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Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Ecological Footprints and Green Prospects by Victor R. Savage

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Chapter One. Whither the Sustainability and Development Twain Meet: Implications and Challenges for Asian States

Victor R SAVAGEDepartment of Geography, National University of Singapore

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“Given that most Asian states are too poor, economically powerless and lacking in expertise to initiate climate change mitigation processes, they need to engage the developed countries to put in motion concrete steps to slow down global warming. Asian states cannot take a back seat position on climate change. They need to be actively involved to ensure that the international community acts responsibly and effectively in halting global warming. If not, developing ...

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