forward.



Preface: Limits to Growth

Author Biographies


Part I Driver of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Loss

1. What Are the Drivers Causing Loss of Biodiversity and Changes in Ecosystem Services?

Part II Biodiversity Insecurity

2. Biodiversity, Peace and Insecurity

3. Contributing to Resilience

4. Global Food Crisis: Biodiversity to Curb World's Food Insecurity with a Focus on Indonesian Experience

5. Coral Reefs

6. Preserving Life: Marine Biodiversity and Networks of Marine Protected Areas

7. Forests: Thinking and Acting Outside the Box

Part III Climate Change Biodiversity and Ecosystems

8. Climate Change Means a Less Habitable Planet

9. Water and Biodiversity

10. REDD+ as a Potentially Viable Solution to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity

11. Mitigating Climate Change through Ecological Agriculture

12. Land Degradation and Exploitation and its Impact on Biodiversity and Ecosystems

13. Vulnerable States

14. Permafrost Dynamics and Global Climate Change

Part IV Governing Biodiversity

15. Governance for Biodiversity; national plans - the UK experience

16. Governing Biodiversity

17. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) and its Importance for Governing Biodiversity

18. Traditional Knowledge in Global Policy Making: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity

19. The Global Environment Facility: Our Catalytic Role to Sustain Biodiversity

20. Is 'Biodiversity' the Next 'Climate Change' for Business?

21 A New Deal for Life

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Ahmed Djoghlaf is the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity uner the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Felix Dodds is the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future.

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