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Sustainable Biomass Practices in China: Case Studies and Policy Environment

Darshini Mahadevia (Author) Liyan Zhang (Author) Priyadarshi R. Shukla (Author)

Sustainable energy and local resource security has led the government of Peoples Republic of China (PRC) to support grassroots innovations in the use of biomass on one hand and strengthen and introduce national level legislation to related to environmental pollution and sustainable natural resource use. The grassroots innovations have come through on account of the farmers’ desire to improve their working and living conditions, while innovative technologies for the use of locally available biomass. But, on a macro-level, these grassroots innovations have direct as well as indirect context of the national level policies and legislation. This book presents the national level policy framework on the sustainable use of biomass in China, presents macro situation of the biomass availability in the country and in the locales of the case studies, and macro-level situation of the grassroots innovations by the farmers related to the use of biomass. The book then presents detailed case studies of individual farmers’ innovations and the policy support they receive from the local government in line with the national government policies and programs.

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About the author

Darshini Mahadevia

Dr. Darshini Mahadevia teaches at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad on subjects such as planning theory, housing and environment. Dr. Mahadevia has researched and published in edited books and journals on urban studies, human development and gender development. She has been a visiting fellow at University of California, Los Angeles and McGill University, Montreal and has participated in number of international collaborative research projects and has been recipient of fellowship of Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and Asian Scholarship Foundation (funded by the Ford Foundation). Dr. Mahadevia is currently engaged in comparative research on Asian Cities in context of globalisation.

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Title Sustainable Biomass Practices in China: Case Studies and Policy Environment
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.06.2017
Edition 1st.ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351251880
length xii+259p.