COVID-19, Climate Change and Environmental Governance (Hardcover)
Climate change is a serious global environmental concern, which is primarily caused by the building up of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere. Demographic expansion, overexploitation of natural resources, and mega development projects—with least concern for sustainability and conservation—have greatly affected the environment. The pandemic has also proved as a blessing in disguise. NASA’s images of earth taken from the satellites reflected an unexpectedly low level of pollution. Due to slowdown in economic activities, air and water became clean, and birds and animals got a chance to explore their lost spaces. The pandemic is a reminder that public and planetary health issues are intimately connected. This book contains 8 papers, authored by experts in the field of philosophy, psychology, engineering, rural development, and economics. This multi-disciplinary approach about the pandemic and its impact on climate and environment would provide valuable insights for a cross-section of students, teachers, and researchers in diverse fields.
Dr. Medha Tapiawala is currently Professor, Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy (MSEPP), University of Mumbai, Mumbai. She worked as I/C Director of Mumbai University’s Garware Institute of Career Education and Development (2018-19). She has successfully completed 1 research project for the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi and 2 for University of Mumbai, Mumbai. She has authored 1 book, published 16 papers in various journals, and contributed 5 chapters in edited books.