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Environmental Leadership Capacity Building in Higher Education

Experience and Lessons from Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders

Editors: Mino, Takashi, Hanaki, Keisuke (Eds.)

  • Outcome of a 5 year project held in the University of Tokyo
  • Experiences including failures and pit falls of environmental leadership education
  • Environmental leadership capacity building on site with various stakeholders
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The Graduate Program in Sustainability Science under the Department of Urban Engineering of The University of Tokyo has been running an environmental leadership education program at the graduate student level since 2007 called the Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders (APIEL). This book describes the University’s experiences in establishing and organizing that program and provides some lessons learned for those who are considering starting environmental leadership education programs. APIEL’s curriculum includes the classroom topic “Environmental Challenges and Leadership in Asia.” As well, the APIEL program has field units to provide experience in problem solving, decision making, and participation, taking into consideration ecological, political, economic, social, aesthetic, and ethical aspects. Another characteristic feature of the program is that it promotes changes in attitudes and behavior that will help to solve existing environmental problems and to avoid a generation of new ones. 

 

Over the four years of study, efforts have been made to bond leadership with field-oriented exercises such as: 1) The Intensive Program on Sustainability; 2) an integral approach focused on sustainable integrated watershed management of arid regions; 3) sustainable development of programs in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand for qualifying students with problem-solving processes to combat issues such as flooding, lack of proper urban environmental infrastructure, and health risks; and 4) the Greater Pearl River Delta program with multicultural diversity to bring about sustainable urban development for a green city. All of those are described in the book. Last but not least, APIEL’s resonance throughout international networks and alumni are introduced.

About the authors

Takashi Mino
http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/pros-e/person/takashi_mino/takashi_mino.htm

Keisuke Hanaki
http://www.esys.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/member/hanaki/index-e

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders

    Akiyama, Tomohiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • The Concept of Environmental Leader

    Akiyama, Tomohiro (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • APIEL Compulsory Course: Environmental Challenges and Leadership in Asia

    Onuki, Motoharu (et al.)

    Pages 41-62

  • Leadership Development for Sustainable Urban Environmental Management: Cases in Thailand

    Hoshiko, Tomomi (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

  • Environmental Leadership Education for Tackling Water Environmental Issues in Arid Regions

    Akiyama, Tomohiro (et al.)

    Pages 81-92

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54339-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Leadership Capacity Building in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Experience and Lessons from Asian Program for Incubation of Environmental Leaders
Editors
  • Takashi Mino
  • Keisuke Hanaki
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54340-4
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54340-4
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54339-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
Topics