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xlix, 543 p. : ill. (some col.)
  • Air Pollution: Development of Urban Traffic Pollution Control Strategies in Asian Cities: A Case Study from Chennai, India (Ashwinkumar Dakshinamurthi and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)-- Assessment and Abatement Measures for Vehicular Air Pollution in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Chamila Weerathunghe and Rajshekar Balasubramanian)-- Waste Management: Recycling in Singapore the Singapore Model: Strategies and Ways to Improve (Tan Puay Cheow and Lye Lin Heng)-- Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities: The Next Steps (Boey Yinyin Edris and Rick Reidinger)-- Lessons for Integrated District-Level Food Waste Recycling Programs: A Review of Eight International Cases (Amireeta Rawlani and Kua Harn Wei)-- Singapore's Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Sustainable Model (Wendy Wong Shih Ling and Rick Reidinger)-- Utilization of Landfill Gas as a Renewable Source of Energy in India (Subhashini Kashinath and Zhou Zhi George)-- The Potential Role of Water Hyacinth in Wastewater Treatment in Nepal (Ram Bahadur Singh Maharjan and Chou Loke Ming)-- Urban Studies: Assessing Skywalk Systems as a Response to High Density Living in Hong Kong (Patricia Woo and Malone-Lee Lai Choo)-- The Management of Visitor Pressure on Coastal Parks of Singapore (Karen Lim Hui Khian and Chou Loke Ming)-- Sustainability in Singapore: An Ecological Footprint Perspective (Xin Jing Jing and Victor R Savage)-- Seagrasses in Singapore: Current Status and Long-Term Management Plans (Michelle Chng Wei Ping and Chou Loke Ming)-- The Singapore's Bus System: An Analysis of Commuters' Satisfaction and Potential Improvements (Jan Martin Hecker and Lee Der Horng)-- Green Business: Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid: Government, Business, and Solar Power in India (Carrie Wallace Candeto and Audrey Chia)-- Charting a Greener Course in Shipping: Incorporating Environmental Performance Indicators in a Tanker Pool System (Jean Chia E Ming and Audrey Chia)-- Environmental Practices of Indian Business Process Outsourcing: A Study of Two Companies (Sweta Sorab and Mark Goh).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814546805 20160613
Sustainability Matters is a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the MSc in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2009/10 to 2011/12. As this period has been particularly prolific, its papers been split into two volumes; this volume, Sustainability Matters: Asia's Green Challenges is the third compilation by the programme, and comprises sixteen of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. These papers analyze the many challenges to effective environmental management in the context of different places in Asia including cities in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore, and propose insightful solutions. They cover a wide range of issues including vehicular air pollution, waste management (municipal solid waste, food waste, recycling, etc.), urban studies (such as high-density living, skywalk systems, parks, bus systems), and green business (including solar power and the shipping industry). The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia, was published in 2010 (World Scientific) and comprised the best papers from 2001/2 - 2006/7. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2011 (Pearson), and comprised the best papers from 2007/8 to 2008/09.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814546805 20160613
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xlv, 601 p. : ill.
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xlv, 601 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Corporate Environmental Governance and Financial Performance Relationship (S V Valentine & V Savage)-- Implementation of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in Vietnam (D M Anh & G Ofori)-- Policies and Legal Frameworks of Protected Area Management in Nepal (B L Dutt et al.)-- Study of Parks and Nature Reserves Fiscal Management Models (C Ng & M L C Lee)-- Marine Invasive Dpecies and their Potential Impacts on Singapore Waters (M K Puthia et al.)-- Aquaculture Management in Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam: Environmental Considerations (T T M Hang & L M Chou)-- Cost Benefit Analysis of Mining in Protected Forest: A Case Study in Indonesia (S Irawan & Y-H Chang)-- A Green Energy Policy and New Electricity Market of Singapore (A H F Ong & Y-H Chang)-- Hazardous Waste Management for Ho Chih Minh City (D T Trang & Y P Ting)-- Management of Electronic Waste in Singapore (Y S Chan & Y P Ting)-- and other papers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814322904 20160605
This is a compilation of papers prepared from the best Dissertations and Study Reports prepared by students on the MSc (Environmental Management) programme at the National University of Singapore. The chapters cover all the key aspects of environmental management. The aim is to produce a reference book which will be useful to students and practitioners in the various branches of the environment.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814322904 20160605
Green Library
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xliii, 467 p. : ill. maps.
  • Air Pollution: Development of Urban Traffic Pollution Control Strategies in Asian Cities: A Case Study from Chennai, India (Ashwinkumar Dakshinamurthi and Rajasekhar Balasubramanian)-- Assessment and Abatement Measures for Vehicular Air Pollution in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Chamila Weerathunghe and Rajshekar Balasubramanian)-- Waste Management: Recycling in Singapore the Singapore Model: Strategies and Ways to Improve (Tan Puay Cheow and Lye Lin Heng)-- Municipal Solid Waste Management in Southeast Asian Cities: The Next Steps (Boey Yinyin Edris and Rick Reidinger)-- Lessons for Integrated District-Level Food Waste Recycling Programs: A Review of Eight International Cases (Amireeta Rawlani and Kua Harn Wei)-- Singapore's Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Sustainable Model (Wendy Wong Shih Ling and Rick Reidinger)-- Utilization of Landfill Gas as a Renewable Source of Energy in India (Subhashini Kashinath and Zhou Zhi George)-- The Potential Role of Water Hyacinth in Wastewater Treatment in Nepal (Ram Bahadur Singh Maharjan and Chou Loke Ming)-- Urban Studies: Assessing Skywalk Systems as a Response to High Density Living in Hong Kong (Patricia Woo and Malone-Lee Lai Choo)-- The Management of Visitor Pressure on Coastal Parks of Singapore (Karen Lim Hui Khian and Chou Loke Ming)-- Sustainability in Singapore: An Ecological Footprint Perspective (Xin Jing Jing and Victor R Savage)-- Seagrasses in Singapore: Current Status and Long-Term Management Plans (Michelle Chng Wei Ping and Chou Loke Ming)-- The Singapore's Bus System: An Analysis of Commuters' Satisfaction and Potential Improvements (Jan Martin Hecker and Lee Der Horng)-- Green Business: Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid: Government, Business, and Solar Power in India (Carrie Wallace Candeto and Audrey Chia)-- Charting a Greener Course in Shipping: Incorporating Environmental Performance Indicators in a Tanker Pool System (Jean Chia E Ming and Audrey Chia)-- Environmental Practices of Indian Business Process Outsourcing: A Study of Two Companies (Sweta Sorab and Mark Goh).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814546805 20160613
Sustainability Matters is a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the MSc in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2009/10 to 2011/12. As this period has been particularly prolific, its papers been split into two volumes; this volume, Sustainability Matters: Asia's Green Challenges is the third compilation by the programme, and comprises sixteen of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. These papers analyze the many challenges to effective environmental management in the context of different places in Asia including cities in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Singapore, and propose insightful solutions. They cover a wide range of issues including vehicular air pollution, waste management (municipal solid waste, food waste, recycling, etc.), urban studies (such as high-density living, skywalk systems, parks, bus systems), and green business (including solar power and the shipping industry). The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia, was published in 2010 (World Scientific) and comprised the best papers from 2001/2 - 2006/7. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2011 (Pearson), and comprised the best papers from 2007/8 to 2008/09.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814546805 20160613
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1 online resource (xlviii, 555 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"Sustainability Matters is a compilation of some of the best research papers by students from the National University of Singapore's multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary graduate programme in environmental studies, the M.Sc. in Environmental Management [MEM]. This collection is for the period 2012/2013 and 2013/2014. Entitled Sustainability Matters: Environmental and Climate Changes in the Asia-Pacific, this is the fifth compilation by the programme, and comprises 18 of the best research papers completed during this period. The papers have been edited for brevity. They analyse the many challenges to effective environmental management covering countries including Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and the US. Issues examined include biodiversity conservation, environmental impact assessments, energy, food security, sustainable business practices, public housing, environmental education, and climate change. The first compilation, Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2010 (World Scientific) and comprised the best papers from 2001/2002 to 2006/2007. The second, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia was published in 2011 (Pearson), and comprised the best papers from 2007/2008 and 2008/2009. The third and fourth compilations (World Scientific) comprised the best papers from the period 2009/2010 to 2011/2012.The papers are edited by five staff members from different disciplines in the MEM programme: Lye Lin-Heng, Victor R Savage, Kua Harn-Wei, Chou Loke-Ming and Tan Puay-Yok."-- Provided by publisher.
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xix, 302 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
  • Preface (Michelle Y. Merrill)Notes on contributorsList of FiguresList of Tables Part I. Projects and Paradigms in Sustainability Education1. Introduction: Education for Sustainability in Asian Contexts (Michelle Y. Merrill) 2. Sustainable Development: Concepts, Histories, and Paradigms (Kieu Li Hao Edson and Md Saidul Islam) 3. Economics Approaches to Sustainability: Methods and Applications (Youngho Chang, Dang Thi Quynh Trang and Michelle Y. Merrill) Part II. National Policy on Sustainability Education 4. Sustainability in Malaysian Research Universities' Curricula and Their Effectiveness (Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza) 5. Sustainability in Cambodia's Higher Education System (Lonn Pichdara and Srinivasa Madhur) 6. Sustainability Aspects of the Education System in India (Vinod K. Sharma and Sangeeta Sharma) 7. Sustainability Education in Korea (Oh-Sang Kwon) Part III. Policies, Practices and Programmes in Asian Universities8. Sustainability Policy and Practices in Thai Higher Education (Chanita Rukspollmuang) 9. Practices of Education for Sustainability in Renmin University of China (Xiaoxia Wang and Heyue Liu) Part IV. Sustainability in Asian Schools of Education10. Indonesian Student Participation in Green Action Projects (Stien Johanna Matakupan) 11. Climate Change and Sustainability Education: Singapore Teachers' Perspectives (Chew-Hung Chang and Liberty Pascua) 12. Education for Sustainable Development in the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Fuangarun Preededilok) 13. Inquiring into Hong Kong Undergraduate Students' Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours: A Preliminary Study (Wan Wai-yan Sally) Part V. Practices in and out of the Higher Education Classroom 14. A Case Study of Sustainable Landscape Architectural Design Studio Course at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (Asan Suwanarit)15. Water Footprints: New Paradigms in Educating Environmental Sustainability in the Philippines (Marlon C. Pareja) 16. Enhancing University Students' Community Engagement and Social Awareness through Residential College Whole-Person Development Programs under Partnership with Local Non-Governmental Organizations in Macau (Wan Sancia) 17. Conclusion: The Current State of Higher Education for Sustainability in Monsoon Asia (Michelle Y. Merrill, Chew-Hung Chang and Patricia Burkhardt-Holm) Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
This book provides an introduction to the state of sustainability education in Asia. It covers national policies, institutional policies and practices within Asian universities, sustainability considerations for teacher training at schools of education, and pedagogical practices for sustainability in higher education. With contributors from universities and NGOs in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, India, China and South Korea, this volume brings together the best papers from a series of successful international conferences on post-secondary education for sustainability in Asia. The book is organized into five parts: * Part I focuses on paradigms for sustainability education * Part II looks at sustainability education contexts, strategies and outcomes at the national level * Part III gives examples of sustainability programs and strategies adopted at specific universities * Part IV highlights sustainability education research from schools of education * Part V explores specific examples of post-secondary educational practices in sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681415 20171211
Green Library
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[6], 92 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Synthesis-- Bangladesh-- Malaysia-- Nepal-- Pakistan-- Philippines-- Sri Lanka.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832697 20160528
This is a regional review of multi-sectoral strategies for sustainability at the national, provincial and local levels, complementing the volume on "Strategies for National Sustainable Development". It summarizes the status of strategies in Asia, and reviews and analyzes case studies to provide an analytical history and status report on each strategy. The book has been prepared with the assistance of the World Bank, UNDP, UNSO, IIED and WRI. Produced by IUCN ad its partners, this series is designed to help countries and communities to implement Agenda 21, the action programme of the Earth Summit. The series includes handbooks on national strategies, local strategies, biodiversity action plans, involving indigenous peoples, and integrating population and resource use planning, with regular companion volumes of case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832697 20160528
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253 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This is one of the first books to address how gender plays a role in helping to achieve the sustainable use of natural resources. The contributions collected here deal with the struggles of women and men to negotiate such forces as global environmental change, economic development pressures, discrimination and stereotyping about the roles of women and men, and diminishing access to natural resources--not in the abstract but in everyday life. Contributors are concerned with the lived complexities of the relationship between gender and sustainability. Bringing together case studies from Asia and Latin America, this valuable collection adds new knowledge to our understanding of the interplay between local and global processes. Organized broadly by three major issues--forests, water, and fisheries--the scholarship ranges widely: the gender dimensions of the illegal trade in wildlife in Vietnam; women and development issues along the Ganges River; the role of gender in sustainable fishing in the Philippines; women's inclusion in community forestry in India; gender-based confrontations and resistance in Mexican fisheries; environmentalism and gender in Ecuador; and women's roles in managing water scarcity in Bolivia and addressing sustainability in shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta. Together these chapters show why gender issues are important for understanding how communities and populations deal daily with the challenges of globalization and environmental change. Through their rich ethnographic research, the contributors demonstrate that gender analysis offers useful insights into how a more sustainable world can be negotiated--one household and one community at a time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780816530014 20160609
Green Library
Book
ix, 253 p. : ill., maps.
  • pt. 1. Gender and forests
  • pt. 2. Gender and water
  • pt. 3. Gender and fisheries
  • pt. 4. Conclusion.
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1 online resource (xiv, 463 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Part ONE (Water resources management): Xu Z X: 'Sustainable Water Resource Management in China: A Great Challenge'-- Zhang, Xinfeng: 'Affecting factors of Salinity Intrusion in Pearl River Estuary and Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Pearl River Delta'-- Yatsuka Kataoka: 'Water Resource Management in Asian Cities - from Case Studies of Groundwater Management'-- Ao Chitan: 'Identification of Main Factors and their Relationships in Urban Runoff Pollution of Macau based on the Statistical Techniques'-- Sevilla, Janice Beltran: 'Assessment of Spatial Variations in Surface Water Quality of Kyeongan Stream, South Korea Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques'-- Xue, Yan: 'Real-time Water Resources Analysis and Assessment for Supporting Beijing Water Sustainability'-- Minjun Shi: 'A GIS-based Bio-economic Model Applied in Water Resource Management in Shiyang River Basin, Gansu Province, China'-- Ni, Chengwei: 'On the Change of Virtual Water in China under regional restructuring from 1997 to 2000'-- PartTWO (Sustainability in local water use): Chan, Kwok Ho: 'Potential reuse of wastewater effluent in Macau'-- Yang Min: 'Ozone Used as a Technology for Reducing the Risk of Wastewater Reuse-- Xu He:'Sustainable Water Management on Reclaimed Water Use: Case Study of Tianjin'-- 'Organic Hindrance in Groundwater Arsenic Removal Practice'-- Vuong, Anh Tuan: 'Factors associated with faecal contamination of household drinking water in a rural area, Vietnam'--Trieu, Tran Thi: 'Alternative safe water for communities in the Mekong Delta and coastal zone - Vietnam'-- Singla, Sushil Kumar: 'Community based Management of Traditional Water Resources in Western Himalayan Region (A Case Study from the Pilot Locations in India, South East Asia)'-- Hassan, Khondoker Mahbub : Part THREE (Aquatic food production): Wang Xi Chang: 'Quality and Safety of Aquatic Products in China-- Zhou Yingqi: 'Notes of Study on Development Strategy of Chinese Fishery to 2030'-- Liu Zhengwen: 'Changes inFisheries and Water Environments of Lake Taihu, China'-- Wang Weimin: 'Wastewater Management in Freshwater pond Aquaculture in China'-- Dang Huong Thu: 'Dosing and timing addition of Bacterial Biomass of Important Impact on Environment in Shrimp farming'-- Tjokronegoro Mahastuti Harijono : 'Study of Mercury Pollution at Bantarpanjang Area (Citarum River) Using Biomarker'-- Part FOUR (Crop production): Tabatabaee Yazdi, Javad: 'Increased wheat yield by rainwater management (a case study in arid lands of Iran)'-- Zhong Funing: 'Water -An Emerging Critical Factor in Chinese Rice Production and Trade'-- Yang Yonghui: 'Sustainability of Water-Use and Food Production in Haihe Catchment'-- Zhu Jing: 'Grain Production and Sustainable Food Security in Less-Favored Regions in China'-- Pascual Carlos M: 'Exploring Land Use Planning Options: experiences and challenges for food and water security'-- Matsuda Hirotaka: 'The Impact of the Bio-Ethanol Production to the World Grain Market: The Case Study of World Maize Market'-- Noomhorm Athapol: 'Optimization of Rice Supply Chain in Thailand - A Case Study of Two Rice Mills'-- Punyawadee Varaporn: 'Exploring behavioral changes towards chemical-safe agriculture: the case of Thai vegetable farmers'-- Honda Ryo: 'Supply-demand balance of compost between urban and agricultural sectors according to peri-urban development in an urban-rural fringe area in Asia - A case study in Nonthaburi, Thailand'-- Part FIVE (Food and water security in climate changes) : Qi Feng: 'Water Resources in the Hexi Corridor and its Cycle'-- Ma Shiming: 'Adaptive Capacity to Changes in the Water Cycle: A Case Study of Northern China'-- Hasan, Abu Hena Reza: 'Measuring Climate Change Risk on Supply Chain of Rice in Bangladesh'-- Mooyoung Han: 'The Multi-functional Role of Rice Paddy Area for Food and Water Sustainability - Lessons Learned from Korean Tradition'-- Sang-Arun, Janya: 'Promoting plant residue utilization for food security and climate change mitigation in.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789048199136 20160605
Foodandwatersecurityissuesareregardedassinequanonif asocietywants to p- mote health, peace and prosperity. People who are well fed are also people with the means to changetheir situation. However, this is still an immense challengefor Asia especiallyintheglobalenvironmentalperspectiveinthe21stcentury. Peoplearound the globe will be facing a combination of problems concerning both environmental as well as social changes; therefore, the policy for future food and water security has to be upgraded in an integrated and holistic way. The need to put into persp- tive the ever-mounting body of new information on environmental security of food and water issues in Asia beyond the boundaries of separate disciplines provided the impetus for the development of this book. It is a compilation of selected ar- cles from two international symposiums entitled "Food and Water Sustainability in China 2007" and "Food and Water Sustainability in Asia 2008" which were held in Macau, China. Eminent scientists/researchers from different parts of Asia spoke at the symposium on topics such as the challenges in sustainable water resource m- agement, future projection of development strategies for sheries, increased yield of food grains by rainwater management in arid lands, multi-functional role of rice paddy area for food and water sustainability, the impact of biofuel production on food security, reclaimed wastewater for sustainable urban water use, heavy metal removal from contaminated soil and water, and adaptation strategies to cope with the climate change issues for food and water.
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x, 111 p. ; 28 cm.
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xiv, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction, Benno Ferrarini, Raghbendra Jha, and Arief Ramayandi 2. Analytical Approaches to Assessing Public Debt Sustainability, Raghbendra Jha 3. Public Debt Sustainability Assessments for Developing Asia, Benno Ferrarini and Arief Ramayandi 4. Public Debt Sustainability and Hidden Liabilities in People's Republic of China, Richard Hemming 5. Public Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Management in India, Mukul G. Asher 6. Public Debt Sustainability and Fiscal Vulnerability in Viet Nam, Charles Adams 7. Conclusions and Other Country Perspectives, Benno Ferrarini, Raghbendra Jha, and Arief Ramayandi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415522212 20160609
Addressing the global financial crisis has required fiscal intervention on a substantial scale by governments around the world. The consequent buildup of public debt, in particular its sustainability, has moved to center stage in the policy debate. If the Asia and Pacific region is to continue to serve as an engine for global growth, its public debt must be sustainable. Public Debt Sustainability in Developing Asia addresses this issue for Asia and the Pacific as a whole as well as for three of the most dynamic economies in the region: the People's Republic of China, India, and Viet Nam. The book begins with a discussion of the reasons for increased attention to debt-related issues. It also introduces fiscal indicators for the Asian Development. Bank's developing member countries and economies. The sustainability of their debt is assessed through extant approaches and with the most up-to-date data sources. The book also surveys the existing literature on debt sustainability, outlining the main issues related to it, and discusses the key implications for the application of debt sustainability analysis in developing Asia. Also highlighted is the importance of conducting individual country studies in view of wide variations in definitions of public expenditure, revenues, contingent liabilities, government structures (e.g., federal), and the like, as well as the impact of debt on interest rates. The book further provides in-depth debt sustainability analyses for the People's Republic of China, India, and Viet Nam. Public Debt Sustainability in Developing Asia offers a comprehensive analytical and empirical update on the sustainability of public debt in the region. It breaks new ground in examining characteristics that are crucial to understanding sustainability and offers richer policy analysis that should prove useful for policymakers, researchers, and graduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415522212 20160609
Green Library
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xxvi, 461 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • List of Tables List of Figures Preface 1. Introduction Sucha Singh Gill, Lakhwinder Singh and Reena Marwah Part I. Issues in Sustainability of Indian Agriculture 2. Globalisation and Sustainability Issues in Asian Agriculture: A Case of India Sukhpal Singh 3. Globalisation and its Impact on Agriculture, Food Security and Social Welfare in Pakistan Usman Mustafa, Mirajul-haq and Iftikhar Ahmad 4. Agreement on Agriculture and Food Prices in Bangladesh Munim Kumar Barai 5. Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Application of Agriculture: An Examination of Major Indian States Rajeev Sharma and Inderveer Singh 6. Agricultural Risk, Weather Insurance, Derivatives and Agricultural Insurance Surjit Singh Part II. Ecological Concerns in Theory and Practice 7. Interrogating Marxian, Neoclassical and Green Perspectives on the Contradictory: Implications of Third World/Asian Development and Poverty for Global Sustainability Pritam Singh 8. Research on India and China National Strategy for Climate Change and their Practice in CDM Projects Xu Xiangyang 9. Ecological Implications of Agricultural Development in Punjab Inderjeet Singh and Parmod Kumar Part III. Core Themes in Economic Development 10. Role of Foreign Aid in Achieving Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka Anoma S. P. Abhayaratne 11. Economic Development, Foreign Direct Investment and Policy in India Lakhwinder Singh 12. Framework for Planning and Management of Sustainable Inclusive Cities H. S. Gill and Deepa Krishnan 13. Maintaining High Growth Rate and Future Energy Demand and Supply Scenario in India A. S. Bhullar Part IV. Resource Management and Policy Alternatives 14. Groundwater Markets, Irrigation Efficiency and Sustainability: A Study from North India A. Banerji, Gauri Khanna and J. V. Meenakshi 15. Sustainability of the Existing and Alternative Cropping Systems in the South-west Punjab Ranjit Singh Ghuman and G. S. Romana Part V. Discrimination and Socio-economic Equity in Development 16. Wageworkers Exposure to Discrimination and Work-related Insecurity in Punjab's Urban Unorganised Establishments: A Social Class Analysis Varinder Jain 17. Who Kill Their Daughters More: Insights from Census Data of Punjab Inder Jit Singh Part VI. Peasant Distress and Sustainability of the Cotton Economy 18. Does GM Technology Pay Rich Dividends? Farm Level Responses from BT Cotton Farmers in Maharashtra P. K. Viswanathan and N. Lalitha 19. Cotton Economy, Cotton Producers and BT Cotton Cultivation in Indian Punjab: An Assessment of Economic Impact and Sustainability Issues Sucha Singh Gill, Sukhwinder Singh and Jaswinder Singh Brar Bibliography Notes on Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415581448 20160605
Asian economic development and environmental consequences are not only crucial for the wellbeing of the people, but are of great relevance for the global economy. The ongoing intense debate on carbon emission mitigating strategies for reducing the impact of environmental consequences has undermined the principle of equity and put a question mark on the sustainability of the development process of the most dynamic Asian economies. This volume explores fresh perspectives on the issues of wellbeing, Asian economic development and environmental concerns. The book is organised along six themes: issues in sustainability of Asian agriculture; ecological concerns in theory and practice; core themes in economic development; resource management and policy alternatives; discrimination and socio-economic equity in development; and peasant distress and sustainability of cotton economy. The articles are based on unique quantitative data and a rigorous analytical framework for examining policies for an equitable economic and environmental international regime.
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Green Library
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iv, 209 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
  • Sustainability and productivity of rice-wheat systems in Asia-Pacific region - research and technology development needs-- sustainabilty issues related to rice-wheat production system in Asia-- major issues in Asian rice-wheat production system-- areas, locations, and ongoing collaborative research for rice-wheat systems in Asia-- rice-wheat production system in eastern India and Bangladesh: recent development and economic constraints-- irrigations and drainage for the rice-wheat system - management aspects-- rice-wheat systems research in South Asia - ecoregional emphasis and international collaboration-- support of the rice-wheat in Bangladesh-- sustainability of the rice-wheat production systems in Bhutan-- rice-wheat systems in India-- rice-wheat production system in Myanmar-- sustainability of rice-wheat production systems in Nepal-- rice-wheat systems in Pakistan - the sustainability questions-- rice-wheat production systems in Thailand.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781886106505 20160528
This text focuses on Rice-wheat production, undoubtedly the most important cropping system in the world today. It covers approximately 22 million hectares and feeds around one billion people in continental Asia. In view of projected global defecit of about 45 million tones of rice and wheat by the year 2005, the importance of rice-wheat production systems can hardly be over emphasized.
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xii, 303 p. ; 23 cm.
This work presents an account of the performance of Asian agriculture over the last two decades in the light of the green revolution: a package of technology comprising high yielding varieties, fertilizers, chemically orientated crop protection, and quality water control. The green revolution is now experiencing second-generation problems, including symptoms of unsustainability, increased pest resistance, and health problems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195924503 20160528
Green Library
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ix, 147 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The nature of higher education massification in Asia (Jin Jiang, Ka Ho Mok, Deane Neubauer) Part One: Framing massification1. Chapter One: Higher education sustainability: Proliferating meanings (Deane Neubauer)2. Chapter Two: The limits of massification in the Asia Pacific region: Six conflicting hypotheses (John N. Hawkins, Ka Ho Mok, Deane Neubauer and Alfred M. Wu) Part Two: Case examples of the limits to massification3. Chapter Three: The carnegie project on the education doctorate: Transforming education practice in multiple contexts (Jill Perry)4. Chapter Four: Higher education massification: How US higher education is expanding its global reach through branding, in-Country, and online (Cathryn L. Dhanatya and Julie Slayton)5. Chapter Five: Confronting the challenges of massification surge in higher education: Sustaining the academic Workforce and its Excellence in Australia (Rohan Nethsinghe)6. Chapter Six: Challenges to a post-mass system of higher education in Taiwan (Yung-Feng Lin)7. Chapter Seven: Exploring the development of independent colleges in the context of massification in China: The Case of Zhejiang University (Jia Zhang and Hui Wang)8. Chapter Eight: Imagining teacher and teacher education: Understanding the cultural dynamics in the development of advanced teacher education institutions in China (Chris Ching Wai Ho)9. Chapter Nine: Questing for entrepreneurial university in Hong Kong and Shenzhen: The promotion of industry-university collaboration and entrepreneurship (Ka Ho Mok and Jin Jiang) Conclusion: Differentiating the possible pathways for higher education massification in the Asia Pacific (Deane Neubauer, Ka Ho Mok, Jin Jiang).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138736047 20180122
This volume examines the sustainability of higher education massification throughout the Asia Pacific region. The massification of higher education has swept across the region over the past three decades in complex and astounding ways in some cases. The book inquires after the many faces that higher education massification is taking in varied country settings and seeks to identify the more important implications that follow. It discusses massification and its sustainability within the region's complex contexts and addresses the issues of implications, challenges, and limitations. Paying particular attention to implications on resources, employment and social mobility, institutional identity, programs, funding and teacher education, the book explores the capacity of countries to stay on the course they have chosen and the implications this may have for the continued identification of resources to do so, the choice to focus more particularly and importantly on the considerable range of innovations and variations and the ability to recognize and develop them in meaningful ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138736047 20180122
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource (458 p.) : ill. (some col.).
"In the emerging narrative of sustainable development in Asia, the essential challenge is to reduce the use of natural resources and environmental degradation alongside the increasing demand for goods and services. To achieve this, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015, aims at reconciling the three goals of minimising the extraction of natural resources from the environment, limiting waste and emissions over the life cycle of goods and services and improving human development and wellbeing. Sustainable Asia: Supporting the Transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asian Developing Countries provides an overview and analysis of the current status of SCP in Asian developing countries. The book focuses on projects supported by the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme, a regional development cooperation programme promoting the adoption of SCP practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and consumer groups in Asia since 2007. For readers looking for a comprehensive introduction to the topic of SCP together with a detailed analysis of the current developmental situation in various Asian developing countries and key sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy and agriculture, this book is an invaluable tool. The book examines in detail the SCP approaches and innovative solutions demonstrated by the SWITCH-Asia supported projects in Asia and thus serves as a reference for practitioners, researchers and policymakers alike."--Publisher's website.
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xiii, 255 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third Asian Internet Engineering Conference, AINTEC 2007, held in Phuket, Thailand in November 2007. The 14 revised full papers presented together with 7 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on wireless networks, mobility management, packet transmission, applications and services, network monitoring, and routing.
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Book
1 online resource (xxii, 53 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction.- General Situation of Energy Development in Asia.- Main Features.- Main Challenges.- Main Recommendations.- Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166808 20160607
This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports on natural resources, energy, the environment and climate change, and culture from particular perspectives of agriculture. They aim to: 1) investigate common sustainability issues faced by all Asian countries, including population increase, poverty alleviation, pollution control, ecological restoration, as well as regional problems, such as water shortage in West and Central Asia, energy security in Northeast Asia, development model & transformation in East Asia; 2) analyze and summarize of best practices towards sustainable development in Asia; 3) bring forward suggestions and policy options for promoting green transition, system innovation and sustainable development of Asia. With best practice guidelines for a sustainable Asia, this series of reports, for the first time systematically address the common challenges and regional problems in regard to Asia's natural resources use, pollution reduction and climate protection, sustainable energy development, and innovations for environment-friendly and culture-compatible agriculture. They will provide handy and useful information to researchers, government policy makers and the general public who have concerns about Asia's sustainable development. AASA is a scientific and technological organization in Asia, established in 2000, comprising of 26 member academies all over Asia. Its vision is to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues relevant to science and technology development and its application on national level within Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166808 20160607
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Book
1 online resource (xx, 93 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction.- Asian History and Culture Overview.- Agrarian culture is the basis of Asian culture.- The differences between Eastern and Western civilizations and conflicts.- Review and Prospects.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166686 20160607
This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports on natural resources, energy, the environment and climate change, and culture from particular perspectives of agriculture. They aim to: 1) investigate common sustainability issues faced by all Asian countries, including population increase, poverty alleviation, pollution control, ecological restoration, as well as regional problems, such as water shortage in West and Central Asia, energy security in Northeast Asia, development model & transformation in East Asia; 2) analyze and summarize of best practices towards sustainable development in Asia; 3) bring forward suggestions and policy options for promoting green transition, system innovation and sustainable development of Asia. With best practice guidelines for a sustainable Asia, this series of reports, for the first time systematically address the common challenges and regional problems in regard to Asia's natural resources use, pollution reduction and climate protection, sustainable energy development, and innovations for environment-friendly and culture-compatible agriculture. They will provide handy and useful information to researchers, government policy makers and the general public who have concerns about Asia's sustainable development. AASA is a scientific and technological organization in Asia, established in 2000, comprising of 26 member academies all over Asia. Its vision is to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues relevant to science and technology development and its application on national level within Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166686 20160607

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