Natural Resources Forum

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Edited By: Mohammad Reza Salamat

Impact Factor: 1.292

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 66/104 (Environmental Studies); 150/225 (Environmental Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1477-8947

NRF Virtual Issues

Natural Resources Forum invites you to enjoy the following Virtual Issues, compiled by the Journal's editors.

Towards the Rio+20 Conference

Climate Change


Towards the Rio+20 Conference

This virtual issue gathers articles published recently in NRF that are directly relevant to the forthcoming discussions at the UNCSD, to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. Articles included in the virtual issue focus on sustainable consumption and production and the relations between green economy and sustainable development. New articles will be added to the virtual issue from forthcoming special issues of NRF

Special issue on institutions for sustainable development
David Le Blanc

From Rio to Rio via Johannesburg: Integrating institutions across governance levels in sustainable development deliberations
Sylvia I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen

Working with sustainability: Experiences of sustainability processes in Swedish municipalities
E. Carina H. Keskitalo and Johanna Liljenfeldt

Trivializing sustainability: Environmental governance and rhetorical free-riders in the Brazilian Amazon
Igor Ferraz da Fonseca, Marcel Bursztyn and Benjamin S. Allen

Trade-offs between environmental protection and economic development in China's fisheries policy: A political analysis on the adoption and implementation of the Fisheries Law 2000
Gianluca Ferraro and Marleen Brans

Institutional cooperation at a basin level: For what, by whom? Lessons learned from Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake
Marko Keskinen and Olli Varis

Special issue on green economy and sustainable development
David Le Blanc

Societal transformations for a sustainable economy
Tim Jackson

Lessons from the history of technological change for clean energy scenarios and policies
Charlie Wilson and Arnulf Grubler

Shaping agricultural innovation systems responsive to food insecurity and climate change
Sally Brooks and Michael Loevinsohn

Building a regulatory framework for biofuels governance in China: Legislation as the starting point
Huanhuan Wang

Sustainable partnerships for a green economy: A case study of public procurement for home-grown school feeding
Kei Otsuki

The sustainability of green funds
Bert Scholtens

The policy challenges for green economy and sustainable economic development
Edward Barbier

VIEWPOINT: Is the concept of a green economy a useful way of framing policy discussions and policymaking to promote sustainable development?
Sheng Fulai, Gary Flomenhoft, Timothy J. Downs, MaÁngeles Grande-Ortiz, Dana Graef, Bert Scholtens, Arthur P.J. Mol, David A. Sonnenfeld, Gert Spaargaren, Rajeev K. Goel, Edward W.T. Hsieh, Serban Scrieciu, Reinhard Steurer, Christine Polzin, Genia Kostka, Tiho Ancev, Elke Pirgmaier, Frank Boons, Karl-Henrik Robèrt, Christopher Bryant, Ke Zhou, Surya Raj Acharya, David Huberman, Denis J. Sonwa, Michelle Mycoo, Dabo Guan, Klaus Hubacek, U. Rashid Sumaila, Hector G. Lopez-Ruiz, G. Jason Jolley, Michael L. Dougherty, André Francisco Pilon, Ravi Prakash, Tulus Tambunan and Sebastian Hermann

Sustainable consumption and production: Policy efforts and challenges
David Le Blanc

Sustainable consumption and production: Trends, challenges and options for the Asia-Pacific region
Wei Zhao and Patrick Schroeder

Linking sustainable consumption and production: The government role
Candice Stevens

Green procurement in the Asian public sector and the Hong Kong private sector
Linda W.P. Ho, Nicholas M. Dickinson and Gilbert Y.S. Chan

Policies to promote sustainable consumption: Innovative approaches in Europe
Gerd Scholl, Frieder Rubik, Harri Kalimo, Katja Biedenkopf and Ólöf Söebech

Sustainable consumption in Brazil: Identification of preliminary requirements to guide product development and the definition of public policies
Ângela Maria Marx, Istefani Carísio De Paula and Fabiane Sum

A differentiated approach for sustainable consumption and production policies
Christian Brodhag

The vertical integration of Lisbon and sustainable development strategies across the EU: How different governance architectures shape the European coherence of policy documents
Reinhard Steurer, Gerald Berger and Markus Hametner

VIEWPOINT: Should sustainable consumption and production be a policy priority for developing countries and if so, what areas should they focus on?
Dr. Zhenling Liu, Dr. Serban Scrieciu, Leena Srivastava, Luis G. García-Montero, Dr. Gregory Borne, Dr. Xin Deng, Geurt Van De Kerk, Norbert Wohlgemuth, Chiung Ting Chang, Dr. Matty Demont, Dr. Luz Stenberg, José Rafael Peña de la Cruz, Rudzani Makhado and Kgabo Masehela


Climate Change

Editorial: Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Tariq Banuri

Introduction: Climate change and sustainable development revisited: Implementation challenges
David Le Blanc

Introduction: Climate change and sustainable development: Understanding the linkages
Friedrich Soltau and Diane Quarless

Climate and development economics: Balancing science, politics and equity
Elizabeth A. Stanton, Frank Ackerman

Climate Innovation Centres: A partnership approach to meeting energy and climate challenges
Ambuj D. Sagar, Cath Bremner, Michael Grubb

Cambodia's forests and climate change: Mitigating drivers of deforestation
Mark Poffenberger

Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and variability in semi-arid rural southeastern Arizona, USA
Ashley R. Coles, Christopher A. Scott

Global change in four semi-arid transnational river basins: Analysis of institutional water sharing preparedness
Malin Falkenmark, Charlotte de Fraiture, Margaret J. Vick

Transaction costs and the clean development mechanism
Bruce P. Chadwick

Greenhouse gas emission reductions in the post-Kyoto period: Emission intensity changes required under the 'contraction and convergence' approach
E. Kuntsi-Reunanen and J. Luukkanen

Review of climate policies in the Baltic States
Dalia Streimikiene, Remigijus Ciegis, Rasa Pusinaite

Adapting to climate variability: Pumpkins, people and policy
Gina Ziervogel, Sukaina Bharwani and Thomas E. Downing

Water and economic development: The role of variability and a framework for resilience
Casey Brown and Upmanu Lall

Possibilities and options for the Clean Development Mechanism and the Green Investment Scheme in Central and Eastern Europe: Macedonian and Romanian perspectives Maria Khovanskaia and Zsuzsanna Ivanyi

Critical considerations for future action during the second commitment period: A small islands' perspective
Leonard Nurse and Rawleston Moore

Environment and development in the Republic of the Marshall Islands: Linking climate change with sustainable fisheries development
Rhea M. Moss

Forestry-based carbon sequestration projects in Africa: Potential benefits and challenges
Rohit Jindal, Brent Swallow, John Kerr

Climate change adaptation and livestock activity choices in Kenya: An economic analysis
Jane Kabubo-Mariara

Enhancing climate technology transfer through greater public-private cooperation: Lessons from Thailand and the Philippines
Tim Forsyth

Commentary: Energy efficiency: The best immediate option for a secure, clean, healthy future
Richard L. Ottinger

Commentary: Linkages between biodiversity conservation and global climate change in small island developing States (SIDS)
Anilla Cherian