Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives
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- Editor: Pak Sum Low, Xiamen University Malaysia
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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.Read more
- 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.
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Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Remembering Dr Mostafa Kamal Tolba
Acronyms and Abbreviations
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
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