allocating the earth a distributional framework for protecting capabilities in environmental law and policy

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Allocating The Earth

Author : Breena Holland
ISBN : 9780199692071
Genre : Political Science
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This book offers a framework for improving both the substantive outcomes of environmental policies, and the decision-making processes that produce those outcomes. Both aspects of environmental policy create important inequities that the dominant economic approach to evaluating and designing environmental policies cannot adequately address. Holland draws on the 'capabilities theory' of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum to develop an approach to evaluating anddesigning environmental policies that is grounded in ideals of social justice rather than economic efficiency. She applies this framework to demonstrate its potential to improve current valuation ofenvironmental goods, justification of environmental protection, and inclusion of citizens in the decisions about environmental protection. While richly informed by both philosophy and economic reasoning, the book is highly accessible and suitable for non-specialists interested in understanding the theory and practice of environmental protection in the United States.

Ecosystems And Human Well Being

Author : Joseph Alcamo
ISBN : UCSC:32106015987487
Genre : Nature
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Ecosystems and Human Well-being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA), a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decision-makers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is modeled on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and will provide information requested by governments, through four international conventions, as well as meeting needs within the private sector and civil society. Ecosystems and Human Well-being offers an overview of the assessment, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystems have affected human well-being. The assessment also evaluates how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades and what responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The assessment was launched by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policy-makers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achieving integrated management of land, water, and living resources while strengthening regional, national, and local capacities. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment series will also improve policy and decision-making at all levels by increasing collaboration between natural and social scientists, and between scientists and policy-makers. Ecosystems and Human Well-being is an essential introduction to the program.

Living In Denial

Author : Kari Marie Norgaard
ISBN : 9780262015448
Genre : Psychology
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An analysis of why people with knowledge about climate change often fail to translate that knowledge into action.

Just Sustainabilities

Author : Julian Agyeman
ISBN : 0262511312
Genre : Business & Economics
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An examination of the links between environmental sustainability and human equality and the implications for domestic and international policy.

The Capability Approach

Author : Flavio Comim
ISBN : 9781139469869
Genre : Business & Economics
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The capability approach developed by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has become an important new paradigm in thinking about development. However, despite its theoretical and philosophical attractiveness, it has been less easy to measure or to translate into policy. This volume addresses these issues in the context of poverty and justice. Part I offers a set of conceptual essays that debate the strength of the often misunderstood individual focus of the capability approach. Part II investigates the techniques by which we can measure and compare capabilities, and how we can integrate them into poverty comparisons and policy advice. Finally, Part III looks at how we can apply the capability approach to different regions and contexts. Written by a team of international scholars, The Capability Approach is a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students concerned with the debate over the value of the capability approach and its potential applications.

Encyclopedia Of Finance

Author : Cheng-Few Lee
ISBN : 9780387262840
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a major new reference work covering all aspects of finance. Coverage includes finance (financial management, security analysis, portfolio management, financial markets and instruments, insurance, real estate, options and futures, international finance) and statistical applications in finance (applications in portfolio analysis, option pricing models and financial research). The project is designed to attract both an academic and professional market. It also has an international approach to ensure its maximum appeal. The Editors' wish is that the readers will find the encyclopedia to be an invaluable resource.

Issues In Environmental Law Policy And Planning 2011 Edition

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ISBN : 9781464964688
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Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning. The editors have built Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Environmental Law, Policy, and Planning: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

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