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  1. The Metabolic Pattern of Societies

    Where Economists Fall Short

    By Mario Giampietro, Kozo Mayumi, Alevgül H. Sorman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    It is increasingly evident that the conventional scientific approach to economic processes and related sustainability issues is seriously flawed. No economist predicted the current planetary crisis even though the world has now undergone five severe recessions primed by dramatic increases in the...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. From Bioeconomics to Degrowth

    Georgescu-Roegen's 'New Economics' in Eight Essays

    By Nicolas Georgescu-Roegen

    Edited by Mauro Bonaiuti

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen's (1906-94) most original contribution is his bioeconomic theory. Based on a profound rethinking of the foundations of neoclassical economics, bioeconomics represents a completely new paradigm compared to both the standard and the Marxist approach. Opening economics to...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Great Transition

    By Mauro Bonaiuti

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Recent events including the financial crisis and the gradual lessening of the planet’s natural resources have raised the fundamental question as to whether the capitalist market system can survive its own contradictions or whether we are witnessing the outset of a profound change in civilization....

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Economic Theory and Sustainable Development

    What Can We Preserve for Future Generations?

    By Vincent Martinet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Is development sustainable? When addressing the sustainability issue, decision-makers are faced with two challenges: taking into account conflicting issues, such as economic development and environmental preservation, while also ensuring intergenerational equity. Tackling these challenges amounts...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Economics of Climate Change and the Change of Climate in Economics

    Edited by Kevin Maréchal

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Climate change is without question the single most important issue the world faces over the next hundred years. The most recent scientific data have led to the conclusion that the globally averaged net effect of human activities since 1750 has been one of warming and that continued greenhouse gas...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Green Industrial Policy in Emerging Countries

    Edited by Anna Pegels

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    For decades, governments have tried to foster industrial competitiveness and economic growth. Many instruments are known to work, and many lessons have been learned. However, humanity is increasingly feeling the effects of natural resource depletion. The rate of this depletion is deeply...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the Limits to China’s Economic Growth

    By Minqi Li

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    This book studies the limits imposed by the depletion of fossil fuels and the requirements of climate stabilization on economic growth with a focus on China. The book intends to examine the potentials of various energy resources, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, and other...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Sustainable Economics of Elinor Ostrom

    Commons, contestation and craft

    By Derek Wall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Elinor Ostrom’s Nobel Prize-winning work on common pool property rights has implications for some of the most pressing sustainability issues of the twenty-first century — from tackling climate change to maintaining cyberspace. In this book, Derek Wall critically examines Ostrom’s work, while...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Greening the Economy

    Integrating economics and ecology to make effective change

    By Robert B. Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics

    Professor Bob Williams examines the essential elements that give ecosystems their durability. These key characteristics are: self-regulating cycles of key materials, a plentiful and durable energy source, an ability to adjust to changing circumstances, and the capacity for resiliency in the face of...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge