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Environmental Sustainability: A Consumption Approach

Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics Volume: 5

By: Raghbendra Jha and KV Bhanu Murthy

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #157004 | ISBN: 0415363462
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Beginning with a comprehensive review of existing approaches to environmental sustainability, this book takes the view that any articulation of environmental sustainability should refer to the indefinite future and have consumption as its basis. It critically reviews extant empirical studies of environmental degradation, and highlights the links with economic development - in particular the literature on the Environmental Kuznets curve.

Throughout, Jha and Murthy emphasize the need to develop a comprehensive indicator of environmental degradation related to a more meaningful indicator of economic development - the human development index.


List of Figures and Tables Preface Chapter 1: Global Disparity and Environmental Sustainability Chapter 2: Consumption and Sustainable Development: An overview Chapter 3: Methodological Issues: A review Chapter 4: Global Environmental Degradation: Concept and methodology of measurement Chapter 5: Sustainability: Behavior, property rights and economic growth Chapter 6: An Inverse Global Environmental Kuznets Curve Chapter 7: A Critique of the Environmental Sustainability Index Chapter 8: A Consumption Based Human Development Index and the Global Environmental Kuznets Curve Chapter 9: Political Economy of Global Environmental Governance Chapter 10: Issues in Global Environmental Management Chapter 11: Summary and Conclusions References

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