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Nature and wealth : overcoming environmental scarcity and inequality

Author: Edward Barbier
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
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Drawing on historical and contemporary evidence, this book argues that growing environmental degradation and wealth inequality are linked to how nature is exploited to create economic wealth. Ending  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Barbier
ISBN: 9781137403377 1137403373 9781137403384 1137403381
OCLC Number: 909112333
Description: xiii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of economic wealth --
Natural capital and economic development --
Wealth, structure and functioning of modern economies --
The age of ecological scarcity --
Structural imbalance --
The under-pricing of nature --
Wealth inequality --
Redressing the structural imbalance --
Making the transition --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Edward B. Barbier.
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