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From Bioeconomics to Degrowth Georgescu-Roegen's 'New Economics' in Eight Essays

From Bioeconomics to Degrowth: Georgescu-Roegen's 'New Economics' in Eight Essays

1st Edition

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 ...

The Metabolic Pattern of Societies Where Economists Fall Short

The Metabolic Pattern of Societies: Where Economists Fall Short

1st Edition

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 ...

Economic Theory and Sustainable Development What Can We Preserve for Future Generations?

Economic Theory and Sustainable Development: What Can We Preserve for Future Generations?

1st Edition

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 ...

The Business Case for Sustainable Finance

The Business Case for Sustainable Finance

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Economics of Climate Change and the Change of Climate in Economics

The Economics of Climate Change and the Change of Climate in Economics

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Sustainable Economics of Elinor Ostrom Commons, contestation and craft

The Sustainable Economics of Elinor Ostrom: Commons, contestation and craft

1st Edition

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 ...

Greening the Economy Integrating economics and ecology to make effective change

Greening the Economy: Integrating economics and ecology to make effective change

1st Edition

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...

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
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 ...

Environment and Employment A Reconciliation

Environment and Employment: A Reconciliation

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Ecology and Power Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future

Ecology and Power: Struggles over Land and Material Resources in the Past, Present and Future

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Global Ecology and Unequal Exchange Fetishism in a Zero-Sum World

Global Ecology and Unequal Exchange: Fetishism in a Zero-Sum World

1st Edition

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 ...

Sustainable Development Capabilities, Needs, and Well-being

Sustainable Development: Capabilities, Needs, and Well-being

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

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