Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?

Growth versus the Environment: Is there a Trade-off?

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Economic growth and the environment is a complex and much debated issue. Per Kageson's book has a broader approach than earlier studies on this subject as he relates the analysis of present-day problems and trends (1960-2010) to clearly defined long-term objectives based on the concept of sustainable development.
The present volume covers the use of non-renewable resources in the OECD countries in a global perspective, while the regional environmental impact of economic growth is discussed in a European context. The book also includes an analysis of the potential conflict between pollution abatement costs and economic growth.
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  • Hardback | 301 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • IX, 301 p.
  • 0792349261
  • 9780792349266

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Hypotheses. 3. Delimitations and Methodology. 4. The Concept of Sustainable Development. 5. Economic Growth in the Post- War Period. 6. Resource Intensity. 7. Depletion of Natural Resources. 8. Economic Growth and the Environment - the Case of OECD Europe. 9. Air Pollution. 10. Climate Change. 11. Water Pollution. 12. Hazardous Chemicals. 13. Toxic Heavy Metals. 14. Dematerialisation and Waste. 15. Noise. 16. Nature Protection and Biodiversity. 17. Pollution Abatement Costs and Economic Growth. 18. A Closer Look at Transport. 19. Discussion and Main Conclusions. References.
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