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Ecosystem services linked to livelihoods and well-being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta

Ecosystem services linked to livelihoods and well-being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta
Ecosystem services linked to livelihoods and well-being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta
Deltas are dynamic and the relationships between ecosystem services, livelihoods and well-being within them are multi-scalar and often non-linear. Social mechanisms of access and management vary between different bundles of ecosystem services: a social-ecological system approach therefore identifies the trade-offs and interactions which occur across diverse temporal and spatial scales and communities. Although Bangladesh is moving towards a more urbanised future, access to ecosystem services continues to be critical to the well-being of populations in rural areas. However, rights to those services are available to a diminishing few. Current winners and losers from development processes are persistent, and ecosystem services are unlikely to lift the rural poor out of poverty without a complete restructuring of social and economic relations in rural areas.
29-47
Springer International Publishing
Adams, Helen
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Neil Adger, W.
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Nicholls, Robert J.
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Nicholls, Robert J.
Hutton, Craig W.
Adger, W. Neil
Hanson, Susan E.
Rahman, Md. Munsur
Salehin, Mashfiqus
Adams, Helen
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Neil Adger, W.
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Nicholls, Robert J.
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Nicholls, Robert J.
Hutton, Craig W.
Adger, W. Neil
Hanson, Susan E.
Rahman, Md. Munsur
Salehin, Mashfiqus

Adams, Helen, Neil Adger, W. and Nicholls, Robert J. (2018) Ecosystem services linked to livelihoods and well-being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. In, Nicholls, Robert J., Hutton, Craig W., Adger, W. Neil, Hanson, Susan E., Rahman, Md. Munsur and Salehin, Mashfiqus (eds.) Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis. Springer International Publishing, pp. 29-47. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_2).

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Deltas are dynamic and the relationships between ecosystem services, livelihoods and well-being within them are multi-scalar and often non-linear. Social mechanisms of access and management vary between different bundles of ecosystem services: a social-ecological system approach therefore identifies the trade-offs and interactions which occur across diverse temporal and spatial scales and communities. Although Bangladesh is moving towards a more urbanised future, access to ecosystem services continues to be critical to the well-being of populations in rural areas. However, rights to those services are available to a diminishing few. Current winners and losers from development processes are persistent, and ecosystem services are unlikely to lift the rural poor out of poverty without a complete restructuring of social and economic relations in rural areas.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 30 May 2018
Published date: 30 May 2018

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/423736
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Date deposited: 28 Sep 2018 16:30
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:59

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Author: Helen Adams
Author: W. Neil Adger
Editor: Robert J. Nicholls
Editor: Craig W. Hutton
Editor: W. Neil Adger
Editor: Susan E. Hanson
Editor: Md. Munsur Rahman
Editor: Mashfiqus Salehin

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