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020 _a9780521016704
040 _cIIT Kanpur
041 _aeng
082 _a333.7
100 _aCommon, Michael
245 0 _aEcological economics
_ban introduction
_cMichael Common and Sigrid Stagl
260 _aCambridge
_bCambridge University Press
300 _axxxii, 560p
520 _a Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. The authors, who have written extensively on the economics of sustainability, build on insights from both mainstream economics and ecological sciences. Part I explores the interdependence of the modern economy and its environment, while Part II focuses mainly on the economy and on economics. Part III looks at how national governments set policy targets and the instruments used to pursue those targets. Part IV examines international trade and institutions, and two major global threats to sustainability - climate change and biodiversity loss. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this textbook is well suited for use on interdisciplinary environmental science and management courses. It has extensive student-friendly features including discussion questions and exercises, keyword highlighting, real-world illustrations, further reading and website addresses.
650 _aEcology -- Economic aspects
650 _aSustainable development
650 _aEconomics
650 _aEnvironmental sciences
650 _aRenewable energy sources
700 _aStagl, Sigrid
700 _aCommon, Mick
942 _cBK
999 _c565818