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Title Ecological economics : the science and management of sustainability / edited by Robert Costanza ; technical editor, Lisa Wainger
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1991]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 525 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents A new scientific methodology for global environmental issues / Silvio O. Funtowicz, Jerome R. Ravetz -- Reserved rationality and the precautionary principle : technological change, time and uncertainty in environmental decision making / Charles Perrings -- The environment as capital / Salah El Serafy -- Alternative environmental and resource accounting approaches / Henry M. Peskin -- Correcting national income for environmental losses : a practical solution for a theroretical dilemma / Roefie Hueting -- National accounting, time and the environment : a neo-Austrian approach / Malte Faber, John L.R. Proops -- Accounting in ecological systems / Bruce Hannon -- Contributory values of ecosystem resources / Robert Ulanowicz
Ecological economic analysis for regional sustainable development / Leon C. Braat and Ineke Steetskamp -- Natural resource scarcity and economic growth revisited : economic and biophysical perspectives / Cutler J. Cleveland -- Economic biases against sustainable development / Colin Clark -- Assuring sustainability of ecological economic systems / Robert Costanza -- Local and global incentives for sustainability : failures in economic systems / Stephen Farber -- Intergenerational transfers and ecological sustainability / John H. Cumberland -- Economic strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change on future generations / Ralph C. d'Arge and Clive Spash -- The role for economic incentives in international allocation of abatement effort / Tomasz Zylicz
Goals, agenda and policy recommendations for ecological economics / Robert Costanza, Herman E. Daly, Joy A. Bartholomew -- What do we want to sustain? : environmentalism and human evaluations / Kenneth E. Boulding -- Elements of environmental macroeconomics / Herman E. Daly -- Paramount positions in ecological economics / Garrett Hardin -- Sustainability and the problem of valuation / Talbot Page -- Driving forces, increasing returns and ecological sustainability / Paul Christensen -- Sustainability and discounting the future / Richard B. Norgaard and Richard B. Howarth -- Ecological health and sustainable resource management / Bryan G. Norton -- Environmental policy and distributional conflicts / Juan Martinez Alier
Government policy and ecological concerns : some lessons from the Brazilian experience / Clóvis Cavalcanti -- Tropical moist forest management : the urgency of transition to sustainability / Robert Goodland [and others]
Rethinking ecological and economic education : a Gestalt shift / Mary E. Clark -- Ecological economics and multidisciplinary education / James Zucchetto -- Ecological engineering : approaches to sustainability and biodiversity in the US and China / William J. Mitsch -- On the significance of open boundaries for an ecologically sustainable development of human societies / AnnMari Jansson -- Integrated agro-industrial ecosystems : an assessment of the sustainability of a cogenerative approach to food, energy and chemicals production by photosynthesis / Enzo Tiezzi, N. Marchettini, and S. Ulgiati
Summary Ecological economics is a new transdisciplinary approach to understanding and managing the ecology and economics of our world for sustainability on local, regional, and global scales. The previous isolation of these two fields has led to economic and environmental policies that have been mutually destructive rather than reinforcing in the long term. This book brings together these two disciplines in chapters covering the basic worldview of ecological economics; accounting, modeling, and analysis of ecological economicl systems; and necessary institutional changes and case studies
Notes Based on papers presented at a workshop held May 24-26, 1990 at the Aspen Institute
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Credits Based on papers presented at a workshop held May 24-26, 1990 at the Aspen Institute
Notes Print version record
Subject Ecology -- Economic aspects.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable development.
Genre/Form Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Costanza, Robert.
Wainger, Lisa.
ISBN 0231513240 (electronic bk.)
9780231513241 (electronic bk.)