The environments of the poor in South Asia : simultaneously reducing poverty, protecting the environment, and adapting to climate change / Ed. by Anushree Sinha, Armin Bauer and Paul Bullen.

By: Anushree Sinha, EdContributor(s): Anushree Sinha, Ed | Bauer, Armin, Ed | Bullen, Paul, EdPublisher: New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2015Description: xxiv, 336 pISBN: 9780199453634Subject(s): Poverty -- South Asia | Economic history | Poverty | Social conditions | Armut | Armutsbekämpfung | Soziale Lage | Region | Regionalökonomik | SüdasienDDC classification: 339.460 954 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
The environment of the poor : using a spatial approach -- Dryland poverty -- Coastal poverty -- Floodland poverty -- Upland poverty -- Slumland poverty.
Summary: The agendas of those trying to reduce poverty and those trying to protect the environment have been at odds in the past. But they are coming together now due to a recognition of the increasing role of the environment in the lives of the poor in developing countries, especially with the changes to the environment being caused by global warming. This book contains a multitude of studies of the environment-poverty relationship, such as those in the drylands of Rajasthan and Odisha, the Sunderban Delta, the Nepalese uplands, the Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi coastlands, and the urban slums of India and Bangladesh. Floods, landslides, droughts, degradation of natural resources, and urban pollution exert a greater influence on the people in these areas than on those living in other geographical regions of South Asia.
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"Co-publication of the Asian Development Bank and Oxford University Press India."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The environment of the poor : using a spatial approach -- Dryland poverty -- Coastal poverty -- Floodland poverty -- Upland poverty -- Slumland poverty.

The agendas of those trying to reduce poverty and those trying to protect the environment have been at odds in the past. But they are coming together now due to a recognition of the increasing role of the environment in the lives of the poor in developing countries, especially with the changes to the environment being caused by global warming. This book contains a multitude of studies of the environment-poverty relationship, such as those in the drylands of Rajasthan and Odisha, the Sunderban Delta, the Nepalese uplands, the Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi coastlands, and the urban slums of India and Bangladesh. Floods, landslides, droughts, degradation of natural resources, and urban pollution exert a greater influence on the people in these areas than on those living in other geographical regions of South Asia.

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