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Climate Change and Growth in Asia

Edited by Moazzem Hossain, Griffith Business School and Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia and Eliyathamby A. Selvanathan, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Climate Change and Growth in Asia is a comprehensive analysis of the major issues of climate change and global warming and their possible impacts on the growth of major Asian economies. The book addresses the climate change crisis in Asia within the context of three major challenges to growth: population, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.
Extent: 288 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 245 0
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • Asian Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Asian Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Economics
Climate Change and Growth in Asia is a comprehensive analysis of the major issues of climate change and global warming and their possible impacts on the growth of major Asian economies. The book addresses the climate change crisis in Asia within the context of three major challenges to growth: population, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

The contributors of the book argue that, like globalisation, the effects of climate change are all-encompassing and recognise no national boundaries. Therefore, the issues emanating from this looming challenge must also be examined beyond the national boundaries and debated at global, regional and national levels simultaneously. The authors investigate the opportunities created by globalisation via trade, knowledge and the information economy, but climate change – induced by increased greenhouse gas emissions – risks restricting the opportunities created thereof.

For those who follow Asian economies – especially graduate students of Asian studies, international business, the environment and economic development of Asia – this book is an invaluable resource. Furthermore, with its multidimensional focus and cross-cultural practical examples, it is an essential read for policymakers, including the Asian governments and international agencies such as the United Nations.
Contributors: Q.K. Ahmad, A. Ahmed, A.H.M. Ali, M. Hossain, P. Howard, C. Hunt, M.A. Khan, M. McIntosh, V. Murthy, M.A. Noor, M.H. Rahman, H. Rashid, T. Sarker, E. Selvanathan, C. Tisdell
Contents:

Preface

Introduction
Moazzem Hossain

PART I: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GROWTH ISSUES
1. Population, Poverty and CO2 Emissions in Asia: An Overview
Moazzem Hossain and Eliyathamby Selvanathan

2. The Production of Biofuels: Welfare and Environmental Consequences for Asia
Clem Tisdell

3. Climate Change and Freshwater Resources of Bangladesh
Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad

4. Analyses of Livelihoods in the Bay of Bengal Delta
Moazzem Hossain, A.H.M. Ali and Eliyathamby Selvanathan

PART II: CLIMATE CHANGE AND ADAPTATION ISSUES
5. Greenhouse Gas Abatement in Asia: Imperatives, Incentives and Equity
Colin Hunt

6. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Bangladesh
M.H. Rahman, M.A. Noor and A. Ahmed

7. Climate Change, Vulnerabilities and South Asia: Issues, Challenges and Options
M. Adil Khan

8. ‘Harmony’ in China’s Climate Change Policy
Paul Howard

PART III: CLIMATE CHANGE AND CHALLENGES
9. Managing Businesses in Uncertain Times: Sustainable Development and an Ensemble Leadership Repertoire
Vikram Murthy

10. Climate Change and Human Security Issues in the Asia–Pacific Region
Malcolm McIntosh and Tapan Sarker

11. Media Framing of Public Discourse on Climate Change and Sea-level Rise: Social Amplification of Global Warming versus Climate Justice for Global Warming Impacts
Harun Rashid

Index