Sustainable Future for Human Security

Sustainable Future for Human Security

This book focuses on the human and societal aspects of sustainable development.

Author: Benjamin McLellan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811054334

Category: Science

Page: 384

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This book focuses on the human and societal aspects of sustainable development. Three major perspectives are considered: governance and its influence on sustainable development; urban environments and their broader human and environmental impacts; and disaster management. Each of these elements is critical in considering the current and prospective development of societies towards a sustainable future in which human security is guaranteed. This 2-volume set discusses a wide range of topics concerning sustainability and human security in Asia, particularly South East Asia. The individual chapters have been contributed by authors from various fields, and due to the breadth of the material are separated into two thematic volumes.The set offers a valuable resource for professionals and researchers in the urban planning industry, postgraduates, policymakers, government officials and natural resources managers. In addition, it can be used in courses on Environmental Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry, Public Policy and Earth Science.
Categories: Science

Sustainability Capabilities and Human Security

Sustainability  Capabilities and Human Security

This volume explores sustainability from a capabilities perspective, with the motif of human security, inviting a lively discussion within the human development family.

Author: Andrew Crabtree

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030389055

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum have made major contributions to development studies and social philosophy, yet sustainability issues have largely remained outside their domain despite sustainability’s significance and complex relation to their central value of freedom. This volume explores sustainability from a capabilities perspective, with the motif of human security, inviting a lively discussion within the human development family. After introducing the two approaches, authors conceptualize relationships between capabilities and the environment, examine the scientific and normative validity of environmental indicators and analyse intergenerational justice. Climate change is used to exemplify that a human security approach can add an explanatory ontology to the ethical criticisms of contemporary ways of life that champion consumerism. That ontology recognizes shared life experiences, problems and life challenges - a community of fate. The volume ends with a discussion of how the approaches can inform and sometimes critique the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Business & Economics

Sustainable Future for Human Security

Sustainable Future for Human Security

This volume is multi-disciplinary, but with a consistent focus on the natural environment. This 2-volume set discusses a wide range of topics concerning sustainability and human security in Asia, particularly South East Asia.

Author: Benjamin McLellan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811054290

Category: Science

Page: 250

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This book focuses on the environmental components of sustainability, including aspects of resourcing and the environmental impacts of human societies. Marine and tropical forest ecosystems, food security and other natural resources, as well as technologies for the environmental control of societal impacts are examined. This volume is multi-disciplinary, but with a consistent focus on the natural environment. This 2-volume set discusses a wide range of topics concerning sustainability and human security in Asia, particularly South East Asia. The individual chapters have been contributed by authors from various fields, and due to the breadth of the material are separated into two thematic volumes. The set offers a valuable resource for professionals and researchers in the urban planning industry, postgraduates, policymakers, government officials and natural resources managers. In addition, it can be used in courses on Environmental Engineering, Agriculture and Forestry, Public Policy and Earth Science.
Categories: Science

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa

Sustainable Development and Human Security in Africa

The Earth Summit has influenced all subsequent UN conferences that have examined the relationship between human rights, population, social development, ...

Author: Louis A. Picard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482255430

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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Many new development initiatives have been introduced in Africa over the past few decades. Each of these has been heralded as marking a new era in the continent‘s development. However, many of these initiatives have failed to produce sustained results due to numerous challenges, including, most importantly, the lack of good governance. The Africa P
Categories: Political Science

The Uncertain Certainty

The Uncertain Certainty

This collection of essays moves beyond the frequent headline obsession with the Arab-Israeli conflict to consider issues of human security and environmental change that may profoundly affect the Euro-Mediterranean in the first five decades ...

Author: P. H. Liotta

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739105787

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

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This collection of essays moves beyond the frequent headline obsession with the Arab-Israeli conflict to consider issues of human security and environmental change that may profoundly affect the Euro-Mediterranean in the first five decades of the twenty-first century. A scholarly assessment informed by experience in policy work, these analyses of timely and complex topics will have long-term significance for the Euro-Mediterranean.
Categories: Political Science

Agriculture Human Security and Peace

Agriculture  Human Security  and Peace

Covering more than the conventional food-only role of agriculture, the international contributors to Agriculture, Human Security, and Global Peace detail how the solution to agricultural problems can lead to the general socioeconomic and ...

Author: M. Taeb

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557534829

Category: Political Science

Page: 203

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Covering more than the conventional food-only role of agriculture, the international contributors to Agriculture, Human Security, and Global Peace detail how the solution to agricultural problems can lead to the general socioeconomic and political development of impoverished countries. In the end, a stable agricultural policy raises the standards of health and hope for the population.
Categories: Political Science

Environment and Human Security

Environment and Human Security

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Author: Purusottam Bhattacharya

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061737485

Category: Environmental degradation

Page: 298

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Contributed papers presented earlier at a seminar.
Categories: Environmental degradation

Society Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

Society  Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region.

Author: Kamrul Hossain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351171229

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region. It applies the human security framework, which has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP), as a tool to provide answers to many questions that face the Barents population today. The study explores human security dimensions such as environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security in order to assess the current challenges that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In doing so, the book develops a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs in the Barents Region and provides recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities. This book will be a valuable tool for academics, policy-makers and students interested in environmental and human security, sustainable development, environmental studies and the Arctic and Barents Region in particular.
Categories: Nature

Environment Development and Human Security

Environment  Development  and Human Security

This collected volume of essays provides a set of fresh and pertinent perspectives on environment and security coming from the leading South Asian scholars on the subject.

Author: Adil Najam

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015057022868

Category: History

Page: 286

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This collected volume of essays provides a set of fresh and pertinent perspectives on environment and security coming from the leading South Asian scholars on the subject.
Categories: History

Lessons in Sustainable Development from Bangladesh and India

Lessons in Sustainable Development from Bangladesh and India

This Palgrave Pivot looks through social, economic, institutional, and environmental lenses to examine sustainable development in India and Bangladesh.

Author: Simi Mehta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319954837

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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This Palgrave Pivot looks through social, economic, institutional, and environmental lenses to examine sustainable development in India and Bangladesh. The effects of climate change make this comparative study particularly pertinent, as rising sea levels and severe weather events will lead to displacement and migration, exacerbating existing issues. India and Bangladesh share similar cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds and, as a result, face similar challenges: rapid population growth, widespread poverty, food insecurity, and gender inequality. Developing a sustainable future will require policymakers to consider all of these elements in their efforts to create human security.
Categories: Business & Economics

Climate Change Ethics and Human Security

Climate Change  Ethics and Human Security

Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for ...

Author: Karen O'Brien

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139488334

Category: Science

Page:

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Presenting human security perspectives on climate change, this volume raises issues of equity, ethics and environmental justice, as well as our capacity to respond to what is increasingly considered to be the greatest societal challenge for humankind. Written by international experts, it argues that climate change must be viewed as an issue of human security, and not an environmental problem that can be managed in isolation from larger questions concerning development trajectories, and ethical obligations towards the poor and to future generations. The concept of human security offers a new approach to the challenges of climate change, and the responses that could lead to a more equitable and sustainable future. Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security will be of interest to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners concerned with the human dimensions of climate change, as well as to upper-level students in the social sciences and humanities interested in climate change.
Categories: Science

Environmental Change and Human Security in Africa and the Middle East

Environmental Change and Human Security in Africa and the Middle East

This volume brings together insights on the interactions between environmental change and human security in the Middle East and Africa.

Author: Mohamed Behnassi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319456485

Category: Science

Page: 340

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This volume brings together insights on the interactions between environmental change and human security in the Middle East and Africa. These regions face particular challenges in relation to environmental degradation, the decline of natural resources and consequent risks to current and future human security. The chapters provide topical analysis from a range of disciplines on the theory, discourse, policy and practice of responding to global environmental change and threats to human security. Case studies from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq and Syria provide empirical evidence, with a focus section dedicated to the critical issue of water resources and water security in the region. The contributions demonstrate above all that the risks posed to human security arise through multiple and interconnected processes operating across diverse spatial and temporal scales. The complexity of these processes requires new ways of thinking and intervening. As a contribution, the current volume provides engaging insights from theory and practice for those seeking to address the challenges of environmental change.
Categories: Science

Human Security and the Environment

Human Security and the Environment

Sustainable development and human security are closely interlinked and have a variety of indicators in common. q The main indicators for human security are ...

Author: Edward Page

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781950938

Category: Political Science

Page: 297

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In the post-Cold War era, the pre-eminent threats to our security derive from human degradation of vital ecosystems as well as the possibility of war and terrorist attack. This substantial book examines this new 'security-environment' paradigm and the way in which the activities of societies are shifting the balance with nature. The distinguished authors investigate this redefinition of security with particular reference to environmental threats such as climate change and the availability of adequate supplies of food and water. They illustrate how unfettered economic growth, rising levels of personal consumption and unsustainable natural resource and energy procurement are taking a heavy toll on the global environment. This, in turn, is forcing both developed and developing countries to re-evaluate the more immediate environmental security of their own populations. For a truly global perspective, the authors present a series of country case-studies, looking at issues of security and environment, and comparing how they influence policy and human well-being. They also discuss a number of theoretical issues which underpin discussions of 'environmental security', demonstrating that this is a relatively new and essentially contested concept.
Categories: Political Science

Human Security and Human Rights under International Law

Human Security and Human Rights under International Law

On 8 May 2013, a high-level event on human security was convened in the UN to ... framework to guide the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Author: Dorothy Estrada-Tanck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509902378

Category: Law

Page: 360

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Human security provides one of the most important protections; a person-centred axis of freedom from fear, from want and to live with dignity. It is surprising given its centrality to the human experience, that its connection with human rights has not yet been explored in a truly systematic way. This important new book addresses that gap in the literature by analysing whether human security might provide the tools for an expansive and integrated interpretation of international human rights. The examination takes a two-part approach. Firstly, it evaluates convergences between human security and all human rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural – and constructs an investigative framework focused on the human security-human rights synergy. It then goes on to explore its practical application in the thematic cores of violence against women and undocumented migrants in the law and case-law of UN, European, Inter-American and African human rights bodies. It takes both a legal and interdisciplinary approach, recognising that human security and its relationship with human rights cuts across disciplinary boundaries. Innovative and rigorous, this is an important contribution to human rights scholarship.
Categories: Law

Climate Change Ethics and Human Security

Climate Change  Ethics and Human Security

Approaches climate change as an issue of human security and ethical obligation, arguing for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Author: Karen O'Brien

Publisher:

ISBN: 0511775660

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 247

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Approaches climate change as an issue of human security and ethical obligation, arguing for a more equitable and sustainable future.
Categories: Climatic changes