Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets /

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...

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Main Author: Barbier, Edward, 1957- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Ecological scarcity as an economic problem
  • 2. Ecosystem services and ecological landscapes
  • 3. The basic natural asset model
  • 4. Spatial variation in ecosystems
  • 5. The open economy
  • 6. Ecological collapse
  • 7. The way ahead
  • 8. Policies in the age of ecological scarcity.