Environmental Challenges And Governance: Diverse Perspectives From Asia by Sacchidananda MukherjeeEnvironmental Challenges And Governance: Diverse Perspectives From Asia by Sacchidananda Mukherjee

Environmental Challenges And Governance: Diverse Perspectives From Asia

EditorSacchidananda Mukherjee, Debashis Chakraborty

Hardcover | February 25, 2015

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The economies located in East, South and Southeast Asia have witnessed an interesting growth-sustainability trade-off over the last decades. While growth considerations have paved ways for deepened ties with growing trade-investment waves and increasing population pressure necessitated exploitation of hitherto unutilized natural resources, focus on environmental sustainability has been a recent consideration. The growth impetus still playing a key role in these economies, it becomes imperative that the countries effectively address the key sustainability concerns, e.g. air and water pollution, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, climate change issues like CO2 emissions etc. But how prepared is the governance mechanism of these countries, covering not only the legislative and administrative framework but also involvement of the judiciary, presence of spirited civil society and active engagement of stakeholders in policy-framing dialogues, to rise up to these challenges?

The book seeks an answer to this question through the environmental governance mechanism and natural resource conservation policies in three vibrant regions within Asia. A holistic development dimension of sustainable development path emerges, through discussion of policies adopted by developed (Japan, South Korea), upper-middle (China, Malaysia), developing (India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand) and least developed countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal).

Sacchidananda Mukherjeeis an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi. His research interests include public finance, environmental economics, water resources management and human development. He has co-edited the bookEnvironmental Scenario in India: Successes and Predicamentspublish...
Title:Environmental Challenges And Governance: Diverse Perspectives From AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:306 pages, 9.3 × 6.2 × 0.9 inPublished:February 25, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415721903

ISBN - 13:9780415721905


Table of Contents

1. Editor's Introduction: Environmental Challenges in the times of Economic Growth ' An Asian Odyssey,Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis ChakrabortyPart 1: Environmental Perspectives from South Asia2. Environmental Governance in Bangladesh: Policy Dynamics, Present State and Challenges,Golam Rabbani3. Walking a Thin Line between Growth and Development Concerns? Environmental Governance in India,Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty4. Understanding the State of Environmental Governance in Nepal,Madhukar Upadhya and Bibek Raj Kandel5. State of the Environment, Environmental Challenges and Governance in Sri Lanka,Nalaka Geekiyanage, Meththika Vithanage, Hasintha Wijesekara and Gamini PushpakumaraPart 2: Environmental Perspectives from Southeast Asia6. The Challenges of Environmental Governance in a Democratic and Decentralized Indonesia,Fitrian Ardiansyah, Melati and Astari Anjani7. Confronting the 'New Scarcity'? Environmental Governance in Malaysia,Adnan A. Hezri and Mahadi Alizan8. Starting from Year Zero: Environmental Governance in Myanmar,Adam Simpson9. Environmental Governance in the Philippines: Challenges and Prospects,Tina Saavedra Clemente10. Democracy and Environmental Governance in Thailand,Adam SimpsonPart 3: Environmental Perspectives from East Asia11. Governing Environment in China: Lessons from Using Land and Water,Chen Shi, Yang Yuan and Rong Tan12. The State of Environment and Energy Governance in Japan,Masahiko Iguchi and Maki Koga13. Green-blind Growth: A Critical Appraisal of Environmental Governance in the Republic of Korea,Rakhyun E. Kim14. Environmental Governance Scenario in Asia - Lessons for the Future,Sacchidananda Mukherjee and Debashis Chakraborty

Editorial Reviews

'Based on the legal, administrative and judicial policies of countries in East Asia, South Asia and South East Asia, this book addresses the challenges in environmental governance in ensuring sustainability from a development perspective. In the context of achieving 18 UN SDGs during 2015- 2030, students, teachers and environmental policy makers will benefit immensely by reading this unique book.' ¿ Ulaganathan Sankar, Honorary Professor, Madras School of Economics 'Written in a concise and accessible manner, this book introduces and examines the major environmental issues, debates, and policies in Asia and provides a critical, evidence-based evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings to date in environmental and sustainability governance. It can serve as a reference for practitioners and researchers as well as a teaching tool for intro-to-medium-level undergraduates of environmental and sustainability studies.' ¿ Dr Nan Jiang, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Auckland University of Technology