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Sustainable Resource Use Institutional Dynamics and Economics

Sustainable Resource Use Institutional Dynamics and Economics

1st Edition

Alex Smajgl, Silva Larson
September 09, 2016

The way that humans organize both resource access and resource use is vital to the management of natural resources. Within different contexts, institutional arrangements (such as the rules of common and private property rights) become levers by which human behaviours can be modified and steered ...

Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance A False Dichotomy?

Public and Private in Natural Resource Governance A False Dichotomy?

1st Edition

Thomas Sikor
May 17, 2016

�This volume develops the rich conceptual and empirical content of public-private relationships, increasingly acknowledged as the dominant realm of natural resource governance. Ten wonderful studies from around the world illuminate opportunities for advancing the theory, analysis and effective ...

Oceans Past Management Insights from the History of Marine Animal Populations

Oceans Past Management Insights from the History of Marine Animal Populations

1st Edition

Poul Holm, David J. Starkey, Michaela Barnard
February 01, 2016

�[A] fascinating volume, which establishes marine environmental history as a major new discipline for academics as well as an exciting way to bring history and the natural world alive for the public.� ANDREW A. ROSENBERG, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE �The HMAP project is to be congratulated on this...

The Myth of Resource Efficiency The Jevons Paradox

The Myth of Resource Efficiency The Jevons Paradox

1st Edition

John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, Blake Alcott
June 23, 2009

'The Jevons Paradox', which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil ...

Developing Markets for Agrobiodiversity Securing Livelihoods in Dryland Areas

Developing Markets for Agrobiodiversity Securing Livelihoods in Dryland Areas

1st Edition

Alessandra Giuliani, Bioversity International
August 15, 2014

�This wonderful book demonstrates how rural livelihoods - as well as diets, health and ways of life - are enhanced by the so-called �neglected and underutilized plant species� which, in the book�s Syrian case study, include such deliciously interesting things as capers, laurel, jujube and figs. ...

Environmental Policy Integration in Practice Shaping Institutions for Learning

Environmental Policy Integration in Practice Shaping Institutions for Learning

1st Edition

Mans Nilsson, Katarina Eckerberg
July 16, 2009

Environmental values and concerns are meant to be reflected through environmental policy, which is then integrated into mainstream economic and social policy that serves to govern society and the economy in different sectors. Yet effective environmental policy integration has proved to be very ...

The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

1st Edition

John M. Polimeni, Kozo Mayumi, Mario Giampietro, Blake Alcott
December 20, 2007

�The Jevons Paradox�, which was first expressed in 1865 by William Stanley Jevons in relation to use of coal, states that an increase in efficiency in using a resource leads to increased use of that resource rather than to a reduction. This has subsequently been proved to apply not just to fossil ...

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