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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Volume 3

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Volume 3 Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Tran Nam Thang,Ngo Tri Dung,David Hulse,Shubhechchha Sharma
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 0128104740
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical areas in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing this region. Natural Resource Dynamics and Social Ecological Systems in Central Vietnam: Development, Resource Changes and Conservation Issues, Volume 3, focuses on the issues specific to Central Vietnam that are also found globally. War had significantly impacted both land and water resources, from which it had to recover environmentally. Additionally, this is an area with growing urbanization pressures and industrial development, both of which are known for stretching resources beyond their limits. The introduction of several hydro-electric power projects have even further eroded the local agricultural and forest ecosystems. This volume looks at Central Vietnam holistically, from management and use to policy and data-driven solutions. Provides land management practitioners and policy makers with the tools to deal with natural resource issues in a developing nation Reviews the impacts of the first PES, Payment for Ecosystem Services, policies upon which were based similar programs in Latin America Reviews the current and potential future land management of Central Vietnam, giving an eye to solutions for any nation impacted by war, trying to balance development with conservation efforts and provide their populations with sustainable economic futures Examines Central Vietnam holistically, from management and use to policy and data-driven solutions

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Volume 1

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Volume 1 Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Ujjwal Pradhan,Helmi Helmi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 0128104708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region. Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Southeast Asia, Volume 1, pulls together regional experts in the field to look specifically at sustainability issues across the region, to see what has been implemented, what the impacts have been, and what other options are available. In the race to be a developed region, many Southeast Asian countries have foregone natural resources through haphazard use. As a result, the people are faced with numerous environmental challenges, particularly deforestation and forest degradation, biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, reduction in soil quality, and decreases in the quantity of available water. Community-based forest management is the involvement of local communities in the protection, conservation and management of public forests to prevent degradation through sustainable practices while still responding to the basic social and economic needs of local populations. When the people who depend on forest resources for their livelihoods are jointly responsible for managing and protecting them, they tend to do so in a more sustainable manner by focusing on the long-term benefits rather than the immediate short-term gains. However, when tenure rights are weak, unclear, or insecure, or offer limited benefits, people are incited in extracting more immediate benefits, resulting in suboptimal forest management and the reduction of carbon stocks. Features case studies that cover issues such as rising levels of deforestation, forest degradation, regional food security, ecosystem degradation, biodiversity loss, conflicts over natural resource use, water management issues, and impacts on local communities Includes contributions from local researchers who are dealing with these issues first hand, and on a daily basis Includes a comparative review on REDD+ implementation in different communities Focuses on sustainability issues across the region

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Volume 4

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Volume 4 Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Rudi Febriamansyah,Yonariza Yonariza,Raza Ullah
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-10-11
ISBN : 0128104716
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region. The Reciprocal Relationship between Governance of Natural Resources and Socio-Ecological Systems Dynamics in West Sumatra Indonesia, Volume 4, covers a diverse range of issues related to natural resources and its management in West Sumatra Indonesia. The chapters cover issues with livelihood dependence, rights and access to natural resources, natural resources management practices, socio-ecological systems, and governance. Shared experiences and lessons learned from the case studies examined serve as a basis for policy makers and environmental practitioners to recognize the potential of West Sumatra’s natural resources for ecological, social and economic development, food security, poverty alleviation, and natural resource sustainability. Features contributions from mostly local authors Explores an area experiencing considerable environmental challenges, including impacts on biodiversity and local economies Includes chapters on forests and illegal logging, land resources, water resources, protected lands, and biodiversity Examines case studies as a basis for policy makers and environmental practitioners to recognize the potential of West Sumatra’s natural resources for ecological, social and economic development, food security, poverty alleviation, and natural resource sustainability

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Volume 2

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Volume 2 Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Mai Van Thanh,Tran Duc Vien,Stephen J Leisz
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-09-01
ISBN : 0128104724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical areas in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region. Upland Natural Resources and Social Ecological Systems in Northern Vietnam, Volume 2, provides chapters on natural resource management in northern Vietnam tied together by the concept that participatory local involvement is needed in all aspects of natural resource management. The volume examines planning for climate change, managing forestland, alleviating food shortages, living with biodiversity, and assessing the development projects and policies being implemented. Without the involvement of local communities, households, and ultimately individual people, the needed action will not be effectively taken. Upland Natural Resources and Social Ecological Systems in Northern Vietnam, Volume 2, goes beyond just Northern Vietnam to address the issue of transboundary natural resource management—an issue that Vietnam is dealing with in its relations with northern neighbor, China, and western neighbor, Laos—as well as the transboundary water governance between Pakistan and India in south Asia, with the hope that some of the lessons learned may one day be useful in the case of Vietnam and its neighbors. Provides a multi-disciplinary case study into a complex environmental situation involving government institutions, planning, and practices, using northern Vietnam as the focus Covers the issues of natural resource management and biodiversity in depth using international case studies Provides examples of measuring the potential climate change impacts on food security in agricultural regions Examines topics such as planning for climate change, managing forestland, alleviating food shortages, living with biodiversity, and assessing development projects and policies

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Volume 4

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Volume 4 Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Rudi Febriamansyah,Yonariza Yonariza,Raza Ullah
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2016-11-09
ISBN : 9780128054512
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region. The Reciprocal Relationship between Governance of Natural Resources and Socio-Ecological Systems Dynamics in West Sumatra Indonesia, Volume 4, covers a diverse range of issues related to natural resources and its management in West Sumatra Indonesia. The chapters cover issues with livelihood dependence, rights and access to natural resources, natural resources management practices, socio-ecological systems, and governance. Shared experiences and lessons learned from the case studies examined serve as a basis for policy makers and environmental practitioners to recognize the potential of West Sumatra's natural resources for ecological, social and economic development, food security, poverty alleviation, and natural resource sustainability. Features contributions from mostly local authors Explores an area experiencing considerable environmental challenges, including impacts on biodiversity and local economies Includes chapters on forests and illegal logging, land resources, water resources, protected lands, and biodiversity Examines case studies as a basis for policy makers and environmental practitioners to recognize the potential of West Sumatra's natural resources for ecological, social and economic development, food security, poverty alleviation, and natural resource sustainability

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Natural resource dynamics and social ecological systems in central Vietnam development resource changes and conservation issues

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Natural resource dynamics and social ecological systems in central Vietnam   development  resource changes and conservation issues Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Ujjwal Pradhan,Helmi,Van Thanh Mai,Tran Nam Thang,Rudi Febriamansyah
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region."--Page 4 of covers.

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia Upland natural resources and social ecological systems in Northern Vietnam

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia  Upland natural resources and social ecological systems in Northern Vietnam Book
Author : Ganesh Shivakoti,Ujjwal Pradhan,Helmi,Van Thanh Mai,Tran Nam Thang,Rudi Febriamansyah
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia, Volumes 1-4 brings together scientific research and policy issues across various topographical area in Asia to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues facing the region."--Page 4 of covers.

Natural Resource Governance in Asia

Natural Resource Governance in Asia Book
Author : Raza Ullah,Shubhechchha Sharma,Inoue Makoto,Sobia Asghar,Ganesh Shivakoti
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-04-28
ISBN : 0323897983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Natural Resource Governance in Asia: From Collective Action to Resilience Thinking identifies key leverage points where interventions can be made surrounding current and future impacts of ongoing environmental and sociopolitical challenges. The book utilizes case studies from Asia, a key demographic for natural resource management, that can be applied globally in understanding solutions and the current state of knowledge in natural resource dynamics. Users will find valuable sections on community forestry and socioecological systems, community irrigation, competing water demand, robustness issues, climate change, and natural resource dynamics and challenges. This interdisciplinary tome on the topic is invaluable to researchers and policymakers alike. Combines collective action and resilience thinking to help readers understand complex issues and challenges in natural resource management Presents methods and case studies to validate theory in practice Includes up-to-date research applied to current issues to address both current and future risks and uncertainties

Socio economic and Eco biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation

Socio economic and Eco biological Dimensions in Resource use and Conservation Book
Author : Niranjan Roy,Shubhadeep Roychoudhury,Sunil Nautiyal,Sunil K. Agarwal,Sangeeta Baksi
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-01-27
ISBN : 303032463X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the outcomes of the 2017 national workshop and international conference organized by CEENR of ISEC, Bengaluru and Assam University Silchar. Addressing the threats to biodiversity and sustainable development resulting from the impacts of human induced pressures on ecosystems and global-warming-driven climate change is a major challenge. It requires increased knowledge and an enhanced information base in order to devise local policies to improve the adaptive capacity of vulnerable socio-ecological systems in developing countries. In this context, the book presents research that has the potential to benefit the environment and empower communities. It appeals to researchers investigating diverse aspects of socio-ecological-biological systems to create strategies for resource use, conservation and management to ensure sustainability.

Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management

Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management Book
Author : Singh, Suraj Kumar,Kanga, Shruti,Mishra, Varun Narayan
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2020-06-26
ISBN : 1799850285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stress on natural resources has recently increased due to commercialization and the need to provide livelihoods for locals. Because they are such core parts of everyday life, ensuring sustainability in resource management is of paramount importance. Only by integrating the tools of spatial information science can an effective course for preserving and protecting natural resources be created. Spatial Information Science for Natural Resource Management is a pivotal reference source that explores coordinated approaches to sustainable development and management of natural resources to keep a balance of the environment, ecology, and human livelihood. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics including crop yield estimation, ecosystem services, and land information systems, this book covers interdisciplinary techniques in monitoring and managing natural resources. This publication is ideally designed for urban planners, environmentalists, policymakers, ecologists, researchers, academicians, students, and professionals in the fields of remote sensing, civil engineering, social science, computer science, and information technology.

Advances in Sustainable Development and Management of Environmental and Natural Resources

Advances in Sustainable Development and Management of Environmental and Natural Resources Book
Author : Rohini Prasad,Manoj Kumar Jhariya,Arnab Banerjee
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-12-23
ISBN : 1000407268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Published in two volumes, this new book, Advances in Sustainable Development and Management of Environmental and Natural Resources: Economic Outlook and Opinions, addresses the varied aspect of natural resources and their management in conjunction with socioeconomic aspects. With chapters from authors from around the world, this volume features 24 chapters that cover many aspects of the sustainable utilization of management of natural resources and provides new insight into the nexus of ecology and economy and their application in various fields of science. The chapters include case studies and research from India, Africa, South America, and elsewhere. After first laying the foundation, the volume goes on to discuss sustainable development and natural resource management from an economics point of view. Chapters address myriad issues involved in natural resources and environmental management, including soil and water resources management in arid lands, resource management for agricultural purposes, contemporary global legal norms of environment and sustainable development, how emissions factor into regional economies, mitigation of the impact of climate change through sustainable practices, rainwater harvesting technology, and much more. The chapters include case studies that discuss soil, agroforestry, agriculture, wetlands, and floral diversity. The book provides a solid foundation for a realistic perspective of the role of sustainable development and management of natural resources while taking the socioeconomic impact into consideration as well. It will be a valuable resource and reference for the study of ecology, economics, sustainable development, natural resource management, and other allied fields.

Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation

Infrastructure Development and Ape Conservation Book
Author : Arcus Foundation
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2018-11-08
ISBN : 1108423213
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents an objective rigorous analysis of relevant issues along with case studies to examine the interface between ape conservation and infrastructure development. This title is also available as Open Access via Cambridge Core.

Climate Resilient Urban Areas

Climate Resilient Urban Areas Book
Author : Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-17
ISBN : 3030575373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book describes the urgent challenge faced by cities worldwide to become resilient to climate change impacts. This challenge goes further than the ability to resist the impacts of extreme weather conditions. Coping with climate impacts and the ability to recover from them are equally important, as well as the capacity to adapt to the effects of climate change and the ability to transform the entire urban system. The book explores how the resilience journey for coastal cities in particular encompasses using scientific knowledge but also the knowledge of citizens and practitioners. Measures and strategies on different scales are needed, from national scale all the way down to neighbourhood, street level and building level. Representing the holistic nature of climate resilience, this collection contains unique insights from leading scientists and practitioners in areas of expertise such as engineering, social sciences and urban design. It will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the development of resilient and sustainable urban environments.

Closing the Knowledge Implementation Gap in Conservation Science

Closing the Knowledge Implementation Gap in Conservation Science Book
Author : Catarina C. Ferreira,Cornelya F. C. Klütsch
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2022-01-03
ISBN : 3030810852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book aims to synthesize the state of the art on biodiversity knowledge exchange practices to understand where and how improvements can be made to close the knowledge-implementation gap in conservation science and advance this interdisciplinary topic. Bringing together the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the field, the book looks into the various sources used to produce biodiversity knowledge - from natural and social sciences to Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Citizen Science - as well as knowledge mobilization approaches to highlight the key ingredients that render successful conservation action at a global scale. By doing so, the book identified major current challenges and opportunities in the field, for different sectors that generate, mobilize, and use biodiversity knowledge (like academia, boundary organizations, practitioners, and policy-makers), to further develop cross-sectorial knowledge mobilization strategies and enhance evidence-informed decision-making processes globally.

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism

The Oxford Handbook of Global Legal Pluralism Book
Author : Paul Schiff Berman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 0197516750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past two decades Global Legal Pluralism has become one of the leading analytical frameworks for understanding and conceptualizing law in the 21st century. Wherever one looks, there is conflict among multiple legal regimes. Some of these regimes are state-based, some are built and maintained by non-state actors, some fall within the purview of local authorities and jurisdictional entities, and some involve international courts, tribunals, and arbitral bodies, and regulatory organizations. Global Legal Pluralism has provided, first and foremost, a set of useful analytical tools for describing this conflict among legal and quasi-legal systems. At the same time, some pluralists have also ventured in a more normative direction, suggesting that legal systems might sometimes purposely create legal procedures, institutions, and practices that encourage interaction among multiple communities. These scholars argue that pluralist approaches can help foster more shared participation in the practices of law, more dialogue across difference, and more respect for diversity without requiring assimilation and uniformity. Despite the veritable explosion of scholarly work on legal pluralism, conflicts of law, soft law, global constitutionalism, the relationships among relative authorities, transnational migration, and the fragmentation and reinforcement of territorial boundaries, no single work has sought to bring together these various scholarly strands, place them into dialogue with each other, or connect them with the foundational legal pluralism research produced by historians, anthropologists, and political theorists. Paul Schiff Berman, one of the world's leading theorists of Global Legal Pluralism, has gathered over 40 diverse authors from multiple countries and multiple scholarly disciplines to touch on nearly every area of legal pluralism research, offering defenses, critiques, and applications of legal pluralism to 21st-century legal analysis. Berman also provides introductions to every part of the book, helping to frame the various approaches and perspectives. The result is the first comprehensive review of Global Legal Pluralism scholarship ever produced. This book will be a must-have for scholars and students seeking to understand the insights of legal pluralism to contemporary debates about law. At the same time, this volume will help energize and engage the field of Global Legal Pluralism and push this scholarly trajectory forward into another two decades of innovation.

Advancing gender equality through agricultural and environmental research Past present and future

Advancing gender equality through agricultural and environmental research  Past  present  and future Book
Author : Pyburn, Rhiannon, ed.,van Eerdewijk, Anouka, ed.
Publisher : Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Release : 2021-11-02
ISBN : 0896293912
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over the past decade, interest in gender equality and women’s empowerment has grown rapidly, creating a unique opportunity to institutionalize gender research within agricultural research for development. This book, edited by researchers from the CGIAR Gender Platform, reviews and reflects on the growing body of evidence from gender research. It marks a shift a way from a traditional focus on how gender analysis can contribute to improved productivity, flipping the question to ask, How does agricultural and environmental research and development contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment? Chapters synthesize the wide range of CGIAR and other research in this area, covering breeding research and seed systems, value chain participation, nutrition-sensitive agriculture, natural resources, climate adaptation and mitigation, the “feminization” of agriculture, women’s role in agricultural research, and emerging gender transformative approaches.

Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration

Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration Book
Author : Sahadev Sharma
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2021-09-29
ISBN : 1839627999
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mangroves serve as one of the nature-based solutions for coastal communities. We are now almost at the tipping point where we can restore mangroves ecologically to mitigate climate change and enhance other important ecosystem services under the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Mangrove Ecosystem Restoration focuses on mangrove ecosystem restoration, the ecosystem services mangroves provide, and how to manage and conserve mangroves. The three sections include eight chapters that cover such topics as evaluating mangrove degradation, forest recovery through seedling recruitment, natural regeneration of mangroves, advanced molecular biology for restoring mangroves, and more.

Community Forestry in Nepal

Community Forestry in Nepal Book
Author : Richard Thwaites,Robert Fisher,Mohan Poudel
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-12-11
ISBN : 131544514X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Community forestry focuses on the link between forest resources and livelihoods and contributes to forest conservation and reforestation. It is widespread in Nepal, with a very high proportion of the rural population involved, and is widely recognized as one of the most successful examples of community forestry in Asia. Through a combination of literature reviews and original research, this volume explores key experiences and outcomes of community forestry in Nepal over the last four decades as a model for improving forest management and supporting local livelihoods. The book takes a critical approach, recognizing successes, especially in forest conservation and restoration, along with mixed outcomes in terms of poverty reduction and benefits to forest users. It recognizes the way that community forestry has continued to evolve to meet new challenges, including the global challenges of climate change, environmental degradation and conservation, as well as national demographic and social changes due to large-scale labour migration and the growing remittance economy. In addition to examining the changes and responses, the book explores ways that community forestry in Nepal might move forward. Lessons from Nepal have relevance to community forestry and community-based approaches to natural resource management around the world that are also experiencing global pressures and opportunities.

From Summits to Solutions

From Summits to Solutions Book
Author : Raj M. Desai,Hiroshi Kato,Homi Kharas,John W. McArthur
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Release : 2018-07-24
ISBN : 0815736649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A positive agenda for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 All 193 member nations of the United Nations agreed in September 2015 to adopt a set of seventeen "Sustainable Development Goals," to be achieved by 2030. Each of the goals—in such areas as education and health car —is laudable in and of itself, and governments and organizations are working hard on them. But so far there is no overall, positive agenda of what new things need to be done to ensure the goals are achieved across all nations. In a search of fresh approaches to the longstanding problems targeted by the Sustainable Development Goals, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings mounted a collaborative research effort to advance implementation of Agenda 2030. This edited volume is the product of that effort. The book approaches the UN's goals through three broad lenses. The first considers new approaches to capturing value. Examples include Nigeria's first green bonds, practical methods to expand women's economic opportunities, benchmarking to reflect business contributions to achieving the goals, new incentives for investment in infrastructure, and educational systems that promote cross-sector problem solving. The second lens entails new approaches to targeting places, including oceans, rural areas, fast-growing developing cities, and the interlocking challenge of data systems, including geospatial information generated by satellites. The third lens focuses on updating governance, broadly defined. Issues include how civil society can align with the SDG challenge; how an advanced economy like Canada can approach the goals at home and abroad; what needs to be done to foster new approaches for managing the global commons; and how can multilateral institutions for health and development finance evolve.

Spatial Modeling in Forest Resources Management

Spatial Modeling in Forest Resources Management Book
Author : Pravat Kumar Shit,Hamid Reza Pourghasemi,Pulakesh Das,Gouri Sankar Bhunia
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-08
ISBN : 3030565424
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book demonstrates the measurement, monitoring, mapping, and modeling of forest resources. It explores state-of-the-art techniques based on open-source software & R statistical programming and modeling specifically, with a focus on the recent trends in data mining/machine learning techniques and robust modeling in forest resources. Discusses major topics such as forest health assessment, estimating forest biomass & carbon stock, land use forest cover (LUFC), dynamic vegetation modeling (DVM) approaches, forest-based rural livelihood, habitat suitability analysis, biodiversity and ecology, and biodiversity, the book presents novel advances and applications of RS-GIS and R in a precise and clear manner. By offering insights into various concepts and their importance for real-world applications, it equips researchers, professionals, and policy-makers with the knowledge and skills to tackle a wide range of issues related to geographic data, including those with scientific, societal, and environmental implications.