New Economy of Nature

New Economy of Nature

A critical introduction
Cover: New Economy of Nature
09. May. 2014 by Thomas Fatheuer
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: April 2014
Number of Pages: 72
License: CC-BY-NC-ND
ISBN: 978-3-86928-120-9

From climate change to ecosystem degradation – the solution to these problems could reside in an economic “valuation” of nature and its services. But if the existential benefits that nature provides to humankind are expressed in terms of euros and dollars, can that really give nature any better protection?

The publication “New Economy of Nature” by Thomas Fatheuer provides a readily understandable introduction to the subject and illuminates the concepts and instruments that follow from the idea of monetarizing nature. Accessible examples show the social and ecological goal conflicts and the powerful but risk-laden influence of this New Economy.


Table of contents:

7 Foreword
9 The Context of the Debate, or: In Search of a Game Changer
13 Insights into the History of a Difficult Relationship: Economics and Nature
27 The New Economy of Nature – Fields of Action
61 Illusions, Wrong Turns and Alternatives – Concluding Remarks

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