The Science of Sustainable Development
Local Livelihoods and the Global Environment
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Science of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sayer
Book DescriptionScience faces major challenges in tackling the inter-linked problems of poverty and environmental sustainability. This book reviews how practical science can be applied to real-life conservation and development problems, and aims to demystify the sometimes obscure science of natural resources management, interpreting it for the benefit of those who need to deal with the day to day problems of managing complex natural resource systems. The authors give practical guidance to those who design and manage conservation programmes and demonstrate that technologies are available that enable integrated natural resource management to move from a theory to a reality. They argue that the threats to the natural environment posed by globalisation require an integrated response encompassing different scales, system components, disciplines and knowledge types, and that such a response can yield real benefits to those living in tropical developing countries, whilst also achieving global environment objectives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521534567
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jeffrey Sayer
Sustainable Forests, Hardback (October 2013)
Covers forest conservation, now recognized as crucial to the mitigation of climate change, and its overall implications for forest landscapes, as well as forest ecology and biodiversity conservation within forests.
Evidence-based Conservation, Hardback (June 2011)
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada"--T.p. verso.
Logjam, Paperback (October 2008)
Presents a study that examines the impacts of neoliberal global governance on forests, and offers an overview of international forest politics. This book is suitable for students of global environmental politics and also for forest policy makers.
Forests in Landscapes, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by Jeffrey Sayer
Reviews changes that have occurred in forest management. This title examines the political ecology and economics of forest management, and also reviews the information needs and the use and misuse of criteria and indicators to achieve broad societal goals for forests.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Sayer
Jeffrey Sayer is Senior Associate, Forests for Life Programme, WWF-International, Switzerland. Bruce Campbell is Director, Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia.
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