Economy & Environment

Sustainable Development: Concepts, Rationalities and Strategies

Editors: Faucheux, Sylvie, O'Connor, Martin, van der Straaten, Jan (Eds.)

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3 decision support techniques that do not depend exclusively on market incentives and monetary valuation. The World Conservation Strategy published by the mCN (1980) recognised the full dimensions of these problems, and introduced the concept of sustainable development, placing the emphasis on the exploitation of natural systems and the use of biological natural resources within limits so that the availability of these resources for use by future generations would not be jeopardised by the current use of them. At this time, the imposition of quotas and the definition of critical loads and environmental standards were suggested as the sorts of instruments necessary to cope with the problems of limited availability of environmental resources. Although the mCN publication did not obtain a high international profile, the idea of policy norms to respect critical loads has become quite widely accepted in the environmental policymaking of Western countries. This has often put the policy agencies in difficult situations. Polluting industries are inclined to argue that the critical loads are defined too restrictively. The complexity and time lags of ecological effects makes it hard to say exactly what constitutes a critical load beyond which there will be irreversible damage, and lobbying interests can play on these uncertainties to try and weaken the environmental standards. In addition, polluting industries can use the argument of negative impacts on "the economy" (particularly as regards employment and export prospects) to blackmail governments, regulatory agencies and the general public.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Sustainable Development: Concepts, Rationalities and Strategies

    Faucheux, Sylvie (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • The Implications of Environmental Sustainability for Economic Growth

    Ekins, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 17-32

  • Ecological Distribution and Distributed Sustainability

    O’Connor, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 33-56

  • Bioeconomic Conceptions and the Concept of Sustainable Development

    Vivien, Franck-Dominique

    Pages 57-68

  • Sustainable Development and Public Policy

    Straaten, Jan

    Pages 69-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Development: Concepts, Rationalities and Strategies
Editors
  • Sylvie Faucheux
  • Martin O'Connor
  • Jan van der Straaten
Series Title
Economy & Environment
Series Volume
13
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3188-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3188-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4884-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4970-4
Series ISSN
0924-1019
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 326
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