Green Economy Reader

Lectures in Ecological Economics and Sustainability

  • Stanislav Shmelev

Part of the Studies in Ecological Economics book series (SEEC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ecological Economics: Alternative Perspectives

  3. Ecological Economics of Physical Balance: Resources, Climate Change, and Renewable Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Stefan Speck, Roberto Zoboli
      Pages 141-160
    3. Stefan Giljum, Stephan Lutter, Martin Bruckner
      Pages 161-182
    4. Herbert Girardet
      Pages 183-204
    5. David Elliott
      Pages 291-308
  4. Ecological Economics of Social Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Joan Martinez-Alier, Leah Temper, Mariana Walter, Federico Demaria
      Pages 311-332
    3. Irina A. Shmeleva
      Pages 333-365
    4. Robert Costanza, Gar Alperovitz, Herman Daly, Joshua Farley, Carol Franco, Tim Jackson et al.
      Pages 367-454
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 455-463

About this book


State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This book is focusing on 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. It will be helpful for MSc and PhD students in Economics, Management, Environmental Change, Ecological Economics, Development Economics, Sustainability and practitioners in business, international and nongovernmental organizations. Rich, diverse and thought provoking collection of top level contributions, it will help to facilitate the transition towards sustainability and educational reform. 

A fabulous composition of papers by the authors who really count! Ernst von Weizsäcker, The Club of Rome 

The authors present a refreshing perspective on the possibilities of human progress in harmony with nature, without the need for economic growth to secure long term human welfare and wise use of nature's services. Extremely relevant. Peter MayPast President, International Society for Ecological Economics and Professor, UFRRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

The book goes well beyond the Green Economy, offering arguments and blueprints for a complete makeover of the current economic system. With multi- and interdisciplinary contributions ranging from moderately to fundamentally critical of current economics, it raises fundamental questions of value and power, draws on a wide range of theories, opens the eyes for the historical processes that brought about the current crises and demonstrates the value of ecological, but also classical economic thinking to their solution. If better politics require better theories, this is a must read for academics and decision makers in the time of climate crisis. Joachim SpangenbergSustainable Europe Research Institute, SERI Germany e.V.


Climate Change and Renewable Energy Green Economy and Sustainability Natural Resources and Circular Economy Multidimensional Assessment of Sustainability Regenerative Cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanislav Shmelev
    • 1
  1. 1.Environment Europe LtdOxford, OxfordshireUnited Kingdom

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