Chichilnisky, Graciela (1995): The economic value of the Earth's resources. Published in: Trends in Ecology and Evolution (TREE) , Vol. 11, No. No. 3 (March 1996): pp. 135-140.
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Economics is the driving force of today's widespread environmental destruction. Markets undervalue the earth's resources and compound their overuse. Since World War II the world has used resources voraciously. The situation can be described as the industrial countries overconsuming resources which are overextracted and exported by developing countries and traded at prices that are lower than the social costs. Resource-intensive patterns of growth and trade are inefficient for the world economy, and lead to tragic maldistribution of the Earth's riches. They should be replaced by knowledge-intensive patterns of growth. Information technology and the environmental agenda are the two most important trends in the world economy. Together they can lead to growth that is intrinsically compatible with the environment.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The economic value of the Earth's resources|
|Keywords:||environmental destruction; non-renewable resources; international trade; world economy|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q3 - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation > Q32 - Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
|Depositing User:||Graciela Chichilnisky|
|Date Deposited:||28. Apr 2008 02:55|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:09|
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