Biofuels and Sustainability

Holistic Perspectives for Policy-making

by Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Hideaki Shiroyama, Osamu Saito, Masahiro Matsuura

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Book Description

This book presents a comprehensive analysis of biofuel use strategies from an interdisciplinary perspective using sustainability science. This interdisciplinary perspective (social science-natural science) means that the strategies and policy options proposed will have significant impacts on the economy and society alike. Biofuels are expected to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, revitalizing economies in agricultural communities and alleviating poverty. However, despite these anticipated benefits, international organizations such as the FAO, OECD and UN have published reports expressing concerns that biofuel promotion may lead to deforestation, water pollution and water shortages. The impacts of biofuel use are extensive, cross-sectoral and complex, and as such, comprehensive analyses are required in order to assess the extent to which biofuels can contribute to sustainable societies. Applying interdisciplinary sustainability science concepts and methodologies, the book helps to enhance the establishment of a sustainable society as well as the development of appropriate responses to a global need for urgent action on current issues related to biofuels.

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Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
261
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9784431548942
ISBN10
4431548947
ISBN13 Digital
9784431548959
ISBN10 Digital
4431548955
PDF Size
6.3 MB
License
CC BY-NC

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