natural resource Articles

  • On the Dynamics of Recycling and Natural Resources

    We study the dynamic impact of recycling through its effect on the production set of the economy and its relationship with natural resources. The contribution of renewable and recyclable resources for sustainability is studied. Although in the short run recycling may alleviate resource scarcity, in the long run it is not enough to compensate for the exhaustibility of non-renewable resources and ...


    By Springer-Verlag GmbH

  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources-case study

    August 2005. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources purchased a Crisafulli 16” L- Series Vertical Pump, Dual Drive (gear and belt), and accessories, to replace a very old pump of unknown brand, and made the following comments about Crisafulli product quality and customer service - "The Vertical Pump was delivered on time per specifications, and in good condition; the Vertical Pump was ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Microfinance, social capital and natural resource management systems: conceptual issues and empirical evidences

    This paper attempts to trace the causes and consequences of natural resources' degradation as stated from various reviews. The paper also attempts to link poverty, environmental degradation and conceptual issues involved in recovery of natural resources through building social capital. This is a review of various papers on microfinance programmes undertaken in natural resource management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building local democracy through natural resource interventions

    This policy brief provides natural resource policy makers and practitioners with an approach for evaluating how their policies and projects can support the emergence and consolidation of local democracy. In practice, everything but democratic decentralization has taken place in the name of ‘democratic decentralization’ reforms: privatization, administrative deconcentration, NGOization, selective ...

  • Environmental taxation: Employment, revenues and resource taxes: genuine link or spurious coalition?

    There is, at present, a highly controversial public debate on whether European countries could and should shift part of their tax burden away from labour and on to natural resources. This paper discusses to what extent there is a link between taxation, natural resource use and employment. It goes on to analyse the circumstances under which there could be a 'double dividend', in terms of increased ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Asta–Ja management capacity–building framework (Asta–Ja MCBF) for sustainable development in Nepal

    Capacity–building is essential to sustainable environmental and natural resources management and fast–paced socio–economic transformation. Capacity–building requires the involved commitment of individuals, community organisations, private businesses, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders. As population and the corresponding demand on environmental and natural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indigenous knowledge and culture on natural resources management in the Salween canyon, Yunnan Province, China

    This research tries to find out some indigenous knowledge and culture on natural resources management in the Salween canyon, Yunnan Province, China. The indigenous people studied are some minority nationalities including Lisu, Nu, Dulong, Tibetan and Bai. Methodology mainly includes field research, the use of key informants, secondary data, unstructured interview and ocular observation. Findings ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Culture, environment and livelihood: potential for crafting sustainable communities in Chiang Mai

    Culture is touted as integral to the concept of sustainable development, yet most sustainable development efforts omit a cultural component. This paper targets traditional handicrafts as a potential cultural component for a sustainable development strategy. This paper analyses two of the traditional crafts of Chiang Mai, Thailand – saa papermaking and laquerware production – to identify the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reducing the natural resource intensity of private and organisational consumption: the potential of ICT and service innovations

    The article summarises the findings of two research projects evaluating the potential of ICT and service innovations to reduce natural resource use. The focus is on two issues: (1) the potential adoption of eco-efficient innovations and (2) the likelihood that these innovations, when adopted, will lead to less natural resource use in the national economy. The innovations studied include ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources

    Background The EU sixth environment action programme (6EAP) expressly calls for 'breaking the linkages between economic growth and resource use'. This report, which contributes to the EEA's five-year report 'The European environment — State and outlook 2005', was prepared in recognition of the importance of the sustainable use and management of natural resources on the policy agenda. Given the ...

  • The essential role of expertise on natural resources in climate change Master`s education

    Future climate change may critically affect natural resources that are essential for basic human needs. Water resources are undoubtedly among the most important resources in this respect. Moreover, water plays an important role in the climate system. These examples illustrate why it is important to pay considerable attention to natural resources in climate change education. The expertise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The essential role of expertise on natural resources in climate change Master's education

    Future climate change may critically affect natural resources that are essential for basic human needs. Water resources are undoubtedly among the most important resources in this respect. Moreover, water plays an important role in the climate system. These examples illustrate why it is important to pay considerable attention to natural resources in climate change education. The expertise ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A theoretical basis for green growth

    This paper proposes a theoretical model of green growth. The paper analyses the development mechanisms through which natural resource capital regenerates (or at least does not degrade), is preserved and contributes to economic growth. Climate change is a threat to human civilisation and countries need to save natural resources, which are a crucial form of productive capital in the economy, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Green productivity: clarifying terminology and concepts

    Employing and adjusting conventional productivity measures to represent the (mis)use of natural capital in production processes has recently generated increased interest. However, the literature relating to natural capital and productivity is highly fragmented, at times uses different definitions and misleading terms, and lacks conceptual unity. This not only leads to duplication and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rural tourism in Spain: natural resources as sources of competitive advantage

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the state of the art of the Spanish rural tourism sector, as well as performing forecasts for this strategically important sector of Spanish economy. Section 1 of the paper describes rural tourism in Spain, while in Section 2 three time series belonging to this sector are analysed, and then forecasts are calculated by applying Box-Jenkins and Artificial Neural ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and sustainability in contemporary Brazil

    In the current global crisis, the Brazilian 'pre-salt oil-fields' agenda, under the control of the state, could be considered a solution which supports the development pattern. Our purpose is to highlight the investment trends in the natural resources sector and the challenges to sustainability in contemporary Brazil. The article suggests that the relation between investment patterns and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sustainable natural resource management through multi-regional cooperation

    Management of natural resources has clear implications for local, national, and supranational territorial units because of diverse and fundamental implications linked to how and where they are managed. There is a strong need to go beyond local, regional or even national administrative borders, redesigning new geographical areas and starting cross-border cooperative actions for more sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Africa: an emerging markets frontier

    Africa is in competition for international capital and resources and is currently ranked in the same category as Latin America and Eastern Europe in terms of attractiveness for investors. There has been a fundamental shift in the global economy over the past few years, with emerging markets not only dominating investor attention and capital flows, but also playing an increasingly strategic role ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Urbanisation and sustainability: the role of the spatial allocation of property rights and public investment

    The aim of this paper is to perceive the sustainability of urban development around the world looking into the effect on urbanisation of unsustainable factors such as the spatial distribution of rents from natural resources and the spatial allocation of public investment. First, a principal component analysis on World Bank data is undertaken to understand the specific contexts where cities ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Research trends in resource and environmental management: a review of the literature

    Environmental and resource management have often been at odds with industrialisation and rapid economic growth and this is apparent when reviewing the cases of growing economies of China and India. This article reviews the literature and concludes that not only promoting effective natural resource management contributes to price stability, availability of products and long-term employment, but ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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