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Politics, Development and Environment: Question of Sustainability

Md. Saifullah Akon (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Md. Juel Mia (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Rathindra Nath Biswas (Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS), Bangladesh)

The Impact of Environmental Emissions and Aggregate Economic Activity on Industry: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

ISBN: 978-1-80382-578-6, eISBN: 978-1-80382-577-9

Publication date: 6 February 2023


The political factors of a country have a high influence over the economic development process. Economic development came at a high cost to the environment, from climate change to biodiversity loss when the government’s development policies disdain environmental aspects. People of lower socio-economic countries are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards related to irresponsible economic development which is sometimes disregarded by the political leaders. These politics-induced economic development causes the degradation of environmental quality and damages the ecological structures and processes upon which it depends, which have ultimately raised the question of environmental sustainability of the future generation. With the name of increasing living standards through frenetic economic activity, the world community has been destroying the natural resources and global ecosystems without conserving for the next generations’ well-being. However, using a qualitative approach, the chapter reflects the correlations among the political determinants and the economic development, and examines the issues that impede environmental sustainability. It explores how politics and economic development have driven environmental degradation and accelerated climate change. The chapter minimises the knowledge gaps in politics, development, and environment nexus by providing a comprehensive account of the dynamic interplay between different variables.



Akon, M.S., Mia, M.J. and Biswas, R.N. (2023), "Politics, Development and Environment: Question of Sustainability", Kumar Pal, M. (Ed.) The Impact of Environmental Emissions and Aggregate Economic Activity on Industry: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 39-51.



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