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

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Asia’s ‘Sustainability’ Quests: An Introductory Overview

Victor R SAVAGE, LYE Lin-Heng and George OFORI

We are now twelve years into a unique century, the first century in the 35 million centuries (3.5 billion years) of life on Earth in which one species can jeopardize the planet’s future.

–Holmes Rolston III (2012: 1)American environmental philosopher

I. Motivation and Occasion

Having published two volumes of the research of our Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) students over the last decade (2001–2011) (see Sustainability Matters: Environmental Management in Asia, World Scientific, Lye et. al., 2010; and also, Sustainability Matters: Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Management in Asia, Pearson Custom Publishing, Lye et ...

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