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Pathways to a Sustainable Economy

Bridging the Gap between Paris Climate Change Commitments and Net Zero Emissions

  • Moazzem Hossain
  • Robert Hales
  • Tapan Sarker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Critical Perspectives on Achieving a Zero Emissions Future

  3. Strategies to Achieve Sustainable Economy and Zero Emissions Future

  4. Major Challenges Towards a Sustainable Future: Case Studies from Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ranajit Chakrabarty, Somarata Chakraborty
      Pages 149-166
    3. Mohammad Ehsanul Kabir, Peter Davey, Silvia Serrao-Neumann, Moazzem Hossain
      Pages 167-189
    4. Fitri Nurfatriani, Mimi Salminah, Tim Cadman, Tapan Sarker
      Pages 191-207
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book


The focus of this edited volume is to identify challenges facing organizations in achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a new energy economy, and to explore solutions from various sectors of the economy to enable the transition to a zero emissions future. Research presented here is divided into three parts, with an introductory statement on growth and sustainability. Part one discusses strategies towards a sustainable economy under a zero emissions goal. Part two contains industry specific case studies focusing on construction and related activities. Part three is devoted to country specific case studies from the Asia-Pacific region.

Each of the chapters address one or more of the following issues: restoration, mitigation, adaptation and/or promoting resilience in the face of climate change as part of achieving a sustainable economy.

The volume is multi-disciplinary in nature, drawing on various disciplines in social science, business, environment and policy, and will be of interest to UN development agencies, academic institutions, government policy makers, NGOs and business leaders.


United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 Paris Agreement Intended Nationally Determined Commitment (INDC) National Mitigation actions Non-state actors Zero emissions goal/future Sustainable development Global higher education development Emissions accountability Ecological modernization Resilient society Climate adaptation Ecologically responsible behavior Sustainable housing design

Editors and affiliations

  • Moazzem Hossain
    • 1
  • Robert Hales
    • 2
  • Tapan Sarker
    • 3
  1. 1.Griffith Asia Institute and Department of International Business and Asian StudiesGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, Griffith Business SchoolGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  3. 3.Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise and Department of International Business and Asian StudiesGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia

About the editors

Dr. Moazzem Hossain is an adjunct associate professor in the Business School of Griffith University. 

Dr. Robert Hales is the Program Director of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Griffith University.
Dr. Tapan Sarker is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith University.  

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