Sustainable Development: Economics and Environment in the Third World

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Blueprint for a Green Economy put the economics of the environment onto the public agenda. Its authors have now widened the issue by applying the principles of their earlier, ground-breaking work to the tangled issue of sustainable Third World development. They offer a definition of sustainable development in terms of not depleting natural resources and then examine its economic implications. The bulk of the book contains six lively case-studies of major developmental issues, from the watersheds of Java to the drylands of the Sudan; from Amazonia to Africa, all of which show the crucial importance of incorporating the economics of sustainable development into our thinking.
 

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Contents

Discounting the future
23
Economic appraisal and the natural environment
57
Sustainable development in the upper watersheds of Java
67
Sustainable forest management in the outer islands
91
Natural resources in the economy of the Sudan
117
Sustainable development in Botswana
150
Natural resources and economic development in Nepal
168
Sustainable management of Amazonia
190
Index
211
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Page iv - The authors attempt to give some structure to the concept of sustainable development and to illustrate ways in which environmental economics can be applied to the developing world.

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