Disaster Resilience and Green Growth

Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies

Editors: Dhyani, Shalini, Gupta, Anil Kumar, Karki, Madhav (Eds.)

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  • Introduces readers to the diagnosis and management of ecosystems and disaster risks using Nature-based Solutions
  • Provides options for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation by using ecosystem-based approaches and sustainable development tools
  • Features case studies, illustrations, success stories, upscaling perspectives and lessons learned from communities affected by disaster and climate adaptation at various levels
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Over the past few decades, the frequency and severity of natural and human-induced disasters have increased across Asia. These disasters lead to substantial loss of life, livelihoods and community assets, which not only threatens the pace of socio-economic development, but also undo hard-earned gains. Extreme events and disasters such as floods, droughts, heat, fire, cyclones and tidal surges are known to be exacerbated by environmental changes including climate change, land-use changes and natural resource degradation. Increasing climate variability and multi-dimensional vulnerabilities have severely affected the social, ecological and economic capacities of the people in the region who are, economically speaking, those with the least capacity to adapt. Climatic and other environmental hazards and anthropogenic risks, coupled with weak and wavering capacities, severely impact the ecosystems and Nature’s Contributions to People (NCP) and, thereby, to human well-being. Long-term resilience building through disaster risk reduction and integrated adaptive climate planning, therefore, has become a key priority for scientists and policymakers alike. Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is a cost-effective approach that utilizes ecosystem and biodiversity services for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, while also providing a range of co-benefits like sustainable livelihoods and food, water and energy security. 
This book discusses the concept of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) – both as a science and as art – and elaborates on how it can be applied to develop healthy and resilient ecosystems locally, nationally, regionally and globally. The book covers illustrative methods and tools adopted for applying NbS in different countries. The authors discuss NbS applications and challenges, research trends and future insights that have wider regional and global relevance. The aspects covered include: landscape restoration, ecosystem-based adaptation, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction, ecological restoration, ecosystem-based protected areas management, green infrastructure development, nature-friendly infrastructure development in various ecosystem types, agro-climatic zones and watersheds. The book offers insights into understanding the sustainable development goals (SDGs) at the grass roots level and can help indigenous and local communities harness ecosystem services to help achieve them. It offers a unique, essential resource for researchers, students, corporations, administrators and policymakers working in the fields of the environment, geography, development, policy planning, the natural sciences, life sciences, agriculture, health, climate change and disaster studies.

About the authors

Dr. Shalini Dhyani is a Senior Scientist with the Critical Zone Group, Water Technology and Management Division of the CSIR-NEERI, India. She is the S. Asia Regional Chair for the IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management (CEM) and Lead Author of the Global Assessment on Sustainable use of Wild Species (2018-2021) by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Dr. Shalini has been working tirelessly to integrate and mainstream biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions in decision-making and policy planning.


Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta is a Professor and Head of the Environment, Climate and Disaster Risk Management Division and International Cooperation at the National Disaster Management Institute based in New Delhi. Dr. Gupta is known for pioneering contributions to climate change adaptation integration, including disaster management, concepts for and promotion of environmental sustainability, and ecosystem-based approaches to resilience and adaptation.


Dr. Madhav Karki is an expert on Natural Resources Management and the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Green Economy Development, Nepal (CGED-Nepal), as well as an expert member of the Government of Nepal’s Environment Protection Council. He is a member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and Deputy Chair of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM).


Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Opportunities and Advances to Mainstream Nature-Based Solutions in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Strategy

    Pages 1-26

    Dhyani, Shalini (et al.)

  • Scaling up Spring Revival in the Himalaya: Graduating from Spring-Centric to Aquifer-Centric Nature-Based Solutions

    Pages 29-50

    Tambe, Sandeep (et al.)

  • Ecosystem-Based Integrated and Participatory Watershed Management

    Pages 51-68

    Wagley, Mohan Prasad (et al.)

  • Nature-Based Solution for Balancing the Food, Energy, and Environment Trilemma: Lessons from Indonesia

    Pages 69-82

    Rahman, Syed Ajijur (et al.)

  • Wetlands as Buffers for Water-Mediated Disaster Risks: Policy and Programming Opportunities in India

    Pages 83-98

    Kumar, Ritesh (et al.)

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eBook 106,99 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature-based Solutions for Resilient Ecosystems and Societies
Editors
  • Shalini Dhyani
  • Anil Kumar Gupta
  • Madhav Karki
Series Title
Disaster Resilience and Green Growth
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4712-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4712-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4711-9
Series ISSN
2662-4885
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 455
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 100 illustrations in colour
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