Ecosystem Based Adaptation

Ecosystem Based Adaptation
Author: Arvind Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2019-12
ISBN 10: 9780128150252
ISBN 13: 0128150254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Based Adaptation Book Review:

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation: Approaches for Sustainable Management of Aquatic Resources presents a close examination of the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in managing river basins, aquifers, flood plains and their vegetation to provide water storage and flood regulation. Furthermore, the book explores improved ecosystem-based services for managing floods, conservation of water and its resources (including watersheds), avoiding water scarcity, and ensuring long-term water security planning, all in the context of sustainable development goals. This book will help scientists pave the way for easy implementation of sustainable development goals, ensuring a secure and sustainable future. Presents information in an easy-to-follow manner using tables, figures and graphs where applicable, along with case studies from all continents Provides a reference for experts to use as an authoritative source to support environmental action and regulation Delineates the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in sustainable management and in the restoration of watershed forests and wetlands

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration
Author: Gitz, V.,Place, F.,Koziell, E.,Pingault, N.,van Noordwijk, M.,Meybeck, A.,Minang, P.
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration Book Review:

Despite the high level of political engagement and the wide range of organizations involved in restoration projects from local to global levels, beyond some success stories, restoration is not happening at scale. To address this issue, three CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) – Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA); Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) – decided to bring together their expertise in a joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on restoration. This publication illustrates with concrete examples the powerful contribution of forest and landscape restoration to the achievement of most, if not all the 17 sustainable development goals. It can be used to support the design of future restoration activities, programs and projects. We hope that this document will help upscale restoration efforts and deliver enhanced impact from our CGIAR research.

Climate Sense

Climate Sense
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89110390317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Sense Book Review:

This book illustrates the role played by nations and organizations in providing the necessary weather and climate data and products, and describes the contributions of nations towards the implementation of global observing and information systems, research programs and intergovernmental assessments to provide policy-makers with a clear representation of the climate system, including climate variability and change.--Publisher's description.

2014 IUCN annual report

2014 IUCN annual report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN 10: 2831717256
ISBN 13: 9782831717258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth

Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth
Author: World Bank
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN 10: 082138127X
ISBN 13: 9780821381274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convenient Solutions to an Inconvenient Truth Book Review:

Global warming and changes in climate will have severe and lasting impacts on national efforts to alleviate poverty and promote sustainable development. Some of the world s poorest countries and communities are the most vulnerable and are already suffering the consequences. Yet often these countries are rich in natural capital, ecosystems, and biodiversity that can contribute to solutions as they can to climate change. Biodiversity is the foundation and mainstay of agriculture, forests, and fisheries. Biological resources provide the raw materials for livelihoods, agriculture, medicines, trade, tourism, and industry. Forests, grasslands, freshwater, and marine and other natural ecosystems provide a range of services, often not recognized in national economic accounts but vital to human welfare: regulating water flows and water quality, flood control, pollination, decontamination, carbon sequestration, soil conservation, and nutrient and hydrological cycling. Current efforts to address climate change focus mainly on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, mainly through cleaner energy strategies, and on attempting to reduce vulnerability of the communities at risk by improving infrastructure to meet new energy and water needs. This book book sets out a compelling argument for including ecosystem-based approaches to mitigation and adaptation as a third essential pillar in national strategies to address climate change. Such ecosystem-based strategies can offer cost-effective, proven and sustainable solutions contributing to, and complementing, other national and regional adaptation strategies.

Ecosystem Based Adaptation

Ecosystem Based Adaptation
Author: Noralene Uy,Rajib Shaw
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-12-14
ISBN 10: 1780526911
ISBN 13: 9781780526911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Based Adaptation Book Review:

Ecosystems are often examined from a ecological perspective because of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This book makes a case for ecosystem-based adaptation by arguing that ecosystems and its services are critical in the climate change and disaster risk reduction fields.

Ecosystem based Adaptation

Ecosystem based Adaptation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 2831712157
ISBN 13: 9782831712154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Building Resilience to Climate Change

Building Resilience to Climate Change
Author: Angela Andrade Pérez,Bernal Herrera Fernández,Roberto Cazzolla Gatti
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 2831712904
ISBN 13: 9782831712901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building Resilience to Climate Change Book Review:

With climate change now a certainty, the question is how much change there will be and what can be done about it. One of the answers is through adaptation. Many of the lessons that are being learned in adaptation are from success stories from the field. This publication contains eleven case studies covering different ecosystems and regions around the world. Its aim is to summarize some current applications of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation concept and its tools used around the world, and also draw lessons from experiences in conservation adaptation.

Riverine Ecosystem Management

Riverine Ecosystem Management
Author: Stefan Schmutz,Jan Sendzimir
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 3319732501
ISBN 13: 9783319732503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riverine Ecosystem Management Book Review:

This open access book surveys the frontier of scientific river research and provides examples to guide management towards a sustainable future of riverine ecosystems. Principal structures and functions of the biogeosphere of rivers are explained; key threats are identified, and effective solutions for restoration and mitigation are provided. Rivers are among the most threatened ecosystems of the world. They increasingly suffer from pollution, water abstraction, river channelisation and damming. Fundamental knowledge of ecosystem structure and function is necessary to understand how human acitivities interfere with natural processes and which interventions are feasible to rectify this. Modern water legislation strives for sustainable water resource management and protection of important habitats and species. However, decision makers would benefit from more profound understanding of ecosystem degradation processes and of innovative methodologies and tools for efficient mitigation and restoration. The book provides best-practice examples of sustainable river management from on-site studies, European-wide analyses and case studies from other parts of the world. This book will be of interest to researchers in the field of aquatic ecology, river system functioning, conservation and restoration, to postgraduate students, to institutions involved in water management, and to water related industries.

Anticipating Future Environments

Anticipating Future Environments
Author: Shana Lee Hirsch
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 029574748X
ISBN 13: 9780295747484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticipating Future Environments Book Review:

Drought. Wildfire. Extreme flooding. How does climate change affect the daily work of scientists? Ecological restoration is often premised on the idea of returning a region to an earlier, healthier state. Yet the effects of climate change undercut that premise and challenge the ways scientists can work, destabilizing the idea of “normalcy” and revealing the politics that shape what scientists can do. How can the practice of ecological restoration shift to anticipate an increasingly dynamic future? And how does a scientific field itself adapt to climate change? Restoration efforts in the Columbia River Basin—a vast and diverse landscape experiencing warming waters, less snowpack, and greater fluctuations in precipitation—may offer answers to some of these questions. Shana Hirsch tells the story of restoration science in the basin, surveying its past and detailing the work of today’s salmon habitat restoration efforts. Her analysis offers critical insight into scientific practices, emerging approaches and ways of thinking, the incorporation of future climate change scenarios into planning, and the ultimate transformation—or adaptation—of the science of ecological restoration. For scientists and environmental managers around the globe, Anticipating Future Environments will shed light on how to more effectively cope with climate change.

Ecosystem Based Management Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity

Ecosystem Based Management  Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity
Author: Timothy G. O’Higgins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030458431
ISBN 13: 9783030458430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World Conservation

World Conservation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433067665012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies

Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies
Author: Shalini Dhyani,Anil Kumar Gupta,Madhav Karki
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 9811547122
ISBN 13: 9789811547126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies Book Review:

Over the past few decades, the frequency and severity of natural and human-induced disasters have increased across Asia. These disasters lead to substantial loss of life, livelihoods and community assets, which not only threatens the pace of socio-economic development, but also undo hard-earned gains. Extreme events and disasters such as floods, droughts, heat, fire, cyclones and tidal surges are known to be exacerbated by environmental changes including climate change, land-use changes and natural resource degradation. Increasing climate variability and multi-dimensional vulnerabilities have severely affected the social, ecological and economic capacities of the people in the region who are, economically speaking, those with the least capacity to adapt. Climatic and other environmental hazards and anthropogenic risks, coupled with weak and wavering capacities, severely impact the ecosystems and Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP) and, thereby, to human well-being. Long-term resilience building through disaster risk reduction and integrated adaptive climate planning, therefore, has become a key priority for scientists and policymakers alike. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is a cost-effective approach that utilizes ecosystem and biodiversity services for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, while also providing a range of co-benefits like sustainable livelihoods and food, water and energy security. This book discusses the concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) – both as a science and as art – and elaborates on how it can be applied to develop healthy and resilient ecosystems locally, nationally, regionally and globally. The book covers illustrative methods and tools adopted for applying NbS in different countries. The authors discuss NbS applications and challenges, research trends and future insights that have wider regional and global relevance. The aspects covered include: landscape restoration, ecosystem-based adaptation, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, ecological restoration, ecosystem-based protected areas management, green infrastructure development, nature-friendly infrastructure development in various ecosystem types, agro-climatic zones and watersheds. The book offers insights into understanding the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the grass roots level and can help indigenous and local communities harness ecosystem services to help achieve them. It offers a unique, essential resource for researchers, students, corporations, administrators and policymakers working in the fields of the environment, geography, development, policy planning, the natural sciences, life sciences, agriculture, health, climate change and disaster studies.

Experiences from SGP

Experiences from SGP
Author: Global Environment Facility
Publsiher: Global Environment Facility
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1884122418
ISBN 13: 9781884122415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
Author: Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 3319560913
ISBN 13: 9783319560915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas Book Review:

This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Stormwater Planning

Stormwater Planning
Author: British Columbia. Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection,Kim A. Stephens
Publsiher: British Columbia, Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780772648051
ISBN 13: 0772648050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems

Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems
Author: R. C. Wissmar,Peter A. Bisson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015059320641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Restoring River Ecosystems Book Review:

Fisheries and natural resource managers and policymakers need more efficient procedures for identifying sources of variability in ecosystems (natural and managed) and assessing uncertainties of managing and making decisions for developing and implementing river restoration strategies. This book sets to integrate perspectives on variability of physical and biological functions and concepts of uncertainty in natural and managed lands, into strategies for renewing and conserving river ecosystems. (Midwest).

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
Author: Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 1317687035
ISBN 13: 9781317687030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780309045346
ISBN 13: 0309045347
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems Book Review:

Aldo Leopold, father of the "land ethic," once said, "The time has come for science to busy itself with the earth itself. The first step is to reconstruct a sample of what we had to begin with." The concept he expressedâ€"restorationâ€"is defined in this comprehensive new volume that examines the prospects for repairing the damage society has done to the nation's aquatic resources: lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems outlines a national strategy for aquatic restoration, with practical recommendations, and features case studies of aquatic restoration activities around the country. The committee examines: Key concepts and techniques used in restoration. Common factors in successful restoration efforts. Threats to the health of the nation's aquatic ecosystems. Approaches to evaluation before, during, and after a restoration project. The emerging specialties of restoration and landscape ecology.

The Missouri River Ecosystem

The Missouri River Ecosystem
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2002-07-22
ISBN 10: 9780309170031
ISBN 13: 0309170036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Missouri River Ecosystem Book Review:

The Missouri River Ecosystem: Exploring the Prospects for Recovery resulted from a study conducted at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The nation’s longest river, the Missouri River and its floodplain ecosystem experienced substantial environmental and hydrologic changes during the twentieth century. The context of Missouri River dam and reservoir system management is marked by sharp differences between stakeholders regarding the river’s proper management regime. The management agencies have been challenged to determine the appropriate balance between these competing interests. This Water Science and Technology Board report reviews the ecological state of the river and floodplain ecosystem, scientific research of the ecosystem, and the prospects for implementing an adaptive management approach, all with a view toward helping move beyond ongoing scientific and other differences. The report notes that continued ecological degradation of the ecosystem is certain unless some portion of pre-settlement river flows and processes were restored. The report also includes recommendations to enhance scientific knowledge through carefully planned and monitored river management actions and the enactment of a Missouri River Protection and Recovery Act.