This book examines environmental security from the perspective of landscape sciences, identifying the forces that threaten environmental security at all levels. It stems from the last five years of the Pilot Study Project on Use of Landscape Sciences for Environmental Assessment sponsored by the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society. Readers explore concepts of environmental security from subjective and objective perspectives.
Compiles the most up-to-date landscape approaches and tools useful for the assessment of environmental security, a worldwide issue of social, economic, environmental and institutional importance
Contributes to a new perspective of the environmental security combining subjective and objective assessment of environmental risk in the context of social-ecological landscapes
Identifies the actual main driving forces (demography, land-use, industry) that can threat environmental security at local, national and international scale
Introduces the new concept of "securability"