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Science for Sustainable Societies
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Biofuels and Sustainability

Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

Editors: Takeuchi, K., Shiroyama, H., Saito, O., Matsuura, M. (Eds.)

  • Open Access
  • Addresses issues related to the potential sustainable utilization of biofuels from an interdisciplinary perspective 
  • Assesses a range of potential impacts of biofuel-use strategies at national, regional and global levels
  • Provides recommendations for biofuel policy packages in developed and developing countries
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This open access book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies.

Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.


About the authors

Kazuhiko Takeuchi
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Kanagawa, Japan

Hideaki Shiroyama
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Osamu Saito
United Nations University
Tokyo, Japan

Masahiro Matsuura
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Matsuda, Hirotaka (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Approach to Biofuel Issues from the Perspective of Sustainability Science Studies

    Matsuda, Hirotaka (et al.)

    Pages 11-15

  • Stakeholder Perspective and Multilevel Governance

    Matsuura, Masahiro (et al.)

    Pages 17-24

  • Applying Stakeholder Perspectives to Sustainable Biofuel Strategy: A Summary of Our Analyses

    Matsuura, Masahiro (et al.)

    Pages 25-30

  • Welfare Effects of the US Corn-Bioethanol Policy

    Takagi, Hideaki (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54895-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54894-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biofuels and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making
Editors
  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
  • Hideaki Shiroyama
  • Osamu Saito
  • Masahiro Matsuura
Series Title
Science for Sustainable Societies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54895-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54895-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54894-2
Series ISSN
2197-7348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 265
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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