The role of Asia will be crucial in tackling the world's environmental problems. The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work by scholars in both the East and the West on all aspects of Asia and the environment. The series aims to cover all aspects of environmental issues, including how these relate to economic development, sustainability, technology, society, and government policies; and to include all regions of Asia.
Sustainable Land Management in Greater Central Asia An Integrated and Regional Perspective
By Victor Squires, Lu Qi
December 12, 2019
Greater Central Asia encompasses a vast area that includes deserts, natural grasslands, steppes, shrublands and alpine regions. Many of these land types are degraded and productivity is falling at a time when human populations and livestock inventories are on the rise. Ecosystem stability and ...
By Yasuko Kameyama
March 05, 2019
Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing climate. This book considers Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the present day, assessing how the Japanese government’s policy-making ...
By Sunayana Ganguly
January 12, 2018
As one of the world’s largest and most bio-diverse countries, India’s approach to environmental policy will be very significant in tackling global environmental challenges. This book explores the transformations that have taken place in the making of environmental policy in India since the economic...
By Stephanie Assmann
January 12, 2018
Rural communities in Japan have suffered from significant depopulation and economic downturn in post-war years. Low birth rates, aging populations, agricultural decline and youth migration to large cities have been compounded by the triple disaster of 11 March 2011, which destroyed farming and ...
By Qianqing Mai, Maria Francesch-Huidobro
October 13, 2017
In the last thirty years, China has experienced rapid economic development and urbanisation which has resulted in high levels of environmental degradation and has put considerable pressure on the country’s infrastructure and natural resources. As China commits to considerably lower the carbon ...
By Yasuo Takao
October 14, 2016
Environmental issues stretch across scales of geographic space and require action at multiple levels of jurisdiction, including the individual level, community level, national level, and global level. Much of the scholarly work surrounding new approaches to environmental governance tends to ...