Sustainable Development: Economics and Environment in the Third World
Earthscan, 1990 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
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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Sustainable development in the upper watersheds of Java
Sustainable forest management in the outer islands
Natural resources in the economy of the Sudan
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