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Sustainable Green Technologies for Environmental Management

  • Shachi Shah
  • V.  Venkatramanan
  • Ram Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Malleshaiah Kumar Sharath, K. V. Peter
    Pages 1-27
  3. R. Krishnamoorthy, V. Venkatramanan, M. Senthilkumar, R. Anandham, K. Kumutha, Tongmin Sa
    Pages 67-85
  4. Piyush Malaviya, Rozi Sharma, Pradeep Kumar Sharma
    Pages 141-166
  5. Dharmaveer Singh, S. P. Rai, Dinesh Rai
    Pages 167-173
  6. S. Prasad, K. R. Sheetal, V. Venkatramanan, S. Kumar, S. Kannojia
    Pages 175-197
  7. S. Prasad, V. Venkatramanan, S. Kumar, K. R. Sheetal
    Pages 219-240
  8. Priyanku Teotia, Manoj Kumar, Vivek Kumar
    Pages 241-253
  9. Amir Khan, Jyoti Singh, Viabhav Kumar Upadhayay, Ajay Veer Singh, Shachi Shah
    Pages 255-269
  10. Manoj Kaushal, Suhas P. Wani, Mukund D. Patil
    Pages 271-282
  11. Charu Gupta, Dhan Prakash, Sneh Gupta, Monica Azucena Nazareno
    Pages 283-295
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 297-303

About this book

Introduction

Our Earth is considered as a natural system which organizes and controls itself.  However, the present scale of anthropogenic activity is unprecedented in the history of mankind compelling the intelligentia to ponder over the scientific causes of the problems, processes and sustainable and pragmatic solutions. The current rate of resource use and consumption pattern are depleting the planet’s finite resources and damaging life-supporting ecosystems. A large number of toxic  substances are increasingly found in air, water, soil, and flora and fauna. We are in the midst of a period of increasing interconnected and complex global challenges that seek action across temporal and spatial scales, diverse sectors, and concerted efforts from global citizens. The environment on account of human’s action has been experiencing imbalances and ecological catastrophe. Environmental issues like global climate change, biodiversity loss, the rapid depletion of natural resources, degradation of global commons, stratospheric ozone depletion have been restricting the safe operating space and transgressing the planetary boundaries endangering the existence of human societies. The global environmental problems if not scientifically managed may end up in the civilizational collapse. Nevertheless, the underlying commonality among these environmental issues is interrelatedness, complexity, and difficulty in identifying and implementing solutions. The global environmental challenges can be managed by adopting sustainable green technologies which dovetails the principles of environmental sustainability with social and ecological sustainability. Green growth is construed as a new development paradigm that sustains economic growth while at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability.

Keywords

Environmental management Green technologies Bioremediation Geospatial technologies Climate change management Composting

Editors and affiliations

  • Shachi Shah
    • 1
  • V.  Venkatramanan
    • 2
  • Ram Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary StudiesIndira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary StudiesIndira Gandhi National Open UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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