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  1. Climate Economics

    The State of the Art

    By Frank Ackerman, Elizabeth A. Stanton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Climate science paints a bleak picture: The continued growth of greenhouse gas emissions is increasingly likely to cause irreversible and catastrophic effects. Urgent action is needed to prepare for the initial rounds of climatic change, which are already unstoppable. While the opportunity to avert...

    Published January 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Post-Kyoto Climate Governance

    Confronting the Politics of Scale, Ideology and Knowledge

    By Asim Zia

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    In the midst of human-induced global climate change, powerful industrialized nations and rapidly industrializing nations are still heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Even if we arrive at a Hubbert’s peak for oil extraction in the 21st century, the availability of technologically recoverable coal...

    Published January 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Economic Value of Landscapes

    Edited by C. Martijn van der Heide, Wim Heijman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    This book aims to explore the avenue of landscape economics and provides the building blocks (from different scientific disciplines) for an economic analysis of landscapes. What exactly constitutes and determines the value of a landscape? It focuses on the value of landscapes in its...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Environment and Employment

    A Reconciliation

    Edited by Philip Lawn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    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...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ecology and Power

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

    Edited by Alf Hornborg, Brett Clark, Kenneth Hermele

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    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...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Global Ecology and Unequal Exchange

    Fetishism in a Zero-Sum World

    By Alf Hornborg

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    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...

    Published October 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Complexity and Sustainability

    By Jennifer Wells

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Complex dynamic system studies have been studied explicitly in the natural sciences, and most only implicitly throughout other fields. Yet much great social theory and philosophy is in fact based in complexity, and important concepts like postmodernism, risk, and collapse all stem from complexity....

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Beyond Reductionism

    A Passion for Interdisciplinarity

    Edited by Katharine Farrell, Tommaso Luzzati, Sybille van den Hove

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    This is a book about the work of scientists in the era of the Anthropocene: where human beings appear to have become a driving force in the evolution of the planet. It is a diverse collection of empirical, methodological and theoretical chapters concerned with the practice of interdisciplinary...

    Published August 1st 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Planet in 2050

    The Lund Discourse of the Future

    Edited by Jill Jäger, Sarah Cornell

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    In 2050, the billions of people living on Earth have found a way to manage the planetary system effectively. Everyone has access to adequate food, shelter, and clean water. Human health is no longer considered outside of the health of the ecosystems in which people live. Ecological awareness is an...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Business Case for Sustainable Finance

    Edited by Iveta Cherneva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    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...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge