Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns by K. MatsushitaEnvironment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns by K. Matsushita

Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns

EditorK. MatsushitaOtherRandal Helten

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Economic growth after World War II was made possible through dramatic increases in the use of material resources and energy. It is apparent that current development patterns followed by industrialized countries are causing serious environmental problems and that they are neither ecologically nor socially sustainable. In recent years, many Asian developing countries, which have suffered from poverty for decades, are experiencing high rates of economic growth by introducing material-intensive production and consumption patterns. The globalization trends magnify on a global scale the problems associated with current development patterns. How can we transform existing economic and social systems into more environmentally benign and sustainable ones? This book presents a number of issues that must be considered whn discussing new development patterns, which are environmentally friendly and socially fair. It covers concepts of new development patterns, new energy and water supply, sustainable agriculture, information technology and environment, information disclosure and poverty alleviation. Audience: This volume will be of interest to those who are involved in innovative interdisciplinary policy studies on environment and development, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region. Also those who are interested in realizing sustainable development through agriculture, water supply, information technology, chemical industry and sustainability issues in China and India.

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Title:Environment in the 21st Century and New Development PatternsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:311 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048156173

ISBN - 13:9789048156177

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Preface; A. Morishima. Book Editor and Chapter Co-Authors. Introductory: Asian Environment and New Development Patterns; K. Matsushita. Section I: New Development Patterns in the 21st Century Society. 1. Material Cycles and the Formation of an Environmentally Sound Market Economy; T. Mitsuhashi. 2. Energy and New Development Patterns; H. Tsuchiya. 3. Energy and the New Economy; H. Tsuchiya. 4. Impacts of the Information Technology Revolution: Economic Challenges of New Development Patterns; Y. Murota. 5. The Role of Information Disclosure in Corporate Governance: The Case of the Chemical Industry; C. Termorshuizen. 6. Sustainable Water Strategies for New Development Patterns; M. Murase. 7. Toward Sustainable Agriculture and Development; T. Hara. Section II: New Development Patterns and Regionality. 8. New Development Patterns in Asia; S. Fukukawa. 9. New Development Patterns in India; H. Srinivas. 10. New Development Patterns and Innovation in China's Environmental Policy; K. Zhang, G. Xia. Section III: New Development Patterns and International Development. 11. International Development at the Dawn of the 21st Century; K. Bezanson. 12. Enjoy it by Giving it up: Toward Sustainable Development Patterns; K. Parikh. 13. New Development Patterns in Asia - Securing Economic Growth, Social Justice, Healthy Environment, Sustainable Human Development and Good Governance in the 21st Century; R. Hirono. Afterword; K. Matsushita.