State of the Tropics 2014 report

Edelman, Alexandra, Gelding, Andrea, Konovalov, Elena, McComiskie, Rodney, Penny, Anne, Roberts, Nicholas, Templeman, Shelley, Trewin, Dennis, Ziembicki, Mark, Trewin, Blair, Cortlet, Richard, Hemingway, Janet, Isaac, Joanne, and Turton, Steve (2014) State of the Tropics 2014 report. Report. James Cook University, Cairns.

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Abstract

[Extract] Is life in the Tropics getting better? The landmark State of the Tropics 2014 Report addresses this nominally simple question. It provides the first in-depth, objective assessment of the Tropics as an environmental and geopolitical entity in its own right. Drawing on the knowledge, experience and diverse backgrounds of leading institutions across the Tropics the report assesses the state of the region and examines the implications of the immense changes the region is experiencing.

The assessment demonstrates that nations in the Tropics have made extraordinary progress across a wide range of environmental, social and economic indicators in recent decades. Rapid population and economic growth mean its influence is set to rise dramatically in coming decades. The nature of this influence will depend on how the region addresses its many challenges, and whether it realises its potential and opportunities. The report provides a basis from which to work towards a prosperous, sustainable and equitable future for the Tropics and will be a valuable resource for policy makers, geopolitical analysts, researchers, students and other stakeholders interested in the Tropics.

Item ID: 35471
Item Type: Report (Report)
ISBN: 978-0-9924023-4-1
Additional Information:

The Report, data and video of Augn San Suu Kyi's keynote speech at the report launch are freely available from the publisher website.

Authors and Acknowledgements:

James Cook University and the State of the Tropics leadership group acknowledge the contributions made by many individuals and institutions to the preparation and publication of the inaugural State of the Tropics report.

The State of the Tropics leadership group:

James Cook University – Australia

Escuela Superior Politiécnica del Litorial (ESPOL) – Ecuador

Mahidol University – Thailand

The National Institute of Amazonian Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia or INPA) – Brazil

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine – United Kingdom and Ghana

Nanyang Technological University – Singapore

National University of Singapore – Singapore

Organisation for Tropical Studies – Costa Rica

University of Hawaii (Mãnoa) – United States

University of Nairobi – Kenya

University of Papua New Guinea – Papua New Guinea

University of South Pacific – Fiji

Project management and editorial team: Sandra Harding, Rodney McComiskie, Mark Wolff, Dennis Trewin, Stephanie Hunter.

Contributing authors: Alexandra Edelman, Andrea Gedling, Elena Konovalov, Rodney McComiskie, Ann Penny, Nicholas Roberts, Shelley Templeman, Dennis Trewin, Mark Ziembicki.

Essay authors: Blair Trewin – Australian Bureau of Meteorology; Richard Corlett – Center for Integrative Conservation, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,Chinese Academy of Sciences; Janet Hemingway – Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Dennis Trewin – Dennis Trewin Statistical Consultants; Dr Joanne Isaac – James Cook University; Professor Steve Turton – James Cook University.

Advice, assistance and reviews: Norm Duke, Dean Jerry, Natkunam Ketheesan, William Laurance, Ali Mahdi, Linda Shields, Jeff Warner,Robert Bell, Reggie Carter, Chao-Ling Chien, Richard E Cibulskis, Sophia Couzos, Patricia Graves, Simon Hay, Terry Hughes, Dympna Leonard, Alex Loukas, Mary Mahy, Bill Maloney, Robyn McDermott, Meg Parsons, David Plummer, Morgan Pratchett, Scott Ritchie, Garry R Russ, Janelle Saffen, Louis Schofield, Larissa Siliezar, Natalie Stoeckl, Laura Taylor, Ryan Williams, Raman Vlayudhan, Dirk Zellar (Sea Around Us Project) and a number of anonymous reviewers.

Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 03:27
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