PART I. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS: ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES -- Chapter 1. The Life Required. Political Economy in the Long Emergency -- Chapter 2. How Economics can Become Compatible with Democracy -- Chapter 3. Gaps in Mainstream Economics: Energy, Growth, and Sustainability -- Chapter 4. System of Accounts for Global Entropy Production (SAGE-P) -- Chapter 5. Multidimensional Assessment of Sustainability: Harmony vs the Turning Point -- Chapter 6. The Green Economy in Europe: In Search for a Successful Transition -- PART II ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS OF PHYSICAL BALANCE: RESOURCES, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND RENEWABLE ENERGY -- Chapter 7 Measuring Natural Resource Use from the Micro to the Macro Level -- Chapter 8. Regenerative Cities -- Chapter 9. The Economics of Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change -- Chapter 10. A Precautionary Strategy to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change is Affordable: 12 Reasons -- Chapter 11. Renewable Energy in the UK. A Slow Transition -- PART III ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL CHANGE -- Chapter 12. Social Metabolism and Environmental Conflicts: a Comparison between India and Latin America -- Chapter 13. Human Values and Sustainable Development -- Chapter 14. Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature. .
State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This book is focusing on sustainability pathways, new economic theory, democracy and institutions, multidimensional assessment of sustainability, macroeconomic modelling and policies, climate change and renewable energy, resource flows and circular economy, regenerative cities, environmental conflicts and values. It will be helpful for MSc and PhD students in Economics, Management, Environmental Change, Ecological Economics, Development Economics, Sustainability and practitioners in business, international and nongovernmental organizations. Rich, diverse and thought provoking collection of top level contributions, it will help to facilitate the transition towards sustainability and educational reform.-.
A fabulous composition of papers by the authors who really count! Ernst von Weizsäcker, The Club of Rome The authors present a refreshing perspective on the possibilities of human progress in harmony with nature, without the need for economic growth to secure long term human welfare and wise use of nature’s services. Extremely relevant. Peter May, Past President, International Society for Ecological Economics and Professor, UFRRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The book goes well beyond the Green Economy, offering arguments and blueprints for a complete makeover of the current economic system. With multi- and interdisciplinary contributions ranging from moderately to fundamentally critical of current economics, it raises fundamental questions of value and power, draws on a wide range of theories, opens the eyes for the historical processes that brought about the current crises and demonstrates the value of ecological, but also classical economic thinking to their solution.-.
If better politics require better theories, this is a must read for academics and decision makers in the time of climate crisis. Joachim Spangenberg, Sustainable Europe Research Institute, SERI Germany e.V..