Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science

Factor X

Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use

Editors: Angrick, Michael, Burger, Andreas, Lehmann, Harry (Eds.)

  • Thoroughly describes the coming collision as a growing, demanding population faces the depletion of earth’s natural resources
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  • Offers practical recommendations and develops proposals to improve resource efficiency
  • Benefits researchers, policy makers and politicians working on resource efficiency and sustainable resource use
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About this book

The editors of Factor X explore and analyze this trajectory, predicting scarcities of non-renewable materials such as metals, limited availability of ecological capacities and shortages arising from geographic concentrations of materials. They argue that what is needed is a radical change in the ways we use nature’s resources to produce goods and services and generate well-being. The goal of saving our ecosystem demands a prompt and decisive reduction of man-induced material flows. Before 2050, they assert, we must achieve a significant decrease in consumption of resources, in the line with the idea of a factor 10 reduction target. EU-wide and country specific targets must be set, and enforced using strict, accurate measurement of consumption of materials. Their arguments are drawn from empirical evidence and observations, as well as theoretical considerations based on economic modeling and on natural science.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Limits of Resource Use and Their Economic and Policy Implications

    Giljum, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • The Availability of Fossil Energy Resources

    Schindler, Jörg

    Pages 19-38

  • Targets for Global Resource Consumption

    Bringezu, Stefan

    Pages 41-64

  • Sustainable Land Use – Example: Land Take for Settlement and Transport in Germany

    Penn-Bressel, Gertrude

    Pages 65-91

  • The Need for Decarbonising Our Economy

    Knoche, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 93-101

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5706-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5705-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0683-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Factor X
Book Subtitle
Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use
Editors
  • Michael Angrick
  • Andreas Burger
  • Harry Lehmann
Series Title
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5706-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5706-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5705-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0683-2
Series ISSN
1389-6970
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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