Economy & Environment

Economy & Ecology: Towards Sustainable Development

Editors: Archibugi, F., Nijkamp, Peter (Eds.)

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After a period of relative silence, recent years have been marked by an upswing of interest in environmental issues. The publication of the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development on 'Our Common Future' (1987) has acted as a catalyst for a revival of the environmental awareness, not only regarding local and daily pollution problems, but also -and in particular- regarding global environmental decay and threats to a sustainable development. In a recent study by W.M. Stigliani et al., on 'Future Environments for Europe' (Executive Rep~rt 15, IIASA, Laxenburg, 1989) the environmental implications of various alternative socioeconomic development pathways with respect to eleven environmental issues that could become major problems in the future are analysed. These issues include: Managing water resources in an era of climate change. Acidification of soils and lakes in Europe. Long-term forestry management and the possibility of a future shortfall in wood supply. Areas of Europe marginalized by mainstream economic and agricultural development. Sea level rise. Chemical pollution of coastal waters. Toxic materials buildup and the potential for chemical time bombs. Non-point-source emissions of potentially toxic substances. Transportation growth versus air quality. Decreasing multi-functionally of land owing to urban and suburban land development. Increasing summer demand for electricity, and the impact on air quality.

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Professor Dr P. Nijkamp has received the 1996 Spinoza Award, an annual award to honour outstanding scientific merit and to stimulate innovative future research.

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.`This book is well-designed and laid out and will serve well any reader who wants to come up to speed on this issue area. ... includes outstanding bibliographic material ... Many ideas will come to readers, making the heuristic value of the collection one of its major assets. ... it is a timely and a valuable piece that is worth reading to understanding the multiple goals we face as we go into the second environmental decade.'
Water Resources Bulletin, 26:3

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Challenge of Sustainable Development

    Archibugi, F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • ‘Our Common Future’, Sustaining the Momentum

    MacNeill, J.

    Pages 15-25

  • Ecological Sustainability and Economic Development

    James, D. E. (et al.)

    Pages 27-48

  • Towards Sustainable Development: An Environmental Perspective

    Munn, R. E.

    Pages 49-72

  • Steady-State and Growth Concepts for the Next Century

    Daly, H. E.

    Pages 73-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economy & Ecology: Towards Sustainable Development
Editors
  • F. Archibugi
  • Peter Nijkamp
Series Title
Economy & Environment
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-7831-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-7831-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0477-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4056-5
Series ISSN
0924-1019
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 348
Topics