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Title Integrating ecology and poverty reduction : ecological dimensions / Jane Carter Ingram, Fabrice DeClerck, Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, editors
Published New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 425 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction to Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction -- Introduction to Ecological Dimensions of Hunger -- Ecosystem Services in Agricultural Landscapes -- Ecology and Human Nutrition -- Landscape Approaches to Achieving Food Production, Natural Resource Conservation, and the Millennium Development Goals -- Introduction to Water, Poverty, and Ecology: A Vision for Sustainability -- Ecology and Poverty in Watershed Management -- Balancing Human and Ecosystem Needs for Water in Urban Water Supply Planning -- Water, Ecosystems, and Poverty: Roadmap for the Coming Challenge -- Introduction to Human Health, Ecosystems, and Poverty Reduction -- Land Use Change and Human Health -- The Health Impacts of Climate Change and Ecological Diagnosis and Treatment -- Disease Ecology -- Human Health as an Ecosystem Service: A Conceptual Framework -- Introduction to Ecological Dimensions of Global Energy Poverty -- Ecological Context for Sustainable Energy Solutions -- Ecology-Poverty Considerations for Developing Sustainable Biomass Energy Options -- Ecological Sustainability of Woodfuel as an Energy Source in Rural Communities -- Introduction to the Ecological Dimensions of Climate Change and Disasters -- The Role of Ecosystems in Building Climate Change Resilience and Reducing Greenhouse Gases -- Improving Understanding of Climatic Controls on Ecology in Development Contexts -- Incorporating Ecology and Natural Resource Management into Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction -- Integrating Natural Resource Management into Disaster Response and Mitigation
Summary In the past, the science of ecology has frequently been excluded from the development agenda for various reasons. Increasingly however there has been a renewed interest in finding more ecologically sustainable means of development that have required a strong foundation in ecological knowledge (for example EcoAgriculture Partnerships, EcoHealth presented at ESA, and EcoNutrition proposed by Deckelbaum et al). Each of these examples has already taken the critical first step at integrating ecological knowledge with agriculture, health and nutrition, respectively. However, this is only the first step; more attention needs to be placed not only on the role that two fields can play towards poverty alleviation, but on the role of a truly integrated, interdisciplinary approach towards development goals that is firmly grounded in ecological understanding. We feel that a critical look at what ecology can and cannot provide to the development agenda, in light of the Millennium Development goals, is timely and crucial. The introduction and the final section of the book will then integrate the lessons and principles outlined in each of the chapters. All chapter authors will be heavily encouraged to focus on how their sub-discipline in ecology impacts overall human well-being and environmental sustainability
Analysis Environmental sciences
Public health
Applied Ecology
Environmental law
Environmental management
Sustainable development
Development Economics
Environmental Law/Policy/Ecojustice
Public Health/Gesundheitswesen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sustainable development -- Developing countries.
Human ecology.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Form Electronic book
Author Ingram, Jane Carter, 1974-
DeClerck, Fabrice.
Rumbaitis del Rio, Cristina.
ISBN 1280793775
1441906339 (electronic bk.)
9781441906335 (electronic bk.)