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Title Socioeconomic and environmental impacts of biofuels : evidence from developing nations / edited by Alexandros Gasparatos, Per Stromberg
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 375 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents pt. 1. Global overview -- pt. 2. The case of Brazil -- pt. 3. Asia -- pt. 4. Africa -- pt. 5. Synthesis
Summary "Biofuels are currently in the middle of a heated academic and public policy debate. Biofuel production has increased fivefold in the past decade and is expected to further double by 2020. Most of this expansion will happen in developing nations. This volume is the first of its kind, providing a comprehensive overview of the biofuel debate in developing countries. The chapters are written by a multidisciplinary team of experts, exposing the key drivers and impacts of biofuel production and use. The book covers impacts as diverse as air pollution, biodiversity loss, deforestation, energy security, food security, greenhouse gas emissions, land use change, rural development, water consumption and other socioeconomic issues. Its wide focus accommodates examples from countries in Africa, America and Asia. As such, this book will become an indispensable companion to academics, practitioners and policy makers who wish to know more about biofuel issues in the developing world"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biomass energy -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Biomass energy -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries.
Biomass energy -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
Author Gasparatos, Alexandros.
Strömberg, Per.
ISBN 051192089X (electronic bk.)
1139525891 (electronic bk.)
1139528289 (electronic bk.)
9780511920899 (electronic bk.)
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