Economic Theory and Sustainable Development What Can We Preserve for Future Generations?
The Business Case for Sustainable Finance
Environment and Employment A Reconciliation
Ecology and Power Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future
By Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen, Mauro Bonaiuti
May 30, 2014
Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's (1906-94) most original contribution is his bioeconomic theory. Based on a profound rethinking of the foundations of neoclassical economics, bioeconomics represents a completely new paradigm compared to both the standard and the Marxist approach. Opening economics to ...
By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. Sorman
May 30, 2014
It is increasingly evident that the conventional scientific approach to economic processes and related sustainability issues is seriously flawed. No economist predicted the current planetary crisis even though the world has now undergone five severe recessions primed by dramatic increases in the ...
By Vincent Martinet
May 16, 2014
Is development sustainable? When addressing the sustainability issue, decision-makers are faced with two challenges: taking into account conflicting issues, such as economic development and environmental preservation, while also ensuring intergenerational equity. Tackling these challenges amounts ...
By Iveta Cherneva
May 16, 2014
This edited volume brings together finance industry perspectives from top global institutions, which focus on the bottom line for integrating ESG factors into the operations of the finance industry. Executives and senior practitioners answer the question: 'does following sustainable finance ...
By Kevin Maréchal
May 16, 2014
Climate change is without question the single most important issue the world faces over the next hundred years. The most recent scientific data have led to the conclusion that the globally averaged net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming and that continued greenhouse gas ...
By Derek Wall
February 12, 2014
Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning work on common pool property rights has implications for some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the twenty-first century — from tackling climate change to maintaining cyberspace. In this book, Derek Wall critically examines Ostrom’s work, while ...
By Robert B. Williams
November 08, 2013
Professor Bob Williams examines the essential elements that give ecosystems their durability. These key characteristics are: self-regulating cycles of key materials, a plentiful and durable energy source, an ability to adjust to changing circumstances, and the capacity for resiliency in the face of...
By Akihisa Mori, Paul Ekins, Stefan Speck, Soo-Cheol Lee, Kazuhiro Ueta
October 14, 2013
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 ...
By Philip Lawn
November 20, 2012
Mounting evidence suggests that GDP growth is damaging the natural environment and unlikely to be ecologically sustainable in the long-run. At the same time, an annual GDP growth rate of around three percent is regarded as the minimum necessary to prevent unemployment from escalating. Clearly, a ...
By Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark, Kenneth Hermele
October 19, 2012
Power and social inequality shape patterns of land use and resource management. This book explores this relationship from different perspectives, illuminating the complexity of interactions between human societies and nature. Most of the contributors use the perspective of "political ecology" as a ...
By Alf Hornborg
October 18, 2012
In modern society, we tend to have faith in technology. But is our concept of ‘technology’ itself a cultural illusion? This book challenges the idea that humanity as a whole is united in a common development toward increasingly efficient technologies. Instead it argues that modern technology ...
By Felix Rauschmayer, Ines Omann, Johannes Frühmann
November 24, 2011
This groundbreaking new work establishes links between sustainable development, needs, well-being, and the capabilities approach that is central to human development and the United Nations Development Programme. By challenging the role of people in sustainability policy, this collection’s argument ...