The Environment in Asia Pacific Harbours

Author: Eric Wolanski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402036545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Urbanization has reached unprecedented levels in the estuarine and coastal zone, particularly in the Asia Pacific region where mega-cities and mega-harbours are still growing. This book demonstrates the different solutions and pitfalls, successes and failures in a large number of ports and harbours in the Asia Pacific Region, and shows how science can provide ecologically sustainable solutions that apply wherever the growth of mega-harbours occurs.

Asia Pacific Conference on Science and Management of Coastal Environment

Author: Yuk-Shan Wong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792348818
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Human beings have a long historical relationship with the coast. Initially it provided food and security, later forming important locations for industrial and commercial development. Now the emphasis has shifted towards leisure and conservation, although the former functions remain crucial. However, it is only very recently that people have started viewing the coast as a common and valuable resource that requires rational utilisation and scientific management in order to sustain its attractiveness. Of course, enlightened management comes only through understanding of the complicated coastal regions, which enables coastal managers to balance pressures from different sectors and to minimize risks. Scientific knowledge will continue to be the most important basis for resolving the conflicts between coastal users and interest groups such as developers and ecologists. Coastal management has also shifted from traditional restorative or remedial actions towards planned avoidance of other conflicts. Despite rapid advancement in coastal sciences over recent decades, most of the major coastal issues have remained outstanding in the agenda. Control of shoreline erosion and protecting sea level rise continue to be crucial problems facing coastal scientists. Destructive coastal storms still cause tremendous damage, particularly in low altitudes. Wetland and estuary reclamation have led to the loss of the most valuable estuary wetlands which are required to sustain biological productivity and biodiversity. This volume includes papers on marine and coastal pollution, eutrophication, aquaculture, conservation and utilization, coastal wetlands, and coastal zone management.

Southeast Asian Regional Port Development

Author: Chia Lin Sien
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812301836
Format: PDF
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This book provides an understanding of the dynamic regional play in terms of port development in Southeast Asia in the medium term. It presents a computer-based comparative analysis of container flows and transhipment within this region. The study provides a well-considered statistical dissection of the key port players in this part of the world – an analysis of value to businessmen, policy-makers, and observers of Southeast Asian affairs.

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Author: Nobuo Mimura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402036256
Format: PDF
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The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.

Environmental Taxation in China and Asia Pacific

Author: Hope Ashiabor
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857937766
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific contains a rich collection of papers addressing issues of vital importance to policy formulation in a spectrum of environmental areas. While not everyone would agree to all that is said in each of the papers, the book will certainly trigger fruitful debates. It is also a great source of information on environmental policy developments in major economies that will need to play an increasing role in addressing major issues such as climate change mitigation.' Nils Axel Braathen, Principal Administrator OECD, Environment Directorate 'Another outstanding volume on environmental taxation, this time with focus on China and the Asia-Pacific. Legal, economic and policy contributions offer great insight in the present situation and future developments in this fascinating part of the world.' Kurt Deketelaere, K.U. Leuven, Belgium, University of Dundee, UK and University of Qatar Environmental Taxation in China and Asia-Pacific contains an integrated set of detailed chapters providing insights and analysis on how fiscal policy can be used to achieve environmental sustainability. Highly topical chapters include energy tax policy in China, environmental fiscal reform, carbon tax policy in northeast Asia and environmental taxation strategies in China, Asia and Australia, as well as many other relevant topics. Written by distinguished environmental taxation scholars from around the world, the emphasis of this book is on finding solutions to environmental problems which merit serious consideration by policy makers as well as academics in environmental law and other academic disciplines.