Legal Mechanisms for Addressing Wartime Damage to Tropical Forests (J.E. Austin & C.E. Bruch)

Author(s) Jay E. Austin Carl E. Bruch Keywords International environmental law; international law of war; warfare; military activities; protected areas; tropical forests Abstract The tactics of war have profound impacts on tropical forest ecosystems, and modern weapons technologies have greatly increased their destructive potential. Some legal protection is afforded by customary international law, and the […]

Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (M. Honey)

Author Martha Honey Keywords Ecotourism – the Galapagos Islands – Costa Rica – Tanzania – Zanzibar – Kenya – South Africa – United States – tourism strategy – indigenous populations – ecosystems Abstract Around the world, ecotourism has been hailed as a panacea: a way to fund conservation and scientific research, protect fragile ecosystems, benefit […]

Governance for the Environment: New Perspectives (M.A. Delmas and O.R. Young)

Editor(s) Magali A. Delmas (University of California, USA) Oran R. Young (University of California, USA) Keywords Ecosystems, environmental governance, human-dominated, economics, management, political science, environmental policies Abstract We live in an era of human-dominated ecosystems in which the demand for environmental governance is rising rapidly. At the same time, confidence in the capacity of governments […]

The Natural Fix?: The Role of Ecosystems in Climate Mitigation (UNEP)

Author UNEP Keywords Emissions; Greenhouse gases; Global climate change; Ecosystems; Natural systems; Carbon capture and storage; Millennium Development Goals Abstract Large cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases are needed if we are to avoid the worst effects of global climate change. This Rapid Assessment Report describes the vital contributions which ecosystems can and must make […]

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices (P. Newman and I. Jennings)

Author(s) Peter Newman and Isabella Jennings Keywords Economy and Society, Biodiversity, Ecological Footprints, Modeling Cities on Ecosystems, Empowerment, Consumption, Partnerships, Sustainable Production, Governance, Sustainable Development Abstract Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they […]