Towards a Sustainable Asia: Environment and Climate Change

  • The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)
    Pages 1-29
  3. The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)
    Pages 30-63
  4. The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)
    Pages 64-83
  5. The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)
    Pages 84-97
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 98-103

About this book


This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports on natural resources, energy, the environment and climate change, and culture from particular perspectives of agriculture.

They aim to: 1) investigate common sustainability issues faced by all Asian countries, including population increase, poverty alleviation, pollution control, ecological restoration, as well as regional problems, such as water shortage in West and Central Asia, energy security in Northeast Asia, development model & transformation in East Asia; 2) analyze and summarize of best practices towards sustainable development in Asia; 3) bring forward suggestions and policy options for promoting green transition, system innovation and sustainable development of Asia.

With best practice guidelines for a sustainable Asia, this series of reports, for the first time systematically address the common challenges and regional problems in regard to  Asia’s natural resources use, pollution reduction and climate protection, sustainable energy development, and innovations for environment-friendly and culture-compatible agriculture. They will provide handy and useful information to researchers, government policy makers and the general public who have concerns about Asia’s sustainable development.

AASA is a scientific and technological organization in Asia, established in 2000, comprising of 26 member academies all over Asia. Its vision is to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues relevant to science and technology development and its application on national level within Asia.


Asia Climate change Environment Sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • The Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA)
    • 1
  1. 1.Seongnam-Shi Gyunggi-DoRepublic of Korea

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Science Press, Beijing and Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16671-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16672-3
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