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Nature Environmental Conservation & Protection

Striving for Environmental Sustainability in a Complex World

Canadian Experiences

by (author) George Francis

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
Category
Environmental Conservation & Protection, General, Forestry
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774831383
    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
    List Price
    $95.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774831413
    Publish Date
    Jan 2017
    List Price
    $34.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774831390
    Publish Date
    May 2017
    List Price
    $34.95

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Description

In the face of growing anxiety about global environmental sustainability, George Francis, a leading authority in the field of sustainability studies, examines initiatives undertaken in Canada over the past twenty-five years to protect some of our unique environments. Focusing mainly on collaborative studies of thirty-one landscape regions – designated as “Biosphere Reserves” by UNESCO or as “Model Forests” by the Canadian Forest Service – Francis also summarizes smaller sustainability projects across the country. The author concludes on a hopeful note, looking at solutions considered, proposed, and in some cases already implemented by groups striving for sustainability in an increasingly complex world.

About the author

Contributor Notes

George Francis is a distinguished professor emeritus in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is a seminal figure in the field of sustainability studies in Canada and was intimately involved in many of the projects described in this volume.

Editorial Reviews

Striving for Environmental Sustainability in a Complex World … is an important and interesting look at various innovative ideas that have had varying degrees of success pertaining to living sustainably in Canada.

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