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Carbon Management for Promoting Local Livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Region

Editors: Shang, Z., DEGEN, A., Rafiq, M.K., Squires, V. (Eds.)

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  • Discusses carbon management and its linkages with livelihood improvement of the fragile communities of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region
  • Focuses on a region that has multidimensional ecological, economic, cultural and environmental significance
  • Sheds new light on the social, economic, and policy perspectives associated with carbon management
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About this book

This book contributes to our understanding of linkages between carbon management and local livelihoods by taking stock of the existing evidence and drawing on field experiences in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, an area that provides fresh water to more than 2 billion people and supports the world’s largest population of pastoralists and millions of livestock. 
This edited volume addresses two main questions: 1. Does carbon management offer livelihood opportunities or present risks, and what are they? 2. Do the attributes of carbon financing alter the nature of livelihood opportunities and risks? Chapters analyze the most pressing deficiencies in understanding carbon storage in both soils and in above ground biomass, and the related social and economic challenges associated with carbon sequestration projects. Chapters deliver insights to both academics from diverse disciplines (natural sciences, social sciences and engineering) and to policy makers. 

About the authors

​Dr. Zhanhuan Shang is a Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University in China. 
Dr. Muhammad Khalid Rafiq is a Senior Scientific Officer at the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council in Islamabad, Pakistan. 
Dr. Victor R. Squires is an Ex-Professor and Consultant at International Dryland Management Consultant, Adelaide University, Australia.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Managing Carbon Cycle Linkage to Livelihood in HKH Region

    Pages 3-23

    Shang, Zhanhuan (et al.)

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Pastoral Livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalaya Region: Research Focuses, Opportunities and Challenges

    Pages 25-43

    Wang, Wenyin (et al.)

  • Tracking of Vegetation Carbon Dynamics from 2001 to 2016 by MODIS GPP in HKH Region

    Pages 45-62

    Chao, Zhenhua (et al.)

  • Livelihood and Carbon Management by Indigenous People in Southern Himalayas

    Pages 63-87

    Limbu, Dil Kumar (et al.)

  • Effects of Different Grassland Management Patterns on Soil Properties on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

    Pages 91-108

    Cao, Jianjun (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20591-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20590-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Management for Promoting Local Livelihood in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) Region
Editors
  • Zhanhuan Shang
  • Allan DEGEN
  • Muhammad Khalid Rafiq
  • Victor Squires
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20591-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20591-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20590-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 347
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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