Offers a unique analysis of sustainable economic growth and development and the implications for policy and planning at the local, national and global scale.
1. What on Earth is Wrong 1.1 Development and Environment: From Global Discussion to Global Frustration 1.2 Diagnosis: A Planet at Risk 1.3 Evaluation: How Bad is it? 2. Accounting for Sustainable Development 2.1 Environment and Economic Process 2.2 A System for Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting 2.3 Pricing the Priceless: the Limits of Monetary Valuation 2.4 Case Studies 3. Environment and Development - A Matter of Sustainability? 3.1 Sustainability Criteria 3.2 Definitions of Sustainable Growth and Development 3.3 Sustainability and Optimality 4. Planning and Policies (1): Sustainable Growth and Structural Change 4.1 Policy Framework 4.2 Eco-variables in Macroeconomics 4.3 Cost Internationalization and Structural Change 5. Planning and Policies (2): Sustainable Development 5.1 Integrated Planning and Policies 5.2 Grassroots Strategies: Ecodevelopment 5.3 Implementation: Towards a National Action Plan for Sustainable Development 6. Outlook: from National to Global Compacts 6.1 Towards Global Sustainability 6.2 Earth Summit: An Agenda for the Twenty-first Century 6.3 From National to Global Compacts
"Combines extensive knowledge of development issues with pioneering work on "green accounting" to bring us a practical agenda for achieving sustainability. Environment, Growth and Development is essential reading."
- David Pearce