Green Economy Reader: Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability

This volume, which features a foreword by Achim Steiner, aims to fill the gap in understanding of ecological economics – one of the important foundations of the green economy trend in new economic thinking.

Inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics, this book covers sustainability pathways, new economic theory, democracy and institutions, multidimensional assessment of sustainability, macroeconomic modelling and policies, climate change and renewable energy, resource flows and circular economy, regenerative cities, environmental conflicts and values.

The contributors include leading thinkers in ecological economics: Professors David Orr, Peter Söderbaum, Robert Ayres, Herman Daly, Stanislav Shmelev, Stefan Speck, Herbert Girardet, Stefan Giljum, Terry Barker, Jeroen van den Bergh, David Elliott, Juan Martinez-Alier, Irina Shmeleva, Robert Costanza, Gar Alperovitz, Joshua Farley, Carol Franco, Tim Jackson, Ida Kubiszewski, Juliet Schor and Peter Victor. It is hoped that the thought provoking collection of top-level contributions will help facilitate a transition towards sustainability and educational reform.

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