Nature and the marketplace: capturing the value of ecosystem services

dc.acquisition-srcBaker & Taylor orderen_US
dc.call-noHF 5413 .H42 2000 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorHeal, Geoffrey M.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:37:23Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:37:23Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description220 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractThe environment in the form of a natural ecosystem, planetary biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity, and their interactions make it possible for our existing natural infrastructure to exist. This book explores the economic issues raised by the impact of human activity on ecosystem services and on the global cycles controlled by them and to what extent our current economic institutions and policies manage these impacts. The author's goal is writing this book is to share his vision of how humans can manage their interactions with the natural environment on which their prosperity and well-being are ultimately based. He examines how natural systems and processes benefit human civilization and seeks to identify the institutions and economic policies needed to maintain their integrity. Topics covered include the infrastructure that natural systems provide human societies and the ways that we use and depend on that infrastructure, how a market economy works and how that market, along with price mechanisms, can lead to efficient use of society's resources. He examines cases where market forces could lead to incentives in conserving the environment, as well as biodiversity from an economic perspective, and an analysis of sustainability and sustainable economic development.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeUnited Statesen_US
dc.history10/24/05 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26217
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dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesen_US
dc.placeWashington, D.Cen_US
dc.publisherIsland Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries9124.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectsociological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental managementen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental impacten_US
dc.subjectecosystem managementen_US
dc.subjecteconomicsen_US
dc.subjectgreen marketingen_US
dc.subjectsocial responsibility of businessen_US
dc.subjectproduct managementen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental aspectsen_US
dc.titleNature and the marketplace: capturing the value of ecosystem servicesen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
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