By Emily Boyd, Carl Folke

Worldwide environmental swap is happening at a cost speedier than people have ever skilled. weather swap and the lack of environment providers are the 2 major worldwide environmental crises dealing with us at the present time. for that reason, there's a desire for greater figuring out of the explicit and basic resilience of networked ecosystems, towns, organizations and associations to deal with swap. during this ebook, a global group of specialists supply state of the art insights into construction the resilience and adaptive governance of complicated social-ecological platforms. via a collection of case reviews, it makes a speciality of the social technology measurement of atmosphere administration within the context of worldwide swap, in a circulate to bridge current gaps among resilience, sustainability and social technological know-how. utilizing empirical examples starting from neighborhood to international degrees, perspectives from numerous disciplines are built-in to supply a vital source for students, policy-makers and scholars, looking leading edge techniques to governance.

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