The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND THEIR CO-PRODUCTION This handbook is a key critical research resource for researchers and practitioners across the social sciences and their contributions to related disciplines associated with the fast developing interdisciplinary field of sustainability science.
Chapter 61: Resources Nexus: The Importance for Asia and the Role of Institutions
Resources Nexus: The Importance for Asia and the Role of Institutions
The recent years have reinforced the centrality of Asia in the global economy. For the first time since the beginning of the sixteenth century, the single largest concentration of global economic power is shifting towards this region. This ‘Asian Century’ could account for half of global output, trade, and investment by 2050 (Kohli et al., 2011).
Consequently, within just a few decades Asian countries have experienced intensive environmental disruption. Land use change, involving the conversion of forested land and other natural ecosystems, has caused biodiversity loss and compromised environmental life support systems (UNESCAP, 2009). The changing dynamics impact on human livelihoods ...