The Economics of the Environment

Economics of the Environment cover image
Edition:
3rd
Date of publication:
June 2015
ISBN:
978-1-939402-20-2
Price:
$34.95




The Economics of the Environment, 3rd edition

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Growth, Production, and Consumption
    • 1.1 Let's Just Assume We;re Sustainable William E. Rees
    • 1.2 Limits to Growth—Of What? James K. Boyce
    • 1.3 The Growth Consensus Unravels Jonathan Rowe
    • 1.4 Is All Growth Good? The Case of China Sara Hsu
    • Spotlight: Consumerism
    • 1.5 Enough in Enough Alan Durning
    • 1.6 True Wealth: Work, Leisure, and Consumption Juliet Schor
    • 1.7 America Beyond Consumerism Thad Williamson
  • Chapter 2: Environmental Measurement
    • 2.1 Pricing the Priceless Lisa Heinzerling and Frank Ackerman
    • 2.2 Protecting Money or People? James K. Boyce
    • 2.3 Whither the Green Economy? Edward B. Barbier
    • 2.4 Can "Natural Capital Accounting" Come of Age in Africa? Patrick Bond
    • Spotlight: Gross Domestic Product
    • 2.5 Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful James K. Boyce
    • 2.6 Measuring Well-Being: GDP and Its Alternatives Gerald Friedman
  • Chapter 3: Market Failure and the Roles of Government
    • 3.1 Environmental Regulations are Not "Job Killers" After All Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 3.2 Saving Energy Creates Jobs Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 3.3 Way Beyond Greenwashing Jonathan Latham
    • Spotlight: Responsible Mining
    • 3.4 Buzzwords: Responsible Mining Robin Broad
    • 3.5 The Quest for Responsible Mining Practices Robin Broad
  • Chapter 4: Environmental Justice
    • 4.1 Mapping Environmental Injustice Klara Zwickl, Michael Ash, and James K. Boyce
    • 4.2 Lake Country, Not Trash Country Patricia Rodriguez
    • 4.3 Katrina Hits Cancer Alley: An Interview with Monique Harden
    • 4.4 Bankruptcy as Corporate Makeover Mara Kardas-Nelson, Lin Nelson, and Anne Fischel
    • 4.5 The Great Land Giveaway in Mozambique Timothy A. Wise
    • Spotlight: The Palm Oil Controversy
    • 4.6 Blood on the Palms David Bacon
    • 4.7 Exchange: Oil-Palm Plantations on Afro-Colombian Lands
  • Chapter 5: Resources and Rents
    • 5.1 Rent Capture: To What End? Alejandro Reuss
    • 5.2 Rent in a Warming World James K. Boyce
    • 5.3 Turning Gas Into Development in Bolivia Aaron Luoma and Gretchen Gordon
    • 5.4 Is It Oil? Arthur MacEwan
    • 5.5 Wall Street's U.S. Land Grab Lukas Ross
    • 5.6 Land Reform and Economic Development Jawied Nawabi
    • 5.7 Whose Right to Water? Kevin Murray
    • Spotlight: The Economics and Politics of Fracking
    • 5.8 Frack Off! Seth Grande
    • 5.9 Frackonomics: The Science and Economics of the Gas Boom Rob Larson
  • Chapter 6: Climate Change
    • 6.1 Climate Economics in Four Easy Pieces Frank Ackerman
    • 6.2 The Costs of Extreme Weather Heidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 6.3 Want a Cool Planet? Raise Gas Prices! Marc Breslow
    • 6.4 Maine Farmers and Climate Change Stephanie Welcomer, Mark Haggerty, and John Jemison
    • 6.5 U.S. Polluters Uber Alles John Miller
    • 6.6 Will BRICS Carbon Traders Bail Out the Banks' Climate Strategy? Patrick Bond
    • Spotlight: Climate Policy and Economic Development
    • 6.7 Brazil's Quest for Sustainable Development Kevin Gallagher
    • 6.8 A 2 x 4 x 20 Climate Agreement Edward B. Barbier
  • Chapter 7: Agriculture, Food, and Sustainability
    • 7.1 The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture John Ikerd
    • 7.2 Hunters of Shepherds of the Sea? Samuel Scott
    • 7.3 Fiddling in Rome While Our Food Burns Marie Brill and Timothy A. Wise
    • 7.4 Famine Myths William Moseley
    • 7.5 Do Locavores Have a Dilemma Anita Dancs and Helen Scharber
    • Spotlight: Genetically Modified Organisms
    • 7.6 Corporate Power, Grassroots Resistance, and the Battle Over the Food System Elizabeth Fraser and Anuradha Mittal
    • 7.7 High Risks, Few Rewards for Mexico with Monsanto's Maize Timothy A. Wise
  • Chapter 8: Global Issues
    • 8.1 Toward a Global Energy Transition Ross Gelbspan
    • 8.2 Sustainable Sanitation: A Global Health Challenge Laura Orlando
    • 8.3 Typhoon Haiyan and a Global Coastal Strategy Edward B. Barbier
    • 8.4 Why Did Commodity Prices Move Together? Manisha Pradhananga
    • Spotlight: "Free Trade" and the Environment
    • 8.5 Governments and Activists are Fighting the Corporate "Right" to Sue Governments Robin Broad
    • 8.6 Is the United States a Pollution Haven? Frank Ackerman
  • Chapter 9: Alternatives
    • 9.1 Sharing the Wealth of the Commons Peter Barnes
    • 9.2 Keep It in the Ground Elissa Dennis
    • 9.3 Sustainability Squared Polly Cleveland
    • 9.4 Climate Policy as Wealth Creation James K. Boyce
    • Spotlight: Green Jobs
    • 9.5 China's Green Jobs: Cause for Celebration? Sara Hsu
    • 9.6 Can "Abenomics" Revive Japan's Economy Junji Tokunaga
    • 9.7 We Need a (Green) Jobs Program Jeannette Wicks-Lim
  • Contributors