Sustainable Biomass Practices in China: Case Studies and Policy Environment

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Overview

  • Author :Darshini Mahadevia, Liyan Zhang, Priyadarshi R. Shukla
  • Year of Publication :2017
  • ISBN: :9789351251880
  • Language: :Englishe
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XII, 259
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Agriculture, Energy, Environmental Science, International Studies, Rural Development, Sustainable Development

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About the Book :

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.


About Author :

Darshini Mahadevia, is a Professor at the Faculty of Planning CEPT University. She currently is the Dean of the Faculty. She has Ph.D. from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a visiting fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles, McGill University, Montreal, Tsinghua University, Beijing and Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin. She has collaborated for research with many national and international academic institutions/universities. She has extensively published on urban development policies, including housing policy, urban poverty, human and gender development. In particular, her research is focused on inclusive urban planning. Her latest publication is ‘Handbook of Urban Inequalities’, co-authored with Sandip Sarkar and published by Oxford University Press. In 2009 she incepted the Centre for Urban Equity at the CEPT University, which functioned as a National Resource Centre for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India.

Liyan Zhang is Professor and Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, Tianjin, China.  She has coordinated several international projects, focusing on the innovations by the poor and how the innovations contribute to the inclusive development. She also works on how the university involves in the value addition to the grassroots innovators.

Priyadarshi R. Shukla is a retired Professor at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, where he holds adjunct position now. He has held position as Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor at the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, a position supported by the Tianjin Education Committee. Currently he is the co-chair of Working Group III (WG III) of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He holds Ph.D. degree from Stanford University. He has collaborated with numerous research teams on Climate Change modelling, energy modelling and Climate Change and Energy Policy issues and has large number of publications to his credit on these issues.