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Title Environmental sustainability from the Himalayas to the oceans : struggles and innovations in China and India / Shikui Dong, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Sanjay Chaturvedi, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017.

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Subject Sustainable development -- China.
Sustainable development -- India.
Environmental policy -- China.
Environmental policy -- India.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Alt Name Dong, Shikui,
Bandyopadhyay, J.,
Chaturvedi, Sanjay,
Description 1 online resource
Contents Dedication; Foreword; Preface; About the Authors; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Defining "Innovation": More Questions than Answers?; 1.3 Defining "Natural Environment": Beyond Wilderness; 1.4 Defining' Innovations for Environmental Sustainability: Diverse Notions, Varying Emphases; 1.4.1 Spaces of/for Innovation for Environmental Sustainability: Persisting Mismatch Between Ecological and Geopolitical; 1.4.2 Scale and Scaling: Ethical and Geopolitical Dimensions.
1.5 Introducing the Chapters in the Volume: Contexts, Texts, and Practices of Environmental Sustainability; 1.5.1 Environmental Flows, Ecosystem Services, and Ecological Restoration; 1.5.2 Social Innovations for Environmental Sustainability: "Markets, Bazaars and Beyond"; References; Chapter 2: Environmental Struggles and Innovations in China: A Historical Perspective; 2.1 Practice and Challenges of Environmental Management in Ancient China; 2.1.1 Use of Ecological Wisdom in Environmental Management; 2.1.2 Implementation of Legislation for Natural Resources and Environment Protection.
2.1.3 Development of Institutions for Natural Resource and Environment Protection; 2.1.4 Environmental Destructions and Problems in Historical China; 2.2 Practice and Challenges of Environmental Management in Contemporary China; 2.2.1 Phase I (1949-1971): No Environment Governance, Severe Environment Damage; 2.2.2 Phase II (1972-1991): Growing Environment Governance, Increasing Environment Damage; 2.2.3 Phase III (1992-2012): Strengthening Environment Governance, Decreasing Environment Destruction.
2.2.4 Phase IV (2012 Onward): Prioritizing Environment Governance, Minimizing Environment Destruction; 2.3 Innovations of Environmental Management in China; 2.3.1 Institutional Innovation: Empowering the Environmental Protection Agency; 2.3.2 Political Innovations: Reforming Natural Resource and Environmental Management Strategies; 2.3.3 Social Innovations: Promoting Public Participation in Environmental Management; 2.3.4 Technological Innovations: Developing new Approaches for Pollution Control and Ecological Restoration; 2.3.5 Economic Innovations: Adjusting Development Modes and Patterns.
Note Includes index.
Summary The book is written in the backdrop of the environmental impacts of and future requirements from the natural environment for rapid economic growth that has characterized recent economic history of China and India, especially over the past few decades. The environmental impacts of such rapid economic changes have been, more frequently than otherwise, degrading in character. Environmental impacts of economic activities create degraded natural ecosystems by over utilization of nature?s provisioning ecosystem services (from Himalaya to the Ocean), as well, by the use of the natural environment as sink for dumping of unmarketable products or unused inputs of economic activities. Such processes affect wide range of ecosystem processes on which the natural environment including human population depend on. Critical perspectives cast by various chapters in this book draw attention to the various ways in which space and power interact to produce diverse geographies of sustainability in a globalizing world. They also address the questions such as who decides what kind of a spatial arrangement of political power is needed for sustaining the environment. Who stands to gain (or lose) what, when, where, and why from certain geographical areas being demarcated as ecologically unique, fragile and vulnerable environments? Whose needs and values are being catered to by a given ecosystem service? What is the scope for critical inquiry into the ways in which the environment is imagined, represented and resisted in both geopolitical struggles and everyday life? The book provides insights to both academics from diverse disciplines and policy makers, civil society actors interested in mutual exchange of knowledge between China and India.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 7, 2017).
ISBN 9783319440378 (electronic bk.)
3319440373 (electronic bk.)
9783319440354 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-44037-8
OCLC # 970393383
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319440354