The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections: - Environmental thought: past and present - Valuing the environment - Knowledges and knowing - Political economy of environmental change - Environmental technologies - Redesigning natures - Institutions and policies for influencing the environment Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus. Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Institutions, Collective Action and Effective Forest Management: Learning from Studies in Nepal

Institutions, Collective Action and Effective Forest Management: Learning from Studies in Nepal

Institutions, collective action and effective forest management: Learning from studies in Nepal

Drivers of Tropical Deforestation

Loss of forest cover represents one of the most serious environmental challenges facing the world today. Catastrophic consequences are predicted for the world's environment and human well-being. The impact has been particularly severe in the tropics, where rates of forest clearing have been among the highest in recent times. Although tropical forests cover less than 10% of Earth's land cover, they harbor between 50 and 90% of the world's animal and plant diversity (World Resources Institute, 1992). Less than two-thirds of the area originally under tropical forest cover remains available to us, and even this is being degraded at ...

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