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This book is in the form of treatise and serves as a Reference Book on issues concerned with the use of natural resources and energy in the context of climate change agenda and sustainable development.
The identification of some of the world's most critical sustainable development problems and challenges at the United Nations Johannesburg Summit in 2002, prompted the writing of this treatise that covers natural resources such as energy , water, forestry, agriculture, biodiversity, aquaculture, fisheries and minerals. These and other resources affect the livelihood of over five billion people in developing countries besides impacting humanity in general.
Ensuring sustainable economic development on the basis of the finite and depleting stocks and natural resources is crucial to the future of mankind barely trying to survive on the disturbingly overcrowding, increasingly thirsty, and energy-guzzling planet. There is an urgent need for meaningful education about the environment and for making hard choices that involve sacrifices involving resource usage, including a conscious effort to decrease overconsumption.
About Author :
Har Darshan Kumar is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) panel on environment effects of Ozone depletion. Issues such as climate change, nano-biotechnology, stem cell biology and alternative and complementary medicines are his current interests as Editor of the Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Seoul).
Kumar is a prolific writer on issues such as climate, environment, agriculture, bio-technology and some frontline areas of bio-medical scienes. He has more than 150 published research and review papers in various international journals. He has authored 25 books on these issues.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Natural Resources, Climate Change and the Green Century
Renewable Energy and Biofuels
Solar Energy, Photovoltaics and Hydrogen Energy
Farm, Crop and Livestock Resources
Bioresources and Biological Diversity
Mineral and Metal Resources
Fishery and Aquacutlure Resources
Integrated Resource Planning and Sustainability
Natural Resources from Rio de Janeiro to Johannesburg and Beyond