Sustainable Mountain Development: Getting the facts right

Author:   Jack D. Ives
Publisher:   Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Edition:   2nd ed. 2022
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9783030960285


Pages:   235
Publication Date:   28 August 2022
Format:   Hardback
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This second edition of Sustainable Mountain Development is a history of the development of mountain environmental awareness from its origins during the Stockholm Conference on the Environment in 1973. This provided intellectual input into UNESCO's MAB Programme, especially MAB-6 (Impact of Human Activities on Mountain Environments), The International Geographical Union's commission on mountains, and The United Nations University's (UNU) mountain project, the latter initiated in 1978. All this research and intellectual activity saw its maturation during the 1992 Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro. The major document universally agreed upon was AGENDA 21, with Chapter 13 concentrating on mountain environmental problems which led to 2002 being dedicated as The International Year of Mountains, and December 17th as International Mountain Day. The research that inspired this book, accompanied by intensive environmental and political activity, was initially propagated by a small group of colleagues that ultimately expanded to a world-wide endeavour. The work was recognised by three awards of the King Albert Gold Medal, two RGS Gold Medals, approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and countless other awards. It led to the founding of the International Mountain Society in 1980 and its quarterly journal Mountain Research and Development (1981). The work expanded into subsequent research efforts, including specific assessments of projected major catastrophes such as the status of the potential outbreak of glacier lakes (GLOFs), the impacts of climate warming, and incorporation of the mountain subsistence men and women whose environmental knowledge was enthusiastically recognized. This edition provides a new epilogue, which outlines the considerable changes to world environmental assessment since the establishment of 2002 as the International Year of Mountains, and notes that 2022 has been designated as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development.

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Author:   Jack D. Ives
Publisher:   Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Imprint:   Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Edition:   2nd ed. 2022
ISBN:  

9783030960285


ISBN 10:   3030960285
Pages:   235
Publication Date:   28 August 2022
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Jack Ives received his B.A honours first class, Geography, U of Nottingham, 1953; Ph D. McGill U., Geography (geomorphology) 1956; (married Pauline Angela H. Cordingley, 11 September 1954 and emigrated to Canada [Montreal] same month). Director, McGill Subarctic Research Lab., Schefferville, and Assist. Prof., Dept of Geography, McGill U., 1957-1960; Assist. Director and Director, Geographical Branch, Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada, 1960-67. Director, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, U of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, 1967-1979 and Full Professor, Geography, 1967-1989. Professor of Mountain Geoecology (Chair of Dept of Geography [1989- 1993] and Prof. Division of Environmental Studies, U of Calif., Davis, [1993-1997]). Chair, International Working Group, UNESCO MAB Programme, Project 6 - 1973-1975. Research Coordinator, United Nations University - Project on Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development, 1978-2000 (involved fieldwork in Himalaya, N. Thailand, Tibet, Tajikistan, Ecuadorian Andes. Chair, Intntl. Geogr. Union, Commission on Mountain Geoecology, 1972-1980 and 1988-1996); present position - Senior Advisor on Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development. Official delegate to Rio de Janeiro 1992 Earth Summit (UNCED).

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