Natural Resources and the Poor : Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research Heltberg, Rasmus 2013-05-14T14:17:39Z 2013-05-14T14:17:39Z 2010-01-11
dc.description.abstract Natural resources, unless of commercial interest, are hardly a prominent concern of most policy-makers. A certain complacency seems to prevail in which too little is done to increase the productivity and sustainability of the natural resource base on which the rural poor continue to rely for low-productivity semi-subsistence livelihoods. Natural resources remain integral to the livelihoods of billions in developing countries, providing food, fuels, water, biodiversity, raw materials, spiritual fulfillment, and more; they are also vital for the development prospects of many countries. It is therefore surprising that not more attention is paid to them. The status quo is not sustainable. Traditional low-productivity natural resource-based livelihoods do not lift people out of poverty; such livelihoods offer little more than a precarious subsistence survival at the margins of the global economy.The five new research papers in this special issue describe an uneasy and sometimes unhealthy co-existence between natural resources and the poor. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research;2(1)
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject moimbo
dc.subject subsistence
dc.subject biomass fuels
dc.subject biodiversity conservation policy
dc.subject livelihoods needs
dc.subject forest and wildlife management
dc.subject payment for environmental services
dc.subject game management areas
dc.subject PES
dc.subject improved stoves
dc.subject buffer zones
dc.subject decentralized management
dc.subject reducing emissions
dc.subject deforestation
dc.subject forest degradation
dc.subject REDD
dc.title Natural Resources and the Poor : Introduction to a Special Issue of the Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Climate Change 2010-01-11
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.globalpractice Energy and Extractives
okr.globalpractice Environment and Natural Resources
okr.journal.nbpages 1-6
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Environment
okr.topic Environment :: Biodiversity
okr.topic Environment :: Forests and Forestry
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty, Environment and Development
okr.topic Rural Development :: Natural Resources Management and Rural Issues
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural and Renewable Energy
okr.volume 2(1)
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