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132 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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209 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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vii, 56 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
This report is the latest update to the 2006 report on progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Asia and the Pacific region. It assesses whether countries are on or off track for the various indicators. It also looks at intra-country disparities, concentrating on some MDG indicators to which the countries of the region need to pay special attention. Statistical data by region and country group is also included.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211205268 20160527
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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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415581448 20160605
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ix, 22 p. ; 30 cm.
Marine Biology Library (Miller)
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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
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xxvii, 518 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Part 1 Theories: introduction-- theories of Monsoon Asia rice economy and variable mixed economies-- theory of property rights. Part 2 The Japanese model and a new model: the Japanese model versus the last obstacle-- a new model for sustainable rural development. Part 3 The Chinese model: the Chinese model and the emergence of the last obstacle-- overcoming the last obstacle in the Chinese model-- other rice-based economies under public land ownership. Part 4 Applications of the new model beyond Monsoon Asia: the American model and the crowding out of small farmers-- application of the new model in the USA-- implications of the new model to the OECD, EU, CEECs, CIS and rest of the world.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
This book presents a new model for private land ownership to promote the efficiency and competitiveness of farms; to consolidate and enlarge fragmented small farms persisting in Asia, the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Central, Eastern and Southern Europe; to help preserve small farmers while strengthening large farmers in the USA and other OECD countries; and to facilitate the transition of collectively operated large farms in the CIS and CEECs. It also introduces China's experience with public land ownership. It makes important contributions to both new institutional economists and evolutionary political economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781858989655 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • PrefaceIntroduction: Green Shoots Under Soot-Stained SkiesPart I. Energy: Sun, Wind, and the End of Coal1. The Sun Kings2. Blowin' in the WindPart II. Our Human World: Cities, Buildings, Wheels3. Cities in a Garden4. Buildings for a Greener Asia5. Asia on the Move: Cars and TrainsPart III. Nature: Forests, Farms, and Water6. "Water Is More Important Than Oil"7. The Tropical Challenge: Saving Asia's Lungs8. "Adhere and Prosper": From Black Coal to Green PowerConclusion. From Black to Green: Asia's ChallengeAppendix: Companies to WatchBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231166089 20160618
One of Asia's best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia's extraordinary economic growth. Dirty air, foul water, and hellishly overcrowded cities are threatening to choke the region's impressive prosperity. Recognizing a business opportunity in solving social problems, Asian businesses have developed innovative responses to the region's environmental crises. From solar and wind power technologies to green buildings, electric cars, water services, and sustainable tropical forestry, Asian corporations are upending old business models in their home countries and throughout the world. Companies have the money, the technology, and the people to act--yet, as Clifford emphasizes, support from the government (in the form of more effective, market-friendly policies) and the engagement of civil society are crucial for a region-wide shift to greener business practices. Clifford paints detailed profiles of what some of these companies are doing and includes a unique appendix that encapsulates the environmental business practices of more than fifty companies mentioned in the book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231166089 20160618
Green Library
Book
xiii, 296 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: Preface Introduction Moazzem Hossain PART I: FUTURE ISSUES OF ASIA 1. Agriculture, Structural Change and Socially Responsible Development in China and Vietnam Clem Tisdell 2. Population, Poverty and Responsible Social Protection Issues of Asia Moazzem Hossain 3. Resource Constraints and Asia's Growth: Regional Cooperation for Enhancing Energy Security Shanawez Hossain and Tapan Sarker PART II: RESPONSIBLE POLICY MATTERS 4. Taxing for the Future: An Intergenerational Perspective Tapan Sarker 5. Indian Agriculture in the Era of Global Warming Ranajit Chakrabarty and Smwarajit Lahiri Chakravarty 6. China's Changing Public Health Paradox and the New Generation of Health NGOs Lai-Ha Chan and Ronald C. Keith 7. Towards Universal Sanitation: The Cambodian Case Paul Howard 8. Decentralization and Poverty Reduction in Indonesia: The Case of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Yenny Tjoe 9. Migration of Bangladeshi Workers to Malaysia: Emerging Lessons of Economic and Social Costs and Benefits at the Migrant, Migrant Household and Community Levels Munshi Israil Hossain, M. Adil Khan and Patricia Short PART III: REALIZING THE ASIAN CENTURY: THE CHALLENGES 10. Sustainable Resource Development in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities Vigya Sharma and Tapan Sarker 11. Business's Challenge: Relating Corporate Sustainability, Strategy and Leadership Vikram P. Murthy 12. The Asian Century is the Chinese Century and the Century of Turbulence Malcolm McIntosh Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
This path-breaking book investigates the challenges of realising the Asian century. Prosperity in Asia does not only mean economic growth, the issues of public health, sanitation, income equality, social safety net and efficient use of natural resources are also important. It argues for new policy initiatives in social, environmental and natural resource areas of South, Southeast and East Asia. This insightful volume is presented in three parts: part I identifies the major socio-economic factors which are likely to take away the opportunities in realising the Asian century by 2050; part II presents the responsible policy issues which would be needed to overcome the hurdles such as public finance, natural resources, public health and sanitation, intra Asia migration and decentralised governance; part III articulates major challenges in realising the Asian prosperity including sustainable international business and sustainable growth. The topics examined are ranged from demographic conditions, tax reform to responsible use of natural resources in the years to come. The Asian Century, Sustainable Growth and Climate Change will appeal to academics in the fields of Asian studies and environment ecology. The major challenges in the future for South Asian growth due to the impact of climate change will prove invaluable for practitioners and the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781005743 20160612
Green Library
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xxix, 434 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : Asian perspectives of resource-circulating society : sound material metabolism, resource efficiency and lifestyle for sustainable consumption / Tohru Morioka
  • The Asian approach to a resource-circulating society : research framework, prospects and networking
  • Initiatives and practices for a resource-circulating society
  • Characterization and local practices of urban-rural symbiosis
  • Biotic resource utilization and technology development
  • Exploring opportunities for sustainable city-region design
  • Conclusion : challenges to a resource-circulating society in Asia.
This book addresses the wide range of issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It has a particular focus on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context. The authors examine theories and visions pertinent to resource-circulating societies, as well as relevant practices and initiatives at all levels-national, local and industrial-and through urban-rural linkages. They also propose an integrative approach combining the concepts of a resource-circulating society and a low-carbon society, both of which constitute fundamental components of a sustainable society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280811827 20160605
Green Library
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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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vi, 216 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
The book brings together several important concepts that have not previously been integrated: social capital, environmentally sustainable practices, and their management within an Asian context. People in poor communities may have limited access to economic capital but still have social capital to enhance their economic well-being in a way that reduces pressure on the natural environment. Much depends on how the process is managed. The book incorporates discussions, analyses, and evaluations of various forms and facets of social capital existent in different fields of activity focussing on capacity building, program and service delivery, and monitoring and supervision aspects of Asian sustainable development management, and looks at people's dealings with exploitative situations. Different chapters in the book draw on research undertaken by many prominent researchers in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. It is individuals' religious values, social and economic reciprocity, kinship, relationship with social entrepreneurs, and patron-client relationships, that matter most in decisions of creating bonds with others, extending mutual help, building networks, showing loyalty and trust, and being involved in traditional and modern social systems. The book attempts to test the theories developed in the West, explore new dimensions of social capital existent in Asia, enable the readers and researchers to comparatively analyse experiences and lessons of Asian social capital in sustainable development management, and help practitioners and policy makers benefit from these experiences and lessons.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781590338674 20160528
Green Library
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viii, ii, 67 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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2 v. (xv, 807 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • v. 1. Perspectives and issues
  • v. 2. Farmer's strategies and innovative approaches.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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45, [4] p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxi, 242 p. : ill ; 28 cm.
  • HDR Team. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Table of Contents. Lists of Tables, Figures, Boxes, and Special Contributions. Abbreviations. Overview 1. The Human Cost of Climate Change 2. Producing for the Future 3. Fair and Balanced Consumption 4. Raising Rural Resilience 5. Building Greener Cities 6. Planning for the Planet. Technical Terms. Notes. Bibliography. Indicators. Statistical References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
People in Asia-Pacific will be profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world's most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. Despite having contributed little to the steady upward climb in the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, some of the region's most vulnerable communities - from mountain dwellers to island communities - face the most serious consequences. Poverty continues to decline in this dynamic region, but climate change may undercut hard-won gains. Growing first and cleaning up later is no longer an option, as it once was for already developed countries. Developing nations need to grow and manage the climate consequences. They must both support resilience, especially among vulnerable populations, and shift to lower-carbon pathways. Emerging threats, whether from melting glaciers or rising sea levels, cross borders and demand coordinated regional and global action. There may be some uncomfortable trade-offs, but the way forward is clear - it lies in sustaining human development for the future we want. When people have equitable access to basics such as livelihoods, energy, health and pollution-free air, greater climate resilience and improved emissions management will follow. This Report outlines where transformation begins: in cleaner, more efficient production, in fair and balanced consumption, and in both rural and urban areas. Through better institutions, more accurate knowledge and changed attitudes, Asia-Pacific societies can find smarter strategies for adapting to a warmer world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415625708 20160609
Green Library
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xii, 290 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- T.Terao & K.Otuka PART 1: RETHINKING OF JAPANESE EXPERIENCES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION CONTROL Industrial Policy, Industrial Development and Pollution Control in Postwar Japan: Implications for Developing Countries-- T.Terao Historial Dynamic Interactions between the Regulation Policy and the Pipe-End Technology Development in Japan: Case Studies of Developing Air Pollution Control Technology-- Y.Fujii Role of Local Governmental Research Institute in Development and Diffusion of Pollution Control Technologies in Japan-- Y.Ito Administrative Guidance Provided by Japanese Local Government for Air Pollution Control-- R.Fujikura PART 2: DYNAMISM OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROCESS IN ASIA Environmental Policy Planning under Imperfect Market and Government Capacity: A Case of Air Pollution Abatement in China-- N.Horii Rating Program Revisted: In the Case of Indonesia-- M.Kojima Industrial Pollution Control in India: Public Interest Litigation Re-examined-- Y.Tsujita Environmental Governance and Social Change in China: Focusing on Implementation of Industrial Pollution Control-- K.Otuka Democratization, Decentralization, and Environmental Policy in Taiwan: Political Economy of Environmental Policy Formation and Implementation-- T.Terao Environmental Cooperation in East Asia: Comparison with European Region and the Effectiveness of Japan's Policy-- H.Shiroyama.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230004702 20160528
This book examines the issues of environmental policy formation and implementation linked to economic development, by reviewing the Japanese experiences and the examples of other Asian countries. This reveals factors, which could mutually influence effectiveness in environmental policy, of dynamism between environmental policy and social change in a domestic, regional and global context.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230004702 20160528
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