Routledge Handbook of the Environment in South Asia

Routledge Handbook of the Environment in South Asia

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There is major environmental, resource use, and related development challenges in South Asia, which have profound implications for health and well-being within the region, as well as for global environmental change and sustainability. At the same time, given its significance and growing share of the world's population and consumption, South Asia will crucially need to be an important part of the solution of sustainable well-being in the decades to come. The Routledge Handbook of the Environment in South Asia provides a comprehensive study of these issues. After a detailed introduction ties together the key insights and debates discussed, the Handbook is split into three sections: * Current and Emerging Environmental Challenges * Cross-cutting Themes * The Way Forward - Strategies, Barriers and Solutions Section one looks at topics such as food security, biodiversity and forestry, industrial pollution and coastal environments. The second section highlights how poverty, trade and gender cross-cut environmental themes, and also includes chapters on media representations of environmental issues, environmental policy-making and the role of NGOS and the courts.
Section three focuses on the way forward, and contains chapters on water conservation, organic agriculture, solar and wind energy development, and eco-tourism. Written by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is a timely contribution to better understanding the scope and range of South Asia's environmental challenges, potential resolutions and how these issues fit into the larger, global context. It is a cutting-edge and up-to-date resource for students, scholars and policy-makers of Environmental Studies, Sustainability and South Asian Studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white tables, 5 black & white line drawings
  • 1138903434
  • 9781138903432

Table of contents

Introduction: South Asia and the Environment - Challenges, Prospects and Strategies Part 1: Current and Emerging Environmental Challenges 1. Introduction and Summary 2. Agriculture, environment and food security 3. Groundwater depletion and contamination 4. River water - flows and pollution 5. River water sharing and conflicts - Indus and/or Ganga 6. Mountain environments and glaciers 7. Coastal environments, including Mangroves 8. Island state perspective (the Maldives) 9. Coastal Fisheries, Food Security and Livelihoods 10. Energy, development, and environment 11. Hydro-electric development and the Environment 12. Biofuels and indoor air pollution 13. Industrial pollution 14. Mining, the Environment and Tribal Welfare 15. Urbanization and the Environment 16. Hazardous wastes, and/or Electronic wastes 17. Biodiversity and Forestry 18. Wildlife and habitat loss 19. Climate change Part 2: Cross-cutting Themes 20. Introduction and Summary 21. Poverty, Environment and Development 22. Trade and environment 23. Gender and environment 24. Middle-class environmental attitudes, perceptions and priorities 25. Media representations of environmental issues 26. Environment, Institutions and Governance 27. Environmental policy-making, regulation and implementation - evolution, capacity and challenges* 28. Subsidies and the environment 29. International environmental negotiations 30. Civil society and environmental activism -- The Role of environmental NGOs 31. Environmental Public Interest Litigation and the Role of the Courts Part 3: The Way Forward - Strategies, Barriers and Solutions 32. Introduction and Summary 33. Water conservation in agriculture 34. Organic agriculture - prospects and challenges 35. Rain-water harvesting 36. Solar and wind energy development 37. Nuclear Power - Prospects and Challenges 38. Energy Efficiency Challenges, Policies and Prospects 39. Reducing Indoor Air Pollution - Efficient and Clean Burning Cooking Stoves 40. Wildlife conservation and livelihoods 41. Eco-tourism 42. Community-civil society-government partnerships in urban environmental management 43. Environmental education 44. Environment and the role of industry
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About Adil Najam

Madhav Badami is Associate Professor in the School of Urban Planning and McGill School of Environment at McGill University, Canada. Adil Najam is Professor of International Relations and Earth & Environment at Boston University, USA.
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