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Ecosystems of Resilience Practices

Ecosystems of Resilience Practices Book
Author : Angela Colucci,Giulia Pesaro
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 9780128191989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystems of Resilience Practices: Contributions for Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation focuses on resilience in action by exploring and providing approaches, perspectives, toolboxes, and theoretical discourses for the improvement and enhancement of territorial and community resilience practices towards sustainability and climate change mitigation/adaptation. The book develops a set of tools and design criteria to support the dissemination of resilience practices. This new toolset will support the expansion and reinforcement of resilience practices and the building of solutions related to climate change. The book is divided into three sections: Section one investigates the contribution this kind of resilience approach could have on sustainable development goals as related to climate change. It also includes other environmental challenges such as ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. Chapters dedicated to exploring the issues for a renovated governance of territorial transformation processes are included. Section two focuses on the eco-systems of resilience practices characterization, including discourses on international networking of transitions initiatives. Section three presents operative guidelines, instruments, and proposals for the resilience practices "stabilization," "blooming," and "up scaling," aiming at a more effective and consistent contribution of resilience practices in reaching sustainability, adaptation goals, and scenarios at local and global scales. Focuses on resilience practices, including effective transformation processes providing an overview of practices goals, sectors, and solutions to problems raised Includes toolboxes and solutions showing the reader a systematic and stable approach, moving from a conceptual framework to actual practice Presents a multilevel and multidisciplinary approach, allowing the reader to understand how to integrate and reconnect discourses on risk management, climate change, and social, economic, and creative innovation

Resilience Thinking

Resilience Thinking Book
Author : Brian Walker,David Salt
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-06-22
ISBN : 1597266221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Increasingly, cracks are appearing in the capacity of communities, ecosystems, and landscapes to provide the goods and services that sustain our planet's well-being. The response from most quarters has been for "more of the same" that created the situation in the first place: more control, more intensification, and greater efficiency. "Resilience thinking" offers a different way of understanding the world and a new approach to managing resources. It embraces human and natural systems as complex entities continually adapting through cycles of change, and seeks to understand the qualities of a system that must be maintained or enhanced in order to achieve sustainability. It explains why greater efficiency by itself cannot solve resource problems and offers a constructive alternative that opens up options rather than closing them down. In Resilience Thinking, scientist Brian Walker and science writer David Salt present an accessible introduction to the emerging paradigm of resilience. The book arose out of appeals from colleagues in science and industry for a plainly written account of what resilience is all about and how a resilience approach differs from current practices. Rather than complicated theory, the book offers a conceptual overview along with five case studies of resilience thinking in the real world. It is an engaging and important work for anyone interested in managing risk in a complex world.

Operationalizing the Concepts of Resilience and Resistance for Managing Ecosystems and Species at Risk

Operationalizing the Concepts of Resilience and Resistance for Managing Ecosystems and Species at Risk Book
Author : Jeanne C. Chambers,Craig R. Allen,Samuel A. Cushman
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2020-07-17
ISBN : 2889638677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Resilience Practice

Resilience Practice Book
Author : Brian Walker,David Salt
Publisher : Island Press
Release : 2012-08-06
ISBN : 9781597268011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2006, Resilience Thinking addressed an essential question: As the natural systems that sustain us are subjected to shock after shock, how much can they take and still deliver the services we need from them? This idea caught the attention of both the scientific community and the general public. In Resilience Practice, authors Brian Walker and David Salt take the notion of resilience one step further, applying resilience thinking to real-world situations and exploring how systems can be managed to promote and sustain resilience. The book begins with an overview and introduction to resilience thinking and then takes the reader through the process of describing systems, assessing their resilience, and intervening as appropriate. Following each chapter is a case study of a different type of social-ecological system and how resilience makes a difference to that system in practice. The final chapters explore resilience in other arenas, including on a global scale. Resilience Practice will help people with an interest in the “coping capacity” of systems—from farms and catchments to regions and nations—to better understand how resilience thinking can be put into practice. It offers an easy-to-read but scientifically robust guide through the real-world application of the concept of resilience and is a must read for anyone concerned with the management of systems at any scale.

Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change Book
Author : Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Publisher : IUCN
Release : 2010
ISBN : 2831712904
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems Volume I

Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems  Volume I Book
Author : Gary S. Kleppel,Fred Provenza,Juan Jose Villalba
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2021-08-24
ISBN : 2889712184
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Livestock Production and the Functioning of Agricultural Ecosystems Volume I book written by Gary S. Kleppel,Fred Provenza,Juan Jose Villalba, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Ecosystem Based Disaster and Climate Resilience

Ecosystem Based Disaster and Climate Resilience Book
Author : Mahua Mukherjee,Rajib Shaw
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-09-05
ISBN : 9811648158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides an introduction to the critical role of ecosystem-based disaster risk resilience (Eco-DRR) for building community resilience to multiple environmental risks such as rising heat, water stress, and pollution. Blue-green infrastructure (BGI) is an Eco-DRR tool that is an under-explored paradigm and can respond as one common strategy to targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP), Climate Agreements (UNEP), the Sendai Framework (UNISDR), and the New Urban Agenda (UNCHS). Highlighted here in a systematic way is the importance of blue-green infrastructures in resilience building. The purpose is to introduce readers to the challenging context of development and opportunity creation for Eco-DRR. The roles of policy, scientific research, and implementation are presented cohesively. An attractive proposition of the book is a collection of case studies from different parts of the world where integration of BGI is experimented with at various levels of success. It envisages that shared tacit experiences from the realm of practice will further strengthen explicit knowledge. The focus in this book is on need and context building, policy and science (investigation, analysis, and design), case studies, and a road map for the future in four successive parts. Each part is self-sufficient yet linked to its predecessor, successor, or both, as the case may be.

Sustainability Principles and Practice

Sustainability Principles and Practice Book
Author : Margaret Robertson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-03-14
ISBN : 1135035989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping the student with both conceptual understanding and technical skills for the workplace. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing relevant theory and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and wide coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more. Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided. Chapters include further reading, discussion questions, and problems to foster quantitative thinking. The book is supported by a companion website with key website links, detailed reading lists, glossary, and additional case studies, together with numerous projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem solving of sustainability issues. The textbook is designed to be used by undergraduate college and university students in sustainability degree programs and other programs in which sustainability is taught.

Resilience and Regional Dynamics

Resilience and Regional Dynamics Book
Author : Hugo Pinto,Teresa Noronha,Eric Vaz
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-08-22
ISBN : 3319951351
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Economic and financial crises have brought the rise of unemployment, reduction of economic growth and emergence of global imbalances and tensions as countries and regions have suffered the effects of a variety of internal and external shocks. In this context of constant disruption, the scientific community has struggled to provide satisfactory answers to current economic challenges within standard frameworks. Focusing on the interconnections between innovation and resilience, this edited book contributes to a better understanding of how the crisis affects innovation and the capacity of territories to adapt and evolve. It offers both theoretical and empirical contributions that debate the notions of resilience in regional and urban contexts and serve as case studies related to innovation strategies and territorial clusters.

The Co operative Model in Practice International Perspectives

The Co operative Model in Practice  International Perspectives Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Co-operative Education Trust
Release : 2021-12-03
ISBN : 0955534232
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning

Resilience Thinking in Urban Planning Book
Author : Ayda Eraydin,Tuna Taşan-Kok
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-11-29
ISBN : 9400754760
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There is consensus in literature that urban areas have become increasingly vulnerable to the outcomes of economic restructuring under the neoliberal political economic ideology. The increased frequency and widening diversity of problems offer evidence that the socio-economic and spatial policies, planning and practices introduced under the neoliberal agenda can no longer be sustained. As this shortfall was becoming more evident among urban policymakers, planners, and researchers in different parts of the world, a group of discontent researchers began searching for new approaches to addressing the increasing vulnerabilities of urban systems in the wake of growing socio-economic and ecological problems. This book is the joint effort of those who have long felt that contemporary planning systems and policies are inadequate in preparing cities for the future in an increasingly neoliberalising world. It argues that “resilience thinking” can form the basis of an alternative approach to planning. Drawing upon case studies from five cities in Europe, namely Lisbon, Porto, Istanbul, Stockholm, and Rotterdam, the book makes an exploration of the resilience perspective, raising a number of theoretical debates, and suggesting a new methodological approach based on empirical evidence. This book provides insights for intellectuals exploring alternative perspectives and principles of a new planning approach.

Linking Social and Ecological Systems

Linking Social and Ecological Systems Book
Author : Fikret Berkes,Carl Folke,Johan Colding
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2000-04-13
ISBN : 9780521785624
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Investigates how management systems and their dynamics can improve stewardship of selected ecosystems.

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation Book
Author : G. Carleton Ray,Jerry McCormick-Ray
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 111871444X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce a broad range of overlapping issues and the conservation mechanisms that have been devised to achieve marine conservation goals. The book provides students and conservation practitioners with a framework for thoughtful, critical thinking in order to incite innovation in the 21st century. "Marine Conservation presents a scholarly but eminently readable case for the necessity of a systems approach to conserving the oceans, combining superb introductions to the science, law and policy frameworks with carefully chosen case studies. This superb volume is a must for anyone interested in marine conservation, from students and practitioners to lay readers and policy-makers." —Simon Levin, George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Water Resilience for Human Prosperity

Water Resilience for Human Prosperity Book
Author : Johan Rockström,Malin Falkenmark,Carl Folke,Mats Lannerstad,Jennie Barron
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-03-27
ISBN : 1107024196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A new approach to water-resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students, focusing on global sustainability and socio-ecological resilience to change.

Building Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Asia Pacific Region

Building Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Asia Pacific Region Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2019-10-14
ISBN : 9251317526
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fisheries and aquaculture is a sector of special importance to food security, nutrition and livelihood in the Asia-Pacific Region, which can be significantly impacted by climate changes and related disaster risks. Effectively addressing climate change impacts and managing disaster risks in fisheries and aquaculture sector are vitally important to building resilience of the sector for sustained and greater contribution to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to ending hunger, poverty eradication and sustainable use of natural resources. FAO member countries in the region have been making good effort and significant progress in addressing climate change impacts and related disaster risks with support of international communities. A FAO regional consultative workshop was convened to bring together a wide range of players including country governments, regional organizations and other partners to share their knowledge and good practices in addressing climate change implications for fisheries and aquaculture in the region, to assess the progress made in addressing issues with marine capture fisheries, inland capture fisheries, coastal aquaculture and inland aquaculture in the context of climate change adaptation and mitigation in implementing the national plan of actions for addressing climate change in fisheries and aquaculture, and to recommend strategies for addressing institutional and capacity gaps in building climate-resilience fisheries and aquaculture industry in the region. The publication is the compilation of the workshop executive report, background technical papers, extended summary of presentations by representatives from participating government and FAO partners, and the workshop conclusions and recommendations.

Ecological Governance

Ecological Governance Book
Author : Olivia Woolley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-11-06
ISBN : 131619499X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecological degradation has been an object of concern for the international community since the early 1970s, but legal approaches that have been employed to improve the protection of ecosystems have failed to halt this decline. Ecological Governance explores how the law should respond to this rapid global deterioration of ecosystems by examining the foundational scientific and ethical considerations for designing laws that are effective for ecological protection. Based on these analyses, it argues that developed states should prioritise the reduction of the ecological stresses for which they are responsible in decision-making on their future courses. The author also proposes structures for governance and associated legal frameworks that would enable the formulation and implementation of policies for ecological sustainability.

Art Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene

Art  Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene Book
Author : Julie Reiss
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release : 2019-09-30
ISBN : 1622735927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene' contributes to the growing literature on artistic responses to global climate change and its consequences. Designed to include multiple perspectives, it contains essays by thirteen art historians, art critics, curators, artists and educators, and offers different frameworks for talking about visual representation and the current environmental crisis. The anthology models a range of methodological approaches drawn from different disciplines, and contributes to an understanding of how artists and those writing about art construct narratives around the environment. The book is illustrated with examples of art by nearly thirty different contemporary artists.

Food Two decades of experience

Food  Two decades of experience Book
Author : Global Environment Facility
Publisher : Global Environment Facility
Release : 2013-01-15
ISBN : 193933991X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Food Two decades of experience book written by Global Environment Facility, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Environmental and Pollution Science

Environmental and Pollution Science Book
Author : Mark L. Brusseau,Ian L. Pepper,Charles Gerba
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-02-22
ISBN : 0128147202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental and Pollution Science, Third Edition, continues its tradition on providing readers with the scientific basis to understand, manage, mitigate, and prevent pollution across the environment, be it air, land, or water. Pollution originates from a wide variety of sources, both natural and man-made, and occurs in a wide variety of forms including, biological, chemical, particulate or even energy, making a multivariate approach to assessment and mitigation essential for success. This third edition has been updated and revised to include topics that are critical to addressing pollution issues, from human-health impacts to environmental justice to developing sustainable solutions. Environmental and Pollution Science, Third Edition is designed to give readers the tools to be able to understand and implement multi-disciplinary approaches to help solve current and future environmental pollution problems. Emphasizes conceptual understanding of environmental systems and can be used by students and professionals from a diversity of backgrounds focusing on the environment Covers many aspects critical to assessing and managing environmental pollution including characterization, risk assessment, regulation, transport and fate, and remediation or restoration New topics to this edition include Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services, Pollution in the Global System, Human Health Impacts, the interrelation between Soil and Human Health, Environmental Justice and Community Engagement, and Sustainability and Sustainable Solutions Includes color photos and diagrams, chapter questions and problems, and highlighted key words

Sharing Ecosystem Services

Sharing Ecosystem Services Book
Author : Osamu Saito
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-08-09
ISBN : 9811380678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Using “the sharing paradigm” as a guiding concept, this book demonstrates that “sharing” has much greater potential to make rural society resilient, sustainable and inclusive through enriching all four sharing dimensions: informal, mediated, communal and commercial sharing. The chapters are divided into two parts, one that focuses on case studies of the sharing ecosystem services in Japan, the other on case studies from around the world including in the regions of Africa, Asia-Pacific, South America and Europe. Reflecting the recent growing attention to sharing concept and its application to economic and urban context, this publication explores opportunities and challenges to build more resilient and sustainable society in harmony with nature by critical examination of sharing practices in rural landscapes and seascapes around the world. This book introduces not only traditional communal and non-market sharing practices in different rural areas, but also new forms of sharing through integration of traditional practices and modern science and technologies.