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Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

Edited by: Paul G. Harris , Graeme Lang

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415659857
eBook ISBN: 9781315774862
Adobe ISBN: 9781317685715

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Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such as air and water pollution, solid and hazardous wastes, deforestation, depletion of natural resources and extinction of native species.

This handbook provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural, social and policy contexts of environmental change across East Asia. The team of international experts critically examine a wide range of environmental problems related to energy, climate change, air, land, water, fisheries, forests and wildlife.

The editors conclude that, with nearly half of the human population of the planet, and several rapidly growing economies, most notably China, Asian societies will determine much of the future of human impacts on the regional and global environments. As climate change-related threats to society increase, the book strongly argues for increased environmental consciousness and action in Asian societies. This handbook is a very valuable companion for students, scholars, policy makers and researchers working on environmental issues in Asia.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  East Asia and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Human rights and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Environmental justice and civil society Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Literature and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Environmental policy in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Paradoxes of democratization Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Nongovernmental organizations and environmental protests Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Corporations and the environment in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Air pollution Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Seeing through the smog Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Municipal solid waste Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Water scarcity and pollution in South and Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Dams Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Food and agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Fisheries in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Coral reefs Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Protecting the marine environment Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Governance of forests Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Wildlife consumption Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Drivers of climate change in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Vulnerabilities to climate change Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Impacts of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  23:  East Asia’s renewable energy strategies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Explaining low carbon development in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Nuclear energy in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Environmental change in Asian societies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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