In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is particularly vulnerable, as it is densely populated and includes both developed and developing countries.
The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia seeks to examine these issues in depth. Presenting a comprehensive literature review, as well as numerous case studies, this book examines sustainable development from economic and social perspectives, as well as from an environmental viewpoint. Divided into seven parts, the topics addressed include:
- Environmental challenges
- Energy dependence and transition
- Economic justice
- Social welfare
- Sustainable governance
Providing comprehensive coverage of a wide variety of countries in the region, this handbook will be useful for students and scholars of sustainable development, environment and society, and Asian Studies in general.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Introduction to Sustainable Development in Asia, Darrin Magee Section One: Framework for Understanding Sustainable Development 2. Framework for Understanding Sustainable Development, Sara Hsu Section Two: Environmental Challenges in Asian Countries 3.Air Pollution and Its Threat to Public Health in Asia, Lee Liu and Li Liu 4. Environmental Challenges in Asia, Debashis Chakraborty and Sacchidananda Mukherjee 5. Singapore’s Environmental Policy, Seck Tan 6. Climate Change and Water Scarcity: Growing risks for agricultural based economies in South Asia, Farzad Taheripour, Thomas W. Hertel, Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan, Sebnem Sahin, Anil Markandya and Bijon Kumer Mitra and Vivek Prasad Section Three: Energy Dependence and Transition in Asia 7. Energy Situation in Asia, Reiji Takeishi 8. Evaluating Indicators of Energy Security for Sustainable Development in Asia, Helen Cabalu and Yixiao Zhou 9. Energy Systems and Low-Carbon Policies in East Asia, Soocheol Lee 10. The Asian Urban Energy System, Peter Marcotullio Section Four: Economic Justice in Asia 11. The Evolution of China’s Pay Inequality during the Transitional Period, Wenjie Zhang 12. Income Inequality and Welfare in Korea and Taiwan, Eunju Chi 13. Infrastructure Gap in South Asia, Dan Biller, Luis Andrés and Matías Herrera Dappe 14. Poverty, Inequality and Public Health in Indonesia, Riyana Miranti 15. Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia, Simi Mehta, Vikash Kumar and Rattan Lal Section Five: Social Welfare in Asian Nations 16. Development of Social Welfare in Indonesia: The Rise of Conditional Cash Transfer, Edi Suharto 17. Social Spending in Korea, Selim Elekdag, Dulani Seneviratne and Edda Zoli 18. Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Singapore, Levan Lim and Thana Thaver 19. Why Does Asia Need Well-Functioning Pension Systems? Donghyun Park and Gemma Estrada 20. Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Asia, John Fien and Rupert Maclean Section Six: Sustainable Governance in Asia 21. Corporate Social Responsibility in Vietnam, Neda Trifkovic, Thomas Markussen and John Rand 22. Sustainable Development Initiatives at the Local Government Level in Malaysia, Ashiru Bello, Ahmadu Bello and Ainul Jaria Maidin 23. Regional Governance for Environmental Sustainability in Asia in the Context of Sustainable Development, Mark Elder 24. Renewable Energy and New Developmentalism in East Asia, Christopher Dent Section Seven: Asia’s Sustainable Development Policy 25. Strategic Environmental Assessment as a Policy Framework for Sustainable Development in Asia, Dennis Victor 26. Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship: The Heart of Borneo paradox and its implications on green economic transformation in Asia, Choy Yee Keong 27. China’s Green GDP and Environmental Accounting, Yu-Wai Vic Li 28. Legal Solutions to Air Pollution Control in Malaysia, Maizatun Mustafa 29. Regulating Trans-boundary Haze in Southeast Asia, Lahiru S. Wijedasa, Zeehan Jaafar, Mary Rose C. Posa and Janice S.H. Lee 30. Energy Security Performance in Japan, Ken’ichi Matsumoto 31. Transformations for Sustainable Development in the Asia and the Pacific, Hitomi Rankine, Kareff Limocon Rafisura, José A. Puppim de Oliveira and Fundação Getulio Vargas
Sara Hsu is an Associate Professor of Economics at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her recent publications include Development in China, India and Japan (2016) and Lessons in Sustainable Development from Malaysia and Indonesia (2014).