Science for Sustainable Societies

Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I

Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa

Editors: Gasparatos, A., Ahmed, A., Merle, N., Karanja, A., Fukushi, K., Saito, O., Takeuchi, K. (Eds.)

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  • Shed light on how sustainability science approaches can help solve some of the pervasive challenges that Africa faces
  • Offers local case studies throughout Africa that adopt transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches using methodologies from the natural and the social sciences
  • Provides an authoritative source of information on how sustainability science approaches sustainability challenges in African contexts through the multi-scale and inter/transdisciplinary approach
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The aim of this 2-volume book is to highlight how Sustainability Science approaches can help solve some of the pervasive challenges that Africa faces. The volumes collect a number of local case studies throughout Africa that adopt transdisciplinary and problem-oriented research approaches using methodologies from the natural and the social sciences. These are put into perspective with chapters that introduce key sustainability challenges such using a regional focus. Through this multi-scale and inter/transdisciplinary approach the proposed volume will provide an authoritative source that will pack in a single volume a large amount of information on how Sustainability Science approaches sustainability challenges in African contexts. While there have been general books about sustainability science, none has had a strong African focus. As a result the 2-volume set fills a major gap in the Sustainability Science scholarship.

This volume sets the stage for the series. Part I introduces key sustainability challenges in Africa. Parts II‐III highlights specific case studies related to these challenges from West and Central Africa.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    Pages 3-50

    Juju, Denabo (et al.)

  • Enabling Sustainable Bioenergy Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Strategic Issues for Achieving Climate-Compatible Developments

    Pages 51-80

    Johnson, Francis X. (et al.)

  • Linking Industrial Crop Production and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa: Local, National and Continental Perspectives

    Pages 81-136

    Jarzebski, Marcin Pawel (et al.)

  • Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Insights from Italian Investments

    Pages 137-159

    Antonelli, Marta (et al.)

  • Determinants of Foreign Investment and International Aid for Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: A Visual Cognitive Review of the Literature

    Pages 161-187

    Lopes, Julia (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa I
Book Subtitle
Continental Perspectives and Insights from Western and Central Africa
Editors
  • Alexandros Gasparatos
  • Abubakari Ahmed
  • Naidoo Merle
  • Alice Karanja
  • Kensuke Fukushi
  • Osamu Saito
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Series Title
Science for Sustainable Societies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4458-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4458-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4457-6
Series ISSN
2197-7348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 360
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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