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xi, 363 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
  • Contents: PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: An Introduction Philip Lawn PART II: GLOBALISATION 2. Globalisation versus Internationalisation, and Four Reasons Why Internationalisation is Better Herman Daly 3. Carrying Capacity, Globalisation, and the Unsustainable Entanglement of Nations William Rees 4. Institutionalised Pollution Havens Matthew Cole and Per Fredriksson PART III: ECONOMIC TRANSITION 5. Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson 6. Economic Transition in Australia: Time to Move Towards a Steady-state Economy Philip Lawn 7. Assessing the Transition Process Across the Asia-Pacific Region: Comparisons, Trends, and Policy Implications Matthew Clarke and Philip Lawn 8. Managing Without Growth in Canada: Exploring the Possibilities Peter Victor PART IV: THE ENVIRONMENT 9. The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Some Theoretical and Empirical Insights Philip Lawn 10. Planetary Boundaries: Using Early Warning Signals for Sustainable Global Governance Ida Kubiszewski, Will Steffen, Johan Rockstrom and Robert Costanza 11. Ecological Footprint Accounting Mathis Wackernagel, Alessandro Galli, Michael Borucke, Elias Lazarus and Scott Mattoon PART V: CONCLUSION 12. Globalisation, Economic Transition, and the Environment: Synthesis and a Way Forward Philip Lawn Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951408 20160612
This timely volume brings together some of the leading thinkers in ecological economics to show that achieving sustainable development will require economies to operate within ecological limits; nations to produce and maintain better rather than more physical wealth; and the international community to restore 'internationalist' institutions and trading arrangements. This book focuses on three critical issues pertaining to the broader goal of sustainable development - namely, the degenerative forces of globalisation, ecological sustainability requirements, and how best to negotiate the economic transition process. While the applicability of ecological sustainability to sustainable development is obvious, the association between economic transition and sustainable development, and more particularly, how globalisation forces can impact negatively on the sustainable development process, is poorly understood. This path-breaking book brings together some of the leading practitioners in the field of sustainable development to discuss these issues and to outline ways to achieve sustainable development without the perceived need for continuous growth. The book culminates with a number of policy recommendations and institutional modifications to assist nations and the global community to achieve sustainable development. This book will prove invaluable for academics and researchers in ecological, environmental, and natural resource economics as well as sustainable development, globalisation and international trade. Practitioners and policy-makers at all levels will find this resource both interesting and instrumental to their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781951408 20160612
Green Library
xiii, 282 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
263 p.
Taking forestry and agriculture as crucial examples, economists and political scientists from non-industrialized countries assess the debate between trade and the environment, analyzing international negotiations and how they affect the concerns of their countries. They review the contribution to environmental management by regional trading agreements in North and South America and southeast Asia. Brazilian-based international economist Tussie summarizes and concludes that the existing structures do not loop the countries into environmental management, and that a new organizational configuration is needed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312223540 20160527
Green Library
xv, 220 p. : ill. map. ; 24 cm.
  • Contents: Preface Warren Evans and David Reed 1. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment 2. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of the Forest and Salmon Sectors in Chile Raul O'Ryan with Mario Niklitschek, Andres Ulloa and Nicolo Gligo 3. The Impacts of Trade Liberalization in Pingbian, China He Daming and Liu Jiang, with Bobby Cochran 4. Shrimp Exports, Environment and Human Well-Being in the Sunderbans, West Bengal Kanchan Chopra, with Pushpam Kumar and Preeti Kapuria 5. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: Two Studies of Agricultural Exports in Madagascar Bart Minten with Philippe Meral, Lalaina Randrianarison and Johan Swinnen 6. Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment: A Case Study of Sugarcane Production in the Incomati River Basin in Mpumalanga, South Africa Jo Lorentzen, Anton Cartwright and Charles Meth 7. Expansion of Shrimp Farming in Ca Mau, Vietnam Mai Trong Thong, with Hoang Xuan Thanh, Ha Thi Phuong Tien, Nguyen Thu Huong, Tran Tuyet Hanh, Ngo Van Hai, Vu Ngoc Huyen, Le Dang Trung, Le Phu Cuong, Le Van Hung, Cao Chi Hung, Tham Thi Ngoc Diep and Jacques Marcille 8. Lessons from the Case Studies Pamela Stedman-Edwards, Jonathan Cook, and Owen Cylke 9. Lessons from the Case Studies John D. Nash and Donald F. Larson 10. Beyond Trade: Economic Transition in the Globalization Era and Prospects for Poverty and Environment Bruno Losch Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848443433 20160604
While some argue that trade liberalization has raised incomes and led to environmental protection in developing countries, others claim that it generates neither poverty reduction nor sustainability. The detailed case studies in this book demonstrate that neither interpretation is universally correct, given how much depends on specific policies and institutions that determine 'on-the-ground' outcomes. Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, the book also presents the unique perspectives of researchers at both the world's largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world's largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment. The authors trace international trade rules and events down through national development contexts to investigate on-the-ground outcomes for real people and places. The studies underscore the importance of evaluating trade from a perspective that pays attention to environmental and social vulnerability and understands the linkages between poverty reduction and environmental protection. The lessons drawn provide a critical first step in developing the appropriate response options needed to ensure that trade plays a positive role in promoting truly sustainable development. Academics and students in environmental economics, development economics and agriculture, as well as policymakers and those in development institutions will appreciate this groundbreaking work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781848443433 20160604
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