allocating the earth a distributional framework for protecting capabilities in environmental law and policy

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Allocating The Earth

Author : Breena Holland
ISBN : 9780199692071
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a framework for improving both the substantive outcomes of environmental policies, and the decision-making processes that produce those outcomes. Both aspects of environmental policy create important inequities that the dominant economic approach to evaluating and designing environmental policies cannot adequately address. Holland draws on the 'capabilities theory' of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum to develop an approach to evaluating anddesigning environmental policies that is grounded in ideals of social justice rather than economic efficiency. She applies this framework to demonstrate its potential to improve current valuation ofenvironmental goods, justification of environmental protection, and inclusion of citizens in the decisions about environmental protection. While richly informed by both philosophy and economic reasoning, the book is highly accessible and suitable for non-specialists interested in understanding the theory and practice of environmental protection in the United States.


Author : José Goldemberg
ISBN : 9780199812929
Genre : Business & Economics
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Provides an overview of energy that explains its current forms, how it is used, problems associated with it, and possible solutions.

A Theory Of Justice

Author : John RAWLS
ISBN : 9780674042605
Genre : Philosophy
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Though the revised edition of A Theory of Justice, published in 1999, is the definitive statement of Rawls's view, so much of the extensive literature on Rawls's theory refers to the first edition. This reissue makes the first edition once again available for scholars and serious students of Rawls's work.

Living In Denial

Author : Kari Marie Norgaard
ISBN : 9780262015448
Genre : Psychology
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An analysis of why people with knowledge about climate change often fail to translate that knowledge into action.

Issues In Environmental Law Policy And Planning 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464964688
Genre : Political Science
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Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

An Introduction To Ecological Economics

Author : Robert Costanza
ISBN : 142004835X
Genre : Science
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Ecological economics is a way of rethinking the relationship between humans and the environment and working out the implications of how we manage our lives and the planet. An Introduction to Ecological Economics offers a starting point for undergraduate and graduate students and environmental professionals interested in this transdisciplinary field. Beginning in Section 1 with a description of some current problems in society and their underlying causes, Section 2 then takes a historical perspective to explain how world views regarding economics and ecology have evolved. Section 3 presents the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and Part 4 outlines and discusses a set of policies for creating a sustainable society as well as instruments that could be used to implement those policies. A conclusions section summarizes the main points of the book and proposes prospects for the future. Let An Introduction to Ecological Economics introduce you to important issues affecting our ecology, our economy, our world.

Ecosystems And Human Well Being

Author : Joseph Alcamo
ISBN : 1559634030
Genre : Nature
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Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is modeled on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and will provide information requested by governments, through four international conventions, as well as meeting needs within the private sector and civil society. Ecosystems and Human Well-being offers an overview of the assessment, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystems have affected human well-being. The assessment also evaluates how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades and what responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The assessment was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policy-makers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achieving integrated management of land, water, and living resources while strengthening regional, national, and local capacities. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series will also improve policy and decision-making at all levels by increasing collaboration between natural and social scientists, and between scientists and policy-makers. Ecosystems and Human Well-being is an essential introduction to the program.

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