Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Europe theme is a component of Encyclopedia of Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.
This theme on Area Studies - Regional Sustainable Development Review: Europe reviews initiatives and activities towards sustainable development in Europe such as: International Cooperation; Toward Sustainable Forest Management; Sustainable Mountain Development in Europe; Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development; Protection of the Quality and Supply of Freshwater Resources; Local Authorities' Initiatives in Support of Agenda 21 - Europe; Strengthening the Role of Farmers; Transfer to and within Europe's Rural Areas; Exploring Pathways to Sustainable Living: Emancipatory Environmental Education; The Development of International Agreements Covering the World's Forests; The Nature Of Peace and Security; The Ethics of Sustainability; Sustainable Transport in Europe; Resort Europe: The Limits of Mass Tourism and the Rise of Sustainable Practices. Although these presentations are with specific reference to Europe, they provide potentially useful lessons for other regions as well. This volume is aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.
Alexander Mather is Professor of Geography at the Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, UK. His research interests are in rural land use and Environmental management, with particular reference to forest-related issues in Scotland, the United Kingdom and globally.
John Bryden is Professor Department of Geography, University of Aberdeen, UK
Research Professor, Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oslo, Norway
Professor of Human Geography Emeritus, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Professor Emeritus, University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Honorary Fellow, Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), USA
Honorary President, International Rural Network
Consultant on Territorial Rural Policy and Renewable Energy, OECD, Paris