April 8, 2010

Costing the Earth?

The United Nations estimates that the population of the world will grow to 9 billion by 2050. At the current usage rates, this would mean that by only 2030, we would need to consume 50% more natural resources to support this population growth. Pollution, greenhouse gases, and other negative effects would also increase by 50% during this period. In short, we must do something to curb our consumption of natural resources and production of waste. The Sustainability Project believes that this is only possible if changing our behavior makes economic sense. In short, sustainable behavior must pay off. This book outlines the economic conditions needed to achieve the goal of sustainable development in Europe and around the world. It also explains incentives for sustainable economic management. This is one of twelve books by the Sustainability project which address projects posed by globalization and population growth, and offer practical solutions for the 21st century.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Costing the Earth? Perspectives on Sustainable Development
Bernd Meyer
HC 79 .E5 M458513 2009