Forests Trees and Human Health

Forests  Trees and Human Health

While the focus is primarily on health priorities defined within Europe, this volume explicitly draws also on research from North America.

Author: Kjell Nilsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048198062

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 427

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The link between modern lifestyles and increasing levels of chronic heart disease, obesity, stress and poor mental health is a concern across the world. The cost of dealing with these conditions places a large burden on national public health budgets so that policymakers are increasingly looking at prevention as a cost-effective alternative to medical treatment. Attention is turning towards interactions between the environment and lifestyles. Exploring the relationships between health, natural environments in general, and forests in particular, this groundbreaking book is the outcome of the European Union’s COST Action E39 ‘Forests, Trees and Human Health and Wellbeing’, and draws together work carried out over four years by scientists from 25 countries working in the fields of forestry, health, environment and social sciences. While the focus is primarily on health priorities defined within Europe, this volume explicitly draws also on research from North America.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Payments for Environmental Services Forest Conservation and Climate Change

Payments for Environmental Services  Forest Conservation and Climate Change

This resourceful book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced ...

Author: Luca Tacconi

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781849806015

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 208

This resourceful book draws on several case studies to derive implications for the design of Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes that are very relevant to current climate change negotiations and the implementation of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) schemes at the national level. With its focus on livelihoods, the book also provides important lessons that are relevant to the design of PES schemes focusing on environmental services other than carbon conservation. Drawing practical lessons for the design of activities aimed at reducing deforestation and forest degradation while benefiting rural people, this book will appeal to academics, practitioners and students involved in the fields of environment and natural resource management, forestry and development studies. This insightful study is accessible also to non-experts in presenting the key issues faced in avoiding deforestation and benefiting livelihoods.
Categories: Nature

Environment and Forestry Management

Environment and Forestry Management

4 ) preventive measures related to sedimentation in reservoirs ; 5 ) improvement
of raised - bed rivers ; 6 ) environmental improvement projects ; and 7 ) sabo
works for active volcanoes . Forest conservation works Forest conservation works
 ...

Author: Asian Productivity Organization

Publisher: Asian Productivity Org

ISBN: MINN:31951D00894550Y

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 298

View: 868

Categories: Environmental policy

Forest Resources for the Environment and the Economy Act

Forest Resources for the Environment and the Economy Act

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management of
the Committee on Energy and Natural ... Overall we are very supportive of S.
1457 , the " Forest Resources for the Environment and the Economy Act . ” Like
many ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Forests and Public Land Management

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5126028

Category: Carbon sequestration

Page: 43

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Categories: Carbon sequestration

Land Use and Forest Resources in a Changing Environment

Land Use and Forest Resources in a Changing Environment

Furthermore, the Forest Practices Board had, more than two and a half years after
the decision in Classic U, made no attempt either to broaden its definition of
Class IV Special to include forest practices deemed by environmental and ...

Author: University of Washington. College of Forest Resources

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029596104X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 623

Categories: Business & Economics

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007 EPA Forest Service Indian Health Service

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2007  EPA  Forest Service  Indian Health Service

Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and
Related Agencies. In FY 2005 the agency leveraged approximately $ 19.4 million
in Challenge Cost Share projects from partners across the range of Forest
Service ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02598268C

Category: Government publications

Page:

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Categories: Government publications

Environmental Ethics and Forestry

Environmental Ethics and Forestry

Since the mid-1970s, American forestry has come under increasingly vigorous scrutiny. This reader brings together a variety of thinking in environmental ethics and philosophy as it applies to forestry.

Author: Peter C. List

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566397855

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 992

Since the mid-1970s, American forestry has come under increasingly vigorous scrutiny. This reader brings together a variety of thinking in environmental ethics and philosophy as it applies to forestry.
Categories: Nature

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World a European Perspective

Sustainable Forest Management in a Changing World  a European Perspective

'Every so often, a discipline should take stock where we are and where we are going. This book is doing that in a very timely manner.

Author: Peter Spathelf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048133017

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

View: 525

Yet another book on the topic of ‘Sustainable Forest Management’ can only be justified by new information that is of direct relevance. The contents of this volume concentrate on the very latest factors and developments, thus, hopefully, contributing both to the book’s attractiveness and to closing gaps in the discipline’s database. This book is written for researchers in the field of forest management, international forestry, and climate change-related issues, legal and policy advisors, as well as for managers of private companies who deal with SFM. The authors of the various sections are scientists in the field of forestry and other environmental sciences. They represent different institutions, mainly universities and research agencies in Germany, but also high-level international institutions in development co-operation, such as the World Bank, FAO, and IIASA. The scope of the book is to refresh the meanings and perceptions of SFM against the background of the rapid changes in our natural and social environment. Climate change and the rapid increase of atmospheric CO concentration is a global process 2 with negative impacts of different kinds, among others on natural ecosystems such as forests. A crucial issue therefore is how forest management can contribute to forest conservation in light of changing climatic conditions. Moreover, policy changes such as the introduction of certification schemes and the new emphasis laid on Non-Wood Forest Products justify the re-evaluation of the role of SFM in delivering ecological goods and services from our forests.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Forestry and the Environment

Forestry and the Environment

Forestry and the environment in developing countries (How to account for environmental degradation; Household production and consumption for forestry and economic development; tests of hypotheses regarding women, fuelwood, improved stoves ...

Author: Wiktor L. Adamowicz

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: MINN:31951D00901195I

Category: Forest and forestry

Page: 304

View: 784

Forestry and the environment in developing countries (How to account for environmental degradation; Household production and consumption for forestry and economic development; tests of hypotheses regarding women, fuelwood, improved stoves and open access resources in Nepal; An economic view of deforestation: concept and application in a severely deforested country; Multiple objective welfare functions: an application to Malaysian forestry); Forestry and the environment: policy options (Forest tenoure, management incentives and the search for sustainable development policies; The Wastepaper dilemma: can newsprint recyclin legislation kill two birds with one stone?; Recreation, tourism and propertry rights to land: the economics of public access rights in Sweden); Impacts on the environment (Existence values in benefit-cost analysis and damage assessment; What would an ecological economics actually do to integrate ecosystem and social system health? A spectrum of appoaches; The valuation of forest characteristics; The environmental economic impact of woodland: a tro stage hedonic price model of the amenity value of forestry in britain; Economic of reforestation in British Columbia When benefits of CO2 reduction are taken into account); Forestry, the environment and economic issues: dynamic issues in resource allocation; Resource economics; persistent conventions and contrary evidence; Empirical measures of factors affecting social rates discount; Dynamic inconsistency in valuain environmental goods).
Categories: Forest and forestry

Exploring Biological Diversity Environment and Local People s Perspectives in Forest Landscapes Methods for a Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment

Exploring Biological Diversity  Environment  and Local People s Perspectives in Forest Landscapes  Methods for a Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment

increasingly turning to CIFOR for advice on forest related issues. At both regional
and national levels, CIFOR is deeply engaged in contributing to policy reform. At
the international level CIFOR is well placed to promote due attention to local ...

Author: Douglas Sheil

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN: 9789798764882

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 93

View: 506

Operational overview. Villages and communities. Field sample selection. Village-based activities. First community meeting. Community landscape mapping. Selecting local informants. Community-based data collections. Field-based activities. Site, vegetation and trees. Plants and site - ethnoecological data. Soil assessment. Data control and management. Plant taxonomy and verification. Database. Conclusiones.
Categories: Biodiversity

Deforestation Environment and Sustainable Development

Deforestation  Environment  and Sustainable Development

Recent awareness of global deforestation and its impact on the environment and economic development have compelled policymakers to critically examine the reasons behind these phenomena and find ways and means to promote sustainable forest ...

Author: Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275969894

Category: Nature

Page: 261

View: 849

Recent awareness of global deforestation and its impact on the environment and economic development have compelled policymakers to critically examine the reasons behind these phenomena and find ways and means to promote sustainable forest management principles and policies. The contributors analyze these critical issues in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Categories: Nature

Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North Western Europe

Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North Western Europe

This book sets out a series of techniques that have been developed to estimate the environmental impact of afforestation.

Author: Gerrit W. Heil

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402045684

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

View: 861

This book sets out a series of techniques that have been developed to estimate the environmental impact of afforestation. It offers guidelines and decision support systems (DSS) to enable national and international policy makers as well as forest managers to maximize the benefits and minimize the adverse effects of afforestation. This book summarizes afforestation research and shows the application of the developed decision support system.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Global Partnership for Environment and Development

The Global Partnership for Environment and Development

understood the multiple benefits for their livelihoods obtained from forests , yet
only recently has the fundamental value of forests emerged at a wider national
scale . The realization that forests significantly affect the lives of both local and ...

Author:

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: UCSD:31822015431034

Category: Political Science

Page: 116

View: 615

The Global Partnership is an informative book covering the official Earth Summit proceedings in non-technical terms so readers from all walks of life can absorb the goals & implications of that historical event. For the general reader, it interprets AGENDA 21 - an action plan developed to lead environmental development into the 21st century.
Categories: Political Science

Environment and Agriculture

Environment and Agriculture

I could not agree more with the authors especially in connection with their last
observation regarding forestry and policy ... Whether forest resources and
policies can impact on agricultural production and environmental quality is the
topic of this ...

Author: Robert D. Havener

Publisher: Winrock Publications Sales

ISBN: UCAL:B4173604

Category: Agricultural conservation

Page: 265

View: 569

Categories: Agricultural conservation

World Forests Society and Environment

World Forests  Society and Environment

This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view.

Author: Matti Palo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0792353218

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

View: 619

This book addresses current global and regional issues concerning the world's forests, societies and the environment from an independent and non-governmental point of view. A main message is that cooperation on a global scale is not only commendable, but essential if solutions to the problems facing the world's forests are to be found. To achieve this, modern science needs to find a clearer picture of relationships between forests, human activity and the environment and of the consequences of environmental change for the ability of societies to survive. Part I, Editorial Perspectives, is analyzing the ongoing globalization processes of forests, societies and the environment. Part II, Society and Environment, reviews worldwide trends with significance for the future of forests and forestry. While the trends are influenced by forest sector issues, that sector is influenced to a much larger extent by external factors - such as demography, urbanization, or technological development. Part III, Importance of Forests, looks at the value of the goods and services of forests; tangible and intangible; market and non-market; and concludes that failure to recognize their full value is one of the crucial impediments to sustainable development. In Part IV, Global Forum, scientists take up global forestry themes - deforestation, trade and the environment, climate change, biodiversity - with the aim of stimulating wider discussion. Part V, Regional Forum, looks at major themes of particular relevance to Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Europe, such as farm and agroforestry, corruption and concessions, urban forestry and environmental conflicts. Part VI introduces the special theme - forest sectors in transition economies. Teams of scientists from Russia and China focus on the implications of the transition from plan to market economy, illuminating both the very different nature of the forest sector in the two countries and the different transition paths that they have adopted. In the past millennium the entire world has been discovered. In the past half century the contribution of forests to the economy worldwide has been perceived, while only recently have their societal and environmental benefits been globally recognized. Globalization is a demanding process requiring knowledge and information. This book offers knowledge, facts and information – but also values from diverse human and cultural perspectives – about world forests, society and environment to help us towards equity in our use of the global forest, to create a clearer vision on a unasylva.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Energy Use and Environmental Impact of Roundwood and Forest Fuel Production in Sweden

Energy Use and Environmental Impact of Roundwood and Forest Fuel Production in Sweden

42 [ 2 ] Berg S. Methods for environmental assessment of forestry operations - an
overview . Forest and society : the role of research . XIX IUFRO World Congress
2000 , Sub - Plenary Sessions vol . 1 . International Union of Forestry Research ...

Author: Eva-Lotta Lindholm

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03013361E

Category: Biomass energy

Page: 81

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Categories: Biomass energy

Environment and Planning

Environment and Planning

GIS implementation for forest monitoring in the 1990s In the early 1990s the
central Forest Office was solely responsible for ... While the policy environment
for topdown planning was losing popularity in donor and government circles , the
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036953545

Category: Architecture

Page:

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Categories: Architecture

Environment and Development in Bangladesh

Environment and Development in Bangladesh

vention of further environniental degradation and the protection of the
environment . In order to give more attention to environmental issues , a separate
Ministry of Environment and Forest has been created and the Department of ...

Author: A. Atiq Rahman

Publisher: University Press Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015034270374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 359

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Categories: Business & Economics