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Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Ramprasad Sengupta


The book has a comprehensive coverage of issues relating to the role of ecological constraints in limiting the availability of natural resources and eco-services for economic development and resulting often in environmental degradation. It explains how the interactive relationship between the human economy and the natural environment as determined by the laws of entropy and material balances sets these ecological limits and also shows how the development of technology, policies and institutions can relax these constraints creating space for development ensuring equitable sharing of its benefit ... More

Keywords: Ecology, Scale in Economics, Limits to Growth, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Ecological Economics, Biosphere, Eco-services, Eco-capacity, Natural Resources, Waste absorption, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Resource Accounting, Ecological Footprint, Population, Land and Soil, Water, Forests, Bio-diversity, Energy, Climate Change, Population policy, Resource Policy, Climate Policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198081654
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramprasad Sengupta, author
Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi