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Toward Sustainable Development
An Ecological Economics Approach




ISBN 9781566704113
Published July 28, 2000 by CRC Press
488 Pages

 
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By now, most people in the ecological and environmental fields have heard of sustainable development, but how many know how we go about getting there, and if we are achieving it? By synthesizing the many disparate elements of the field of Ecological Economics, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach combines analysis, theory, and empiricism to answer the whats, whys, and hows of moving towards sustainable development.

Since the ecological economics approach to sustainable development is still a relatively new paradigm, its long-term success rests heavily on the formalized establishment of the most basic and fundamental principles. This volume discusses the formation of these principles and their implementation in the real world. Lawn establishes the ground-rules by showing that development need not be achieved at the expense of ecological sustainability. He presents the tools, guidelines, and conceptual framework necessary to move toward sustainable development.

Filled with figures, tables, and illustrations, Toward Sustainable Development: An Ecological Economics Approach systematically develops a conceptual framework from which to design workable policies. The author shows that development and ecological sustainability don't have to be trade-offs but can be complimentary and outlines a range of economic and non-economic indicators to measure performance.

Table of Contents

An Ecological Economic View of the Sustainable Development Concept. Sustainable Development, Economic Theory, and Macro Policy Goals and Instruments. Sustainable Development and the Coevolutionary Paradigm. Toward Sustainable Development. Appendices.

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Biography

Philip Andrew Lawn