Soils in the Nexus
A Crucial Resource for Water, Energy and Food Security

By Jes Weigelt and Alexander Müller and Charlotte Beckh and Klaus Töpfer

Soils in the Nexus
Paperback, 164 pages £25.99
Published: 1st April 2016
ISBN: 9783865814319
Format: 235mm x 165mm


Care of the soil is crucial if we are to ensure water, energy and food security for nine billion people by 2050. The soil sustains biodiversity and can contribute to the mitigation of climate change, but it is a non-renewable resource within human timeframes. We too often treat his resource in unsustainable ways, with the result that approximately 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil is lost each year due to erosion.  Insecurity and the loss of land rights among local populations contribute to the problem.We need, therefore, to consider soils in an integrated and holistic manner: in the nexus. This book presents an interdisciplinary perspective and provides  pathways towards the sustainable governance of soil and land.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 164 pages
ISBN: 9783865814319
Format: 235mm x 165mm

BISAC Code:  SCI019000
Imprint: Oekom

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