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Sustaining our Environment for Better Future

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Omran, Abdelnaser, Schwarz-Herion, Odile (Eds.)

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  • Introduces the most common and global environmental issues and sustainable development challenges, along with recommendations on how to turn challenges into opportunities using innovative approaches
  • Presents case studies, greenhouse model testing, research surveys and innovative concepts concerning best sustainable practices in the agricultural, academic, and business sectors in different regions of the globe including South and North America, Australia, North Africa (including Sudan and Nigeria), Asia (including Malaysia, Pakistan and Palestine), Eastern and Western Europe 
  • Covers a wide range of topics including recent fatal mining disasters and sustainable stakeholder approaches to avoiding them in the future, agriculture, food, water, and energy security, water safety, sustainable tourism, best sustainable practices in sectors and countries all over the globe, as well as the potential of Smart Cities in connection with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
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About this book

This book covers a variety of topics regarding environmental practices in our day-to-day lives, as well as topics concerning sustainable development as a broader concept embracing ecological, social, and economic aspects to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Starting with the traditional controversy between the neoclassical economy and sustainable economy, which may be overcome by scientific progress due to more intensive scientific studies of the sustainability paradigm, the book proceeds to discuss various problems and challenges regarding environmental protection and sustainable development in different countries and on different continents. 

This includes analyses of recent, sometimes fatal mining disasters in South and North America, challenges and opportunities for rural development in Africa and Australia, an exploration of the role of women for sustainable development in Palestine, water safety and water security issues in Asia and Australia, the environmental exploitation of popular tourism destinations like Acapulco, and deforestation in Malaysia, suggesting innovative approaches to turn challenges into opportunities to effectively tackle these problems. Other topics addressed involve sustainable energy creation for future generations, a research survey among Romanian students on sustainable consumption behavior, validity testing for a heat transfer model in a greenhouse, and a case study on sustainability risk management practices at Malaysia’s environmentally sensitive companies. The book closes with an examination of highly digitalized Smart Cities as a potentially valuable complement to conventional urban and rural lifestyles in connection with achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

About the authors

Dr. Abdelnaser Omran is currently working at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Bright Star University, Libya. An academic, researcher and consultant with a wide portfolio of experience, he has written extensively on environmental engineering and waste management issues in Africa, Asia and Europe and contributed many other publications in the fields of project and construction management, sustainable development related issues, and risk management. To date, he has published more than 250 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He has authored seven books, and serves as a reviewer or Editorial Board member for various international journals. 

Dr. Odile Schwarz-Herion studied law in Freiburg i.Br. as well as industrial engineering and economic sciences in Stuttgart, Germany. Her university degrees include an MBA in Technology Management from SIMT (Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology) and a PhD in Economic Sciences majoring in sustainable development from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Schwarz-Herion worked first as sales engineer at international companies and afterwards as sustainable development consultant. Nowadays, she works as ZAD-certified private detective with comprehensive state security license, specialized in environmental crimes and white-collar crime. In 2011, Dr. Odile Schwarz-Herion founded Dres. Schwarz-Herion KG Detective Agency and joined the BID (Bund Internationaler Detektive). In 2015, she joined the W.A.D. (World Association of Detectives). Schwarz-Herion is author and co-editor of several books and articles on sustainable development, international politics, innovative technologies, and crime investigation. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Progress in Economic Thought: Neoclassical Economics Versus Sustainable Economics

    Pages 1-16

    Hauff, Michael

  • Mining Environmental Disasters in North and South America: The Current Practices and the Way Forward

    Pages 17-31

    Schwarz-Herion, Odile (et al.)

  • Rural Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

    Pages 33-42

    Zadawa, Abdullahi Nafiu (et al.)

  • Regenerating the Pearl of the Pacific: A Destination Capitals Approach to Acapulco’s Tourism Development

    Pages 43-61

    Speakman, Mark (et al.)

  • Relationship Between Women and Environment Toward Sustainable Development: A Case Study from Palestine

    Pages 63-73

    Omran, Abdelnaser (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-7158-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-7157-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustaining our Environment for Better Future
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Abdelnaser Omran
  • Odile Schwarz-Herion
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7158-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7158-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7157-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 257
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
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