ecological economics Articles

  • Stevens Water Acquires Structure Monitoring, Inc.

    Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Inc. is proud to announce the completion of the acquisition of Structure Monitoring Inc.Also based in Portland, Oregon, Structural Monitoring Inc. (SMI) provides intelligent IoT (Internet of Things) solutions for monitoring, analyzing, and managing critical infrastructure with emphasis on hydropower, bridges, and transportation applications.Stevens and SMI share a ...

  • The ecological antecedents of terrorism: a reply to Shrivastava

    This article is a reply to the paper in this issue by Paul Shrivastava 'The ecological antecedents of terrorism'.Keywords: ecology, terrorism, war on terror, sustainability, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kashmir, sustainable development, environmental impact, economics, military ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The political economy of growth and green politics in Ireland

    The current economic crisis arrived at the end of an extended period of accelerated growth in Ireland. The paper will examine the impact for the Irish Greens, including a discussion of the role of the 'Green Political Economy', in the aftermath of that party's rise to power as junior participants of the current coalition government in the republic.Keywords: ecological modernisation, environmental ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecological footprint decomposition analyses: the case of Latvia

    This paper presents results from empirical decomposition analyses of Latvia's national Ecological Footprint in the housing, transport and food consumption sectors. It draws attention to growth, structural and intensity effects causing changes in the ecological footprint and presents the strategies to be employed by policy makers to overcome these effects.Keywords: decomposition analyses, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Residents' perceptions of tourism impacts and sustainable tourism development

    Studying ecological, economic and socio-cultural impacts is a critical component of understanding how tourism affects destination communities. This study examined the residents' perceptions of positive and negative impacts of tourism on the host community. The main characteristics of the theoretical discussion on host community perceptions of tourism development are presented. In the empirical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Turning economics inside out

    This article sets out a view of the purposes and approaches of 'green economics'. It looks particularly at the 'boundary' conventionally drawn around economics, and at the 'inputs' and 'externalities' which cross that boundary, and proposes that these should be the primary focus for work on green economics, incorporating both ecological and social aspects. The article includes a brief critique of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unflooding Asia the Green Cities Way

    In this illustrated book, the Asian Development Bank (ADB)seeks to introduce a holistic thinking in dealing with urban floods by adopting the green cities development approach. Green cities development is a holistic approach which promotes multipurpose (or multifunctional) solutions that are not only technologically and economically efficient, but which are also ecologically sustainable and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Post-Keynesian economics and sustainable development

    This paper looks at the relationship between sustainable development and economics. Neoclassical economics with its current methodological approach is not well suited to understand or analyse the problem of sustainable development. Post-Keynesian economics – with its focus on macro and policy outcomes, the role of institutions, uncertainty, historical time, and its criticism of gross substitution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exchanges: physical, economic, but also institutional

    Industrial ecology has devoted almost exclusive attention to the flows that connect industrial processes. Though understandable given its metaphorical roots in natural ecosystems, it has neglected the exchanges that necessarily accompany the flows found in human-designed systems. After reviewing the seminal literature of institutional theory for a better understanding of exchanges, several ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Combining sustainable development and economic attractiveness: towards an indicator of sustainable attractiveness

    This article addresses the question of the attractiveness of a particular territory from the perspective of sustainable development. Attractiveness cannot be measured without an assessment of sustainable development because recent global economic and ecological crises mean territories still want to attract businesses, but governments are also responsible for responding to concerns about the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nuclear desalination and electricity production for islands

    Nuclear desalination is an established and commercially proven technology that is now available and has the potential of further improvement. The technology of a small-sized reactor for desalination and electricity production will be an economically viable option and will also be suitable for islands with geographic, climatic, ecological and hydrological specifics. The operating experiences and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ACTIFLO® Clarifiers are Heart of Antioch, CA Recycled Water Facility

    Due to a number of economic and ecological factors, the California State Water Resources Control Board requires power plant developers to evaluate the use of recycle water for cooling tower needs. For this reason, Calpine (a power plant developer) formed a public-private partnership between itself, Bechtel Enterprises and the Delta Diablo Sanitation District (DDSD) to build a new recycled water ...

  • An analysis of the relationship between sustainable development and the anthroposystem concept

    In the 1980s, the concept of sustainable economic development emerged to try to deal with the complex and pervasive aspects of the environmental problem. However, an ecological perspective of sustainability requires taking a holistic approach that uses the ecosphere as a frame of reference. This paper describes the anthroposystem model that philosophically views the notion of sustainability in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Industrial ecology and ecological economics

    The editors of this journal initiated a discussion on the relationship between industrial ecology and ecological economics, to which the current article is intended to contribute. It consists of overviews of ecological economics and industrial ecology, followed by an analysis of the links between them. Judging from their theoretical background and historical development, the extent of cross ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of perspectives of steady development of the economics of the North-Western region of the Russian Federation

    On what does the steady development of the economics of the North-Western region depend? Ecological and social aspects are always interconnected. The North Dvina river system assures all freight turnover. Local Palaeolithic digs are of great importance for comprehension of the late Perm epoch. The North-Western region is one of the largest urban territories in Russia. What stabilises its energy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic alternatives and childhood poverty

    Current national and international economic policies are exerting ever more direct pressures on children's lives and futures. This paper reviews key concerns and contradictions in neoliberal economic policies' effects on childhood. Alternative feminist and green economics and critical theory critiques of neoliberalism are summarised and their implications for childhood poverty are considered. In ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecoprofit- A Success Story

    ECOPROFIT is a success story that earned the city of Graz reputation and recognition across Europe. The foundation of the success is the co-operation between companies, the local authorities and competent advisers.ECOPROFITS basic goal is to create a Win-Win situation. Innovative integrated environmental techniques strengthen companies economically and improve the regions ecological situation at ...


    By Bit Management Beratung GmbH

  • Canada`s Ecosystem Initiatives

    Canada’s Ecosystem Initiatives are aimed at creating a healthy environment and healthy communities through multi-partnerships, focusing on science, sharing in-formation and experiences, pooling resources, and ecological priorities. The com-mon goals of all ecosystem initiatives are to improve air quality, water quality and to protect important habitats and species through partnerships between ...


    By Springer

  • Sustainability in supply chain management: a literature review and a conceptual flow cycle

    A literature review on sustainability in supply chain management is presented. The review differs from past ones in that it surveys more the non-operations management articles such as those in the areas of industrial ecology, clusters/eco-industrial parks, economics of locality, systems learning and thinking. Inspired by the review, a conceptual flow cycle for sustainable networks is developed in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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