The Resource Costing the Earth? : perspectives on sustainable development, Bernd Meyer ; translated by Baker & Harrison ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor, (electronic resource)

Costing the Earth? : perspectives on sustainable development, Bernd Meyer ; translated by Baker & Harrison ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor, (electronic resource)

Label
Costing the Earth? : perspectives on sustainable development
Title
Costing the Earth?
Title remainder
perspectives on sustainable development
Statement of responsibility
Bernd Meyer ; translated by Baker & Harrison ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Bernd Meyer explains why we need to decouple resource consumption from economic growth to live sustainably
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Bernd
Dewey number
333.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
M4585 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wiegandt, Klaus
Series statement
Sustainability project
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable development
  • Population
  • Population
  • Natural resources
  • Economic policy
  • Economic anthropology
  • Environmental economics
Label
Costing the Earth? : perspectives on sustainable development, Bernd Meyer ; translated by Baker & Harrison ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Contents; Editor's Foreword; 1 Introduction; An outline; Chapter contents; 2 Where is the World Floating?; Economic growth and competition between industrialized countries and emerging developing countries; Continuous population growth; Increased raw material extractions and a continued rise in the emissions of pollutants; Tougher international competition for increasingly scarcer resources; The repercussions of ever increasing environmental damage; 3 What are the Causes, and What Kind of Solutions do We Have?; The difference between the personal and social costs of using the environment
  • Economic instruments: tax, trading in licenses and subsidiesThe necessary supplementary measures: communications and information policies, and cooperative solutions; Alternative regulatory policy instruments; Promoting intrinsic motivation; Ecological social market economy; 4 The Sustainability Paradigm; The spirit of Rio; The three dimensions of sustainability; Why some ecologists and economists do not like this concept; From preventive environmentalism to sustainability strategies; Reconstructing the economy by increasing resource productivity
  • 5 What Options Are There For Increasing Resource Productivity?The Sufficiency Strategy: the role of the consumer; The Efficiency Strategy: Factor 10 innovations and investments to increase resource productivity; The importance of key technologies; 6 What Precisely Needs to Change to Enable Increased Resource Productivity in Europe?; Sustainability is indivisible; The role of economic instruments; Further developing emissions trading allowances; The ecological tax reform; State-operated efficiency agencies; Subsidies for the use of innovative technologies; Research funding
  • The certification of consumer goods, durable goods, and buildingsThe selection of technical standards for vehicles, buildings, and equipment; Education for sustainable development; Sustainability and business management; 7 A Country in Focus: Germany-What Changes Will Have to be Made to the Labor Market and to the Social Security System?; The labor market and demographic change - a status quo forecast; Mobilizing labor supply and education campaigns; Minimum income and the flexibilization of the labor market; Problems for the social security system?
  • 8 Perspectives for More Sustainable Development in EuropeEstimating the potential of future developments using environmental economic models; The MOSUS Project - alternative scenarios for development in Europe; Can Europe's targets for sustainable development be met?; The global perspective; 9 Creating an International Framework; The alternative: no international framework; The first attempt: the Kyoto Protocol; The problem with balancing the interests of the developing countries, the newly industrialized countries, and the industrial countries; 10 Final Comments; Glossary; Bibliography
  • Picture References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906598525
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000180003
  • (EBL)900318
  • (OCoLC)792687447
  • (SSID)ssj0000668384
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12283183
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000668384
  • (PQKBWorkID)10699607
  • (PQKB)10825240
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3038313
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000180003
Label
Costing the Earth? : perspectives on sustainable development, Bernd Meyer ; translated by Baker & Harrison ; Klaus Wiegandt, general editor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Contents; Editor's Foreword; 1 Introduction; An outline; Chapter contents; 2 Where is the World Floating?; Economic growth and competition between industrialized countries and emerging developing countries; Continuous population growth; Increased raw material extractions and a continued rise in the emissions of pollutants; Tougher international competition for increasingly scarcer resources; The repercussions of ever increasing environmental damage; 3 What are the Causes, and What Kind of Solutions do We Have?; The difference between the personal and social costs of using the environment
  • Economic instruments: tax, trading in licenses and subsidiesThe necessary supplementary measures: communications and information policies, and cooperative solutions; Alternative regulatory policy instruments; Promoting intrinsic motivation; Ecological social market economy; 4 The Sustainability Paradigm; The spirit of Rio; The three dimensions of sustainability; Why some ecologists and economists do not like this concept; From preventive environmentalism to sustainability strategies; Reconstructing the economy by increasing resource productivity
  • 5 What Options Are There For Increasing Resource Productivity?The Sufficiency Strategy: the role of the consumer; The Efficiency Strategy: Factor 10 innovations and investments to increase resource productivity; The importance of key technologies; 6 What Precisely Needs to Change to Enable Increased Resource Productivity in Europe?; Sustainability is indivisible; The role of economic instruments; Further developing emissions trading allowances; The ecological tax reform; State-operated efficiency agencies; Subsidies for the use of innovative technologies; Research funding
  • The certification of consumer goods, durable goods, and buildingsThe selection of technical standards for vehicles, buildings, and equipment; Education for sustainable development; Sustainability and business management; 7 A Country in Focus: Germany-What Changes Will Have to be Made to the Labor Market and to the Social Security System?; The labor market and demographic change - a status quo forecast; Mobilizing labor supply and education campaigns; Minimum income and the flexibilization of the labor market; Problems for the social security system?
  • 8 Perspectives for More Sustainable Development in EuropeEstimating the potential of future developments using environmental economic models; The MOSUS Project - alternative scenarios for development in Europe; Can Europe's targets for sustainable development be met?; The global perspective; 9 Creating an International Framework; The alternative: no international framework; The first attempt: the Kyoto Protocol; The problem with balancing the interests of the developing countries, the newly industrialized countries, and the industrial countries; 10 Final Comments; Glossary; Bibliography
  • Picture References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906598525
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000180003
  • (EBL)900318
  • (OCoLC)792687447
  • (SSID)ssj0000668384
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12283183
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000668384
  • (PQKBWorkID)10699607
  • (PQKB)10825240
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3038313
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000180003

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