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作者 Helm, Dieter, author
書名 Natural capital : valuing our planet / Dieter Helm
出版項 New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015]
國際標準書號 9780300210989 (hardcover)
0300210981 (hardcover)
國際標準號碼 9780300210989
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  330.1 H3692 2015    在架上  -  30500101515834
說明 xii, 277 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-265) and index
Preface and Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction: Taking Natural Capital Seriously -- Part One: What Is Sustainable Growth? -- 1 Facing up to the Challenges -- 2 Sustaining Economic Growth -- 3 Defining the Aggregate Natural Capital Rule -- Part Two: How Can Natural Capital Be Measured? -- 4 Accounting for Natural Capital -- 5 Measuring Natural Capital -- 6 Pricing and Valuing Natural Capital -- Part Three: What Needs to Be Done? -- 7 Compensating for Damage -- 8 Taxing Pollution -- 9 Protecting the Commons -- Part Four: How Can It Be Done? -- 10 The Prize: Restoring Natural Capital -- 11 Finance: Paying for Natural Capital -- 12 Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Natural capital is what nature provides to us for free. Renewables-like species-keep on coming, provided we do not drive them towards extinction. Non-renewables-like oil and gas-can only be used once. Together, they are the foundation that ensures our survival and well-being, and the basis of all economic activity. In the face of the global, local, and national destruction of biodiversity and ecosystems, economist Dieter Helm here offers a crucial set of strategies for establishing natural capital policy that is balanced, economically sustainable, and politically viable. Helm shows why the commonly held view that environmental protection poses obstacles to economic progress is false, and he explains why the environment must be at the very core of economic planning. He presents the first real attempt to calibrate, measure, and value natural capital from an economic perspective and goes on to outline a stable new framework for sustainable growth. Bristling with ideas of immediate global relevance, Helm's book shifts the parameters of current environmental debate. As inspiring as his trailblazing "The Carbon Crunch", this volume will be essential reading for anyone concerned with reversing the headlong destruction of our environment
主題 Natural resources -- Valuation
Environmental economics
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