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Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives

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Pak Sum Low, Mostafa Kamal Tolba, Toke Tufukia Talagi, Qin Dahe, Sálvano Briceño, Mick Kelly, Mikko Pyhälä, Naigzy Gebremedhin, Amartya Sen, John Peet, Yi Chen, Boris Steipe, Rosita Dellios, Craig Langston, Peter Brimblecombe, Mikiko Hayashi, Ke Shuifa, Feng Qiya, Wang Baojin, Qiao Dan, Jamba Gyeltshen, Ros Taplin, Sk Noim Uddin, Kanokwan Pibalsook, Karma Tshering, Natarika Wayuparb Nitiphons, Bryant J. Allen, R. Michael Bourke, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Bhishna Bajracharya, Isara Khanjanasthiti, Anoja Wickramasinghe, Karen Hulme, David M. Ong, Bernarditas de Castro Muller, Helena Varkkey, Keith Openshaw, Shoibal Chakravarty, T. S. Gopi Rethinaraj, Dilip Ahuja, Jan C. van der Leun, Janet F. Bornman, R. James Ferguson, Nguyen Huu Ninh, Luong Quang Huy, Philip Michael Kelly, Toan Phan, Shababa Haque, Naznin Nasir, M. Feisal Rahman, Saleemul Huq, Safdar Ullah Khan, Zafar Manzoor, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Shabib Haider Syed, Gernot Brodnig, Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Andrew N. Gillison, Amirtharaj C. Williams, Gopala Areendran, Rajeev L. Semwal, Marie-Isabell Lenz, Stephen Galvin, Gunnar Keppel, Sunil Gopaul, Matthias Kowasch, Michael J. Dyer, Dick Watling, Sherri Lodhar, Geon C. Hanson, Stefan Erasmi, Hans Juergen Boehmer, Tun Lwin, Swan Yee Tun Lwin
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  • Date Published: January 2022
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  • The Asia-Pacific region is experiencing especially rapid development and population increase, and issues of global change and sustainable development are likely to be of particular importance in the coming decades. This book presents chapters by leading international experts on the major issues relating to global change and sustainable development from the perspectives of Asia and the Pacific. It also highlights the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development and poverty reduction within the changing ecological, social, cultural and economic environment in this region. The volume is an invaluable reference for all researchers and policy makers with an interest in global change and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

    • Discusses global change not only in terms of climate change, loss of biodiversity and land degradation, but also social, cultural and economic factors
    • 32 chapters by leading international experts provide an array of detailed studies combining to create an authoritative overview of the Asia-Pacific region
    • Enables readers to understand how these changes interrelate in a globalized world and their significant implications for sustainable development and poverty reduction
    • Includes a chapter by Nobel Prize winner Professor Amartya Sen on the impacts of Asian culture and civilization
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    • Date Published: January 2022
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781009040297
    • contains: 200 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on Contributors
    Peer Reviewers
    Editor's Note
    Forewords
    Remembering Dr Mostafa Kamal Tolba
    Acronyms and Abbreviations
    SI Prefixes
    Units Abbreviations
    Chemical Formulae
    Part I. Sustainable Development: Theories and Practices:
    1. Asian Identities
    2. On Sustainable Development
    3. Sustainability – A Scientific Dilemma
    4. Respect and Reward: Ecology from the Analects of Confucius
    5. Sustainable Development from an East-West Integrative Perspective: Eastern Culture Meets Western Complexity Theory
    6. Sustainable Urbanism: Measuring Long-term Architectural Merit
    7. Sustaining Wooden Architectural Heritage
    8. Green Development in China
    9. Bhutan's Sustainable Development Initiatives in Pursuit of Gross National Happiness
    10. A Different Form of Sustainable Development in Thailand and Bhutan: Implementation of a Sufficiency Approach
    11. The Sustainability of Food Production in Papua New Guinea
    12. Education for Sustainable Development: An overview of Asia-Pacific Perspectives
    13. Placemaking Framework for Social Sustainability of Master-planned Communities: A Case Study from Australia
    14. Poverty, Inequity and Environmental Degradation: The Key Issues Confronting the Environment and Development in Asia
    15. The Challenge of Global Climate Change for International Law: An Overview
    16. Sustainable Development and Climate Change Negotiations: Perspectives of Developing Countries'
    Part II. Sustainable Development: Challenges and Opportunities:
    17. Scientific Responses in an Era of Global Change
    18. Government Communication on Transboundary Haze: The Nexus between Public Health and Tourism
    19. Biomass Energy Prospects: A Promising Fuel for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific
    20. Pathways to a More Sustainable Electricity Sector in India
    21. Gender Equality and Energy Access: Barriers to Maximizing Development Effectiveness in the SAARC Region
    22. The Biosphere and the Interactions between Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Climate Change
    23. The Political Challenge of Linking Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies: Risks and Prospects
    24. Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam
    25. Sustainable Development in Bangladesh: Bridging the SDGs and Climate Action
    26. Sustainable Development in Pakistan: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
    27. Beyond Protected Areas: Biodiversity Conservation and Global Change in Asia and the Pacific
    28. Causes of Land Use Change and Biodiversity Loss in Monsoon Asia
    29. Assessing Linkages between Land Use and Biodiversity: A Case Study from the Eastern Himalayas Using Low-cost, High-return Survey Technology
    30. Where to Invade Next: Inaction on Biological Invasions Threatens Sustainability in a Small Island Developing State of the Tropical South Pacific
    31. Did the Indian Ocean Tsunami Trigger a Shift Towards Disaster Risk Reduction?
    32. Cyclone Nargis and Disaster Risk Management in Myanmar
    Index.

  • Editor

    Pak Sum Low, Xiamen University Malaysia
    Dr Pak Sum Low joined China–ASEAN College of Marine Sciences of Xiamen University Malaysia in September 2020 as an adjunct professor. He is a fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia; a member of the International Advisory Panel of the International Programme on Climate Change and Variability Risk Reduction initiated by the Pacific Disaster Centre, Hawaii, in 2009; and a member of the editorial board of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, and International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. He is the editor of Climate Change and Africa (Cambridge 2005). Dr Low has previously worked as the Regional Adviser on Environment and Sustainable Development (2001–2007) at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); Programme Officer/Senior Programme Officer (1991–1999) at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and Senior Research Associate (1988–1991), Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK. He was visiting professor/adjunct professor at Bond University, Australia (2009–2018), the inaugural Yayasan Sime Darby Chair in Climate Change at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2011–2013); a senior visiting professor at the UNEP International Ecosystems Management Partnership (IEMP), hosted by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (2011–2012); and a visiting professor at the Institute of Desertification Studies, Beijing (2013, 2015).

    Contributors

    Pak Sum Low, Mostafa Kamal Tolba, Toke Tufukia Talagi, Qin Dahe, Sálvano Briceño, Mick Kelly, Mikko Pyhälä, Naigzy Gebremedhin, Amartya Sen, John Peet, Yi Chen, Boris Steipe, Rosita Dellios, Craig Langston, Peter Brimblecombe, Mikiko Hayashi, Ke Shuifa, Feng Qiya, Wang Baojin, Qiao Dan, Jamba Gyeltshen, Ros Taplin, Sk Noim Uddin, Kanokwan Pibalsook, Karma Tshering, Natarika Wayuparb Nitiphons, Bryant J. Allen, R. Michael Bourke, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Bhishna Bajracharya, Isara Khanjanasthiti, Anoja Wickramasinghe, Karen Hulme, David M. Ong, Bernarditas de Castro Muller, Helena Varkkey, Keith Openshaw, Shoibal Chakravarty, T. S. Gopi Rethinaraj, Dilip Ahuja, Jan C. van der Leun, Janet F. Bornman, R. James Ferguson, Nguyen Huu Ninh, Luong Quang Huy, Philip Michael Kelly, Toan Phan, Shababa Haque, Naznin Nasir, M. Feisal Rahman, Saleemul Huq, Safdar Ullah Khan, Zafar Manzoor, Gulasekaran Rajaguru, Shabib Haider Syed, Gernot Brodnig, Dietrich Schmidt-Vogt, Andrew N. Gillison, Amirtharaj C. Williams, Gopala Areendran, Rajeev L. Semwal, Marie-Isabell Lenz, Stephen Galvin, Gunnar Keppel, Sunil Gopaul, Matthias Kowasch, Michael J. Dyer, Dick Watling, Sherri Lodhar, Geon C. Hanson, Stefan Erasmi, Hans Juergen Boehmer, Tun Lwin, Swan Yee Tun Lwin

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