1st Edition

Handbook of Technological Sustainability Innovation and Environmental Awareness

Edited By Pankaj Bhambri, Paula Bajdor Copyright 2025
    440 Pages 29 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In the context of an ever-changing technological world, it is crucial to prioritize the cultivation of sustainability and environmental consciousness. Adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, this handbook facilitates the integration of technology and sustainability by leveraging insights from many fields such as engineering, environmental science, economics, and sociology. The primary objective of this handbook is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the complex relationship between technology and the environment.

    Handbook of Technological Sustainability: Innovation and Environmental Awareness includes recent and diverse case studies from a global perspective and demonstrates the utilization of technology to achieve sustainable development across several sectors, such as energy, agriculture, transportation, and urban planning. It explores innovative technologies emphasizing state-of-the-art and developing technologies, including renewable energy, circular economy practices, smart cities, and artificial intelligence-driven sustainability solutions. The handbook also examines the impact of laws, regulations, and international agreements on the advancement or impediment of technological sustainability.

    This handbook explores ethical and moral issues related to technological sustainability, focusing on environmental justice, privacy, and artificial intelligence's impact on employment and society. It provides practical methods for individuals, enterprises, and governments to adopt sustainable technologies, offering insights from technologists, sustainability professionals, and policymakers.

    Part I: Fundamentals of Technological Sustainability. 1. The Principles of Sustainability. 2. Fundamental Aspects of Sustainable Technological Development. 3. Technology and the Environment. 4. Sustainable Solutions for Global Waste Challenges: Integrating Technology in Disposal and Treatment Methods. 5. Environmental Stewardship in the Digital Age: A Technological Blueprint. 6. Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions of Sustainable Technology. 7. Technological Sustainability Unveiled: A Comprehensive Examination of Economic, Social and Environmental Dimensions. Part II: Technological Solutions for Sustainable Living. 8. Renewable Energy Technologies. 9. Eco-Tech Chronicles: Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Solutions. 10. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Technologies. 11. Smart Solutions for Sustainable Farming and Food System. 12. Sustainable Transportation and Mobility. 13. Innovations in Sustainable Transportation for a Greener Tomorrow. Part III: Challenges, Risks and Ethical Considerations. 14. Environmental Challenges and Technological Solutions. 15. Eco –Ethics in the Digital Age: Tackling Environmental Challenges through Technology. 16. Technological Risks and Resilience. 17. Ethics in the Tech Age: Resilience Strategies for Mitigating Technological Risks. 18. Ethics in Sustainable Technology. 19. The Moral Imperative of Sustainable Technology: Navigating Challenges, Understanding Risks, and Upholding Ethics. Part IV: Case Studies in Sustainable Technologies. 20. Digital Duplicity and the Disintegration of Trust: A Quantitative Inquiry into the Impact of Deep Fakes on Media Sustainability and Societal Equilibrium. 21. Green Horizons: Navigating Environmental Challenges through Technological Innovation. 22. Innovations for a Greener Future: Exploring Technological Sustainability Trends. 23. Future Trends in Technological Sustainability. 24. Unveiling South Africa's Path to a Sustainable Future: A Closer Look at its Evolving Renewable Energy Sector. 25. The Lean Management, Kaizen philosophy and TIM WOODS reduction in logistic processes as an sustainability approach to processes – case study. 26. Catalyzing Sustainable Progress: Empowering MSMEs through Tech Innovation for a Bright Future. 27. Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Solutions: Striking a Balance for Sustainable Innovation.


    Dr. Pankaj Bhambri is working in the Department of Information Technology at Ludhiana’s Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College. He also serves as the Institute’s Coordinator, Skill Enhancement Cell, and has almost 19 years of experience as a teacher. Dr. Bhambri obtained his M.Tech. (CSE) and hisB.E. (IT) with HONORS from the I.K.G. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India, and the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, India, respectively. He earned a Doctorate in Computer Science and Engineering from the I.K.G. Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India and for a long span, he has served the additional duties of an Assistant Registrar (Academic), member (Academic Council/ BoS/ RAC), Hostel Warden, APIO, and NSS Coordinator for his institute. Dr. Bhambri has contributed to numerous textbooks as an editor/author and filed several patents. As a result of his outstanding social and academic/research accomplishments over the past two decades, Dr. Bhambri has been awarded the ISTE Best Teacher Award - 2022, I2OR National Award – 2020, Green ThinkerZ Top 100 International Distinguished Educators – 2020, I2OR Outstanding Educator Award – 2019, SAA Distinguished Alumni Award – 2012, CIPS

    Dr. Paula Bajdor is affiliated with the Faculty of Management at Czestochowa University of Technology and the Faculty of Social Science at Calisia University. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience and 5 years of working in a Logistics company experience. She acquired a Master of Management, Work and Safety and Management and Production Engineering degrees from Czestochowa University of Technology, and a degree of post-graduate studies in financial and accounting from AGH University in Cracov. She obtained her doctorate in Social Science from Czestochowa University of Technology in 2012. Her scientific interests include sustainable entrepreneurship, sustainable development, information and communication technologies, logistics and supply chain management, and cloud computing.