Environmental Sustainability: A Consumption Approach by Raghbendra Jha
By Raghbendra Jha
With globalization quickly changing into an irreversible technique, it is crucial to pay elevated awareness to the consequences for environmental sustainability. even though, the so-called environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) argument means that speedy financial progress in lots of constructing international locations may be environmentally unsustainable.
Environmental Sustainability addresses this dichotomy and articulates a idea of intake sustainability that's either common and relates to the indefinite destiny. also, it emphasizes the significance of addressing a wide spectrum of resources of environmental degradation and relates this degree to an index of monetary fulfillment extra entire than in line with capita income.
As good because the EKC, authors Jha and Murthy additionally critique the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) and empirically substantiate the proposition yes form of improvement within the shortly high-income international locations is basically accountable for worldwide environmental degradation. numerous coverage conclusions for worldwide environmental administration also are advanced.
Throughout, Jha and Murthy comprehensively assessment present ways to environmental sustainability and significantly overview empirical experiences of environmental degradation, and fiscal improvement, making this a useful resource of data for these thinking about environmental economics and political economy.
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