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Building a Green Economy

Perspectives from Ecological Economics

Robert B. Richardson (editor)

ISBN: 9781611861020

Publication Date: Dec 2013

Format: Hardback

In this timely volume, leading ecological economics scholars offer a variety of perspectives on building a green economy. Grounded in a critique of conventional thinking about unrestrained economic expansion and the costs of environmental degradation, this book presents a roadmap for an economy that prioritises human welfare over consumerism and growth.
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The first decade of the twenty-first century has been characterised by a growing global awareness of the tremendous strains that human economic activity place on natural resources and the environment. As the world's population increases, so does the demand for energy, food, and other resources, which adds to existing stresses on ecosystems, with potentially disastrous consequences. Humanity is at a crossroads in our pathway to future prosperity, and our next steps will impact our long-term sustainability immensely.

In this timely volume, leading ecological economics scholars offer a variety of perspectives on building a green economy. Grounded in a critique of conventional thinking about unrestrained economic expansion and the costs of environmental degradation, this book presents a roadmap for an economy that prioritises human welfare over consumerism and growth. As the authors represented here demonstrate, the objective of ecological economics is to address contemporary problems and achieve long-term socioeconomic well-being without undermining the capacity of the ecosphere.

The volume is organised around three sections: "Perspectives on a Green Economy," "Historical and Theoretical Perspectives," and "Applications and Practice." A rich resource in its own right, Building a Green Economy contains the most innovative thinking in ecological economics at a critical time in the reexamination of the human relationship with the natural world.
Pages 316
Dimensions 254 x 178
Date Published 30 Dec 2013
Publisher Michigan State University Press
Subject/s Environmental economics   Applied ecology  
Robert B. Richardson is an applied economist and Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, USA.

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