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The Science of Sustainable Development Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment

By: Jeffrey Sayer and Bruce Campbell
268 pages, Figs & tabs
The Science of Sustainable Development
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Science faces major challenges in tackling the interlinked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book investigates these challenges and calls for a restructuring of our present arrangements to achieve truly integrated natural resource management that embraces a range of scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types.


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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Jeffrey Sayer is Senior Associate, Forests for Life Programme, WWF-International, Switzerland. Bruce Campbell is Director, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia.

By: Jeffrey Sayer and Bruce Campbell
268 pages, Figs & tabs
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'... successfully cuts through much of the acknowledged complexity in dealing with ecological and related systems and provides the overarching background to why small, local steps, such as restoring a quarry, matters.' Mineral Planning 'This book will be of great interest to anyone involved in carrying out, supporting or using research to improve NRM in developing countries.' TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 'This book is a useful text for the specialist resource manager or natural resources researcher ... A breath of fresh air this book - with a strong message; perhaps even a mission ...' Geography

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