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In Implementing the Satoyama Initiative for the Benefit of Biodiversity and Human Well-being
Author:
Evonne
Yiu
Hiroaki
Takiguchi

The Satoyama Initiative is endorsed by the decision of the Tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) in 2010. It is a global effort with the vision to “realize societies in harmony with nature” through promotion and conservation of “socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes” (SEPLS). The...

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In Implementing the Satoyama Initiative for the benefit of biodiversity and human well-being
Author:
Raffaela
Kozar

Primary production, including agriculture, aquaculture, forestry and fisheries is the strongest driver of biodiversity loss globally. It can, however, contribute to biodiversity conservation if wisely managed such as in ‘Satoyama’ and ‘Satoumi’, or socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS), where production activities support...

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In Global Groundwater: Source, Scarcity, Sustainability, Security and Solutions
Author:
Binaya Kumar
Mishra
Ram
Avtar
Shamik
Chakraborty

Water security and sustainable water management strategy are essential for socio-economic growth in Asia. This study uses hydrological modeling (Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) and Flo-2D/HEC-HMS models respectively) to predict the future water environment in Medan City, Indonesia. Various drivers were identified, and the results of this...

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In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Sahara Africa II: Insights from Eastern and Southern Africa
Author:
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Abubakari
Ahmed
Merle
Naidoo
Alice
Karanja
Kensuke
Fukushi

The sustainability challenges that sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces tend to be multidimensional and span multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the inherent difficulty in solving them, such sustainability challenges also offer opportunities for achieving progress on multiple SDGs. This concluding chapter summarises the main...

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In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Yaw
Boafo
Godfred
Jasaw
Gerald
Yiran
Rodolfo
Lam
Geetha
Mohan
Gordana
Kranjac-Berisavljevic

Droughts and floods are some of the major climatic hazards in the semi-arid areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Climate change affects the periodicity and severity of such hazards, and eventually the well-being of many rural communities in the region, including semi-arid Ghana. Enhancing the resilience of local communities to droughts and floods...

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In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Abubakari
Ahmed
Alice
Karanja
Yaw
Boafo
Boubacar
Balde
Linda
Chinangwa
Sileshi
Degefa
Eric
Dompreh
Alexandros
Gasparatos

Various industrial crops have been promoted across sub-Saharan African (SSA) to meet very diverse socioeconomic objectives linked to economic growth, rural development, agricultural modernization and energy security. Even though industrial crop production and food security have received extensive policy attention, we lack a comprehensive...

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In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Denabo
Juju
Gideon
Baffoe
Rodolfo
Lam
Alice
Karanja
Merle
Naidoo
Abubakari
Ahmed
Marcin
Jarzebski
Kensuke
Fukushi
Alexandros
Gasparatos

Despite significant progress over the past decades, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the poorest and least developed region in the world. High levels of poverty, food insecurity and environmental degradation, as well as low access to infrastructure and low institutional capacity characterize many areas across the continent. There is a consensus...

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In Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I: Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Author:
Julia
Lopes
Albert
Somanje
Esteban
Velez
Rodolfo
Lam

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have recently framed sustainable development priorities in both developed and developing countries. External funding in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) and official development assistance (ODA) is necessary for achieving practically all of the SDGs and their underlying targets. However, it is not...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh
Saraswat

Water is of vital and critical importance to ecosystems and human societies. Issues like urbanization, population growth, socioeconomic change, evolving energy needs and climate change have put unprecedented pressure on utilization of freshwater resources. It is argued that achieving water security is the key to sustainable development. The focal...

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In Sustainable Solutions for Urban Water Security Innovative Studies
Author:
Binaya
Kumar Mishra
Shamik
Chakraborty
Chitresh.
Saraswat

Water security is a new concept for the sustainable water management. Rapid urbanization and climate change have become a burden for water security managers. It is important to understand and investigate various challenges and impacts of global environment changes for managing water-related problems like frequent urban floods; groundwater water...