Environmental Sustainability and Economy

Environmental Sustainability and Economy

1st Edition - July 28, 2021

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Pramit Verma, Daniela Perrotti, K.K. Srivastava
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223659
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128221884

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Environmental Sustainability and Economy contains the latest practical and theoretical concepts of sustainability science and economic growth. It includes the latest research on sustainable development, the impact of pollution due to economic activities, energy policies and consumption influencing growth and environment, waste management and recycling, circular economy, and climate change impacts on both the environment and the economy. The 21st century has seen the rise of complex and multi-dimensional pathways between different aspects of sustainability. Due to globalization, these relationships now work at varying spatiotemporal scales resulting in global and regional dynamics. This book explores the complex relationship between sustainable development and economic growth, linking the environmental and social aspects with the economic pillar of sustainable development. Utilizing global case studies and interdisciplinary perspectives, Environmental Sustainability and Economy provides a comprehensive account of sustainable development and the economics of environmental protection studies with a focus on the environmental, geographical, economic, anthropogenic and social-ecological environment.

Key Features

  • Includes extensive interdisciplinary coverage, including intersectional topics such as environmental pollution and economic growth, resource utilization and circular economy, climate change and emissions, and sustainable solutions and green behavior
  • Discusses market innovations and strategies through the lens of global case studies in sustainability and economic growth
  • Bridges the gap between environmental studies and economics to reflect sustainable practices for enhancing environmental protection in response to climate change


Students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in sustainability science, economics, developmental and environmental research, planning, and practice

Table of Contents

  • Theme 1 Environment and Economy
    1. The impact of transport infrastructure development on carbon emissions in OECD countries
    Alex O. Acheampong, Janet Dzator and Michael Dzator
    2. Does transport infrastructure development contribute to carbon emissions? Evidence from Developing countries
    Alex O. Acheampong, Janet Dzator and Michael Dzator
    3. Interconnecting the environment with the economic development of a nation
    Shikha Singh
    4. The role of economic institutions in electricity consumption, economic growth and CO 2 emissions linkages: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
    Alex O. Acheampong, Janet Dzator and David Savage
    5. Linkage between energy use, pollution and economic growth – a cross country analysis
    Soumyendra Kishore Datta and Tanushree De
    6. Environmental Pollution and Sustainability
    Vishal Mishra
    7. The 2030 agenda and the push for electrification in Africa: a tale of two countries
    Dan Banik

    Theme 2 Indicators and Sustainability
    8. Economic Indicators for Material Recovery Estimation
    Matan Mayer
    9. Economic Approaches to Sustainable Development: exploring the conceptual perspective and the indicator initiatives
    André Cavalcante da Silva Batalhao Sr.
    10. Modelling methods for assessing the ecological impact of a road maintenance site
    Behzad Bamdad Mehrabani, Luca Sgambi, Elsa Garavaglia, Negarsadat Madani

    Theme 3 Circular Economy and Urban Metabolism
    11. Earth, wood, and coffee: empirical evidence on value creation in the circular economy
    Stephan Kampelmann, Emmanuel Raufflet and Giulia Scialpi
    12. A story of resilience and local materials: sourcing bio-based materials in Norman wetlands, France
    Giulia Scialpi
    13. Consequential Life-Cycle-Assessment to promote the recycling of metallurgic slag as new construction materials
    Andrea Di Maria and Karel Van Acker
    Theme 4 Market and Sustainability
    14. Material and Energy Services, Human Needs and Wellbeing
    Kai Whiting, Luis Gabriel Carmona, and Angeles Carrasco
    15. Assessment of mechanisms and instruments of climate finance: A global perspective
    Medha Malviya and Vaishali Kapoor
    16. Green Economy and Sustainable Development: A Macroeconomic Perspective
    Saumya Verma and Deepika Kandpal
    17. Challenges and opportunities at the crossroads of Environmental Sustainability and Economy research
    Daniela Perrotti, Pramit Verma, K.K. Srivastava, Pardeep Singh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: July 28, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223659
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128221884

About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Pramit Verma

Pramit Verma is a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests are in the socioeconomic dynamics, urban energy flow, urban land use/land cover change, biostatistics and ecological modelling. He is currently working in the field of Urban Ecology. He has also worked in the field of urban climate disaster risk reduction and management. He has published several research articles in international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Daniela Perrotti

Daniela Perrotti is Professor of Landscape at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Her research is an inquiry into the potential of urban metabolism theory and models to advance evidence-based understanding of the relations that urban communities establish with natural resources. Her work positions itself distinctively in the urban metabolism scientific landscape by operating along two novel lines of research. The first provides a critical revision of the ‘urban metabolism’ paradigm through more robust interdisciplinary methods that can favour an ‘agentic understanding’ of metabolic processes and deeper descriptions of society-nature relations in cities. The second line operationalises the first by concentrating on the establishment of more comprehensive metabolic knowledge frameworks to analyse the links between the biophysical foundations of socioeconomic development, natural capital, and human wellbeing via ‘ecosystem service’ and ‘green infrastructure’ perspectives.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Research Institute for Landscape, Architecture and Built Environment, University of Louvain UCLouvain, Belgium.

K.K. Srivastava

K.K. Srivastava is an Associate Professor , PGDAV College , University of Delhi, New Delhi India . He also runs his own consulting company, K3A Advisory Services Private Limited. KKS started his professional life with the communication agency Niche Communications where his responsibilities included providing strategic inputs for marketing communication of brands. Later he worked with his colleague and partner to provide backgrounders on Indian economy, polity and society to media groups like the New York Times, German TV, BBC and so on. KKS has more than 60 articles and research papers to his credit on diverse topics in Economics, Marketing, Advertising, Human Resource Management and Environmental Studies.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

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