Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.
Preface * Sustainable Development: Ecology and Economic Progress * Discounting the Future * Economic Appraisal and the Natural Environment * Sustainable Development in the Upper Watersheds of Java * Sustainable Forest Management in the Outer Islands of Indonesia * Natural Resources in the Economy of Sudan * Sustainable Development in Botswana * Natural Resources and Economic Development in Nepal * Sustainable Management of Amazonia * Index