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

Adams, Helen, Adger, W. Neil and Nicholls, Robert J. (2018) Ecosystem services linked to livelihoods and well-being in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta. In: Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas. Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 29-47. ISBN 9783319710921

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climatic Change
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2019 02:42
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 11:25
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/73318
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_2

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