Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development

Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development

Nilanjan Ghosh (Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited, India) and Anandajit Goswami (The Energy and Resources Institute, India)
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Release Date: January, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 324
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4995-8
ISBN13: 9781466649958|ISBN10: 146664995X|EISBN13: 9781466649965
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While the effects of climate change become ever more apparent and pressing, the discussion of sustainable practices and environmental protection is a common overture among the academic and scientific communities. However, in order to be truly effective, sustainable solutions must be tested and applied in real-world situations.

Sustainability Science for Social, Economic, and Environmental Development investigates the role of sustainability in the everyday lives of ordinary citizens, including issues of economy, social interaction, exploitation of natural resources, and sources of renewable energy. In this book, researchers, policy makers, economists, scientists, and general readers will all find crucial insight into the parallels between theory and practice in sustainable development.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Growth
  • Energy Security
  • Environmental Management
  • Gender Issues
  • International Trade
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Renewable Resources
  • Social Networks and Social Capital
  • Sustainable Development
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Ghosh and Goswami argue that sustainable development is not merely a subject for academics, policy makers, and journalists to mull over, but a set of daily practices and changes. They follow some threads in the real world as a sample of the kind of connections sustainability is making. Their topics include the value and price of environmental resources; the sustainability connections between feminism and tenets of philosophy of economics; biofuel sustainability and transition pathways; whether a water futures exchange in South Asia can provide the answer to water scarcity and conflicts, energy and emission linkages from the three wheeler autorickshaws of Kolkata; and whether a poor person can be vegetarian to address sustainability.

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Nilanjan Ghosh is an ecological economist by training, with interests in environmental and development economics, and commodity derivatives markets. Presently, he serves as the Chief Economist at Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited. His previous stints in his research and consulting career include institutions like Takshashila Academia of Economic Research (a sister concern of MCX (I) Limited), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), TERI University, among others. He had been a Visiting Fellow at the School of Social Sciences, Växjö University (now Linnaeus University LNU) in December 2008. Nilanjan had been involved in various global environmental assessments, including the UNEP’s flagship GEO-4 as Lead Author. He has conducted research and consultancy projects funded by WWF, UNCTAD, UNEP, and many others. He has published 5 books (3 authored + 2 co-edited), and a host of peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters, apart from popular articles in newspapers and periodicals. Presently the Vice President of Indian Society for Ecological Economics (2012-14), he has previously served as the Society’s Secretary (2010-12). Nilanjan obtained his Ph.D. (Fellow of IIM) from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and Masters’ in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
Anandajit Goswami is an economist by training and has research interests on the interfaces of economic modelling, ecological, resource, macro, micro, international trade and developmental economics, and sustainability science from an interdisciplinary lens. Currently, he is associated as a Fellow with the Green Growth and Development Division of TERI. He has been working with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2004 and has led research projects pertaining to trade and sustainable development, economic modelling supported by ICTSD (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development), UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). He has also worked with UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) and has led research projects of TERI with partners in Africa. He has been engaged in various South South Cooperation knowledge exchange process, some of which have been supported by UNECA, UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Developmental Organization), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters to books. He has co-authored a booklet on South South Cooperation and Knowledge Exchange issues and edited a booklet related to regulatory issues on biofuels. He has been giving talks on “Economics of Sustainability” in South South Knowledge exchange programmes. Other than this, he has contributed popular articles in newspapers and blogs for Economist, Reuters Foundation. Presently, Anandajit is a member of International and Indian Society for Ecological Economics. He is pursuing a Ph.d at TERI University and has obtained Masters in International Economics with Specialization in World Economy from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
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