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The state of the environment in Asia 2006/2007 /
edited by Japan Environmental Council.
edition
English-language ed.
imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2009.
description
xxxii, 327 p. : ill., maps : ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9280811878, 9789280811872
format(s)
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imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2009.
isbn
9280811878
9789280811872
catalogue key
9008314
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
The Japan Environmental Council (JEC), founded in 1979, conducts research, holds conferences and makes policy recommendations on the subject of the environment JEC was awarded the Environment for Tomorrow Prize 2005 by the Asahi Shimbun.
Summaries
Main Description
The State of the Environment in Asia 2006/2007 is the fourth in a series of publications on Asia's environmental landscape. Originally published in Japanese as Ajia Kankyo Hakuho 2006/2007, this English-translated edition serves as an indispensable source of information on the Asian environment and offers pertinent commentaries on such wide-ranging issues as public health, water supply, sanitation, wildlife trade, renewable energy, CDM projects, and environmental laws and treaties.
Main Description
The State of the Environment in Asia 2006/2007 is the fourth in a series of publications on Asia's environmental landscape. Originally published in Japanese as Ajia Kankyo Hakusho 2006/2007, this English-translated edition serves as an indispensible source of information on the Asian environment and offers pertinent commentaries on such wide-ranging issues as public health, water supply, sanitation, wildlife trade, renewable energy, CDM projects, and environmental laws and treaties. Like its predecessors in the series, The State of the Environment in Asia 2006/2007 succeeds in bringing greater clarity to the region's environmental situation and offers practical steps for thinking locally and acting regionally in global partnership for sustainable development.
Main Description
This book offers pertinent commentaries on wide-ranging issues including public health, water supply, sanitation, wildlife trade, renewable energy, clean development mechanism (CDM) projects, and environmental laws and treaties. Four important messages emerge fromthis volume: Environmental problems are expected to become more serious as Asian economies continue their rapid growth; The root cause of these problems is the present pattern of economic development and resource use; Climate change presents both a crisis and an opportunity for the region; Intraregional and subregional cooperation in Asia must be greatly enhanced. The book provides greater clarity to the region's environmental situation and offers practical steps for thinking locally and acting regionally in global partnership for sustainable development. "The uniqueness of this volume lies in its vast collection of contributors from across Asia, including academics, independent experts, and environmental NGOs." --Hisakazu Kato, professor emeritus,Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
Main Description
This book offers pertinent commentaries on wide-ranging issues including public health, water supply, sanitation, wildlife trade, renewable energy, clean development mechanism (CDM) projects, and environmental laws and treaties.Four important messages emerge fromthis volume: Environmental problems are expected to become more serious as Asian economies continue their rapid growth; The root cause of these problems is the present pattern of economic development and resource use; Climate change presents both a crisis and an opportunity for the region; Intraregional and subregional cooperation in Asia must be greatly enhanced.The book provides greater clarity to the region's environmental situation and offers practical steps for thinking locally and acting regionally in global partnership for sustainable development."The uniqueness of this volume lies in its vast collection of contributors from across Asia, including academics, independent experts, and environmental NGOs." --Hisakazu Kato, professor emeritus,Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
Table of Contents
Tables, Figures and Photographsp. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
Foreword to the English-language Editionp. xvi
Forewordp. xix
Preface: Switching to a Cyclical Resource-Conserving Socioeconomic Systemp. xxiii
Asia by Themep. 3
How Much Progress Has Been Made in Environmental and Social Safeguards, and in Environmental ODA?p. 3
Relief for Pollution Victimsp. 21
Proper E-Waste Processing and Disposalp. 48
Asia by Country and Regionp. 71
Singapore: Shifting Away from Government-Guided Environmental Policyp. 73
Bangladesh: Worsening Environmental Problems and the Growth of NGOsp. 95
Russian Far East: Taiga Ecosystem in Crisisp. 119
Democratic People's Republic of Korea: The Little-Known Environmental Realityp. 140
Japan: A Switch to Drastic Measures Neededp. 160
Republic of Korea: Institution-Building and its Challengesp. 171
People's Republic of China: 'Explosive' Environmental Problems and Expectations for the Activities of Grassroots NGOsp. 179
Taiwan: The Challenge of Building a Cyclical Societyp. 188
Republic of the Philippines: Private Sector-Dependent Environmental Policyp. 192
Lao People's Democratic Republic: Villagers Confronted by Mega-Development, Forced into Silencep. 199
Kingdom of Thailand: The Politics of Genetically Modified Cropsp. 205
Malaysia: Approaches by the Government and NGOs to the Urban Environmentp. 212
Indonesia: Initiatives for Community Autonomyp. 219
India: Development, Environment and Justicep. 227
Data and Commentaryp. 233
Health, Education and Labourp. 235
Continuing Military Environmental Damagep. 239
Improved Tap-water and Sanitary Facilities Neededp. 246
Advancing Motorization: Environmental Impacts and Safetyp. 251
Waste Generation and Transboundary Movementp. 258
Urban Heat Islandsp. 264
Renewable Energy Use in Asiap. 270
Clean Development Mechanism Trendsp. 275
Organic and Eco-Farming in Developmentp. 280
Wildlife Trade: Japan's Imports from ASEANp. 286
Trends in Ecotourism and International Tourismp. 291
Environmental Agreements and their Implementation in Asiap. 296
Legislation of Environmental Impact Assessments: The Challenges to Be Metp. 302
Afterwordp. 307
Translator's Afterword: Redefining Development in the Age of Peak Oilp. 309
Indexp. 312
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