Livelihood and Landscape Change in Africa: Future Trajectories for Improved Well-Being under a Changing Climate

Shackleton, Sheona; Hebinck, Paul; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Masterson, Vanessa; Spear, Dian; Tengö, Maria (eds.) (2019). Livelihood and Landscape Change in Africa: Future Trajectories for Improved Well-Being under a Changing Climate. Basel: MDPI 10.3390/books978-3-03921-470-9

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This Special Issue was invited by LAND as a follow-up on the Special Issue on “Changing Land Uses, Changing Livelihoods,”, published in 2016, but with a specific focus on Africa and on exploring the linkages between various aspects of human—environmental change and climate change. Given that Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions globally to climate change, we felt a focus on this region was timely and critical. Improved knowledge on the complex interactions between the multiple drivers of landscape and livelihood change and the impacts of and responses to these changes is required if we are to consider future pathways that are African-led, equitable, and just and that take account of local contexts, cultures, complexities, and realities. Too often development and landscape management interventions and adaptation options are imported from elsewhere and consequently de-contextualized and de-politicized, ignoring the legacies of colonialism, as well as important local sociocultural contexts. See Editorial for Special Issue: “Livelihood and Landscape Change in Africa: Future Trajectories for Improved Well-Being under a Changing Climate”.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability > Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management (LS-SLM)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Geographies of Sustainability
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISBN:

978-3-03921-470-9

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Evi Nina Rothenbühler

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2020 15:28

Last Modified:

14 Apr 2020 15:28

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/books978-3-03921-470-9

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.142825

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/142825

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