South Asia is at a tipping point in terms of the environment.  Decisions that are being made today will have real and long-lasting consequences on Asia as a whole.  A region with unparalleled bio-diversity, rich natural assets and consisting of almost a quarter of world’s population.

Professor Medani P. Bhandari ‘s book Green Web-II - Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN: Program and Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain, is a must read for anyone interested in the environmental policies of South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

This valuable work not only discusses how the IUCN facilitates environmental discourse, but also touches on such subjects as sustainable development and environmental justice.

Dr. Bhandari ‘s outstanding research is truly the first of its kind in covering the role of the IUCN’s new paradigm in global leadership, showing how policy and action come together on humanities role as a responsible steward of the environment.

With his extensive first-hand experience, Dr. Bhandari shows how an international organization can overcome economic and social challenges in order to facilitate true environmental change in the developing world. 

Dr. Bhandari’s love of nature certainly shines throughout the book.  But it his insights, based on years of extensive research, which prove to be the most valuable to academics, students, and international organizations attempting environmental change in Asia.  From his discussions on the environmental policies of South Asia to a discussion of the IUCN organization in effecting environmental change, Green Web-II - Standards and Perspectives from the IUCN: Program and Policy Development in Environment Conservation Domain is an invaluable resource.


Prof. Medani P. Bhandari, PhD. Globally known Environmentalist and humanitarian. He is the Editor in Chief of the global journal – the Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment, professor – at Akamai University, Hilo, Hawaii, USA and Sumy State University, Ukraine. Prof. Bhandari has published hundreds of scientific papers in various international journals as well as published several books on Climate Change and Environmental Issues.  Prof. Bhandari also serves as Editorial Board Member of the Asia Environmental Daily as well as the Managing Editor of the Opinions & Editorials page. 

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