The Resource World resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty, a joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme ; the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank

World resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty, a joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme ; the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank

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World resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty
Title
World resources 2005
Title remainder
the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty
Statement of responsibility
a joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme ; the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank
Title variation
  • Wealth of the poor
  • Managing ecosystems to fight poverty
Title variation remainder
managing ecosystems to fight poverty
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ecosystems are---or can be---the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature is a daily lifeline -- an asset for those with few other material means. This is especially true for the rural poor, who comprise three-quarters of all poor households worldwide. Harvests from forests, fisheries, and farm fields are a primary source of rural income, and a fall-back when other sources of employment falter. But programs to reduce poverty often fail to account for the important link between environment and the livelihoods of the rural poor. As a consequence, the full potential of ecosystems as a wealth-creating asset for the poor -- not just a survival mechanism -- has yet to be effectively tapped. The thesis of World Resources 2005 is that income from ecosystemswhat we call environmental income -- can act as a fundamental stepping stone in the economic empowerment of the rural poor. This requires that the poor manage ecosystems so that they support stable productivity over time. Productive ecosystems are the basis of a sustainable income stream from nature"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DAY
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HC85
  • HC85
LC item number
  • .W67 2005eb
  • .W67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • United Nations Development Programme
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • World Bank
  • World Resources Institute
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  • Natural resources
  • Environmental health
  • Environmental degradation
  • Human beings
  • Developing countries
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmental health
  • Human beings
  • Natural resources
Label
World resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty, a joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme ; the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nature, power, and poverty -- Ecosystems and the livelihoods of the poor -- The role of goverance -- Four steps to greater environmental income -- Turning natural assets into wealth: case studies -- Global development policies: making MDGs and PRSPs work for the poor and the environment
Control code
63264849
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63264849
Label
World resources 2005 : the wealth of the poor : managing ecosystems to fight poverty, a joint publication by the World Resources Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme ; the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nature, power, and poverty -- Ecosystems and the livelihoods of the poor -- The role of goverance -- Four steps to greater environmental income -- Turning natural assets into wealth: case studies -- Global development policies: making MDGs and PRSPs work for the poor and the environment
Control code
63264849
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 254 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)63264849

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