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Author: Edwin Jurriëns

This article analyses explorations of social and environmental problems and solutions in artistic representations of the Indonesian countryside and rural society, culture, and wisdom. It focuses on urban–rural creative collaborations that combine traditional culture and knowledge with modern

Author: Azman Ahmad

pollution are not only an eyesore, but also poses critical safety and health risks. These environmental problems may threaten Brunei Darussalam’s lead position in the Environmental Performance Index for quality of clean air (Emerson et al., 2012). Pollution is undoubtedly one of the most fundamental

In: Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology
Author: Wang Peng


Environmental problems in rural China have become a matter of great concern. These issues have moved up in priority following the central government's development of an ambitious plan for &t;the construction of a new socialist countryside. This plan, unveiled in early 2006, touches on agricultural, land management, environmental, social, and economic policies. Without effective environmental safeguards, rapid economic growth has caused serious environmental damage in China?s vast rural areas. Water pollution in rural China is very serious. Modern, industrialized agricultural production can be directly implicated in the proliferation of waste and the environmental harm it produces. On October 26, 2006, the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) published the National Rural Prosperity Environmental Action Plan. The overall goal is to bring environmental pollution in rural areas under control.

In: The China Environment Yearbook, Volume 2
Author: Wang, Peng

Environmental problems in rural China have become a matter of great concern. These issues have moved up in priority following the central government's development of an ambitious plan for “the construction of a new socialist countryside.”Translator's note: A variety of related policies fall under

In: Chinese Research Perspectives Online
Editor-in-Chief: Chaime Marcuello-Servós

We are living in turbulent times in which we need to face global challenges connecting fields and perspectives. Complex social issues require complex, multidisciplinary approaches to deal with their complexity. In recent decades, sociocybernetics has developed as a distinct discipline that aims to meet this challenge. Sociocybernetics is concerned with applying first and second order cybernetics, the systems sciences and complexity science in the social sciences. Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity disseminates advances in sociocybernetics and consolidate existing research efforts, including theory and applications. Each issue addresses developments around a specific topic; thus, besides the audience interested in developments in sociocybernetics and the complexity sciences, each issue appeals to those in other disciplines who are engaged with a particular topic. The topics addressed range from foundational issues to applications in systems modelling, the arts, social interventions, environmental problems, social work and care, public policies, and urban design, at a local or global scale. Brill Research Perspectives in Sociocybernetics and Complexity is an invaluable resource for scholars, policymakers and practitioners wishing to learn about the latest developments in sociocybernetics, as well as a useful resource for teachers and those studying the social sciences and related disciplines.

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hunting of turtles for food and shells. Turtles, the dugong, and the small cetaceans are sometimes caught incidentally in connection with various types of fishing operations. Sources of Environmental Degradation Pollution and other environmental problems in the Indian Ocean have not reached the magnitude

In: Ocean Yearbook Online
In: The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook

127 Regional environmental problems and co-operative approaches to solving them - The case of the Baltic Region, Warnemünde, 26-27 April 1999, Chairman's Summary Editors' note: Below are printed the summaries of the Chairman and of the Rapporteurs of the final sub-regional seminar in the series

In: Helsinki Monitor
There continues to be growing concern about the state of the environment, yet we are often confused by the complexities of economic, ethical, political, and social issues related to it. Daily, there are references in the news media to environmental issues such as global climate change, ozone depletion, dwindling resources, famine, disease, loss of biodiversity, pollution, and continuing job losses in many BC communities. The problems we face both as individuals and within our broader society are now so pervasive and ingrained within our cultural ways of being that we can no longer look to education about science and technology alone to solve these problems. Resultantly, environmental learning can and should include a sustained critique on dominant societal and industrial practices that often contribute to widespread and localized environmental problems.
We must also turn to ourselves as individuals, as researchers and as educational professionals to make change and develop a new ethic - aresponsible attitude toward caring for the earth. Working to integrate environmental learning within all subject areas promotes this change in attitude by providing students with opportunities to experience and investigate the relationships linking individuals, societies, and natural surroundings. Education ‘about’, ‘in’ and ‘for’ the environment provides students with opportunities to learn about the functioning of natural systems, to identify their beliefs and opinions, consider a range of views, and ultimately make informed and responsible choices for themselves, their families and communities. This book series aims to look at environmental learning and the associated educational research related to these practices from a broad and international perspective.