Population and environmental challenges in Asia
Publication Date: January 2002
Publisher(s): East-West Center
Author(s): Vinod K. Mishra
Series: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 63
Population growth and economic development contribute to many environmental problems in Asia. These include pressure on land, habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity, water scarcity and water pollution, air pollution, and global warming and climate change. Projections of future resource requirements and environmental stress are worrying, whether the focus is on population numbers alone or on the effects of poorly planned economic development and changing consumption patterns.