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This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book covers a wide range of environmental issues ranging from green social work's theory-building to putting theory into practice and curriculum development. It provides insights into reconfiguring the environmental landscape in which social work as a transdisciplinary collaborative endeavour engages with other disciplines. The book deals with different types of 'natural' disasters across the globe, including countries such as China, India, Nepal, Taiwan. It focuses on green agricultural practices and food security. The book also provides insights on the implications of such events for social policy, social work responses and how social work education and practice should respond to the increasingly mismanaged extreme weather events which are causing great human suffering and environmental devastation. It also focuses on disaster-driven migration and how green social work is being applied to respond to the immense suffering experienced by those displaced by such calamities.