Environmental Concerns

Human society has lived for thousands of years within the bounds of

development that can be defined as sustainable. However, ever since the

beginning of industrialization, there has been a radical shift in production and

consumption of goods and services, which has not considered the impacts of

these activities on the environment and ecosystems in different parts of the

world. Particularly serious is the impact of this trend on the earth's climate

and various natural resources. We, therefore, need to bring about a major

transition whereby this generation and, more importantly, generations yet to

come do not suffer from the ill effects of today's development, which is clearly

not sustainable. In simple terms, the definition of sustainable development

relates to that form of development which allows the present generation to

meet their needs without compromising on the ability of future generations

to meet their own needs. If we degrade and damage the natural resources of

the earth, we would not be able to derive the services that these resources

provide for living, both for humans and other species. For instance, clean

air and clean water are biological prerequisites for human beings to survive.

However, environmental impacts of various activities are threatening these

resources in a serious way.

Development and displacement in tribal areas .

Sustainable development and liberalization: environmental challenges

Environmental challenges and human security in the Himalayas

Environmental rehabilitation and livelihood impact: some emerging trends and concerns from Tigray (Ethiopia) and Gujarat (India)

People's response to environmental challenges: case of Goa Bachao Abhiyan

An empirical analysis of environmental impact of population, affluence, and technology

What do we do with the garbage? Garbage not in my backyard syndrome in Goa

Impact of environmental degradation on women


CHAPTER 1 Development and displacement in tribal areas

CHAPTER 2 Sustainable development and liberalization: environmental challenges

CHAPTER 3 Environmental challenges and human security in the Himalayas

CHAPTER 4 Environmental rehabilitation and livelihood impact: some emerging trends and concerns from Tigray (Ethiopia) and Gujarat (India)

CHAPTER 5 People's response to environmental challenges: case of Goa

CHAPTER 6 An empirical analysis of environmental impact of population, affluence, and technology

CHAPTER 7 What do we do with the garbage? Garbage not in my backyard syndrome in Goa

CHAPTER 8 Impact of environmental degradation on women