Tag Archives: Sustainability

Net National Product and Sustainability

National product, calculated net of a deduction for depletion of natural resources, could in theory provide some indication of whether current consumption is permanently sustainable.  But the conditions that would be needed to make net national product into a practical … Continue reading


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Managing Natural Capital

A critical analysis of Dieter Helm’s ‘Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet’. Contents Introduction The Asset-Based Approach The Importance of Natural Capital Valuing Natural Capital Natural Goods – and Bads Sustainability and Renewable Natural Capital Sustainability and Non-Renewable Natural Capital National … Continue reading

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Cities and the Environment

Environmental economics can be an important tool in urban planning.  It can also inform discussion of the place of cities in a sustainable world. When I first studied environmental economics, cities seemed to make only the occasional guest appearance in … Continue reading

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