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The Resource Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets, Edward B. Barbier

Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets, Edward B. Barbier

Label
Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets
Title
Capitalizing on nature
Title remainder
ecosystems as natural assets
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Barbier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The basic unit of nature - the ecosystem - is a special form of wealth, which we can think of as a stock of natural capital. However, perhaps because this capital is free, we have tended to view it as limitless, abundant and always available for our use, exploitation and conversion. Capitalizing on Nature shows how modeling ecosystems as natural capital can help us to analyze the economic behavior that has led to the overuse of so much ecological wealth. It explains how this concept of ecosystem as natural capital sheds light on a number of important issues, including landscape conversion, ecological restoration, ecosystem resilience and collapse, spatial benefits and payments for ecosystem services. The book concludes by focusing on major policy challenges that need to be overcome in order to avert the worsening problem of ecological scarcity and how we can fund novel financing mechanisms for global conservation"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barbier, Edward
Dewey number
333.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
QH75
LC item number
.B268 2011
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QH75
NAL item number
.B268 2011
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecosystem management
  • Environmental economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Ecosystem management
  • Environmental economics
Label
Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets, Edward B. Barbier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ecological scarcity as an economic problem -- 2. Ecosystem services and ecological landscapes -- 3. The basic natural asset model -- 4. Spatial variation in ecosystems -- 5. The open economy -- 6. Ecological collapse -- 7. The way ahead -- 8. Policies in the age of ecological scarcity
Control code
760413540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139141918
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760413540
Label
Capitalizing on nature : ecosystems as natural assets, Edward B. Barbier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Ecological scarcity as an economic problem -- 2. Ecosystem services and ecological landscapes -- 3. The basic natural asset model -- 4. Spatial variation in ecosystems -- 5. The open economy -- 6. Ecological collapse -- 7. The way ahead -- 8. Policies in the age of ecological scarcity
Control code
760413540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 321 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139141918
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760413540

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