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Sustainable Resource Management: Global Trends, Visions and Policies

Edited By: Stefan Bringezu and Raymond Bleischwitz

338 pages, illus

Greenleaf Publishing

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #188405 | ISBN-13: 9781906093266
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Examining material flows, industrial and societal metabolism and their implications for the economy, this book provides radical perspectives on how the global economy should use natural resources in intelligent ways that maximise well-being without destroying life-supporting ecosystems. It presents a vision of the future and the fundamental elements necessary for the sustainable management of the Earth's resources.

The contributors argue that the need to manage the use of our natural resources at a sustainable level can be shaped into a great opportunity for innovation and for new institutions to govern change.


1. Introduction Stefan Bringezu and Raimund Bleischwitz 2. Analysing global resource use of national and regional economies across various levels Stefan Bringezu, Isabel van de Sand, Helmut Schutz, Raimund Bleischwitz and Stephan Moll 3. The implications of Europe's resource use: basic trends, global and sectoral patterns, environmental and socioeconomic impacts Stefan Bringezu, Helmut Schutz, Mathieu Saurat, Stephan Moll, Jose Acosta Fernadez and Soren Steger 4. Visions of a sustainable resource use Stefan Bringezu 5. Outline of a resource policy and its economic dimension Raimund Bleischwitz, Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak, Stefan Bringezu, Rainer Lucas, Soren Steger, Henning Wilts, Mathias Onischka and Oliver Roder

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