The Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments

Toshie Nishizawa, Uitto, Juha I., Gallopín, Gilberto C., Manuel Winograd, Emilio Moran, Betty Meggers, Minoru Tanaka, Akio Tsuchiya, Hilgard Sternberg, Roberto Motta, Mario Hiraoka, Christine Padoch, Wil de Jong, Miguel Vasquez, Daniel J. Zarin, Peter Jipp, Eiji Matsumoto, Ichiroku Hayashi, Maria Pinto, Isao Saito et al., The Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments, ed. Toshie Nishizawa and Uitto, Juha I. (Tokyo: United Nations University, 1995).

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  • Author Toshie Nishizawa
    Uitto, Juha I.
    Gallopín, Gilberto C.
    Manuel Winograd
    Emilio Moran
    Betty Meggers
    Minoru Tanaka
    Akio Tsuchiya
    Hilgard Sternberg
    Roberto Motta
    Mario Hiraoka
    Christine Padoch
    Wil de Jong
    Miguel Vasquez
    Daniel J. Zarin
    Peter Jipp
    Eiji Matsumoto
    Ichiroku Hayashi
    Maria Pinto
    Isao Saito
    Noritaka Yagasaki
    Editor Toshie Nishizawa
    Uitto, Juha I.
    Title The Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Sustainable Management of Changing Environments
    Publication Date 1995
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 335
    Language eng
    Abstract The United Nations University research and training programme area entitled "Sustaining Global Life-Support Systems" responds to the priorities identified in the UN system-wide Agenda 21 emanating from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The University's work has been organized according to five complementary programmes: (i) Eco-restructuring for Sustainable Development; (ii) Integrated Studies of Ecosystems; (iii) Information Systems for Environmental Management; (iv) Natural Resources in Africa; and (v) Environmental Law and Governance. UNU research is multidisciplinary, encompassing both natural and social science approaches. The present book falls within the second programme, Integrated Studies of Ecosystems. This programme aggregates issues of environmentally sustainable development from the entry point of ecosystems and their ability to support, resist, or recuperate from the long-term impacts of major transformations. The programme has two main thrusts, one focusing on integrated studies of fragile ecosystems and vulnerable places in given geographical zones; the other focusing on critical resources and their management. The research carried out for this volume was initiated under an earlier UNU programme on Sustainable Development in the Humid Tropics. The first step for the research, the outcome of which is the present book, was the symposium on the Fragile Tropics of Latin America: Changing Environments and Their Sustainable Management, organized in Tsukuba, Japan, 1990. The work forms a part of a larger UNU effort to understand the man-environment relationships in the humid tropical areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 1995
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 928080877
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