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Environmental Sustainability and Economy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128221884

Environmental Sustainability and Economy

1st Edition

Editors: Pardeep Singh Pramit Verma Daniela Perrotti K.K. Srivastava
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221884
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 320
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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
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
Pramit Verma, Pardeep Singh and Daniela Perrotti


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About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College University of Delhi, New Delhi, India. He completed his Master’s Degree from the Department of Environmental Science Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India. His research interests are in waste management, wastewater treatment and electronic waste management. He has published various research and review articles in national and international journals in the fields of environmental science research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, 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 a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Louvain. Her research is an inquiry into the potential of urban metabolism theory and models to inform the planning and design of resource-efficient and climate-resilient cities. Her work positions itself distinctively in the landscape of research into urban metabolism applications in environmental planning and design by operating across two main areas. Daniela serves/has served as Principal Investigator and co-Investigator for several research projects on integrated green infrastructure and urban metabolism modelling approaches, in collaboration with public/industry partners across Europe and South-America. She is currently leading the interdisciplinary research initiative "Urban Metabolism and Nature-based Solutions" (UMaNS), involving doctoral students and early-career scientists under her supervision at the University of Louvain as well as collaborations with leading academics, practitioners and decision-makers in Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands, China and South-America.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Louvain, Belgium

K.K. Srivastava

K.K. Srivastava is an academic, author, prolific writer, and researcher. Presently he teaches courses in economics and management at Delhi University, 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. For the past 3 years he has been co-anchoring senior management level workshops. 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. He was a consulting editor to India Economic Review, an academic journal, published by IIPM Think Tank. He has authored a textbook on Consumer Behavior for MBA students and another one on the same subject for undergraduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Delhi University, India

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