Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability

Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Paul Ekins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN 10: 1134689403
ISBN 13: 9781134689408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A key area of public policy in the last twenty years is the question of how, and how much, to protect vthe environment. At the heart of this has been the heated debate over the nature of the relationship between economic growth and environmental sustainability. Is environemental sustainability economic growth or `green growth', a contradiction in terms? Avoiding the confusion that often surrounds these issues, Ekins provides rigorous expositions of the concept of sustainability, integrated environmental and economic accounting, the Environmental Kuznets Curve, the economics of climate change and environmental taxation. Individual chapters are organised as self-contained, state-of-the-art expositions of the core issues of environmental economics, with extensive cross-referencing from one chapter to another, in order to guide the student or policy-maker through these complex problems. Paul Ekins breaks new ground in defining the conditions of compatibility between economic growth and environmental sustainability, and provides measures and criteria by which the environmental sustainability of economic growth, as it occurs in the real world, may be judged. It is argued that `green growth' is not only theoretically possible but economically achievable and the authors show what environmental and economic policies are required to achieve this. Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability will be welcolmed by students of and researchers in environmental economics and environmental studies, as well as all interested policy-makers.

Economic Growth and Sustainability

Economic Growth and Sustainability
Author: Karen L. Higgins
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-11-24
ISBN 10: 0128031085
ISBN 13: 9780128031087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How to sustain our world for future generations has perplexed us for centuries. We have reached a crossroads: we may choose the rocky path of responsibility or continue on the paved road of excess that promises hardship for our progeny. Independent efforts to resolve isolated issues are inadequate. Different from these efforts and from other books on the topic, this book uses systems thinking to understand the dominant forces that are shaping our hope for sustainability. It first describes a mental model - the bubble that holds our beliefs - that emerges from preponderant world views and explains current global trends. The model emphasizes economic growth and drives behavior toward short-term and self-motivated outcomes that thwart sustainability. The book then weaves statistical trends into a system diagram and shows how the economic, environmental, and societal contributors of sustainability interact. From this holistic perspective, it finds leverage points where actions can be most effective and combines eight areas of intervention into an integrated plan. By emphasizing both individual and collective actions, it addresses the conundrum of how to blend human nature with sustainability. Finally, it identifies primary three lessons we can learn by applying systems thinking to sustainability. Its metaphor-rich and accessible style makes the complex topic approachable and allows the reader to appreciate the intricate balance required to sustain life on Earth. Highlights the application of system thinking in economics Identifies systemic leveraging actions for achieving sustainability Outlines a comprehensive and integrated plan for achieving sustainable stewardship in the future

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development

Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
Author: Peter N. Hess
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 754
Release: 2016-05-26
ISBN 10: 1317525043
ISBN 13: 9781317525042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic growth, reflected in increases in national output per capita, makes possible an improved material standard of living and the alleviation of poverty. Sustainable development, popularly and concisely defined as ‘meeting the needs of the present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,' directly addresses the utilization of natural resources, the state of the environment, and intergenerational equity. Now in its second edition, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development features expanded discussion of income distribution, social capital and the insights of behavioural economics for climate change mitigation. Boxed case studies have been added which explore the impact of economic growth on people and countries in both the developed and developing world. This text addresses the following fundamental questions: What causes economic growth? Why do some countries grow faster than others? What accounts for the extraordinary growth in the world’s population over the past two centuries? What are the current trends in population and will these trends continue? How do we measure sustainable development and is sustainable development compatible with economic growth? Why is climate change the greatest market failure of all time? What can be done to mitigate climate change and global warming? With a blend of formal models, empirical evidence, history and policy, this text provides a coherent and comprehensive treatment of economic growth and sustainable development. It is suitable for those who study development economics, sustainable development and ecological economics.

Models of Economic Growth with Environmental Assets

Models of Economic Growth with Environmental Assets
Author: A. Beltratti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 113
Release: 1996-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780792340324
ISBN 13: 0792340329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book considers the implications of models of economic growth for the debate on sustainability. The interplay between economic and ecological systems is analyzed, also taking into account issues of equity and risk. The main part of the book concentrates on sustainability in the light of an analytical framework. The book will be of particular interest both to researchers in economics and to experts in natural sciences who want to understand the most relevant economic points.

OECD Insights Sustainable Development Linking Economy Society Environment

OECD Insights Sustainable Development Linking Economy  Society  Environment
Author: Strange Tracey,Bayley Anne
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN 10: 9264055746
ISBN 13: 9789264055742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A succinct examination of the concept of sustainable development: what it means; how it is impacted by globalisation, production and consumption; how it can be measured; and what can be done to promote it.

Handbook on Growth and Sustainability

Handbook on Growth and Sustainability
Author: Peter A. Victor,Brett Dolter
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN 10: 1783473568
ISBN 13: 9781783473564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Handbook assembles original contributions from influential authors such as Herman Daly, Paul Ekins, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Jeroen van den Bergh, William E. Rees and Tim Jackson who have helped to define our understanding of growth and sustainability. The Handbook also presents new contributions on topics such as degrowth, the debt-based financial system, cultural change, energy return on investment, shorter working hours and employment, and innovation and technology. Explorations of these issues can deepen our understanding of whether growth is sustainable and, in turn, whether a move away from growth can be sustained. With issues such as climate change looming large, our understanding of growth and sustainability is critical. This Handbook offers a broad range of perspectives that can help the reader to decide: Growth? Sustainability? Both? Or neither?

Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability

Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Author: Ram?n L?pez,Michael A. Toman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0199297991
ISBN 13: 9780199297993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This important collection of essays from the leading writers in the field, focuses on the importance of taking environmental issues into account in the process of development and poverty reduction. This book deepens our understanding of environmental sustainability in a context of economic growth, putting sustainable development firmly back on the agenda.

Prosperity without Growth

Prosperity without Growth
Author: Tim Jackson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 1317388216
ISBN 13: 9781317388210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; and the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways that protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability. Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times.

Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing

Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing
Author: Jin Xue
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 1134579349
ISBN 13: 9781134579341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic Growth and Sustainable Housing: An Uneasy Relationship critically discusses the possibilities of decoupling environmental degradation from economic growth. The author refutes the belief in combining perpetual economic growth with long-term environmental sustainability based on the premise that economic growth can be fully decoupled from negative environmental impacts. This proposition is underpinned by intensive study in the housing sector from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Xue employs critical realism to inform the investigation and organize the argumentation throughout the book. The book is organised into four parts: the first discusses the relevance of critical realism to the research field of housing and urban sustainable development in terms of ontology and methodology. The second makes a transcendental refutation of the possibilities of decoupling economic growth from housing-related environmental impacts by describing transfactual conditions of full decoupling. The third part presents two case studies to show whether and to what extents decoupling between economic growth and housing-related environmental impacts have historically taken place. Inspired by critical realist ontology, generalization of abstract concept from the case studies are made to cast light on the implausibility of maintaining perpetual economic growth through decoupling. The final part explains why and how the belief in full decoupling and economic growth is generated and sustained despite its implausibility and non-necessity, which constitutes an explanatory critique of the growth and decoupling ideology and paves the way for the paradigm shift to socially sustainable de-growth. This book will be of interest to students of housing and urban studies, to students of environmental sustainability and also for those students and academics with a general interest in critical realism.

The Economics of Green Growth

The Economics of Green Growth
Author: Shunsuke Managi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-06-05
ISBN 10: 1317596439
ISBN 13: 9781317596431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Economics of Green Growth investigates the possibility of creating an integrated indicator covering three pillars of sustainable development: economy, society and the environment. The excessive pursuit of economic efficiency has resulted in severe environmental problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss, and societal human issues such as inequality and disparity. The book aims to change the direction of economic growth towards one which is more sustainable. It explores beyond the conventional indicator, the GDP that measures economic growth and human well-being. It also introduces new indicators relevant to sustainable development and a green economy and discusses the key issues for these indicators.

Sustainable Economic Development

Sustainable Economic Development
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Diana-Mihaela Pociovalisteanu,Abul Quasem Al-Amin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 3319450816
ISBN 13: 9783319450810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book introduces the influence and impacts of green economy and green growth on sustainable economic development. Combining empirical and theoretical information, it provides detailed descriptions of state-of-the-art approaches, methods and initiatives from around the globe that illustrate green policies and demonstrate how green growth can be implemented on an international scale. It also includes analyses of specific issues, such as public policies and sustainable development plans that influence industry and increase trade in environmental goods and services – the way to a greener economy, green tourism, green agriculture, green learning and green equilibrium in modern society. Matters such as green procurement, environmentally oriented implementation strategies, and the importance of employee skills in the development of a sustainable future workforce are described, as well as a selection of tools that can be used to foster sustainable growth, green economies and green growth. The book also offers a timely contribution to the dissemination of approaches and methods that improve the way we perceive and utilize natural resources and the technologies designed to protect them. Puts forward new ideas for creating a more sustainable future.

Sustainability

Sustainability
Author: Rao Y. Surampalli,Tian C. Zhang,Manish Kumar Goyal,Satinder K. Brar,R. D. Tyagi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2020-03-19
ISBN 10: 1119433894
ISBN 13: 9781119433897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A comprehensive resource to sustainability and its application to the environmental, industrial, agricultural and food security sectors Sustainability fills a gap in the literature in order to provide an important guide to the fundamental knowledge and practical applications of sustainability in a wide variety of areas. The authors – noted experts who represent a number of sustainability fields – bring together in one comprehensive volume the broad range of topics including basic concepts, impact assessment, environmental and the socio-economic aspects of sustainability. In addition, the book covers applications of sustainability in environmental, industrial, agricultural and food security, as well as carbon cycle and infrastructural aspects. Sustainability addresses the challenges the global community is facing due to population growth, depletion of non-renewable resources of energy, environmental degradation, poverty, excessive generation of wastes and more. Throughout the book the authors discuss the economics, ecological, social, technological and systems perspectives of sustainability. This important resource: • Explores the fundamentals as well as the key concepts of sustainability; • Covers basic concepts, impact assessment, environmental and socio-economic aspects, applications of sustainability in environmental, industrial, agricultural and food security, carbon cycle and infrastructural aspects; • Argues the essentiality of sustainability in ensuring the propitious future of earth systems; and • Authored by experts from a range of various fields related to sustainability. Written for researchers and scientists, students and academics, Sustainability: Fundamentals and Applications is a comprehensive book that covers the basic knowledge of the topic combined with practical applications.

Cents and Sustainability

Cents and Sustainability
Author: Cheryl Desha,Charlie Hargroves,Michael Harrison Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1136532560
ISBN 13: 9781136532566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cents and Sustainability is a clear-sighted response to the 1987 call by Dr Gro Brundtland in Our Common Future to achieve a new era of economic growth that is 'forceful and at the same time socially and environmentally sustainable'. The Brundtland Report argued that not only was it achievable, but that it was an urgent imperative in order to achieve a transition to sustainable development while significantly reducing poverty and driving 'clean and green' investment. With some still arguing for significantly slowing economic growth in order to reduce pressures on the environment, this new book, Cents and Sustainability, shows that it is possible to reconcile the need for economic growth and environmental sustainability through a strategy to decouple economic growth from environmental pressures, combined with a renewed commitment to achieve significant environmental restoration and poverty reduction. Beginning with a brief overview of some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, the book then explains 'decoupling theory', overviews a number of factors that can undermine and even block efforts to decouple in both developed and developing countries, and then discusses a number of key considerations to assist the development of national 'decoupling strategies'. The book then focuses on presenting evidence to support greater action, not just on climate change, but also on decoupling economic growth from the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of natural systems, freshwater extraction, waste production, and air pollution. In the lead up to the 2012 United Nations Earth Summit and beyond, Cents and Sustainability will be a crucial guide to inform and assist nations to develop strategies to significantly reduce environmental pressures, strengthen their economy, create jobs and reduce poverty. 'I commend the team from The Natural Edge Project and their partners for undertaking to develop a response to 'Our Common Future' to mark its 20th anniversary.' Dr Gro Brundtland. Sequel to The Natural Advantage of Nations Published with The Natural Edge Project

Is Economic Growth Sustainable

Is Economic Growth Sustainable
Author: G. Heal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-02-10
ISBN 10: 0230274285
ISBN 13: 9780230274280
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How can we determine if current growth patterns are sustainable, and what changes to we need to make to make them more so? This volume addresses these issues in a rigorous yet accessible fashion, presenting the current research of some of the world's leading scholars.

Sustainable Economic Development

Sustainable Economic Development
Author: Arsenio Balisacan,Ujjayant Chakravorty,Majah-Leah Ravago
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2014-09-20
ISBN 10: 0128004169
ISBN 13: 9780128004166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Economic Development: Resources, Environment, and Institutions presents 25 articles that lay the foundations of sustainable development in a way that facilitates effective policy design. The editors mix broad thematic papers with focused micro-papers, balancing theories with policy designs. The book begins with two sections on sustainable development principles and practice and on specific settings where sustainable development is practiced. Two more sections illuminate institutions, governance, and political economy. Additional sections cover sustainable development and agriculture, and risk and economic security, including disaster management. This rich source of information should appeal to any institution involved in development work, and to development practitioners grappling with an array of difficult on-the-ground developmental challenges. Analyzes policies that move markets and resource use patterns towards achieving sustainability Articles are kaleidoscopic in scope and creativity Authors embody extraordinary diversity and qualifications

Cents and Sustainability

Cents and Sustainability
Author: Cheryl Desha,Charlie Hargroves,Michael Harrison Smith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-23
ISBN 10: 1136532579
ISBN 13: 9781136532573
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cents and Sustainability Book Review:

Cents and Sustainability is a clear-sighted response to the 1987 call by Dr Gro Brundtland in Our Common Future to achieve a new era of economic growth that is 'forceful and at the same time socially and environmentally sustainable'. The Brundtland Report argued that not only was it achievable, but that it was an urgent imperative in order to achieve a transition to sustainable development while significantly reducing poverty and driving 'clean and green' investment. With some still arguing for significantly slowing economic growth in order to reduce pressures on the environment, this new book, Cents and Sustainability, shows that it is possible to reconcile the need for economic growth and environmental sustainability through a strategy to decouple economic growth from environmental pressures, combined with a renewed commitment to achieve significant environmental restoration and poverty reduction. Beginning with a brief overview of some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, the book then explains 'decoupling theory', overviews a number of factors that can undermine and even block efforts to decouple in both developed and developing countries, and then discusses a number of key considerations to assist the development of national 'decoupling strategies'. The book then focuses on presenting evidence to support greater action, not just on climate change, but also on decoupling economic growth from the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of natural systems, freshwater extraction, waste production, and air pollution. In the lead up to the 2012 United Nations Earth Summit and beyond, Cents and Sustainability will be a crucial guide to inform and assist nations to develop strategies to significantly reduce environmental pressures, strengthen their economy, create jobs and reduce poverty. 'I commend the team from The Natural Edge Project and their partners for undertaking to develop a response to 'Our Common Future' to mark its 20th anniversary.' Dr Gro Brundtland. Sequel to The Natural Advantage of Nations Published with The Natural Edge Project

In Search of a Sustainable Future

In Search of a Sustainable Future
Author: Bertelsmann Stiftung,The Globalist
Publsiher: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2013-06-17
ISBN 10: 3867935300
ISBN 13: 9783867935302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How can politics, economy and society become more sustainable and socially just? To this end, what kind of political course has to be set at national and international level? The volume "In Search of a Sustainable Future" has experts from five continents and different disciplines giving answers to these questions and presents solutions for a more sustainable future. Following a comprehensive approach to sustainability, the authors do not only consider the ecological aspects but also the economical and social ones while taking into account their interdependence. They describe the challenges for a global policy of sustainability and discuss the barriers such a development has to overcome.

Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability

Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Author: J. I. Furtado,José I. dos R. Furtado,Tamara Belt,Ramachandra Jammi
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822028119725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The book is based on seminars conducted by the World Bank Institute in collaboration with the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development, Japan

Green Growth Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Green Growth  Managing the Transition to a Sustainable Economy
Author: Diego A. Vazquez-Brust,Joseph Sarkis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2012-05-24
ISBN 10: 940074417X
ISBN 13: 9789400744172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This volume is a practical guide that helps the reader build a quick, evidence-based understanding of green-growth strategies and challenges. Its cogent analysis of real-life case studies enables policy makers and company executives identify successful strategies they can adopt, and pitfalls they can avoid, in drafting and implementing green growth policies. The contributors’ empirical assessment of these studies identifies the structural conditions required for economic growth to be compatible with environmental sustainability and how the transition to a new economic paradigm should be managed. A crucial addition to the debate now beginning in earnest around the world, this volume attempts to understand how we can nurture a new-born model of sustainable growth and help it evolve to maturity.

Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets

Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets
Author: Stefania Paladini,Suresh George
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 1000709051
ISBN 13: 9781000709056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sustainable Economy and Emerging Markets provides a snapshot of the different dimensions of sustainability and analyses how they interact and configure themselves, case by case, in selected emerging economies. The parameters of economic growth in developing economies are explored in the context of systems, climate change, and environmental challenges. With contributions from a range of business academics, economists, and practitioners, this book conveys a picture of the complex nature of the new global business environment, especially the geopolitical dynamics of emerging countries, and breaks down the challenges across geographic fault lines, offering insights into current business practice. By adopting an in-depth case study approach, this edited book offers and discusses examples from several emerging markets and elucidates how these organisations have modelled business based on sustainable development in its various forms. This book will prove valuable reading for students and scholars of international business, international trade, sustainability, and development.