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The importance of environmental science and environmental studies cannot be disputed. The need for sustainable development is a key to the future of mankind. SAGE has developed a variety of resources to help you attain a clear understanding of environmental concerns and follow sustainable development practices.


Business Interests and the Environmental Crisis

Edited by: Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon

A major contribution to understand how the environmental crisis is viewed globally and responded to by policy.

This book highlights the manner in which key aspects in policy discourse—commodity, pricing, ownership, and regulation—have borrowed economic and trade principles to address the environmental crisis and to what effect. The book addresses a fundamental issue in environment: if nature is no longer available as a limitless resource, how has the policy discourse on the environmental crisis come to view it, value it, and live with it?

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Community Natural Resource Management and Poverty in India

The Evidence from Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Shashidharan Enarth, Jharna Pathak, Amita Shah, Madhu Verma, John R. Wood

A comparative analysis of two contrasting strategies in the implementation of Community Natural Resource Management (CNRM) programmes in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

This book examines whether the introduction of CNRM schemes in rural India made an impact on poverty alleviation. Inspired by the Millennial Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2000, the book focuses on participatory irrigation management, watershed development, joint forest management, and inland fishing cooperatives.

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Environment and Development

Essays in Honour of Dr U. Sankar

Edited by: K. R. Shanmugam and K. S. Kavi Kumar

Can the ‘impressive’ growth rates registered by the Indian economy last in the long run? If so, are they inclusive of the key dimensions of well-being? Can the balance between India’s demand for and supply of natural capital make the country an ecological debtor? This volume, in honour of Professor U. Sankar, addresses such significant debates and provides policy initiatives to tackle these issues.


Readings in Indian Sociology

Volume VII: Sociology of Environment

Edited by: Sukant K. Chaudhury

Our environment or ecosystem is endangered because of population pressure, migration, technological changes, changes in land use for livelihood practices and depletion and destruction of resources due to mega projects. Today, more than ever, there is greater need for sustainable development. Volume 7, Sociology of Environment, addresses these issues and will be of interest to both researchers and activists in these areas.


Environment and Fiscal Reforms in India

Edited by: D. K. Srivastava and K. S. Kavi Kumar

India is, at present, embarking upon a major reform of its indirect tax system. This book highlights the importance of an integrated fiscal regime promoting innovations in efficient resource management, taxing polluting inputs and outputs, and spreading awareness about the problems facing the environment and its inter-dependent systems.


Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in India

Prithi Nambiar

Media Construction of Environment and Sustainability in India presents a theoretical framework against which the role of media and communication in enabling this meaning negotiation is explored and illustrated through textual analysis and examination of interview data. The uniquely theoretical and practical perspective on the discursive construction of these concepts will be of immense value for policy makers, development and media practitioners, scholars, and students of media and communication.


Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

How Can Countries Adapt?

Edited by: Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Meinhard Breiling, Selvarajah Pathmarajah and Vangimalla R Reddy

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges to global economic development. Left unchecked, continued global warming could cause worldwide social and environmental disruption. The Asia and Pacific region is more vulnerable to climate change risks than other regions due to its dependence on the natural resources and agriculture sectors.



India’s Energy Shortage and Its Impact

Sam Tranum

Powerless details how much coal, oil, gas, uranium, and power the country uses, and for what purposes. It examines the quantity of these things the country produces and where. The book looks at the sizes of the gaps between supply and demand, and how the country fills them with imports. It then discusses how the shortages and resulting imports affect the country’s economy, businesses, and residents.


Teaching Environmental Education

Trends and Practices in India

Chong Shimray

This books adopts a balanced approach to explain the theoretical and practical aspects of the study and inclusion of environmental education in the Indian school curriculum. It establishes the importance of environmental education as an essential component in the school curriculum and suggests critical road maps for successful development and implementation of policies and strategies.


Environmental Economics

Theory and Applications

Katar Singh and Anil Shishodia

A balanced blend of theory and practice, this book outlines the basic concepts, theories, tools and techniques of environmental economics, which not only enable the reader to diagnose the root causes of environmental problems and identify practicable solutions, but also facilitate the design of environmental policy and management strategies.



Environment and Urbanization ASIA

Published in Association with National Institute of Urban Affairs

Environment and Urbanization ASIA aims to support the exchange of ideas and information in the fields of human settlements and the environment across Asia.


Journal of Developing Societies

A Forum on Issues of Development and Change in All Societies

The Journal of Developing Societies is a refereed international journal on development and social change not only in 'developing' countries but also the 'developed' societies of the world.


Journal of Education for Sustainable Development

Published in Association with Centre for Environment Education

The Journal of Education for Sustainable Development (JESD) is a forum for academics and practitioners to share and critique innovations in thinking and practice in the emerging field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). A peer-reviewed international journal, JESD aims at global readership and is published twice a year.



Published in Association with Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Urbanisation is a response to a particular historical moment of global urbanisation within an increasingly re-arranged North-South world. The drivers and locations of contemporary urbanisation are, once again after a long historical gap, in the ‘Global South’, i.e., the countries of South and Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and South America.


Global Change, Ecosystems, Sustainability

Theory, Methods, Practice

Edited by: Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Nandan Nawn, and Kalyan Das

The ‘world’ around us is changing – not only by its own natural interactions and cycles but also by intense anthropogenic pressures.

Overwhelming scientific evidence points to anthropogenic pressures slowly destroying life on Earth.

The need for corrective action is, therefore, CRITICAL!

This book examines impact of global change on the sustainability of ecosystems through interventions, institutions and instruments.
It not only studies the methods that enhance the reader’s understanding of the impact of global change but also discusses mitigation strategies.

308 pages | Hardback | 978-93-864-4646-6 | Rs. 950 (tentative)

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