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Author Maser, Chris, author

Title Resolving environmental conflicts : principles and concepts / Chris Maser, Lynette de Silva
Edition Third edition
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Social environmental sustainability
Social-environmental sustainability series
Contents Mediating environmental conflicts -- The legacy of resolving environmental conflicts
Summary Resolving a conflict is based on the art of helping people, with disparate points of view, find enough common ground to ease their fears, sheath their weapons, and listen to one another for their common good, which ultimately translates into social-environmental sustainability for all generations. Written in a clear, concise style, Resolving Environmental Conflicts: Principles and Concepts, Third Edition is a valuable, solution-oriented contribution that explains environmental conflict management. This book provides an overview of environmental conflicts, collaborative skills, and universal principles to assist in re-thinking and acting toward the common good, integrates a variety of new real-world conflicts as a foundation for building trust, skills, consensus, and capacity, and explains pathways to collectively construct a relationship-centric future, fostering healthier interactions with one another and the planet. The new edition illustrates how to successfully mediate actual environmental disputes and how to teach conflict resolution at any level for a wide variety of social-environmental situations. It adds a new chapter on water conflicts and resolutions, providing avenues to healthy, sustainable, and effective outcomes and provides new examples of conflicts caused by climate change with discussion questions for clear understanding. Land-use planners, urban planners, field biologists, and leaders and participants in collaborative environmental projects and initiatives will find this book to be an invaluable resource. University students in related courses will also benefit, as will anyone interested in achieving greater social-environmental sustainability and a more responsible use of our common natural resources for themselves and their children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chris Maser spent over 25 years as a research scientist in natural history and ecology in forest, desert, coastal, and agricultural settings. He has lived, worked, consulted, resolved environmental conflicts, and/or lectured in US and in Austria, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Slovakia, Switzerland. Today he is an independent author as well as an international lecturer, facilitator in resolving environmental conflicts, vision statements, and sustainable community development. He is also an international consultant in forest ecology and sustainable forestry practices. He has written over 290 publications, including 40 books authored and coauthored in the last 20 years. Lynette de Silva directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation at Oregon State University. She teaches courses in water conflict management; and water resources management; and has acted as a consultant to UNESCO, offering training to senior water professionals. Over the past 20 years, she has worked in areas emphasizing water resources and land management practices
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 10, 2019)
Subject Environmental mediation
Environmental policy
Environmental protection
Environmental mediation.
Environmental policy.
Environmental protection.
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Form Electronic book
Author De Silva, Lynette, author
ISBN 0429200145