TEACHING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Most of the world’s natural disasters occur in Asia and the Pacific. Environmental degradation, which is often a result of economic development and associated human settlement patterns that ignore appropriate resource management, can increase a country’s vulnerability to natural hazards and exacerbate the impacts. The main objective and focus of the book are to create awareness about and understanding of Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, E-waste, Environmental Ethics, Disasters and Disaster Mitigation Measures. This book is useful for research scholars and students pursuing various and specialized courses on the subject.
Dr. M. Rajendra Nath Babu is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Teacher Education, Nagaland University.
Prof. Santhosh Kumar is a disaster risk reduction, policy planning, and capacity development expert with 25 years of experience in different positions in the development planning and disaster risk reduction sector.
Prof. Buno Liegise is a Professor and Head, in the Department of Education, Nagaland University. She has over 25 years of teaching experience.
Dr. Kumar Raka is a Planning Specialist & Head of Department, Disaster Management Cell, Noida Authority. He has more than 12 years of professional experience in Disaster Management.
Dr. Balu I, a Disaster Risk Reduction, Development Management and Capacity Development Professional with 15 years of experience is working at National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
1. Managing the Impact of Disasters: Through Innovative Educational Practices/ 13
Anu G. S.
Introduction / 13; Defining the Concept of Disaster Management / 14; Disaster: Classification / 16; Impact of Disaster in various Spectrum of Life / 17; Disaster Risk Reduction / 19; Integration of Innovative Educational Practices on Disaster Management / 20; Moral Learning and Moral Intelligence / 20; Socio Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence / 22; Life Skill Education / 24; Conclusion / 24
2. Climate Change and Spread of Infectious Diseases: With Special Reference to Covid-19/ 27
Chhavi Bhalothia and Girima Nagda
Introduction / 27; Rise of Pandemics and Environmental Problems / 30; Role of Climatic Factors / 30; Loss of Biodiversity and its Effects / 31; Anthropogenic Activities and their Impact / 31; Role of Urbanization / 32; Bushmeat Trade and Consumption / 32; Conclusion / 33
3. Climate Change and Urban Life/ 39
Yannam Venkata Mallikarjuna Reddy and Shivdasini Singh Amin
Introduction / 39; Green House Gases / 39; Urbanisation / 41; Urbanisation in India / 42; Global Climate Change – Threats to Humankind / 44; Mitigation Measures / 45; Organisations Working on Urbanisation and Climate Change / 46; Conclusion / 47
4. Role of Disruptive Technology in Disaster Risk Management: Implications for Change in India/ 51
Deepika Chauhan and I. Muthuchamy
Introduction / 51; Artificial Intelligence (AI) / 52; Internet of Things / 54; Geological Information System (GIS) / 54; Street Lamps as Innovative Technology / 55; Information Communication Technology (ICT) / 55; Drone / 55; Big Data / 56; Emergency Communication Apps / 56; Recommendations / 57; Conclusion / 58
5. E-Waste – A Gradual National Crisis for India/ 61
Paramesh Roy, Eliwon Thiumai, and Maria Josephine Arokia Marie. S
Introduction / 61; What is Electronic Waste (E-Waste)? / 64; Scenario of E-Waste in India / 64; Environmental Concerns and Health Hazards / 67; Impact of E-Waste in India / 67; Future Recommendations for Indian Scenario / 69; Conclusion / 69
6. Awareness of Disaster Risk Reduction: Study of Higher Secondary Students at Tiruchirappalli/ 75
Introduction / 75; Review of Literature / 76; Materials and Methods / 76; Results / 78; Findings / 79; Conclusion / 82
7. Climate Change and Environmental Problems: Students’ Perception in Tiruchirappalli/ 85
R. Praveena and M. Mirunalini
Introduction / 85; Materials and Methods / 87; Conclusion / 89
8. Ecological Tribal World View: A Solution for Climate Resilience/ 91
Introduction / 91; Ecology and Society / 92; Climate Change / 94; Ecological Tribal World View / 95; Conclusion / 98; Suggestions / 99
9. Mainstreaming Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction in Panchayati Raj Institutions/ 101
Introduction / 101; Salient Features of 73rd Constitutional Amendment / 102; Children in Disasters / 102; Panchayati Raj Institutions and Child Centric Disaster Risk Reduction / 103; Mainstreaming CCDRR in Panchayati Raj Institutions / 103; Activities for Mainstreaming Child Centric DRR / 104; Process of Mainstreaming CCDRR Activities / 108; Strategies for Mainstreaming CCDRR in PRIs / 109; Way Forward / 110
10. Environmental Ethics and Teacher Competencies: High School Teachers’ Attitude towards Teaching Biodiversity/ 113
V. Mercy Jyothi and P. Renuka
Environmental Ethics Education / 113; Biodiversity as Theme in Environmental Education at Secondary School Level / 114; Competencies of a Science Teacher to Teach Biodiversity Component / 114; Classification of Competencies in Environmental Education / 115; Directions Given by the Supreme Court on Environmental Education / 116; The Study / 118; Analysis / 120; Conclusion / 121
11. Awareness towards Disaster Management: Study of Sagar University Students/ 123
Rama Verma, Ravi Vanguri and Chittibabu Putcha
Introduction / 123; Types and Causes of Disaster / 124; National Policy on Disaster Management, 2009 / 126; National Disaster Management Plan, 2016 / 126; Key National-level Decision-Making Bodies for Disaster Management / 127; International Agencies/Bodies for Disaster Management / 127; The Study / 127; Major Findings / 132; Conclusion / 133
Editors and Contributors 135