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Sustainable Development and Energy Transition in Europe and Asia. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5186510
  • Book
  • February 2020
  • Region: Europe, Asia Pacific
  • 250 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Asian and European countries have adopted different approaches to the conflicting priorities of economic growth and low carbon emissions. In this volume Â? based on the revised versions of papers presented at the 24th International Euro-Asia Research Conference held in 2019 Â? the contrasts between the schools of thought of each continent are explored thoroughly.

Ranging from topics as diverse as city logistics, shareholder value and management practices, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, ChinaÂs geopolitical insights, sustainable agricultural development in India and the empowerment of women in Vietnam via microfinance, this book addresses sustainable development policies in China and Southeast Asia from many different perspectives.
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Introduction xi
Robert TAYLOR

Chapter 1. The Role of Microfinance in Women Empowerment: Global Sustainable Perspectives in the Case of Vietnam 1
Long Bui THANH, Lucía MORALES and Bernadette ANDREOSSO-O’CALLAGHAN

1.1. Introduction 2

1.2. MF and women empowerment 3

1.3. Data and research methods 6

1.4. Research findings and discussion 10

1.4.1. Economic empowerment 11

1.4.2. Feminist and legal empowerment 14

1.5. Conclusion 16

1.6. References 17

Chapter 2. Is China’s Dependency on Coal a Threat to Its Economic Development? 23
Miroslava ZAVADSKA, Lucía MORALES and Bernadette ANDREOSSO-O’CALLAGHAN

2.1. Introduction 24

2.2. Coal consumption and environmental implications in China 26

2.3. Coal demand and economic growth in China 29

2.4. Methodological framework and findings 34

2.5. Conclusion 41

2.6. References 42

Chapter 3. China’s “Ecological Civilization”: Geopolitical and Geo-economic Insights 45
Daniel RAJMIL, Lucía MORALES and Bernadette ANDREOSSO-O’CALLAGHAN

3.1. Introduction 45

3.2. A tale of explosive economic growth 50

3.2.1. China’s economic model 51

3.2.2. Critiques to China’s growth strategy 54

3.3. China’s environmental degradation 56

3.4. The battle for “blue skies” and the BRI 59

3.5. Conclusion 60

3.6. References 61

Chapter 4. City Logistics Foundation: Japan at the Forefront 65
Gilles PACHÉ

4.1. Introduction 65

4.2. City logistics: issues and stakeholders 67

4.2.1. Economic and societal stakes 67

4.2.2. Diversity of stakeholders 70

4.2.3. A potential development for the wholesaler? 72

4.3. Japan: a favorable context for research on city logistics 74

4.3.1. Main areas of logistics innovation 75

4.3.2. From logistics innovations to theoretical formalizations 80

4.4. Conclusion 85

4.5. Acknowledgments 87

4.6. References 87

Chapter 5. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement as a Norm Model for Sustainable Development Issues in the Future EU FTAs in Asia 93
Erja KETTUNEN and Claes G. ALVSTAM

5.1. Introduction 94

5.2. The EU as a norm promoter in sustainable development 95

5.3. EU-Japan trade and investment imbalances 97

5.4. The context of the EU’s free trade negotiations with Asia 98

5.5. The EU-Japan EPA and sustainable development issues 100

5.5.1. The EU’s aims in the EPA negotiations 101

5.5.2. Trade and sustainable development issues 102

5.5.3. Other issues in the negotiations and reflections from the field 104

5.6. Conclusion 106

5.7. Acknowledgments 107

5.8. References 107

Chapter 6. The Relationship Between Shareholder Value and International Transfer of Environmental Management Practices 111
Kazuma MURAKAMI and Tatsuo KIMBARA

6.1. Introduction 111

6.2. Literature review 113

6.2.1. Shareholder value and environmental performance 113

6.2.2. Environmental management transfer 114

6.3. Methodology 115

6.3.1. Data 115

6.3.2. Analytical framework and hypothesis 116

6.3.3. Variables 118

6.4. Results of analysis 120

6.5. Discussion 123

6.6. Conclusion 125

6.7. References 125

Chapter 7. Global Crisis of Sustainable Development and Global Warming: A Case Analysis of Indonesia and Laos 129
Jasmeet LAMBA, Bhumika GUPTA and Sam DZEVER

7.1. Introduction 129

7.2. Background for climate change policy 130

7.3. Literature review 132

7.4. Research objectives 133

7.4.1. Major objectives of the research 134

7.5. Case studies 134

7.5.1. The case of Indonesia 134

7.5.2. The case of Laos 136

7.6. The 2015 Paris climate agreement 138

7.7. Regression analysis 139

7.8. Conclusion 140

7.9. References 142

Chapter 8. Southeast Asian Energy Transformation: Is It Enough and Sustainable? 145
Lucía MORALES and Bernadette ANDREOSSO-O’CALLAGHAN

8.1. Introduction 146

8.2. Southeast Asia’s energy strategy 147

8.3. Energy consumption – dependency on fossil fuels 150

8.4. The Southeast Asia energy dilemma 155

8.5. Conclusion 159

8.6. References 159

Chapter 9. Analyzing the Reasons for the Low Ratio of Female Researchers in Japan: An Exploration of the Issue of Diversity and Sustainability in Japanese Academia 165
Shiho FUTAGAMI

9.1. Current situation of female researchers in Japan 166

9.2. Research method 167

9.2.1. Survey 167

9.2.2. Profile of respondents 167

9.3. Analysis 168

9.3.1. Purpose of analysis 168

9.3.2. Reasons for the low ratio of female researchers 168

9.3.3. Reasons for the low ratio of female researchers in leading positions 171

9.3.4. Remedial actions for the low ratio of female researchers 173

9.3.5. Research performance to be evaluated in the recruitment process 176

9.4. Conclusion 179

9.5. References 180

Chapter 10. Sustainable Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty in India 183
Jasmeet LAMBA, Bhumika GUPTA and Sam DZEVER

10.1. Introduction 184

10.2. Objective and methodology of the research 185

10.3. Review of literature on agricultural development, credit flows, and rural poverty 186

10.4. Pattern of agricultural development in India 187

10.5. Classification of Indian States in context with CIAD and rural poverty 191

10.6. The model: relationship between agricultural development and rural poverty in India 192

10.7. Suggestions 194

10.8. References 194

Chapter 11. European and Chinese Consumers’ Attitude for Food with Reduced Use of Chemicals: Results from a Survey 197
Martina MAZZAROLO, Giacomo FERRARO, Ilda MANNINO and M. Bruna ZOLIN

11.1. Introduction 198

11.2. Background 199

11.3. Data and methodology 201

11.3.1. The sample 202

11.4. Results 204

11.4.1. Descriptive analysis on consumers’ behavior on food choice 205

11.4.2. Regression analysis 207

11.4.3. Descriptive analysis on different patterns of behavior on food choice between European and Chinese respondents 210

11.5. Discussion and conclusion 212

11.6. References 213

Conclusion 217
Bernadette ANDREOSSO-O’CALLAGHAN, Sam DZEVER, Jacques JAUSSAUD and Robert TAYLOR

List of Authors 219

Index 221

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Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan University of Limerick, Ireland; Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Sam Dzever Université Paris-Saclay, Evry, France.

Jacques Jaussaud University of Pau, France.

Robert Taylor University of Sheffield, UK.
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