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Sustainability and Environmental Economics: Some Critical Foci

Citation:

THURSTON, H. Sustainability and Environmental Economics: Some Critical Foci. Sustainability. MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland, 4(4):188, (2011).

Impact/Purpose:

To inform the public.

Description:

I present five seminal concepts of environmental economic thought and discuss their applicability to the idea of sustainability. These five, Maximum Sustainable Yield and Steady-state, The Environmental Kuznet’s curve, Substitutability, Discount rate and Intergenerational equity, and Green Accounting are chosen because they provide insight into the economist’s view of sustainability, and because there is much debate among economists, ecologists and others about their appropriate place and application in the study of sustainability.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Product Published Date: 08/01/2011
Record Last Revised: 07/20/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 227846

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH