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Syllabus: Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment

Class Syllabus. History of global population growth, with emphasis on developing nations. Its socioeconomic effects on a society and factors behind migration. Different views of Malthus, Marx, Boserup, and others and governmental policies to check rapid population growth are also discussed. (From course description)

Kundu, Manny. 2009. Environmental Studies 112: World Population, Policies, and the Environment. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Educational Resource

Laboratoire Population-Environnement (LPE)

Le Laboratoire aborde les interrelations entre les dynamiques sociales, environnementales et de développement, à la fois dans ses activités de recherche, de formation à la recherche, d’expertise et de valorisation scientifiques.

Laboratoire Population-Environnement (LPE)

Research Program or Institution

What Are the Carbon Emissions Elasticities for Income and Population? New Evidence From Heterogeneous Panel Estimates Robust to Stationarity and Cross-Sectional Dependence

This paper uses the STIRPAT model to determine what are the carbon emissions elasticities for income and population and whether those elasticities differ across development/income or population levels. (from Introduction)

Liddle, Brant. 2012. What Are the Carbon Emissions Elasticities for Income and Population? New Evidence From Heterogeneous Panel Estimates Robust to Stationarity and Cross-Sectional Dependence. USAEE Working Paper No. 12-135

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2162222
Working Paper

The China Project

The University Committee on Environment's China Project is a multidisciplinary research program on energy use and environment in China and in Sino-American relations. The program explores integrated policy responses to greenhouse gas emissions by the world's two leading national sources, the U.S. and China, and to local air pollution problems of immediate concern in China. Over 50 researchers from the two countries comprise the team, working in disciplines that range across natural, applied, and health sciences, economics, public policy, law, political science, and business. (from project website)

The China Project

Research Project

Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection

In the past, protected areas often have been set aside without regard to the biodiversity within their boundaries. As a result, many protected areas have little significance in terms of biodiversity, and conversely, many areas of habitat with significant biodiversity lack protection. This study seeks to identify relationships between land cover, human population, and protected areas by analyzing comprehensive and consistent spatial data sets of 1-km resolution to answer the following questions: (1) Are African ecoregions with significant biodiversity adequately protected? (2) Is biodiversity within Africa threatened by human population pressure and land use? (from Introduction)

Singh, A., Ramachandran, B., Fosnight, G., Chenoweth, S. and Crawford, T. Biodiversity-rich ecoregions in Africa need protection. United Nations Environment Programme, Global Resource Information Database.

Monograph

The World's Water: Information on the World's Freshwater Resources

A site dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.

The World's Water: Information on the World's Freshwater Resources

Research Program or Institution

Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania

Dryland farming systems in Africa are often characterised as being extremely degraded, vulnerable to external forces, and low in productive output. Global biodiversity loss in areas of land use is a well-attested phenomenon. Ecologists, in particular, are alarmed at how natural biological diversity is being replaced by relative biological uniformity, especially under the pressure of population growth (Cincotta and Engelman, 2000). However, there is good evidence that natural biological diversity may be giving way to another diversity, equally valuable and of greater immediate significance to society, which in this paper is called 'agrodiversity'. (from text)

Kaihura, F. B. S., Stocking, M. A. and Murnaghan, N. Agrodiversity as a means of sustaining small scale dryland farming systems in Tanzania. United Nations University.

Working Paper

Syllabus: ESP802 - Human Systems and the Environment

Course Syllabus. The course explore linkages between natural and human systems,but focus primarily on human drivers of environmental and natural resource change and the social responses that such changes precipitate, including individual action, social movements,policy, legal and institutional responses. (from course description)

Kaplowitz, M. and R. Walker. ESP802: Human Systems and the Environment. Michigan State University.

Educational Resource

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is a regional network that seeks to bring together analysts from the different countries in South Asia to address its development-environment problems. SANDEE's mission is to strengthen the capacity of individuals and institutions in South Asia to undertake research on the inter-linkages among economic development, poverty, and environmental change and to disseminate practical information that can be applied to development policies. SANDEE's current activities include: A small research grants program that focuses on three areas: Poverty and natural resource management, Economics of pollution management and health, and Sharing of regional and global resources; Training in environment and natural resource economics and the use of policy instruments; Peer networking and inter-country learning through biannual meetings; and, Information dissemination through publications and newsletters.

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

Web Portal

Population Growth

The page provides information on the issues of population growth and its impact on the Chesapeake Bay Basin.

Population Growth

Research Program or Institution

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