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Title The state of the environment in Asia 2006/2007 / edited by Japan Environmental Council.
Imprint Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2009.
Edition English-language ed.

Subject Asia -- Environmental conditions.
Alt Name Nihon Kankyō Kaigi.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 327 pages) : illustrations, maps
Edition English-language ed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. Four important messages emerge from this volume, namely that environmental problems are expected to become more s.
Note Print version record.
Contents Tables, Figures and Photographs; Contributors; Foreword to the English-language Edition; Foreword; Preface: Switching to a Cyclical Resource-Conserving Socioeconomic System; Part I: Asia by Theme; 1 How Much Progress Has Been Made in Environmental and Social Safeguards, and in Environmental ODA?; 2 Relief for Pollution Victims; 3 Proper E-Waste Processing and Disposal; Part II: Asia by Country and Region; 4 Singapore: Shifting Away from Government-Guided Environmental Policy; 5 Bangladesh: Worsening Environmental Problems and the Growth of NGOs
6 Russian Far East: Taiga Ecosystem in Crisis 7 Democratic People's Republic of Korea: The Little-Known Environmental Reality; 8 Japan: A Switch to Drastic Measures Needed; 9 Republic of Korea: Institution-Building and its Challenges; 10 People's Republic of China: 'Explosive' Environmental Problems and Expectations for the Activities of Grassroots NGOs; 11 Taiwan: The Challenge of Building a Cyclical Society; 12 Republic of the Philippines: Private Sector-Dependent Environmental Policy; 13 Lao People's Democratic Republic: Villagers Confronted byMega-Development, Forced into Silence
14 Kingdom of Thailand: The Politics of Genetically Modified Crops 15 Malaysia: Approaches by the Government and NGOs to the Urban Environment; 16 Indonesia: Initiatives for Community Autonomy; 17 India: Development, Environment and Justice; Part III: Data and Commentary; 18 Health, Education and Labour; 19 Continuing Military Environmental Damage; 20 Improved Tap-water and Sanitary Facilities Needed; 21 Advancing Motorization: Environmental Impacts and Safety; 22 Waste Generation and Transboundary Movement; 23 Urban Heat Islands; 24 Renewable Energy Use in Asia
25 Clean Development Mechanism Trends 26 Organic and Eco-Farming in Development; 27 Wildlife Trade: Japan's Imports from ASEAN; 28 Trends in Ecotourism and International Tourism; 29 Environmental Agreements and their Implementation in Asia; 30 Legislation of Environmental Impact Assessments:The Challenges to Be Met; Afterword; Translator's Afterword: Redefining Development in the Ageof Peak Oil; Index
ISBN 9789280871562 (electronic bk.)
9280871560 (electronic bk.)
9789280811872
9280811878
OCLC # 697182450
Additional Format Print version: State of the environment in Asia 2006/2007. English-language ed. Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, 2009 9789280811872 (OCoLC)491903824


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