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Unveiling wealth : on money, quality of life, and sustainability

Author: Peter Bartelmus
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer, ©2003.
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The book presents new indicators of the social, economic and ecological impacts of our lifestyles and production techniques. For the assessment of the opaque concept we need both, physical impact  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Unveiling wealth
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bartelmus
ISBN: 0306482215 9780306482212 1402008147 9781402008146
OCLC Number: 818984068
Notes: Unveiling wealth is the translation and expansion of Wohlstand entschleiern--a book based on the congress of the same name organised by the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (Wuppertal, 10 December 1999)"--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 225 p.) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword; E.U. von Weizsacker. Preface. I: Introductory Statements by the Executive Director of UNEP. Unveiled wealth takes environmental cost into account; K. Toepfer. II: New Indicators of Sustainability. Unveiling wealth - accounting for sustainability; P. Bartelmus. Discussion. III: Which Indicators, and for What? On expectations and efforts - some introductory observations; U.E. Simomis. Indicators for sustainable development - a systems analysis approach; H. Bossel. Economic, ecological and social indicators; P. Klemmer. Acquisition and numerical hocus-pocus - profits and costs are misleading targets and indicators; A. Gahrmann. The debate about sustainability in industry; W. Bruhl. Indicators of sustainable employment; G. Bosch. Discussion. IV: The Physical Basis of the Economy. Dematerialisation and energy efficiency - the message of ecoindicators; P. Hennicke. Material flow analysis - unveiling the physical basis of economies; S. Bringezu. Emergy accounting; H.W. Odum. V: Assessment and Policy Analysis. Assessment of sustainability in growth and development - approaches and policy applications; R. Repetto. Questions and Answers. How can sustainability become a measure of success in politics? H. Ziegler. Economic growth models and the role of physical resources; R.U. Ayres, B. Warr. Post-fossil development patterns in the North; W. Sachs. Outlook: From paradigm to policy; P. Bartelmus. Notes. The Authors. Index.
Other Titles: Wohlstand entschleiern.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Bartelmus.


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