"Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity provides an authoritative and comprehensive assessment of the threats presented to human security and well-being by the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity recently confirmed as one of the critical 'planetary boundaries' that has already been exceeded. Contributors examine the current trends and state of biodiversity globally, the drivers of biodiversity loss including climate change and economic and population pressures, and the mechanisms and policies needed for conserving and restoring biodiversity in the future. Strong emphasis is placed throughout on the fundamental importance of placing a realistic economic value on nature and the services that ecosystems provide if we are to manage our natural resources successfully; and also on the crucial role of international institutions and government policies achieving this goal. As the recent high-profile meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, underlined, the scale and pace of the destruction of natural habitats and species imperil us all. This volume is an invaluable resource for conservationists, students and those in the private and public sectors concerned to redress the damage being done to the natural world."--Provided by publisher.
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Part Part I: Drivers of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Loss chapter 1 What Are the Drivers Causing Loss of Biodiversity and Changes in Ecosystem Services? / Robert T. Watson part Part II: Biodiversity Insecurity chapter 2 Biodiversity, Peace and Security / Ahmed Djoghlaf chapter 3 Contributing to Resilience / Johan Rockstrom chapter 4 Global Food Crisis: Biodiversity to Curb the World's Food Insecurity with a Focus on Indonesian Experience / Gusti Muhammad Hatta chapter 5 Coral Reefs / Wolfgang Kiessling chapter 6 Preserving Life: Halting Marine Biodiversity Loss and Establishing Networks of Marine Protected Areas in 2010 and Beyond / Marjo Vierros chapter 7 Forests: Thinking and Acting outside the Box / Jan L. McAlpine part Part III: Climate Change Biodiversity and Ecosystems chapter 8 Climate Change Means a Less Habitable Planet / Thomas E. Lovejoy chapter 9 REDD+ as a Potentially Viable Solution to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecurity / Yemi Katerere chapter 10 Water and Biodiversity / Georgia Destouni chapter 11 Mitigating Climate Change through Ecological Agriculture / Lim Li Ching chapter 12 Land Degradation and Exploitation and Its Impact on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Luc Gnacajda chapter 13 Vulnerable States / Jon Hutton chapter 14 Permafrost Dynamics and Global Climate Change / N. A. Shpolianskaya part Part IV: Governing Biodiversity chapter 15 Governance for Biodiversity: National Plans - the UK Experience / Peter Bridgewater with chapeau by Caroline Spelman MP chapter 16 Governing Biodiversity / Felix Dodds chapter 17 The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) and Its Importance for Governing Biodiversity / Pavan Sukhdev chapter 18 Traditional Knowledge in Global Policy-making: Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity / John Scott chapter 19 The Global Environment Facility: Our Catalytic Role to Sustain Biodiversity / Monique Barbut chapter 20 Is 'Biodiversity' the Next 'Climate Change' for Business? / Craig Bennett chapter 21 A New Deal for Life / Jean Lemire.
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