This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor ([email protected]).
Capacity-Building and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Rethinking Integration in the Asia-Pacific
Governing Natural Resources for Sustainable Peace in Africa Environmental Justice and Conflict Resolution
Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel Resolving Natural Resource Conflicts
The bioeconomy and non-timber forest products
Balancing the Commons in Switzerland Institutional Transformations and Sustainable Innovations
Fair and Equitable Benefit-Sharing in Agriculture (Open Access) Reinventing Agrarian Justice
By Maureen Papas
December 22, 2023
Critically analysing methodologies and objectives of capacity-building and the practical linkages required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, this book looks at whether nexus thinking offers a systematic approach to combat global environmental problems and facilitate enhanced sustainable...
By Obasesam Okoi, Victoria R Nalule
December 18, 2023
This book examines the dynamics of natural resource conflicts in Africa, and explores the different governance approaches for securing sustainable peace. One of the most prominent challenges facing Africa today is the consequences of natural resource extraction. While these resources hold the ...
By Kristof Van Assche, Monica Gruezmacher, Lochner Marais, Xaquin Perez-Sindin
October 26, 2023
This book provides an innovative approach to understanding the governance of resource communities, by showcasing how the past and present informs the future. Resource communities have complicated relationships with the past, and this makes their relationship with the future, and the future itself, ...
By Christopher Rodgers, Rachel Hammersley, Alessandro Zambelli, Emma Cheatle, John Wedgwood Clarke, Sarah Collins, Olivia Dee, Siobhan O’Neill
October 11, 2023
The book presents a novel examination of urban commons which provides a robust base for education initiatives and future public policy guidance on the protection and use of urban commons as invaluable urban green spaces that offer a diverse cultural and ecological resource for future communities. ...
By María A. Prats, Fernando Merino
August 16, 2023
This book presents a comprehensive study of the role that the Blue Flag beach program has played around the world, considering economic, social and environmental perspectives. Since its creation in the 1980s, The Blue Flag program awards the management of beaches and marinas based on sustainability...
By Carol Chi Ngang, Serges Djoyou Kamga
May 31, 2023
This book explores the nexus between natural resources ownership and the right to development in Africa. The right to sovereignty over natural resources and the right to development are recognised and protected in an extensive framework of international, regional and domestic instruments. They ...
By Natasha Donevska
January 09, 2023
This book explores how participatory governance processes help to find integrated solutions to resource-based development while protecting ecosystems in UNESCO designated areas. Participatory Governance of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Canada and Israel explores how stakeholders’ participation in ...
By Carsten Smith-Hall, James Chamberlain
December 16, 2022
This book provides the first in-depth investigation of how non-timber forest products are an integral part of local, national, and global bioeconomies. While the plants and fungi that produce non-timber forest products are essential to the sustainability of forest ecosystems, peoples' food and ...
By Angela Kronenburg García, Tobias Haller, Han van Dijk, Cyrus Samimi, Jeroen Warner
December 13, 2022
This edited volume examines the changes that arise from the entanglement of global interests and narratives with the local struggles that have always existed in the drylands of Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia/Inner Asia. Changes in drylands are happening in an overwhelming manner. ...
By Tobias Haller, Karina Liechti, Martin Stuber, François-Xavier Viallon, Rahel Wunderli
September 26, 2022
Balancing the Commons in Switzerland outlines continuity and change in the management of common-pool resources such as pastures and forests in Switzerland. The book focuses on the differences and similarities between local institutions (rules and regulations) and forms of commoners’ organisations ...
By Elsa Tsioumani
May 06, 2022
This book explores the emergence and development of the legal concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing, and its application in agriculture. Developed in the 1990s, the concept of fair and equitable benefit-sharing has been deployed in an ever-wider variety of international instruments, ...
By Tim Horstkotte, Øystein Holand, Jouko Kumpula, Jon Moen
April 21, 2022
This volume offers a holistic understanding of the environmental and societal challenges that affect reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia today. Reindeer husbandry is a livelihood with a long traditional heritage and cultural importance. Like many other pastoral societies, reindeer herders are ...