1st Edition

Environment and Sustainable Development Perspectives and Issues

Edited By Manish K. Verma Copyright 2022
    384 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    384 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    384 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge India

    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.


    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


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