Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
Scenarios Findings of the Scenarios Working Group v. 2
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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being by Steve R Carpenter
Book DescriptionScenarios are an invaluable tool for analyzing complex systems and understanding possible outcomes. This second volume of the MA series explores the implications of four different approaches for managing ecosystem services in the face of growing human demand for them: The Global Orchestration approach, in which we emphasize equity, economic growth, and public goods, reacting to ecosystem problems when they reach critical stages; Order from Strength, which emphasizes security and economic growth; Adapting Mosaic, which emphasizes proactive management of ecosystems, local adaptation, and flexible governance; TechnoGarden, a globalized approach with an emphasis on green technology and a proactive approach to managing ecosystems. The Scenarios volume will help decision-makers and managers identify development paths that better maintain the resilience of ecosystems, and can reduce the risk of damage to human well-being and the environment.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559633918
(279mm x 216mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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This second volume of the MA series explores the implications of four different approaches for managing ecosystem services in the face of growing human demand for them. The Scenarios volume will help decision-makers and managers identify development paths and can reduce the risk of damage to human well-being and the environment.
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Author Biography - Steve R Carpenter
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's work is overseen by a 45-member Board of Directors, co-chaired by Robert Watson, Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor for the Environment of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank, and A.H. Zakri, director of the United Nations University s Institute of Advanced Studies. The Assessment Panel, which oversees the technical work of the MA, includes 13 of the world s leading social and natural scientists. It is co-chaired by Angela Cropper of the Cropper Foundation and Harold Mooney of Stanford University. Walter Reid is the director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment."
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