Payment for ‘ecosystem services’ and the ‘green economy’: green-washing or something new? (K. Wilkinson)

Author Kate Wilkinson Keywords ecofeminism, green economy, payment for ecosystem services, ecosystems, environment, capitalism, free market, economics, REDDES, REDD+, UNFCCC, ITTO, forests, natural resources, gender, participation Abstract Using an ecofeminist critical analysis, this paper examines the extent to which two forest-related ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) schemes maintain a mainstream anti-nature and exploitative conceptualization of […]

Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments & Societies (K.A. Vogt, et al)

Author(s) Kristiina A. Vogt, Toral Patel-Weynand, Maura Shelton, Daniel J. Vogt, John C. Gordon, Cal Mukumoto, Asep S. Suntana Patricia A. Roads Keywords Sustainability, Societal and Ecosystem Change, Scientific Approach, Country Resource, Fossil Energy Endowments and Externalities, Forests, Human Societies, Soil and Water Connection to Food, Adaptation, Mitigation, Climate and Soils, Solar Capital, Climate Change, […]

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 […]

Deforestation, Environment, and Sustainable Development (D.K. Vajpeyi)

Editor Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi Keywords Deforestation; Environment; Economic development; Biological diversity; Ecosystems, Species, Genetic resources; Carbon sinks; Climate change; Soil erosion; desertification; Water cycling Abstract Analyzes of deforestation and its impact on the environment and economic development. According to available estimates, forests cover more than one quarter of the world’s total area. About sixty percent […]

Human rights and climate change (collection of articles edited by S. Humphreys)

Author Multiple authors (collection) edited by Stephen Humphreys (forward by Mary Robinson): Stephen Humphreys (including introduction and conclusion), Simon Caney, Dinah Shelton, Peter Newell, Sam Adelman, Philippe Cullet, Francis Seymour, Paul Hunt & Rajat Khosla, Jon Barnett, John C. Mutter & Kye Mesa Barnard. Keywords Environmental justice, human rights, climate change, developing countries, vulnerability, forced […]