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Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns : Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Series), V. 2. - Konosuke Matsushita

Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Series), V. 2.

By: Konosuke Matsushita (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2000
ISBN: 9780792367215
Number Of Pages: 304

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Economic growth after World War II was made possible through dramatic increases in the use of material resources and energy. It is apparent that current development patterns followed by industrialized countries are causing serious environmental problems and that they are neither ecologically nor socially sustainable.
In recent years, many Asian developing countries, which have suffered from poverty for decades, are experiencing high rates of economic growth by introducing material-intensive production and consumption patterns. The globalization trends magnify on a global scale the problems associated with current development patterns.
How can we transform existing economic and social systems into more environmentally benign and sustainable ones? This book presents a number of issues that must be considered whn discussing new development patterns, which are environmentally friendly and socially fair. It covers concepts of new development patterns, new energy and water supply, sustainable agriculture, information technology and environment, information disclosure and poverty alleviation.
Audience: This volume will be of interest to those who are involved in innovative interdisciplinary policy studies on environment and development, particularly in Asia and the Pacific region. Also those who are interested in realizing sustainable development through agriculture, water supply, information technology, chemical industry and sustainability issues in China and India.

Prefacep. 1
Book Editor and Chapter Co-Authorsp. 5
Introductory Chapter: Asian Environment and New Development Patternsp. 9
Introduction
Need for New Development Patterns
Recent Environmental Trends in Asia and the Pacific Region
The Financial Crisis and the Environment
Peace Making through Environmental Cooperation
Towards Rio +10
Structure and Outline of This Book
Recycling-oriented, Decentralized and Networking Society
Development Patterns in Asia: Diverse and Plural Value Systems
New Concepts of Development
Concluding Remarks
New Development Patterns in the 21st Century Society
Material Cycles and the Formation of an Environmentally Sound Market Economyp. 27
Japan's Material Cycle
The Zero Emissions Approach
Transition to an Economy Based on Stocks
Creating an Environmentally Sound Market Economy
Energy and New Development Patternsp. 47
Introduction
Global Energy Future
Improving Energy Efficiency
Decentralizing Energy Supplies
DES and the Economy
From Energy Hunting to Energy Cultivating Civilization
Conclusion
Energy and the New Economyp. 69
Introduction
The New Economy
Aspects of the New Economy
Effects of the New Economy on Resources and Energy
Energy Systems in the New Economy
Conclusion
Impacts of the Information Technology Revolution: Economic Challenges of New Development Patternsp. 87
Introduction
What is the IT Revolution?
Social Impacts of the IT Revolution
The IT Revolution and New "Development"
From Industrial to Information Technology Societies
The Role of Information Disclosure in Corporate Governance: The Case of the Chemical Industryp. 115
Introduction
The Goals of Corporate Governance
The Role of Information in Corporate Governance
Mechanism of Corporate Governance
The Role of the Media
Strengthening Information Disclosure Mechanisms
Conclusion
Sustainable Water Strategies for New Development Patternsp. 147
Introduction
A Change in Thinking
The New Paradigm
What Must Be Done
Toward Sustainable Agriculture and Developmentp. 163
Background
Steps Toward Sustainable Agriculture
Free Trade and Environmental Destruction
Sustainable Agriculture Providing a Basis for the New Agricultural
Basic Law
Summary
New Development Patterns and Regionality
New Development Patterns in Asiap. 201
Implications of Global Environment
Dynamism in Asian Countries
Asian Values
Contribution of Asian Sense of Values to Restoration of the Global
Environment
Framework of Measures Required to Pursue Sustainable
Development
Collaboration within APEC
Globalization and the Importance of the Environment
New Development Patterns in Indiap. 215
Introduction
Development Challenges for India
Current Development Patterns
Emerging Patterns
Summary
New Development Patterns and Innovation in China's Environmental Policyp. 239
New Development Patterns and Environmental Policy
Fundamental Characteristics of China's Environmental Policies
Evaluation of China's Environmental Policy
The Direction of China's Environmental Policy Innovation
Concluding Remarks
New Development Patterns and International Development
International Development at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryp. 257
IGES in Context as a New International Organization
Development - Past and Present
Rethinking Development and the Language of Development
Globalization: Order and Disorder
The Future of Development Cooperation
Enjoy it by Giving it up: Toward Sustainable Development Patternsp. 271
Need for Development
Present Development Patterns
Changing Patterns
New Development Patterns
Concluding Comments
New Development Patterns in Asia - Securing Economic Growth, Social Justice, Healthy Environment, Sustainable Human Development and Good Governance in the 21st Centuryp. 291
Introduction
Long-term Vision for Asian Countries for the 21st Century: Great Challenges and Opportunities
Mutually Reinforcing Reforms of Economic, Social, Environmental and Governance Policies
Developing National Strategies in Asian Countries Compatible with New Development Patterns
Afterwordp. 301
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ISBN: 9780792367215
ISBN-10: 0792367219
Series: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (Series), V. 2.
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 31st December 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61