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The Resource Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources, Koellner, Thomas

Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources, Koellner, Thomas

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Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources
Title
Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources
Statement of responsibility
Koellner, Thomas
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Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The utilization of natural resources to satisfy worldwide growing consumption of goods and services has severe ecological consequences. Aside from the projected doubling of food consumption in the next fifty years, the growing trade of biofuels and other commodities is a global challenge as the economic activities in the primary sector (i.e. mining, fisheries, aquaculture, forestry and agriculture) can damage biodiversity and ecosystem services. This should be taken into account in the decision-making affecting the global value chains linking consumer, retailer, processor, and producer in the North and the South. To cover the topic of ecosystem services and global trade this book is organized into four major parts. Part 1 gives the theoretical framework from an ecological, economic and political perspectives. Part 2 explores how internationally traded biophysical commodities from agriculture, forestry and fisheries translates into a virtual flow of land, freshwater, and marine ecosystems. Part 3 describes how two widely used accounting tools (i.e., Life Cycle Assessment and Green National Accounts) deal with international aspects of ecosystem services, and Part 4 shows how instruments like labelling, bans, or payments for ecosystem services in the private and public sector can influence trade patterns and the management of ecosystem services. This collection is a valuable contribution to the global change science dealing with ecosystem services. It illustrates the consequences of international trade on global ecosystem services and provides an overview of accounting tools and of market-based policy instruments to address negative and positive externalities. The book is certainly innovative, because it brings together research findings from distinct disciplines especially Industrial Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences, as well as Environmental Economics and Political Science
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Koellner, Thomas
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Business enterprises
  • Economics
  • Commerce
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  • Commerce
  • Economics
Label
Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources, Koellner, Thomas
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019733515
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unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415821353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019733515
Label
Ecosystem Services and Global Trade of Natural Resources, Koellner, Thomas
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019733515
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st edition
Extent
1 online resource (304 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415821353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019733515

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