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The Route Towards Global Sustainability

Challenges and Management Practices

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  • Discusses global sustainability indicators, stakeholders’ participation, and technological advancements
  • Explores the role of education in global sustainability initiatives
  • Addresses urban development and resource consumption from at global and local scales

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This volume discusses topics of global sustainability involving sustainability indicators, stakeholders' participation, and technological and strategic advances with the goal of "thinking locally to act globally". Scientists, academics, policymakers, and planners are currently focused on escalating global socioeconomic and ecological issues, such as rising inequality, adverse anthropogenic impacts on the environment, and deficiencies in natural resources. These variables are pushing the earth system's resistance capacity past its breaking point, with additional pressures incurred by a global pandemic. Therefore, this book looks to impart knowledge on participatory learning action research for human and environmental health and well-being. Sustainable development planning and management are needed in these pressing circumstances, and they necessitate an analytical interpretation of ongoing processes, current and future challenges, and an understanding of available tools and technologies. The main sections of the book focus on challenges and management practices for global sustainability, promoting educational values, smart initiatives in urban contexts, and integrating emerging sustainability dimensions in policies and legislation. The primary audience for the work is policy makers, urban planners, social scientists, economists, NGOs, and students, researchers, and educators engaged in environmental social science and sustainability management. 

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

    Pardeep Singh

  • International Foresight Centre, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

    Yulia Milshina

  • School of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

    André Batalhão

  • School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Sanjeev Sharma

  • Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia

    Marlia Mohd Hanafiah

About the editors

Dr. Pardeep Singh is presently working as an Assistant professor Department of Environmental Study, PGDAV College, University of Delhi ,New Delhi, India. He obtained his doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. He was also  selected as Young Scientist by DST, India for the BRICS Conclave held in Durban, South Africa. His research interests include waste management , wastewater treatment,water scarcity and global climate change.  He has published more than 75  research/ review papers in international journals in the fields of waste and wastewater treatment / management. He has also edited more than 40 books with various  International publishers like CRC , Elsevier , Springer nature , willey and IGI.


Dr. Yulia Milshina is working as a Senior Researcher at one of the largest in Russia National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), International Foresight Centre, Moscow, Russia. She received her PhD degree in economicsfrom  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. She leads the global and national trend monitoring project at HSE University.

Dr. André Batalhão is currently working as Associated Researcher in the Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE), School of Science and Technology, NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal. He completed his PhD degree from the Environmental Sciences Program, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. He has also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has been working with Sustainability Indicators.

Dr. Sanjeev Sharma has been teaching as Assistant Professor in the Centre for Study of Regional Development, School of Social Science; Concurrent Faculty in the Special Centre for E-Learning & School of Ayurveda Biology at Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, since July 2017.  He is also Assistant Director, University Grant Commission, HRDC-JNU, New Delhi.

Dr. Marlia Mohd Hanafiah is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She is also a Head of the Centre for Tropical Climate Change System, Institute of Climate Change, UKM. She received her PhD Degree in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) from Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in high impact journals, books, books chapters, technical reports and serves as a peer reviewer for several high impact journals.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Route Towards Global Sustainability

  • Book Subtitle: Challenges and Management Practices

  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Yulia Milshina, André Batalhão, Sanjeev Sharma, Marlia Mohd Hanafiah

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10436-7Published: 08 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-10439-8Published: 08 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-10437-4Published: 11 March 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 429

  • Number of Illustrations: 13 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sustainable Development, Environmental Management, Environmental Economics, Economic Policy

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