Capitalizing on Nature: Ecosystems as Natural Assets (BOK)

Edward Barbier

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The basic unit of nature - the ecosystem - is a special form of wealth, which we can think of as a stock of natural capital. However, perhaps because this capital is free, we have tended to view it as limitless, abundant and always available for our use, exploitation and conversion. Capitalizing on Nature shows how modeling ecosystems as natural capital can help us to analyze the economic behavior that has led to the overuse of so much ecological wealth. It explains how this concept of ecosystem as natural capital sheds light on a number of important issues, including landscape conversion, ecological restoration, ecosystem resilience and collapse, spatial benefits and payments for ecosystem services. The book concludes by focusing on major policy challenges that need to be overcome in order to avert the worsening problem of ecological scarcity and how we can fund novel financing mechanisms for global conservation.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Edward Barbier
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521189279
Antall sider 336 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 540 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Environmental economics