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The Bioeconomy Institutions, Innovation and Sustainability

The Bioeconomy: Institutions, Innovation and Sustainability

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Nicolas Befort
March 22, 2023

The bioeconomy is steadily becoming more important in regional, national and European public policies. As it encompasses the transformation of agricultural, marine and organic resources into food, feed, fuels, energy and materials, the bioeconomy should become a major new industry, outlining the ...

Radical Ecological Economics and Accounting to Save the Planet The Failure of Mainstream Economists

Radical Ecological Economics and Accounting to Save the Planet: The Failure of Mainstream Economists

1st Edition

By Jacques Richard
August 18, 2022

The solutions and tools generally offered to policymakers on environmental issues – such as carbon pricing and environmental taxation – most often emanate from neoclassical economists. This book shows that the tools of these economists are ineffective for the job and must be replaced by methods ...

The Informal Sector and the Environment

The Informal Sector and the Environment

1st Edition

Edited By Ranjula Bali Swain, Uma Kambhampati
August 12, 2022

The informal economy – broadly defined as economic activity that is not subject to government regulation or taxation – sustains a large part of the world's workforce. It is a diverse, complex and growing area of activity. However, being largely unregulated, its impact on the environment has not ...

A History of Ecological Economic Thought

A History of Ecological Economic Thought

1st Edition

By Marco P. Vianna Franco, Antoine Missemer
August 01, 2022

Contributing to a better understanding of contemporary issues of environmental sustainability from a historical perspective, this book provides a cohesive and cogent account of the history of ecological economic thought. The work unearths a diverse set of ideas within a Western and Slavic context, ...

The Green Fiscal Mechanism and Reform for Low Carbon Development East Asia and Europe

The Green Fiscal Mechanism and Reform for Low Carbon Development: East Asia and Europe

1st Edition

Edited By Akihisa Mori, Paul Ekins, Stefan Speck, Soo-Cheol Lee, Kazuhiro Ueta
April 29, 2022

This book reviews how far East Asian nations have implemented green fiscal reform, and show how they can advance carbon-energy tax reform to realize low carbon development, with special reference to European policy and experience. East Asian nations are learning European experiences to adopt them ...

Water Resources and Economic Processes

Water Resources and Economic Processes

1st Edition

Edited By Tiziano Distefano
April 29, 2022

Water exploitation has increased notably in the world during the last 250 years since the onset of industrialisation. The relationships between economic processes and water use are complex and include many interwoven drivers such as: technological development, dietary choices and food production, ...

The Degrowth Alternative A Path to Address our Environmental Crisis?

The Degrowth Alternative: A Path to Address our Environmental Crisis?

1st Edition

By Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, Brian Petersen
November 02, 2020

Degrowth is a planned economic contraction in wealthy countries that reduces production and consumption—and, by extension, greenhouse gas emissions and stresses on global ecosystems—to sustainable levels within ecological limits. This book explores the idea of degrowth as an economic alternative to...

Economics of Feeding the Hungry Sustainable Intensification and Sustainable Food Security

Economics of Feeding the Hungry: Sustainable Intensification and Sustainable Food Security

1st Edition

By Noel Russell
May 07, 2019

As productivity expands to cater for population increase and shifting diets, many individuals remain hungry, whilst others suffer obesity, and significant amounts of food are wasted. Yet, this triple dilemma oversimplifies the underlying complexity. This book explores this complexity from an ...

Anarchism and Ecological Economics A Transformative Approach to a Sustainable Future

Anarchism and Ecological Economics: A Transformative Approach to a Sustainable Future

1st Edition

By Ove Jakobsen
November 29, 2018

Anarchism and Ecological Economics: A Transformative Approach to a Sustainable Future explores the idea that anarchism – aimed at creating a society where there is as much freedom in solidarity as possible – may provide an ideal political basis for the goals of ecological economics. It seems clear ...

Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care In Search of Economic Alternatives

Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care: In Search of Economic Alternatives

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Bauhardt, Wendy Harcourt
December 06, 2018

This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care-full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist vision of a caring economy and asks what needs to change economically and ecologically in our conceptual approaches and our daily lives ...

History of the Future of Economic Growth Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth

History of the Future of Economic Growth: Historical Roots of Current Debates on Sustainable Degrowth

1st Edition

Edited By Iris Borowy, Matthias Schmelzer
March 07, 2018

The future of economic growth is one of the decisive questions of the twenty-first century. Alarmed by declining growth rates in industrialized countries, climate change, and rising socio-economic inequalities, among other challenges, more and more people demand to look for alternatives beyond ...

Physical Limits to Economic Growth Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science

Physical Limits to Economic Growth: Perspectives of Economic, Social, and Complexity Science

1st Edition

Edited By Roberto Burlando, Angelo Tartaglia
January 08, 2018

The debate on the physical limits and constraints to the economic growth of globalized society is now widespread. This book explores the physical and economic aspects of the conflict between humans, with their thoughtless focus on growth through material production, and environmental constraints. ...

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