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An introduction to the green economy : science, systems and sustainability

Author: Adrian C Newton; Elena Cantarello
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
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The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, resource efficiency, recycling of materials and green infrastructure. This textbook  Read more...
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Newton, Adrian C.
An Introduction to the Green Economy : Science, Systems and Sustainability.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian C Newton; Elena Cantarello
ISBN: 9781134654451 1134654456 0415711614 9780415711616 0415711606 9780415711609 1134654529 9781134654529 9781322081199 1322081190
OCLC Number: 887510108
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 358 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Introduction --
Sustainability science --
Climate change and carbon management --
Biodiversity and ecosystem services --
Green technology and renewable energy --
Environmental law and social justice --
The green economy in practice --
Outlook for the green economy.
Responsibility: Adrian C. Newton and Elena Cantarello.

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The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, resource efficiency, recycling of materials and green infrastructure. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the green economy, using a strongly interdisciplinary approach based on environmental science, rather than treating it as a sub-set of.

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