The Resource Handbook for a sustainable economy, Roberto Bermejo

Handbook for a sustainable economy, Roberto Bermejo

Label
Handbook for a sustainable economy
Title
Handbook for a sustainable economy
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Bermejo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the 1992 World Scientists' Warning to Humanity, the looming prospect of Earth's changing climate has inspired a broad movement dedicated to a sustainable future. In this Handbook, the author explains the elements of a sustainable economy, the development of which must be undertaken if we are to retain our civilization. The first section offers a critical analysis of orthodox economical thinking, and the tools used by the conventional economy to solve the 'environmental problem.' The author examines the theory and tools of Environmental Economics addressing the commodification of nature, and offers analysis of the theoretical and practical contradictions which arise from attempts to combine environmental protection and free trade. Part II discusses the principles and tools needed to build a sustainable economy, including the concept of biomimicry as a guiding principle of sustainability, a brief description of the adaptive cycle of ecosystems, and explains the concept of transformability and the factors that determine it. Discussion includes a broad evaluation of the capacity for transformation of National Sustainable Development Strategies, and an analysis of the essential requirements of ecology-based tax reform. Also included is a critical vision of the dominant paradigm of science and technology. The third section explores sustainable production and consumption, discussing energy, transport, the circular economy of materials, and sustainable consumption. Included are a detailed analysis of factors that determine the limits of fossil fuels, a description of the peak oil structural effect and its sectoral impacts, an overview of a sustainable electric system, and a review of biofuels, electricity and hydrogen. The author concludes that only hydrogen associated to fuel offers a sustainable alternative to oil. Discussion includes a view of the structural causes of the current high-level consumption model through the lens of motivation, provision and access systems, and a detailed description of policies that must be adopted as part of a sustainable consumption strategy. The final chapter undertakes the task of analyzing the capability of our societies to transform themselves to reach sustainability. The author broadly evaluates each factor, as a prior step to carrying out an overall evaluation, and demonstrates that in order to accomplish a comprehensive analysis, a multidisciplinary group is necessary
Cataloging source
GW5XE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bermejo, Roberto
Dewey number
338.9/27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Environmental economics
  • Sustainable development
  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Mineral Resources
  • Renewable and Green Energy
  • Metallic Materials
  • Social Work
Label
Handbook for a sustainable economy, Roberto Bermejo
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-017-8981-3
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Critical review of the orthodox economy -- 1 paradigms -- 2 the commodification of nature and its consequences -- 3 Foundations and instruments of environmental economics -- 4 Free market and sustainability -- 5 Sustainable development in the Brundtland report and its distortion -- Part II Principles and instruments for sustainability -- 6 Sustainability of social-economical systems -- 7 Sustainability -- 8 Instruments for sustainability: strategic planning and ecological tax reform -- 9 Science and technology for sustainability -- Part III Sustainable production and consumption -- 10 The limits of fossil fuels -- 11 Repercussions of the end of the oil age -- 12 Towards sustainable transport at the end of the fossil fuels era -- 13 Solar economy elements -- 14 Renewable hydrogen economy -- 15 Societies in energy emergency -- 16 Circular economy -- 17 Industrial ecology -- 18 Basis for an eco-effective and integrated product strategy -- 19 Sustainable consumption -- Part IV Evaluation of transformability -- 20 Overall evaluation of transformability and its trend
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401789813
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8981-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884716999
  • (OCoLC)ocn884716999
Label
Handbook for a sustainable economy, Roberto Bermejo
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-94-017-8981-3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I Critical review of the orthodox economy -- 1 paradigms -- 2 the commodification of nature and its consequences -- 3 Foundations and instruments of environmental economics -- 4 Free market and sustainability -- 5 Sustainable development in the Brundtland report and its distortion -- Part II Principles and instruments for sustainability -- 6 Sustainability of social-economical systems -- 7 Sustainability -- 8 Instruments for sustainability: strategic planning and ecological tax reform -- 9 Science and technology for sustainability -- Part III Sustainable production and consumption -- 10 The limits of fossil fuels -- 11 Repercussions of the end of the oil age -- 12 Towards sustainable transport at the end of the fossil fuels era -- 13 Solar economy elements -- 14 Renewable hydrogen economy -- 15 Societies in energy emergency -- 16 Circular economy -- 17 Industrial ecology -- 18 Basis for an eco-effective and integrated product strategy -- 19 Sustainable consumption -- Part IV Evaluation of transformability -- 20 Overall evaluation of transformability and its trend
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401789813
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-8981-3
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884716999
  • (OCoLC)ocn884716999

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