Environmental Policies in Asia
- About the Editors
Environmental Policies in Asia highlights the environmental challenges Asian planners and policymakers face as the continent undergoes rapid economic growth in the 21st Century. Edited by Jing Huang and Shreekant Gupta, with contributions from leading Asian scholar practitioners, this timely and unique volume is the first of its kind to look at environmental policies and governance from the perspective of seven dynamic Asian countries. These include developed economies of Japan and Singapore, emerging giants such as China and India and rapidly developing nations such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The volume discusses environmental challenges that stem from issues as local as poor recycling practices, to ones that are as vast and complex as global climate change. Engaging, accessible, and pan-Asian in scope, the essays also present creative ways in which these challenges are being addressed. This book is valuable to anyone who is keen on understanding Asia, its growth, and whether its rise is environmentally sustainable.
Jing Huang is a Professor and Director of the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is an internationally recognised expert on Chinese politics, China's foreign relations and security issues in Asia-Pacific.
Shreekant Gupta is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He has worked as a researcher, policymaker and consultant on environment, natural resources, energy and urban issues.
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 256
Year Published: 2014