The State of the Nation s Ecosystems

The State of the Nation s Ecosystems
Author: The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment,The H. John Heinz III Center for Science,H. John Heinz, III,The H John Heinz III Center for Science Economics and the Environment,Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment Staff
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2002-09-09
ISBN: 9780521525725
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the Nation s Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

We all rely on a familiar set of indicators - interest rates, unemployment, inflation, the Dow Jones index, and GDP, for example - to gauge the performance of national economies. No such measures are currently available to describe the environment. This book lays out a blueprint for periodic reporting on the condition and use of ecosystems in the United States. Developed by experts from businesses, environmental organizations, universities, and federal, state, and local government agencies, it is designed to provide policymakers and the general public with a succinct and comprehensive - yet scientifically sound and non-partisan - view of 'how we are doing'. This book should prove invaluable for decision makers in natural resource management and environmental policy in government and environmental organizations, businesses, and trade associations; academics with a research or teaching interest in environmental issues; and the general public interested in the continued well-being of American ecosystems.

The state of the nation s ecosystems

 The state of the nation s ecosystems
Author: United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ecosystem health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agriculture and Biodiversity Developing Indicators for Policy Analysis

Agriculture and Biodiversity Developing Indicators for Policy Analysis
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003-06-17
ISBN: 9264199217
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture and Biodiversity Developing Indicators for Policy Analysis Book Excerpt:

This book is a collection of papers from the OECD meeting on Agri-biodiversity Indicators held jointly with the EU and international organisations. A key outcome was to establish a common agri-biodiversity framework that helps understand the complexity of agri-biodiversity linkages.

EPA strategic plan 20032008 direction for the future

EPA strategic plan 20032008 direction for the future
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1428905006
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Status and Trends of the Nation s Biological Resources

Status and Trends of the Nation s Biological Resources
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 964
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biodiversity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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System of Environmental Economic Accounting 2012 Experimental Ecosystems Accounting

System of Environmental Economic Accounting 2012 Experimental Ecosystems Accounting
Author: OECD,United Nations,European Union,The World Bank,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN: 9210562852
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

System of Environmental Economic Accounting 2012 Experimental Ecosystems Accounting Book Excerpt:

Ecosystem accounting is a relatively new and emerging field dealing with integrating complex biophysical data, tracking changes in ecosystems and linking those changes to economic and other human activity. There is an increasing urgency to advance this emerging field of statistics on ecosystems.

Original Nation Approaches to Inter National Law

Original Nation Approaches to Inter National Law
Author: Hiroshi Fukurai,Richard Krooth
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2021
ISBN: 3030592731
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Original Nation Approaches to Inter National Law Book Excerpt:

"A bold shot across the bow of orthodoxy where conceptions of world order are concerned, Original Nation Approaches to Inter-National Law is sure to stimulate reconsideration of a range of past assumptions regarding the legitimacy and even the viability of the prevailing statist system of global dominion. In offering clear alternatives, this book is not only timely but urgently needed." --Ward Churchill, author of Struggle for the Land (1993), On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (2003), and Kill the Indian, Save the Man (2004) "A powerful manifesto for a true 'Inter-National' law against the hegemonic 'international' system of states and a resounding reminder that human emancipation cannot be separated from ecological justice." --Chulwoo Lee, Professor of Law, Yonsei Law School, Korea This book introduces the Original Nation scholarship to examine the historical genealogy of the nation's struggles against the state. A fundamentally different portrait of history, geography, politics, and the role of law emerges when the perspective of the nation and peoples is placed at the center of geopolitical analysis of global affairs. In contrast to traditional and canonical state-centric narratives, the Original Nation scholarship offers a diametrically distinct "on-the-ground" and "bottom-up" portrait of the struggle, resistance, and defiance of the nation and peoples. It exposes persistent global patterns of genocide, ecocide, and ethnocide that have resulted from attempts by the state to occupy, suppress, exploit, and destroy the nation. The Original Nation scholarship offers a powerful and widely applicable intellectual tool to examine the history of resilience, emancipatory struggles, and collective efforts to build a vibrant alternative world among the nation and peoples across the globe. Hiroshi Fukurai is Professor of Legal Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, and is the Immediate-Past President of the Asian Law and Society Association (ALSA). Richard Krooth is a practicing attorney and Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA.

Fire Management in the American West

Fire Management in the American West
Author: Mark Hudson
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1457111551
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Management in the American West Book Excerpt:

Most journalists and academics attribute the rise of wildfires in the western United States to the USDA Forest Service's successful fire-elimination policies of the twentieth century. However, in Fire Management in the American West, Mark Hudson argues that although a century of suppression did indeed increase the hazard of wildfire, the responsibility does not lie with the USFS alone. The roots are found in the Forest Service's relationships with other, more powerful elements of society--the timber industry in particular. Drawing on correspondence both between and within the Forest Service and the major timber industry associations, newspaper articles, articles from industry outlets, and policy documents from the late 1800s through the present, Hudson shows how the US forest industry, under the constraint of profitability, pushed the USFS away from private industry regulation and toward fire exclusion, eventually changing national forest policy into little more than fire policy. More recently, the USFS has attempted to move beyond the policy of complete fire suppression. Interviews with public land managers in the Pacific Northwest shed light on the sources of the agency's struggles as it attempts to change the way we understand and relate to fire in the West. Fire Management in the American West will be of great interest to environmentalists, sociologists, fire managers, scientists, and academics and students in environmental history and forestry.

Genetically Modified Organisms in Crop Production and Their Effects on the Environment

Genetically Modified Organisms in Crop Production and Their Effects on the Environment
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789251055984
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetically Modified Organisms in Crop Production and Their Effects on the Environment Book Excerpt:

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted an Expert Consultation on "Genetically Modified Organisms in Crop Production and Their Effects on the Environment: Methodologies for Monitoring and the Way Ahead" from 18 to 20 January in Rome. The main objective of the consultation was to review the scientific basis for, and procedures to establish, effective post-release monitoring of genetically modified (GM) crops and develop guidelines to strengthen member countries' capacities to design and carry out monitoring programmes. The consultation was a follow-up to the earlier FAO Expert Consultation on "Environmental Effects of Genetically Modified Crops", which had recommended the environmental effects of GM crops be assessed on a case-by-case basis and emphasized the need to monitor possible medium- to long-term environmental impacts. The main outputs of the meeting were: a review of the scientific criteria and procedures; strategies that could form the basis of efficient monitoring programmes; recommendations for both scientists managing the monitoring process and policy makers.

The State of the Nation s Ecosystems 2008

The State of the Nation s Ecosystems 2008
Author: H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the Nation s Ecosystems 2008 Book Excerpt:

Revised and updated periodically, The State of the Nation's Ecosystems is widely recognized as America's most comprehensive report on the condition of our lands, waters, and living resources. Like the acclaimed first edition, this second edition provides nonpartisan, scientifically reliable information for policymakers, scientists, journalists, and anyone who is interested in the state of America's environment. The State of the Nation's Ecosystems provides a way to ?take the pulse” of America's environment. It is organized around the nation's primary ecosystems: farmlands, forests, fresh waters, coasts and oceans, grasslands and shrublands, urban and suburban areas, and the nation as a whole. For each, it identifies what should be measured, counted, and reported so that decision makers and others can understand the changes that are occurring, set priorities for action, and measure whether we are achieving our environmental goals. Conditions are tracked using approximately 100 indicators, agreed upon by hundreds of experts from universities, government agencies, corporations, and environmental organizations. The new report refines the set of indicators and supplies data. Until its publication, there was no environmental equivalent to the kind of ?key economic indicators” that help to gauge the economic health of the nation, like gross domestic product. The State of the Nation's Ecosystems provides our first set of ?key environmental indicators.” It won't eliminate differences of opinion about environmental policy, but it will provide a common set of data to inform the debate as well as a common yardstick for measuring the effectiveness of our actions. Most importantly, it will provide much-needed assistance in setting our future agenda.

Valuing Ecosystem Services

Valuing Ecosystem Services
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Assessing and Valuing the Services of Aquatic and Related Terrestrial Ecosystems
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2005-05-14
ISBN: 030909318X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuing Ecosystem Services Book Excerpt:

Nutrient recycling, habitat for plants and animals, flood control, and water supply are among the many beneficial services provided by aquatic ecosystems. In making decisions about human activities, such as draining a wetland for a housing development, it is essential to consider both the value of the development and the value of the ecosystem services that could be lost. Despite a growing recognition of the importance of ecosystem services, their value is often overlooked in environmental decision-making. This report identifies methods for assigning economic value to ecosystem servicesâ€"even intangible onesâ€"and calls for greater collaboration between ecologists and economists in such efforts.

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Ecological and Economic Foundations

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity  Ecological and Economic Foundations
Author: Pushpam Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 1136538798
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Ecological and Economic Foundations Book Excerpt:

Human well-being relies critically on ecosystem services provided by nature. Examples include water and air quality regulation, nutrient cycling and decomposition, plant pollination and flood control, all of which are dependent on biodiversity. They are predominantly public goods with limited or no markets and do not command any price in the conventional economic system, so their loss is often not detected and continues unaddressed and unabated. This in turn not only impacts human well-being, but also seriously undermines the sustainability of the economic system. It is against this background that TEEB: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity project was set up in 2007 and led by the United Nations Environment Programme to provide a comprehensive global assessment of economic aspects of these issues. This book, written by a team of international experts, represents the scientific state of the art, providing a comprehensive assessment of the fundamental ecological and economic principles of measuring and valuing ecosystem services and biodiversity, and showing how these can be mainstreamed into public policies. This volume and subsequent TEEB outputs will provide the authoritative knowledge and guidance to drive forward the biodiversity conservation agenda for the next decade.

Status and Trends of the Nation s Biological Resources

Status and Trends of the Nation s Biological Resources
Author: Michael J. Mac
Publsiher: United States Geological
Total Pages: 964
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study

Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration Study
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Environmental Indicators for North America

Environmental Indicators for North America
Author: United Nations,United Nations Environment Programme
Publsiher: UNEP/Earthprint
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789280726831
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Indicators for North America Book Excerpt:

Although the environment of North America is not dissected by political borders, Canada and the United States often measure environmental conditions and report on them using different indicators. This report examines the environmental indicators used by both nations, and based on analysis of current research into common methodologies used in national, regional and global environmental reporting, it goes on to draw lessons for the development of bilateral indicators to cover the North American region.

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coral reef conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States Book Excerpt:

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of The United States and Pacific Freely Associated States 2002

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of The United States and Pacific Freely Associated States  2002
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coral reef conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecosystem Services in the Gariep Basin

Ecosystem Services in the Gariep Basin
Author: Erin Bohensky,Belinda Reyer,Albert van Jaarsveld
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 1919980350
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecosystem Services in the Gariep Basin Book Excerpt:

This assessment report is a component of the multiple-scale southern African sub-global assessment (SAfMA), which investigated the condition and trends of ecosystem services and human well-being in the Gariep basin from 1993 to 2003, as well as future scenarios and possible responses to ecosystem change. The assessment features highlights from four local-scale assessments nested within the basin: Sehlabathebe, Great Fish River, Richtersveld and the Gauteng Province.

Effective Ecological Monitoring

Effective Ecological Monitoring
Author: Gene Likens,David Lindenmayer
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05
ISBN: 1486308937
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Effective Ecological Monitoring Book Excerpt:

Long-term monitoring programs are fundamental to understanding the natural environment and managing major environmental problems. Yet they are often done very poorly and ineffectively. This second edition of the highly acclaimed Effective Ecological Monitoring describes what makes monitoring programs successful and how to ensure that long-term monitoring studies persist. The book has been fully revised and updated but remains concise, illustrating key aspects of effective monitoring with case studies and examples. It includes new sections comparing surveillance-based and question-based monitoring, analysing environmental observation networks, and provides examples of adaptive monitoring. Based on the authors’ 80 years of collective experience in running long-term research and monitoring programs, Effective Ecological Monitoring is a valuable resource for the natural resource management, ecological and environmental science and policy communities.

Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics
Author: Paul G. Harris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2022-03-25
ISBN: 1000515141
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics Book Excerpt:

This handbook brings together leading international academic experts to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of global environmental politics. Fully revised, updated and expanded to 45 chapters, the book: • Describes the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explains the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it. • Examines the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the roles of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors. • Addresses the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalization, justice, ethics, public participation and citizenship. • Assesses the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. This second edition includes new chapters on plastics, climate change, energy, earth system governance and the Anthropocene. It is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, globalization, international relations and political science.