Revitalising Socio-ecological Production Landscapes

Blasiak, Robert and Ichikawa, Kaoru, (2012). Revitalising Socio-ecological Production Landscapes., n/a-n/a

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    Author Blasiak, Robert
    Ichikawa, Kaoru
    Title Revitalising Socio-ecological Production Landscapes
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    Publication Date 2012-01-30
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
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    Language eng
    Abstract It is difficult to overstate the importance of healthy ecosystems for human well-being. Indeed, the two are so inextricably linked that the ongoing degradation of ecosystems around the world has been spawning a wide range of severe challenges such as freshwater scarcity, food insecurity and poverty. It therefore comes as little surprise that expectations are so high and there is such a sense of urgency leading up to the Rio+20 conference to be held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. For millennia, humans have been interacting closely with nature and building up a wealth of knowledge about effective use and management of local resources critical for securing food, clothing and shelter. As a result, sustainable production systems have emerged over history in many parts of the world, forming so-called “socio-ecological production landscapes” (SEPLs). These landscapes embody many aspects of the green economy concept and provide not only useful indications of how humans and nature have harmoniously interacted in the past, but also guidance on how to transition to sustainable societies built on green economies.
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2012
    Copyright type Creative commons
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