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Sustainability Perspectives for Resources and Business

By: Ori L Loucks

300 pages, Illus

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #70590 | ISBN: 1574440586
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This cross-disciplinary work treats sustainable development as both a science and a business management opportunity. The book explores fourteen principles of sustainability, ranging from systems perspectives to equity ethics, valuation of common property goods, and the integrity of health and communities.


The Context of SustainabilityIntroductiono Foundation in Ecology and Economics Carrying Capacity and Sustainability Social and Economic Views of Sustainability and Sustainable Development Economic Growth and the Environment Growth and the Environment: A Contrary View Aggregated Determinants of Environmental Trends Global Welfare Curveo A Unified Approach to Sustainability Hierarchical Conceptualization of Sustainability Three Sustainability Principles from Systems Thinking Sustainability Principle One Sustainability Principle Two Sustainability Principle Threeo Values and Process Principleso Conclusiono EndnotesNatural Science Foundations of SustainabilityIntroduction Health and Integrity of Ecosystems and Economics System Properties and the Measurements of "Integrity" Sustainability Principle Fouro Natural Capital and Its Conversion to Human Use Naive Uses of Resources Liquidation of Natural Assets for Financial Gain The Sustainable Development Paradigm: Open Systems and Closed Loops* Pollution Threats to Sustainability Sustainability Principle Five Naive Disposal of Waste Sustainable Waste Disposal and Development Ecologically Persistent Chemicals Air, Water, and Bioadversity as Common Property Assets Public-Private Partnerships as a Paradigm for Sustainabilityo EndnotesSustainability and Economic Well-BeingIntroductiono The Economic Approach to Sustainability The Economic Way of Thinking Allocation Function Distribution Function Discounting Stabilization Finction, Economic Growth, and Issues of Scale Sustainability Principle Sixo Measuring Aggregate Economic Well-Being Sustainability Principle Seveno Toward Improved Measurement of Economic Well-Beingo Conclusiono EndnotesNatural Resource Conflicts and SustainabilityIntroduction Sustainability Principle Eight Sustainability Principle Nineo Forest Resources Forest Status: The Problem Local and National Outcomes Solutions: Steps Towards Sustainabilityo Fisheries The Problem Social Consequences How to Achieve "Sustainable Development"o Sustaining Fresh Water Use and Abuse of Water Resources Implementing Sustainable Water Managemento Air Resources The Air Problem Approaches for Solving Air ProblemsEnvironmental Ethics and Corporate Decision Making for Sustainable Performance o Importan

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