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Biodiversity-Health-Sustainability Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Discusses concepts, methodologies and strategies of the nexus between biodiversity, health and sustainability

  • Provides key messages derived from a synthesis of the case study findings

  • Presents the nexus in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes across different regions of the world

Part of the book series: Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review (SITR)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

    • Maiko Nishi, Suneetha M. Subramanian, Himangana Gupta
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. Linking Biocultural Memory Conservation and Human Well-Being in Indigenous Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes in the Colombian Pacific Region

    • Andrés Quintero-Angel, Andrés López-Rosada, Mauricio Quintero-Angel, David Quintero-Angel, Diana Mendoza-Salazar, Sara Catalina Rodríguez-Díaz et al.
    Pages 35-59Open Access
  4. “To Take Care of the Land Means Taking Care of Ourselves”: Local Perceptions on Human and Environmental Health in a High Agro-Biodiversity Landscape in the Yucatan Peninsula

    • María Elena Méndez-López, María Fernanda Cepeda-González, Karla Juliana Rodríguez-Robayo, Lilian Juárez-Téllez, Mariana Rivera-De Velasco, Rosa Martha Peralta-Blanco et al.
    Pages 89-105Open Access
  5. Effective Water Management for Landscape Management in the Siem Reap Catchment, Cambodia

    • Chris Jacobson, Jady Smith, Socheath Sou, Christian Nielsen, Peou Hang
    Pages 129-150Open Access
  6. Reducing Commodity-Driven Biodiversity Loss: The Case of Pesticide Use and Impacts on Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes (SEPLs) in Ghana

    • Yaw Osei-Owusu, Raymond Owusu-Achiaw, Paa Kofi Osei-Owusu, Julia Atayi
    Pages 247-265Open Access
  7. Synthesis: Concept, Methodologies, and Strategies to Address the Nexus in SEPLS

    • Maiko Nishi, Suneetha M. Subramanian, Himangana Gupta
    Pages 267-286Open Access

About this book

This is an open access book. It is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the interlinkages between biodiversity and multiple dimensions of health (e.g., physical, mental, and spiritual) in managing socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS). This book provides insights on how SEPLS approaches can contribute to more sustainable management of natural resources, achieving global biodiversity and sustainable development goals, and good health for all. It is also expected to offer useful knowledge and information for an upcoming three-year thematic assessment of “the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food, and health” (the so-called “nexus assessment”) by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The book begins with an introductory chapter followed by eleven case study chapters demonstrating the nexus between biodiversity, health, and sustainable development, and then a synthesis chapter clarifying the relevance of the case study findings to policy and academic discussions. It will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and professionals in the field related to sustainable development. 

Keywords

  • Open Access
  • Conserving biodiversity
  • Well-being
  • Sustainable development
  • Local and regional development
  • COVID-19

Editors and Affiliations

  • Biodiversity & Society, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan

    Maiko Nishi, Suneetha M. Subramanian, Himangana Gupta

About the editors

Dr. Maiko Nishi

Research Fellow

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

 

Dr. Suneetha M Subramanian

Visiting Research Fellow

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

 

Dr. Himangana Gupta

JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)