Sustainability economics: Where do we stand?

Ayres, R.U. (2008). Sustainability economics: Where do we stand? Ecological Economics 67 (2) 281-310. 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2007.12.009.

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Environmental economics, which is a branch of resource economics -- the environment as a scarce resource -- is essentially about market failures, the costs of pollution and pollution abatement, and the economics of regulation. Sustainability economics includes the problem of maintaining economic growth, while reducing pollution and/or its impacts, with special attention to the linked problems of energy supply (not to mention the supply other exhaustible resources), climate change and most urgently fossil fuel consumption. There is a need for integration of resource and environmental economics under a new rubric, sustainability economics.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Institute Scholars (INS)
Bibliographic Reference: Ecological Economics; 67(2):281-310 (15 September 2008)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:40
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:38

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