Environmentally sustainable development: optimal economic conditions

  • Edward B. Barbier
  • Anil Markandya


A review of the literature on ‘sustainable’ economic development suggests that two interpretations of that concept have emerged: a wider concept concerned with sustainable economic, ecological and social development and a more narrowly defined concept largely concerned with ‘environmentally sustainable development’, i.e. with optimal resource and environmental management over time.2


Sustainable Development Environmental Quality Environmental Degradation Renewable Resource Natural Capital 
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  • Anil Markandya

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