Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia: Volume 1 - Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia

Redefining Diversity and Dynamics of Natural Resources Management in Asia: Volume 1 - Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Dynamic Asia

By: Ujjwal Pradhan (editor), Ganesh Shivakoti (editor)Paperback

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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

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Ganesh Shivakoti is currently Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and he is also Adjunct Professor of Agricultural and Natural resources Management at the Asian Institute of Technology. Since receiving his PhD from Michigan State University and completing his Post-Doc at Indiana University, Dr Shivakoti has been extremely active in the field of resource management. He has earlier authored and edited several books published by Sage India, Edward Elgar, Chelthenham and ICS Press, California together with Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom. He is a member of many organizations, including IWRA, the South Asia Network on Development and Environmental Economics as well as South-East Asia Network on Sustainable Upland Natural Resources Management. He has 90 peer reviewed journal articles and has graduated 29 doctoral students from 14 countries of S and SE Asia. Ujjwal Pradhan has been the Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia for World Agroforestry Centre. He is responsible for leading scientific teams, mobilizing resources and building partnerships, as well as managerial oversight and reporting for the Centre's operations in Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Ujjwal previously worked for the Ford Foundation as a Program Officer; in the field of environment and development in Indonesia, and in water resources development and policy as well as environmental justice in India. Professor Helmi is Professor at Andalas University, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. Since before receiving his PhD in Agrarian Development and Public Policy from the Department of Agriculture Economics at Wye College, University of London, Dr Helmi's work has focused on the intersection of local needs, development and natural resources, including a tenor at Vice Director for the Center for Irrigation, Land and Water resources and Development Studies. He actively promotes development and management of natural resources with local populations. He has published over 22 papers on the subject.

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  • publication date: 19/09/2016
  • ISBN13: 9780128054543
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780128054543
  • weight: 862
  • ISBN10: 0128054549

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