Resource accounting for sustainability assessment : the nexus between energy, food, water and land use ed. Mario Giampietro, Richard J. Aspinall, Jesus Ramos-Martin, y Sandra G.F. Bukkens.
Contributor(s): Giampietro, Mario [ed.].Series: Routledge explorations in sustainability and governance.Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge Routledge 2014Description: 248 p. ilustraciones.ISBN: 9780415720595 (hardback).Subject(s): Economía Ambiental | Recursos Naturales | Desarrollo SostenibleDDC classification: 333.7
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" The demands placed on land, water, energy and other natural resources are exacerbated as the world population continues to increase together with the expectations of economic growth. This, combined with concerns over environmental change, presents a set of scientific, policy and management issues that are critical for sustainability.Resource Accounting for Sustainability Assessment: The nexus between energy, food, water and land use offers an approach for multi-scale, integrated assessment of this nexus. It presents a comprehensive and original method of resource accounting for integrated sustainability assessments. The approach is illustrated with three detailed case studies: the islands of Mauritius, the Indian state of Punjab, and the energy economy of South Africa. This provides insights through exploring the relationships between flows of goods, services, and materials, and the funds to be reproduced of natural, human, social, financial, physical, and economic capitals, at multiple scales. The book provides a badly needed quality control on the information used in deliberative processes about policy and planning activities for sustainability and food, water, energy and environmental security issues.This innovative book will be of interest to researchers, students, and practitioners in the fields of sustainability science, international development, industrial ecology, sustainable resource management, geography and ecological economics"--
"This book offers an approach for multi-scale, integrated assessment of land use, water, energy, food, populations and environmental resources. The approach is based in resource accounting, providing insights through exploring the relationships between flows of goods, services, and materials, and the funds of natural, human, social, financial, physical, and economic capitals, at multiple scales. The text describes the conceptual, technical and applied aspects of the approach, using international case studies to illustrate the manner in which it can be applied and used to improve understanding of the interdependencies of land use, water, energy and food for decision making"--