Environmental Change And Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard Impacts by Peter H. LiottaEnvironmental Change And Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard Impacts by Peter H. Liotta

Environmental Change And Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard Impacts

byPeter H. LiottaEditorDavid A. Mouat, W.G. Kepner

Paperback | August 8, 2008

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This book focuses on the linkage between human and environmental security and takes both a conceptual and a pragmatic approach to complex environmental issues (such as soil erosion, desertification, water degradation, demographic shifts, food security and agricultural prospects, urbanization trends, hazard-induced migrations) that affect human security. The book is the direct outcome of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), sponsored by the Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS), Salve Regina University, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The book summarizes the collective work of both natural and social science disciplines in regard to how best address, mitigate, adapt, or achieve resilience in the face of changing environmental conditions. The book is written in an accessible style to discuss the concept of security from both subjective and objective perspectives. Specifically it uses separate approaches beginning with conceptual methods to understanding the intersections of risk, uncertainty, and environmental challenges-as well as the challenges to measuring human security and is followed by region-specific challenges for environmental and human security in North Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Additionally, case studies are included which relate to human security, and which range from examinations of urban challenges, security and sustainability, lost opportunities for human security, and environmental justice and health disparities. Lastly, the book concludes with means and methods to recognize and act on security hazard impacts, offering case examples and innovative approaches from sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia and then finishes by offering pathways to the future-including recommendations for both future research and policy action.
Title:Environmental Change And Human Security: Recognizing and Acting on Hazard ImpactsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:478 pagesPublished:August 8, 2008Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. List of Contributors. Environmental and Human Security: Then and Now; A.D. Hecht and P. H. Liotta.- Acknowledgements. Introduction; P.H. Liotta.-I: Approaches to Environmental and Human Security. Zombie Concepts and Boomerang Effects: Uncertainty, Risk, and Security Intersection through the Lens of Environmental Change; P.H. Liotta and A.W. Shearer.- Measuring Human Security: Methodological Challenges and the Importance of Geographically Referenced Determinants; T. Owen.- II: Environmental Challenges: Examples from North Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Drylands in Crisis: Environmental Change and Human Response; D. Mouat and J. Lancaster.- Desertification in Jordan: A Security Issue; Mu'taz Al-Alawi.- Global Environmental Change and the International Efforts Concerning Environmental Conservation; Liviu-Daniel Galatchi.- Management of Environmental Challenges and Sustainability of Bulgarian Agriculture; H. Bachev.- Regional Assessment of Landscape and Land Use Change in the Mediterranean Region: Morocco Case Study (1981-2003); M.S. Nash et al.-III: Human Challenges: Case Studies.Human Security for an Urban Century: Local Challenges, Global Perspectives; R.J. Lawson et al.- Urbanization and Environmental Security: Infrastructure Development, Environmental Indicators, and Sustainability; N. Bobylev.- Approaching Environmental Security: From Stability to Sustainability; S.R. Heame.- The Human Security Dilemma: Lost Opportunities, Appropriated Concepts, or Actual Change? R. Christie.- Securing Humans and/or Environment in the Post-Conflict Balkans; B. Vankovska and T. Mileski.- Environmental Justice and Health Disparities in Appalachia, Ohio: Local Cases with Global Implications; M. Morrone.-IV: Acting on Hazard Impacts: Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Poverty-Environment Linkages and their Implications for Security: With Reference to Rwanda; D.H. Smith.- Human and Environmental Security in the Sahel: A Modest Strategy for Success; C.R. Jebb et al.- Environment and Security in Eastern Europe; O. Udovyk.- Environmental Issues of the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia; A. K.Tynybekov et al.- Environmental Change in the Aral Sea Region: New Approaches to Water Treatment; R. Khaydarov and R. Khaydarov.- Environmental Change of the Semipalatinsk Test Site by Nuclear Fallout Contamination; G. Ospanova et al.-V: Environmental Change and Human Impact Linkages.Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations for Policy and Research; D. Mouat and W.G. Kepner