Category: Environmental Policy

Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts by Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

By Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers

This e-book explores the gendered dimensions of contemporary land governance ameliorations around the globe within the wake of remarkable pressures on land and normal assets. those complicated modern forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure defense and wellbeing and fitness, and that in their families.

Bringing jointly fourteen empirical group case stories from around the globe, the booklet examines governance ameliorations of land and land-based assets as a result of 4 significant tactics of tenure swap: advertisement land established investments, the formalization of time-honored tenure, the privatization of communal lands, and post-conflict resettlement and redistribution reforms. each one contribution conscientiously analyses the gendered dimensions of those alterations, exploring either the gender impression of the land tenure reforms and the social and political financial system in which those reforms materialize. The instances supply very important insights for determination makers to raised advertise and layout an efficient gender lens into land tenure reforms and ordinary source administration rules.

This e-book could be of serious curiosity to researchers enticing with land and traditional source administration matters from a wide selection of disciplines, together with anthropology, sociology, improvement reports, and political technology, in addition to coverage makers, practitioners, and activists serious about setting, improvement, and social equity.

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Implementing health-protective features and practices in by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Federal Facilities Council

Indoor environmental caliber (IEQ) is prompted by means of development layout; heating, air flow, and air-conditioning structures; and development fabrics, in addition to via development operations, upkeep, and house responsibilities strategies. expanding facts means that antagonistic health and wellbeing results in staff, scholars, health facility sufferers, and others are associated with the presence of indoor pollution and different elements of poor-quality indoor environments. Implementing Health-Protective positive factors and Practices in Buildings explores this factor and discusses ongoing study and attainable thoughts for imposing alterations in criteria and practices for indoor environmental quality.

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The Environment in Anthropology: A Reader in Ecology, by Nora Haenn, Allison Harnish, Richard Wilk

By Nora Haenn, Allison Harnish, Richard Wilk

The atmosphere in Anthropology presents ecology and present environmental stories from an anthropological perspective. From the classics to the most up-tp-date scholarship, this article connects the speculation and perform in atmosphere and anthropology, supplying readers with a robust highbrow beginning in addition to providing functional instruments for fixing environmental problems.
 
Haenn, Wilk, and Harnish pose the main pressing questions of environmental defense: How are environmental difficulties mediated via cultural values? What are the environmental results of urbanization? while do environmentalists’ ambitions and activities clash with these of indigenous peoples? How do we investigate the impression of “environmentally right” companies? in addition they disguise the elemental issues of inhabitants progress, huge scale improvement, biodiversity conservation, sustainable environmental administration, indigenous teams, intake, and globalization.
 
This revised variation addresses new subject matters comparable to water, poisonous waste, neoliberalism, environmental heritage, environmental activism, and REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and wooded area Degradation), and it situates anthropology within the multi-disciplinary box of environmental study. It additionally bargains readers a advisor for constructing their very own plan for environmental action. This quantity bargains an creation to the breadth of ecological and environmental anthropology in addition to to its old tendencies and present advancements. Balancing landmark essays with state-of-the-art scholarship, bridging conception and perform, and delivering feedback for extra analyzing and new instructions for research, The surroundings in Anthropology continues to supply the correct creation to a burgeoning box.
 

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Act of Justice by Burrus M. Carnahan

By Burrus M. Carnahan

In his first inaugural handle, Abraham Lincoln declared that as president he could "have no lawful correct" to intrude with the establishment of slavery. but below years later, he issued a proclamation meant to loose all slaves during the accomplice states. while critics challenged the constitutional soundness of the act, Lincoln pointed to the foreign legislation and usages of conflict because the criminal foundation for his Proclamation, saying that the structure invested the president "with the legislations of battle in time of war." because the Civil conflict intensified, the Lincoln management slowly and reluctantly accorded complete belligerent rights to the Confederacy below the legislation of warfare. This integrated designating a prisoner of struggle prestige for captives, honoring flags of truce, and negotiating formal agreements for the trade of prisoners -- practices that laid the highbrow foundations for emancipation. as soon as the USA allowed Confederates all of the privileges of belligerents lower than overseas legislations, it that they need to additionally undergo the dangers, together with trial by way of army courts, seizure of estate, and at last the emancipation of slaves. Even after the Lincoln management made up our minds to use the legislations of conflict, it was once uncertain even if nation and federal courts could agree. After cautious research, writer Burrus M. Carnahan concludes that if the courts had made up our minds that the proclamation used to be now not justified, the end result may were the private criminal legal responsibility of hundreds of thousands of Union officials to aggrieved slave vendors. This argument deals additional help to the suggestion that Lincoln's hold up in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation was once an workout of political prudence, now not a private reluctance to unfastened the slaves. In Act of Justice, Carnahan contends that Lincoln used to be no reluctant emancipator; he wrote a really radical record that taken care of accomplice slaves as an oppressed humans instead of simply as enemy estate. during this appreciate, Lincoln's proclamation expected the mental conflict strategies of the 20th and twenty-first centuries. Carnahan's exploration of the president's warfare powers illuminates the origins of early debates approximately conflict powers and the structure and their hyperlink to foreign legislations.

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Cultural Heritage and Development: A Framework for Action in by World Bank

By World Bank

This booklet analyzes the cultural historical past region within the center East and North Africa area and the realm Bank's coverage and operational reviews during this zone during the last six years―1996 to 2001. It additionally offers an outline and an research of the adventure of the center East and North Africa zone in aiding patrimony maintenance and descriptions its process and techniques for destiny actions during this quarter. This quantity deals operational feedback for addressing a few of the cultural, monetary, institutional and fiscal difficulties of integrating patrimony administration inside improvement frameworks.

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Climate Code Red: The Case for Emergency Action by David Spratt

By David Spratt

Revealing broad medical proof that the worldwide warming quandary is much worse than formally indicated, this meticulously documented call-to-action argues that the planet is sort of on the element of no go back. From huge ice sheets disintegrating and devastating losses of species to the promise that sea degrees will upward push greater than sixteen ft this century, this research exhibits that it truly is not a case of ways even more should be “safely” emitted yet even if emissions might be stopped thoroughly sooner than the Earth’s weather is past human recovery. Demonstrating that those imperatives are incompatible with politics and a "business as traditional" perspective, this survey illustrates how the surroundings faces a sustainability emergency that urgently calls for a transparent holiday from failure-inducing compromise.

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Collecting the Dots: Problem Formulation and Solution by Martin C. Libicki

By Martin C. Libicki

Throughout a wide selection of endeavors, failure to count on catastrophe has been ascribed to the lack to "connect the dots." yet to "connect the dots," one needs to first "collect the dots." The authors examine the limitations to circulating vital details and describes methods for bringing info jointly in a significant manner and describe a proper method for accumulating the dots.

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Climate Change and Vulnerability by Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde, Jyoti Kulkarni, Anthony Nyong,

By Neil Leary, Cecilia Conde, Jyoti Kulkarni, Anthony Nyong, Juan Pulhin

?Sound and reliable case reports on vulnerability and version were woefully missing within the foreign discourse on weather swap. This set of books starts off to bridge the gap.? Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary normal and government Director of United international locations surroundings Programme ?Important analyzing for college kids and practitioners alike.? Martin Parry, Co-Chair, operating team II (Impacts, edition and Vulnerability), Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap (IPCC) ?This e-book fills a big hole in our knowing ... it's policy-relevant and merits to be largely read.? Richard Klein, Senior learn Fellow, Stockholm setting Institute (SEI), Sweden The award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC brings wanted cognizance to the threats from weather switch for hugely weak areas of the constructing global. This authoritative quantity (along with its significant other overlaying version) due to the paintings of the exams of affects and variations to weather swap (AIACC) undertaking introduced with the IPCC in 2002, is the 1st to supply an in-depth research of the stakes in constructing nations. It discusses who's weak and the character and reasons in their vulnerability for elements of the realm which were poorly researched until now. It additionally offers researchers with new examples of purposes of vulnerability evaluate equipment, an method that's of starting to be curiosity within the weather switch region yet for which there are fairly few purposes within the literature. released with TWAS and begin

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