Working with Nature against Poverty: Developent, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia

Working with Nature against Poverty: Developent, Resources and the Environment in Eastern Indonesia

Budy P Resosudarmo

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812309594

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With its low incomes, lagging social indicators and widespread poverty, eastern Indonesia epitomizes the problems of development in Indonesia. The challenge is to advance the economy. But this means more intensive use of natural resources, placing pressure on the region's unique ecosystems. This book explores the trade-offs and synergies between development, social concerns and the environment in Papua, Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara. It is written by leading scholars and experts on the region. They investigate the dilemmas of fishing in eastern Indonesia's seas, the strategies and challenges for mining and forestry, and the efforts to tackle biodiversity conservation and climate change. The book lays out the challenges for development, public administration and public health in Papua. It maps Maluku's road to recovery from conflict. And it examines ways to alleviate poverty in the desperately poor province of East Nusa Tenggara. The book provides an overview of the economy of each of these provinces, making it an essential resource for anyone interested in the challenges of development and environment in eastern Indonesia.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 450
Author Biography:Budy P. Resosudarmo is Fellow at the Arndt-Corden Division of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Ecosystems & Habitats / Forests & Rainforests
Page count: 359
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20090514


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