Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment
David P. Angel, Michael T. Rock
Greenleaf, Jan 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 277 pages
The world's environmental future will be determined in significant part by what happens in the rapidly industrialising and urban economies of Asia. The sheer scale of urban population and industrial growth in Asia Ð from Indonesia to China Ð and the energy- and materials-intensive character of the development process, constitutes a dark shadow over the region's, and indeed the world's, environment. And yet this challenge is also an opportunity. Precisely because so much of the urban-industrial investment within developing Asia has yet to take place, the opportunity exists to shape a different development future Ð one that is far less energy-, materials- and waste-intensive.