This publication analyses changes which have occured in satoyama-satoumi ecosystems over the last 50 years and identifies plausible future scenarios for the year 2050 taking into account various drivers such as governmental and economic policy, climate change, technology and socio-behavioural responses. This provides a new approach to landuse planning that addresses not only economic development but also cultural values and ecological integrity. This book is a key reference text for development planners, postgraduate students, policymakers, scientists and others interested in the environment and development.
Anantha Kumar Duraiappah is executive director of the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) and JSSA Science Assessment panel co-chair. Koji Nakamura is a professor at Kanazawa University and JSSA Science Assessment panel cochair. Kazuhiko Takeuchi is vice-rector of the United Nations University and JSSA board co-chair. Masataka Watanabe is a professor at Keio University and JSSA board co-chair. Maiko Nishi is scientific assessment coordinator at the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and JSSA coordinator.