Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 254
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Ecosystems are--or can be--the wealth of the poor. For many of the 1.1 billion people living in severe poverty, nature is a daily lifeline?an asset for those with few other material means. This is especially true for the rural poor, who comprise three-quarters of all poor households worldwide. Harvests from forests, fisheries and farm fields are a primary source of rural income, and a fall-back when other sources of employment falter. But programs to reduce poverty often fail to account for the important link between environment and the livelihoods of the rural poor?not just a survival mechanism?has yet to be effectively tapped. The thesis of World Resources 2005 is that income from ecosystems--what we call environmental income--can act as a fundamental stepping stone in the economic empowerment of the rural poor. This requires that the poor manage ecosystems so that they support stable productivity over time. Productive ecosystems are the basis of a sustainable...