Structural Economics
Measuring Change in Technology, Lifestyles, and the Environment

In all societies, the main causes of environmental degradation are resource extraction and the generation of wastes by households and industries. Realistic strategies for mitigating these impacts require an understanding of both the technologies...

235 pages
6 x 9

Sustainability Strategies for Industry
The Future Of Corporate Practice

Edited by Nigel Roome

Sustainability Strategies for Industry contains essays by members of the Greening of Industry Network that examine the emerging picture of sustainability and its implications for industry and for the relationship between industry and other...

332 pages
6 x 9

Wild Species as Commodities
Managing Markets And Ecosystems For Sustainability

Curtis Freese

In recent years, some policymakers and conservationists have argued that natural resources will be protected only if economic benefits accrue to those who are responsible for caring for the resources. Such commercial consumptive use of wild...

334 pages
6 x 9

Business And Biodiversity
The Handbook For Corporate Action

This handbook provides information on the business case for biodiversity, as well as current biodiversity issues for business, and guidance on corporate biodiversity strategies. The current status of the debate is illustrated by specific case...

56 pages
7 x 10

Economic Values of Protected Areas
Guidelines For Protected Area Managers

IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

This work illustrates the potential for using valuation as a tool for diversifying the funding structure for protected areas and for providing information about stakeholders which is crucial for effective management.

64 pages
8.5 x 12

Limited Wants, Unlimited Means
A Reader On Hunter-Gatherer Economics And The Environment

Edited by John Gowdy

For roughly 99% of their existence on earth, Homo sapiens lived in small bands of semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers, finding everything they needed to survive and thrive in the biological richness that surrounded them. Most if not all of the...

378 pages
6 x 9

Human Well-Being and Economic Goals

Edited by Frank Ackerman, David Kiron, Neva R. Goodwin, Jonathan Harris, and Kevin Gallagher; Foreword by Kenneth Arrow

What are the ends of economic activity? According to neoclassical theory, efficient interaction of the profit-maximizing "ideal producer" and the utility-maximizing "ideal consumer" will eventually lead to some sort of social optimum. But is that...

458 pages
6 x 9

Why Do We Recycle?
Markets, Values, and Public Policy

The earnest warnings of an impending "solid waste crisis" that permeated the 1980s provided the impetus for the widespread adoption of municipal recycling programs. Since that time America has witnessed a remarkable rise in public participation...

222 pages
6 x 9

The Consumer Society

The developed countries, particularly the United States, consume a disproportionate share of the world's resources, yet high and rising levels of consumption do not necessarily lead to greater satisfaction, security, or well-being, even for...

423 pages
6 x 9

Rights to Nature
Ecological, Economic, Cultural, and Political Principles of Institutions for the Environment

Edited by Susan Hanna, Carl Folke, and Karl-Goran Maler; Foreword by Kenneth Arrow

Property rights are a tool humans use in regulating their use of natural resources. Understanding how rights to resources are assigned and how they are controlled is critical to designing and implementing effective strategies for environmental...

313 pages
6 x 9

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