Land Restoration

Land Restoration : Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future

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Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future provides a holistic overview of land degradation and restoration in that it addresses the issue of land restoration from the scientific and practical development points of view. Furthermore, the breadth of chapter topics and contributors cover the topic and a wealth of connected issues, such as security, development, and environmental issues. The use of graphics and extensive references to case studies also make the work accessible and encourage it to be used for reference, but also in active field-work planning.

Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future brings together practitioners from NGOs, academia, governments, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to exchange lessons to enrich the academic understanding of these issues and the solution sets available.
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  • Hardback | 598 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 33.02mm | 1,410g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128012315
  • 9780128012314
  • 2,132,464

Table of contents


Governing Land Restoration: Four Hypotheses


Part 1 Social contexts of land restoration

Chapter 1.1 Land Degradation as a Security Threat Amplifier: The New Global Frontline

Chapter 1.2 Land Degradation and Its Impact on Security

Chapter 1.3 (Em)Powering People: Reconciling Energy Security and Land-Use Management in the Sudano-Sahelian Region

Chapter 1.4 Enabling Governance for Sustainable Land Management

Part 2 Concepts and Methodologies for restoration and maintenance

Chapter 2.1 Tenets of Soil and Landscape Restoration

Chapter 2.2 Stabilization of Sand Dunes: Do Ecology and Public Perception Go Hand in Hand?

Chapter 2.3 Trust Building and Mobile Pastoralism in Africa

Chapter 2.4 Land Degradation from Military Toxins: Public Health Considerations and Possible Solution Paths

Chapter 2.5 Flood and Drought Prevention and Disaster Mitigation: Combating Land Degradation with an Integrated Natural Systems Strategy

Chapter 2.6 Environmental Security, Land Restoration, and the Military: A Case Study of the Ecological Task Forces in India

Chapter 2.7 Releasing the Underground Forest

Part 3 Soil, Water, and Energy - The Relationship to Land Restoration

Chapter 3.1 Computational Policy Support Systems for Understanding Land Degradation Effects on Water and Food Security for and from Africa

Chapter 3.2 The Value of Land Restoration as a Response to Climate Change

Part 4 Economics, Policy, and Governance of Land Restoration

Chapter 4.1 The Importance of Land Restoration for Achieving a Land Degradation-Neutral World Chapter 4.2 Transforming Land Conflicts into Sustainable Development: A Case of the Taita Taveta of Kenya

Chapter 4.3 Case Study: Taranaki Farm Regenerative Agriculture. Pathways to Integrated Ecological Farming

Chapter 4.4 Regenerating Agriculture to Sustain Civilization

Chapter 4.5 Land Degradation: An Economic Perspective

Chapter 4.6 Four Returns, Three Zones, 20 years: A Systemic Approach to Scale Up Landscape Restoration by Business and Investors to Create a Restoration Industry

Chapter 4.7 Restoring Degraded Ecosystems by Unlocking Organic Market Potential: Case Study from Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe

Chapter 4.8 A Continuing Inquiry into Ecosystem Restoration: Examples from China's Loess Plateau and Locations Worldwide and Their Emerging Implications

Part 5 The Community as a Resource for Land Restoration

Chapter 5.1 Poverties and Wealth: Perceptions, Empowerment, and Agency in Sustainable Land Management

Chapter 5.2 All Voices Heard: A Conflict Prevention Approach to Land and Natural Resources

Part 6 Gender in the Context of Land Restoration

Chapter 6.1 Land Restoration, Agriculture, and Climate Change: Enriching Gender Programming Through Strengthening Intersectional Perspectives

Chapter 6.2 Gender Roles and Land Use Preferences - Implications to Landscape Restoration in Southeast Asia

Part 7 Communities, Restoration, and Resilience

Chapter 7.1 Drought-Management Policies and Preparedness Plans: Changing the Paradigm from Crisis to Risk Management

Chapter 7.2 Not the Usual Suspects: Environmental Impacts of Migration in Ghana's Forest-Savanna Transition Zone

Chapter 7.3 The Global Restoration Initiative

Part 8 Selected Case Studies

Chapter 8.1 Indigenuity: Reclaiming Our Relationship with the Land

Chapter 8.2 Land Restoration and Community Trust: Keys to Combating Poverty

Chapter 8.3 Shifting from Individual to Collective Action: Living Land's Experience in the Baviaanskloof, South Africa

Chapter 8.4 Development and Success, For Whom and Where: The Central Anatolian Case

Chapter 8.5 Sharing Knowledge to Spread Sustainable Land Management (SLM)

Part 9 Suggestions for Ways to Use this Book

Chapter 9.1 Buffets, Cafes, or a Multicourse Meal: On the Many Possible Ways to Use this Book

Part 10 Concluding Remarks and a Way Forward

Chapter 10.1 Concluding Remarks
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About Martin Frick

Ilan Chabay is Senior Fellow at Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam Germany, where he co-leads Sustainable Modes of Arctic Resource-driven Transformations and global interdependencies (SMART) project and collaborates on governance of emerging technologies and soil & land restoration. He is honorary member of Swiss Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, served on Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP) and Science & Technical Committee of UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. He was Hasselblad Professor in sociology and applied IT departments at University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University 2006-2011, consulting professor of chemistry at Stanford University 1984-1988. In Silicon Valley he founded and directed The New Curiosity Shop from 1983-2001, which designed and produced hands-on science exhibitions for over 200 science centers worldwide. His Ph.D. is in chemical physics from University of Chicago. Martin Frick is the Representative of Germany to the International Organisations based in Germany, including the Secretariats of the UN convention to combat climate change, UNFCCC, and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, UNCCD. He was E3G's Programme Leader for Climate Diplomacy from November 2010 to June 2012. Martin has been a German diplomat since 1996. He served as the German representative for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the United Nations General Assembly from 2005 to 2007. Prior to his work in New York, Martin served as Consul and as Deputy Ambassador in Albania from 1999-2002. From 2002-2005 he was the Cabinet Affairs Advisor to German Federal Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. Between 2007-2010 he was Deputy CEO/Director of the Global Humanitarian Forum, a Geneva based foundation set up by former UN-Secretary General Kofi Annan. From the early days of this foundation Martin formed the content and strategic orientation of the Forum's work. Jennifer Helgeson is a Research Economist in the Applied Economics Office of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is a steering committee member for Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace (ILLP). She is also a member of the Royal Academy of Geographers and was awarded a Fulbright Grant to do fieldwork in Norway. Jennifer was a Climate Change Adaptation Specialist for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She has done environmental economics-related work for Friends of the Earth Middle East and Grameen Foundation, Uganda. Jennifer did her PhD studies at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE. She previously studied Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and Economics at Brandeis University.
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