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Environment and Sustainable Development
Perspectives and Issues

Edited By

Manish K. Verma

ISBN 9780367541828
Published November 30, 2021 by Routledge India
384 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume provides a comprehensive account of the linkages between environment and sustainable development in society from an interdisciplinary perspective. With its case studies from across the world, including countries such as India, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the United States, Croatia, Italy, Brazil, Japan, and Kenya, it explores critical environmental issues concerning energy justice, queer ecology, mountain cultures, incarceration, energy strategies, mining tourism, pollution control mechanisms, social impacts of oil and gas production, contract farming, gender mainstreaming, climate change, and droughts and adaptation strategies along with literacy, leisure, well-being, development, sexuality, sustainability and environmental education. The book examines several dimensions within global environment of the adverse impact of developmental activities, discusses sustainable development activities undertaken in contemporary times, and underscores the importance of a just, people-centric policy framework in promoting sustainable development.

Lucid and topical, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of environmental studies, development studies, sustainable development, political studies, sociology, and political economy. It will also interest policymakers, development practitioners, NGOs and think tanks working on environment and sustainable development, climate issues and SDGs.

Table of Contents


Manish K. Verma


Part I: Perspectives on environment and sustainable development


1. Environmental education for sustainability: Environment literacy and action-oriented teaching

Siri Gamage


2. The trilemma of energy justice

Komali Yenneti


3. Heteronormative exclusions in environmental concerns: Queer ecology as critique

Pushpesh Kumar


4. Leisure, happiness and sustainable development: A global perspective

Francis Lobo


5. Indigenous people reclaiming their mountains: A cross-cultural perspective

Annapurna Devi Pandey



Part II: Environmental issues


6. Environmental injustice and incarceration: Notes from the United States

Jan Marie Fritz


7. Energy and sustainable development: Sustainability and the energy strategies and activities of Italy and Croatia with a focus on the Adriatic region

Jure Mudronja Pleša and Tijana Trako Poljak


8. Development alternatives: A plea for mining tourism

Ravi S. Singh and Payel Ghosh


9. Sustainability and public policies in Brazil

Edgard Leite Ferreira Neto


10. Environmental attitudes in a neighbourhood context: Multilevel analysis in the City of Split, Croatia

Ivan Puzek


11. ‘Not in my backyard?’: Challenges in the social impact assessment of the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link Project in South Africa

Tina Uys                                                               


12. Pollution control mechanisms: Approaches, extent and issues at the global level

Sanatan Nayak and Ekta Srivastava


13. Technology innovations for mitigating environmental and social impacts of oil and gas production in Kenya

Benson M. O. Agaya



Part III: Sustainable development and the people


14. Global environmental concerns of contract farming: Need for sustainable development in agricultural practices in India

Pranav Kumar Anand


15. Mainstreaming gender in climate change: Discourse and actions

Shweta Prasad


16. Working environment and childbirth: An exploration of sexual inactivity in contemporary Japan

Alice Pacher


17. Droughts and adaptation strategies: Challenges for small and marginal farmers

Venkatesh Dutta

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Manish K. Verma is Professor in the Department of Sociology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India.