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Sustainability: Should We Start from Here?

Alan Holland

in Fairness and Futurity: Essays on Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294894
eISBN:
9780191599064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294891.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Alan Holland asks whether ‘sustainability’ will deliver the protection of nature. As long as it is taken to mean the extending of human welfare into the future, it may not, he argues, since this does ... More


‘Critical Natural Capital’ and Social Justice (Part I)

Andrew Dobson

in Justice and the Environment: Conceptions of Environmental Sustainability and Theories of Distributive Justice

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294955
eISBN:
9780191599071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294956.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Explores the relationship between the first conception of sustainability and distributive justice, and examines the compatibility between them. The key sustainability question is ‘what is to be ... More


Sustaining Markets, Establishing Well-Being, and Promoting Social Virtue for Transformational Tipping Points1

Tim O’Riordan

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter looks at the evolving links between markets, citizens, and politics. It offers the scope for virtue, for beneficence, and for responsibility for the future in both market and human ... More


Natural Capital

Edward B. Barbier

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter outlines the early use of the concept of natural capital to describe the environment through to its more recent extension to include ecosystems. The concept has proved useful, and ... More


The Economics and Management of World Fisheries

Trond Bjørndal and Gordon Munro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199576753
eISBN:
9780191745973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576753.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Financial Economics

Over the past several decades there has been increasing interest in, and concern about, the economics of the world's capture fishery resources. Massive amounts of resource rent are being lost because ... More


“But the Earth Abideth For Ever”: Obligations to Future Generations

Mathias Risse

in On Global Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142692
eISBN:
9781400845507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142692.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter proposes a framework that makes it possible to consider future generations explicitly and presents two future-directed obligations of justice. It argues for a principle of ... More


Valuing Natural Capital

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Can we place an economic value on natural capital, and if so, is this a useful exercise? We can value many aspects of natural capital, though this raises complex technical issues and also deep ... More


The Economic Analysis of Biodiversity

Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn

in Nature in the Balance: The Economics of Biodiversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199676880
eISBN:
9780191756252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676880.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Biodiversity is complex, difficult to define, difficult to measure, and often involves international and intergenerational considerations. Biodiversity loss presents significant and complex economic ... More


Environmental Injustices, Unsustainable Livelihoods, and Conflict: Natural Capital Inaccessibility and Loss among Rural Households in Tajikistan

Dominic Stucker

in Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012669
eISBN:
9780262255493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines environmental injustice in Tajikistan in the form of limited access to and control of natural capital. It describes the rural vulnerability context and highlights the ... More


Natural Capital—Taken for Granted but Not Counted

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Natural capital – the complex of objects and systems that constitutes the natural environment or the biosphere - plays a fundamental and irreplaceable role in human life, as stories as diverse as the ... More


Natural and Reproducible Capital

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines possible factor biases in the way different countries use reproducible and natural capital, using an equation that also takes into account the bundle of capital goods which, ... More


Capital and Labor

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the efficiency with which the aggregate labor input and, respectively, the aggregate capital input are used in production. To this end, it uses an equation that takes into ... More


Sustainable Economic Growth and the Role of Natural Capital

Dieter Helm

in National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803720
eISBN:
9780191844119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803720.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The conventional economic approaches to economic growth have focused on macroeconomic aggregates and on neoclassical microeconomic foundations; on flows rather than stocks; and on utility rather than ... More


Conclusions

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter concludes that the book has presented evidence showing that technology and technical change are more flexible than generally allowed. The efficiency of different factors changes across ... More


Ecosystem Services and Israel's Forests

Alon Tal

in All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.003.0009
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This final chapter asks: what are Israel's forests worth? This is a very difficult question to address. Most economists have little grasp of the many ways that forests contribute to human well-being ... More


Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This ... More


Introduction and Preliminaries

Francesco Caselli

in Technology Differences over Space and Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691146027
eISBN:
9781400883608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146027.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book examines how the mode of production, or production technology, varies systematically across countries, depending on their endowments of different factors of production. Using aggregate ... More


A Sustainable Century?: Genuine Savings in Developing and Developed Countries, 1900–2000

Matthias Blum, Cristián Ducoing, and Eoin McLaughlin

in National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803720
eISBN:
9780191844119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803720.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter traces the long-run development of genuine savings (GS) during the twentieth century using a panel of developed countries (Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, France, the US, and ... More


Environment and Economy—No Conflict

Geoffrey Heal

in Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180849
eISBN:
9780231543286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The natural world matters greatly to economic performance: the economy and the natural world are strongly interdependent, and improving the natural environment improves economic performance directly. ... More


Introduction

Kirk Hamilton and Cameron Hepburn

in National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803720
eISBN:
9780191844119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803720.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

While current economic discourse tends to focus on GDP and its growth, there is an older tradition in economics of assessing the wealth of a nation. This book builds on this tradition by defining the ... More


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