In 1994, representatives from all over the world met in Costa Rica to discuss the impact of ecological economics on developing countries. That groundbreaking conference laid the foundation for this new collection of research on environmental sustainability.
While most discussions on sustainable development focus on the industrialized nations, Environmental Sustainability: Practical Global Applications takes a different angle: it presents the views of the developing countries themselves on issues such as wildlife resources in Nambia, timber production in Costa Rica, property rights and land reform in South Africa, and other steps being taken to implement environmentally sustainable economies around the world.
This is an ideal text for students of natural and social sciences, development professionals and entrepreneurs seeking opportunities for ecologically sustainable businesses. Academics will find it useful as a source of current research and for making new contacts in the field. For anyone interested in exploring the link between man and his environment-specifically, the relationship between economics and ecology- Environmental Sustainability, is a must.
Table of Contents
o A Synthetic Framework and a Heuristic for Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Sustainability-Fraser Smith
PART I: PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES: THIRD WORLD AND FIRST WORLD COMPARED
o Patterns of Sustainability in the Americas: The U.S. and Amerindian Lifestyles-Clovis Cavalcanti
o Ecologically Sustainable Institutions-Aseem Prakash and Anil K. Gupta
o Sustainable Development: A Southeast Asian Perspective-Kiew Bong Heang
PART II: PRACTICAL STEPS TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY
o Economic vs. Financial Pricing of Timber and Its Probable Impact on National Accounts-Juan Antonio Aguirre
o The Valuation and Pricing of Non-Timber Forest Products: Conceptual Issues and a Case Study from India-Kanchan Chopra
o Poverty Alleviation, Empowerment and Sustainable Resource Use: Experiments in Inland Fisheries Management in Bangladesh-Ana Doris Capistrano, Mokammel Hossain and Mahfuzuddin Ahmed
o Wildlife Use for Economic Gain: The Potential for Wildlife to Contribute to Development in Nambia-Caroline Ashley and Jonathan Barnes
o Resources Used in Attaining Land Tenure Security: The Case of Peruvian Amazonia-Roxana M. Barrantes
o Property Rights, Nature Conservation and Land Reform in South Africa-Neil Adger
o Sustainable Development of Indigenous Communities: A Theoretical and Practical Approach-Victor M. Toledo
o Energy, Environment and Development: Egypt, South Africa and China-Kathleen L. Abdalla