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Environmental Sustainability: Approaches and Policy Options

S Ramaswamy (Author) G. Sathis Kumar (Author) S.M. Ramasamy (Foroward)
Synopsis This book is the outcome of research papers presented in the international and national conferences / seminars / workshops, by the authors.  This book emphasizes on environmental to function indefinitely without going into a decline from the stresses (such as soil, water, and air) that maintain life.  When the environment is sustainable, humanity’s present needs are met without endangering the welfare of future generations.  The papers have common thread running over different approaches; and providing policy options for achieving sustainable development.  Environmental sustainability should harmonize with economic, social, political, cultural and technological sustainability.  The integration of different sustainabilities is essential in the context of global environmental crises, which threaten the mankind in the form of global warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain, desertification, loss of biodiversity, and their associated problems. With this background, the authors have made a sincere effort to compile  the selected papers written on different points of time which reverberated the major environmental events in the world.
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About the authors

S Ramaswamy

Dr. S. Ramaswamy (1956), working as Professor and Head in the Department of Economics, and Coordinator, MBA Programme, Gandhigram Rural University, Tamil Nadu – earned his B.A. Economics from the M.D.T. Hindu College, Tirunelveli, of Madurai Kamaraj University, and M.A., M.Phil., Ph. D. from the Department of Economics, University of Madras, and recently, he acquired M.B.A. from Tamilnadu Open University, Chennai.  He has guided over 100 post-graduate, M.Phil. dissertations, and supervised five Ph. D. theses.  At present, he is guiding a considerable number of doctoral scholars in the areas of Energy and Environmental Economics.  He was the Director – in – charge of the Rural Energy Centre, Gandhigram Rural University, which started functioning at Gandhigram Rural University, which started functioning at Gandhigram in 1998.  As one of the founder members, he formed the Renewable Energy Park in the Rural Energy Centre.  His few more publications in different spheres of Energy and Environmental Economics are likely to come up very shortly.

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G. Sathis Kumar

Mr. G. Sathis Kumar (1981), pursuing Ph. D. in the Department of Economics, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram, TamilNadu – earned his B.B.E. (Business Economics) from the Arul Anandar College, Madurai Kamaraj University, M.A. (Business Economics) from the Department of Economics, Gandhigram Rural University, and M.Phil.(Economics) from the Madras Christian College, Chennai of University of Madras.  He worked as Project Associate in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.  His academic excellence and subject interests are: Environmental Economics, Health Economics and Mathematical Economics.  He has presented more than 35 research papers in the regional, national and international seminars and conferences which attracted the attentions of the participants.  He has published, a book viz.  Energy Environment, and Sustainable Development: Issues and Policies (New Delhi, Regal Publications, 2009); five chapters in different edited books; and two articles in reputed journals.  His publications in different spheres of Environment and Health are likely to come up in near future.

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S.M. Ramasamy

Dr. SM. Ramasamy is a Vice – Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul District, TamilNadu.

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Bibliographic information

Title Environmental Sustainability: Approaches and Policy Options
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Regal Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788184840780
length xiv+151p., Tables; References; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.