Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice: Approaches to Development and Human Well-Being (Paperback)

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Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice: Approaches to Development and Human Well-Being (Paperback)

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Traditional knowledge (TK), the longstanding traditions and practices of certain communities, has contributed immensely to shaping development and human well-being. Its influence spans a variety of sectors, including agriculture, health, education, and governance. However, TK is increasingly underrepresented or underutilized. And, while the applicability of TK to human and environmental welfare is well recognized, collated information on how TK contributes to different sectors is not easily accessible.

This book focuses on the relevance of TK to key environment-and development-related sectors. It discusses the current debates within each of these sectors and presents suggestions as to how TK can be effectively integrated with conventional science and policy. A valuable resource to researchers, academics, and policymakers, Traditional Knowledge in Policy and Practice provides a comprehensive overview of TK and its links and contributions to social, economic, environmental, ethical, and political issues.

This collection, which comprises chapters by experts from a wide range of backgrounds, including traditional knowledge-holding communities, should leave policymakers in no doubt that protecting TK is not only vital for indigenous peoples but for the common future of all of humanity.--Graham Dutfield, professor of international governance, School of Law, University of Leeds

Suneetha M. Subramanian is research fellow in the Biodiplomacy Program of the United Nations University's Institute of Advanced Studies, Yokohama. Balakrishna Pisupati is the coordinator of biodiversity-related Multilateral Environmental Agreements at the Division for Environmental Law and Conventions, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi.
Product Details ISBN: 9789280811919
ISBN-10: 9280811916
Publisher: United Nations
Publication Date: December 31st, 2010
Pages: 400
Language: English