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Designing Low Carbon Societies in Landscapes

  • Shows readers how protecting landscapes is essential to maintaining a low carbon society

  • Introduces feasible research outcomes for landscape planners working in nature protection areas

  • Indicates the direction of future ecological research on low carbon society modeling

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Ecological Research Monographs (ECOLOGICAL)

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Back Matter

    Pages 349-353

About this book

This book focuses on three major means of achieving a low carbon society: conservation of the ecosystem complex, changes of arrangement of landscapes, and creation of biodiversity. There are specific countermeasures to be taken for carbon absorption in the three types of landscapes—urban, cultural, and natural—because their carbon balances differ. Urban landscapes are promising sites because they have the potential for greening and the creation of biodiversity. Cultural landscapes in the tropics had not been actively researched until recently, but this book now presents a collection of several cases focused on those areas. Natural landscapes had existed in abundance in developing countries; later, nature protection areas were designated to coexist with development. Now, however, developmental pressure has penetrated into those nature protection areas, and landscape ecological projects are urgently required to preserve them.

As a result of global warming, abnormal weather phenomena including super typhoons have occurred frequently in recent years. The major underlying cause is the higher concentration of greenhouse gases released by human activities. As well, major natural absorbers of CO2 such as forests, wetlands, and coral reefs are shrinking, and the human impact is causing the ecological balance to deteriorate. Controlling CO2 emissions and expanding the CO2 absorbers are keys to reducing total CO2. Low carbon societies can be established by maintaining the original CO2 balance through integration of multiple tools, with contributions from diverse fields such as physics and chemistry, physiology and humanities, and education. On the basis of an international consensus, the environment must be protected no matter what sacrifices are required. As this book demonstrates, achieving a low carbon society is a top priority, and landscape conservation is the first step in ecological research toward that goal.

Keywords

  • Biodiversity
  • Ecological Networks
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Urban Environment

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book is suitable for researchers, policy makers and town planners. … the book is interesting as it ‘contains several research cases on tropical regions that had not been actively explored in the past’. Readers have the ‘option to choose their favourite chapters according to their individual interests in landscapes’.” (P. C. Abhilash, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 87, 2015)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan

    Nobukazu Nakagoshi

  • Mindanao State University, Marawi, Philippines

    Jhonamie A. Mabuhay

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-4-431-54819-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)