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Costanza, Robert

Works: 158 works in 525 publications in 4 languages and 15,093 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Actor, Publishing director
Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.7
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Most widely held works about Robert Costanza
Most widely held works by Robert Costanza
Sustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earth by Robert Costanza( )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ENVIRONMENT. Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality
Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century : toward a new, integrated hard problem science by Robert Costanza( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will act as a state of the art assessment of integrated environmental science and its relation to real world problem solving. It is aimed not only at the academic community, but also as a sourcebook for managers, policy makers, and the informed public. It deals both with the state of the science and the level of consensus among scientists on key environmental issues." "The concepts underlying this book were developed at the 2nd EcoSummit workshop held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2000, with active participation from all delegates, and attempts to present their collective view."--Jacket
Ecological economics : the science and management of sustainability by Robert Costanza( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goals, agenda and policy recomendations for ecological economics; What do we want to sustain?: environmentalism and human evaluations; Elements of environmental macroeconomis; Paramount positions in ecological economics; Sustainability and the problem of valuation; Driving forces, increasing returns and ecological sustainability; Sustainability and discounting the future; Ecological health and sustainable resource management; Environmental policy and distributional conflicts; A new scientific methodology for global environmental issues; Reserved rationality and the precautionary principle: technological change, time and uncertainty in environmental decision making; The environment as capital; Alternative environmental and resource accounting approaches; Correcting national income for environmental losses: a practical solution for a theoretical dilemma; National accounting, time and the environment: a neo-Autrian approach; Accounting in ecological systems; Contributory values of ecosystem resources; Ecological economic analysis for regional sustainable development; Natural resource scarcity and economic growth revisited: economic and biophysical perspectives; Economic biases against sustainable development; Assuring sustainability of ecological economic systems; Local and global incentives for sustainability; Economic strategies for mitigating the impacts of climate change on future generations; The role for economic incentives in International allocation of abatement effort;
The local politics of global sustainability by Tom Prugh( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Local Politics of Global Sustainability, Thomas Prugh, Robert Costanza, and Herman Daly explore the political implications of ecological economics. They envision a reenergized political system based on a type of self-governance that political scientist Benjamin Barber calls "strong democracy." A politics of engagement rather than consignment, strong democracy empowers citizens to participate directly in community decision making." "Using examples of communities that are experimenting with various features of strong democratic systems, The Local Politics of Global Sustainability explains the crucial biophysical, economic, and social issues involved in achieving a sustainable world of our choice, rather than one imposed by external factors."--Jacket
An Introduction to ecological economics by Robert Costanza( Book )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'An Introduction to Ecological Economics' is the definitive introduction to the field of ecological economics, which is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of ecological as well as economic needs, sustaining both 'nature's household' and 'humankind's household'
The economics of nature and the nature of economics( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. Topics include: the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics; reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve; and green national accounting
Creating a sustainable and desirable future : insights from 45 global thought leaders by Robert Costanza( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The major challenge for the current generation of mankind is to develop a shared vision of a future that is both desirable to the vast majority of humanity and ecologically sustainable. Creating a Sustainable and Desirable Future offers a broad, critical discussion on what such a future should or can be, with global perspectives written by some of the world's leading thinkers, including: Wendell Berry, Van Jones, Frances Moore Lappe, Peggy Liu, Hunter Lovins, Gus Speth, Bill McKibben, and many more. Readership: Undergraduates, professionals, researchers, and anyone interested in what a sustainable and desirable future might look like
Ecosystem services in agricultural and urban landscapes by Stephen D Wratten( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can b
Natural capital and human economic survival by Tom Prugh( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the theoretical insights and research experience of some of the world's leading ecological economists, Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival argues that mainstream economics has misled citizens and policy makers by viewing natural capital as only a single, rather unimportant, factor of economic production. In contrast, ecological economics views it as the very foundation of the economy. Natural Capital and Human Economic Survival explains what natural capital is and does, and how it is threatened. It also proposes some revenue-neutral policy options that could restructure the economic system to encourage investment in natural capital. Such policies would work, in part, by properly valuing natural capital resources and services. By helping to "get the prices right," within the context of sustainable ecosystems and a fair distribution of resources they would promote true economic efficiency, equity and sustainability
Landscape simulation modeling : a spatially explicit, dynamic approach by Robert Constanza( )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: "the SME software and Web pages that extend the book chapters with color illustrations, animations, movies, models, and data."
Handbook of ecological indicators for assessment of ecosystem health by Sven Erik Jørgensen( Book )

29 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health is the first comprehensive account and guidebook to ecological indicators for evaluating the health of a wide variety of ecosystems. It explains what is needed to apply the methods and indicators, including theoretical background and modeling techniques, to evaluate the state of a given ecosystem. It will be useful for a wide range of environmental managers, natural resource managers, land use planners, and policy makers in government and non-governmental organizations worldwide."--BOOK JACKET
Ecosystem health : new goals for environmental management by Robert Costanza( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As environmental regulatory and management agencies (most notably the Environmental Protection Agency) move toward a broad set of management goals to protect ecosystem health, developing an adequate definition for "ecosystem health" has become increasingly important. This work is a multidisciplinary collection of perspectives on the concept of health as it relates to ecosystems. The contributors - leading ecologists, philosophers, and economists - analyze the normative, conceptual, and biological issues surrounding the idea of ecosystem health. They examine both theoretical and practical aspects of the issues, and look at philosophical and ethical underpinnings as well as implications for public policy and ecosystems management. Ecosystem Health is a groundbreaking attempt to formulate an understanding of the quality and health of natural environments so that regulatory mandates can be brought in line with legislative goals. Ultimately, it seeks a new ethic of sustainability that will serve to protect the vital processes of nature
Vivement 2050! : programme pour une économie soutenable et désirable by Robert Costanza( )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the "Anthropocene" era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. If we are to create sustainable prosperity, if we seek "improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities," we are going to need a new vision of the economy and its relationship to the rest of the world that is better adapted to the new conditions we face. We are going to need an economics that respects planetary boundaries, that recognizes the dependence of human well-being on social relations and fairness, and that recognizes that the ultimate goal is real, sustainable human well-being, not merely growth of material consumption. This new economics recognizes that the economy is embedded in a society and culture that are themselves embedded in an ecological life-support system, and that the economy cannot grow forever on this finite planet. In this report, we discuss the need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth. This includes protecting and restoring nature, achieving social and intergenerational fairness (including poverty alleviation), stabilizing population, and recognizing the significant nonmarket contributions to human well-being from natural and social capital. To do this, we need to develop better measures of progress that go well beyond GDP and begin to measure human well-being and its sustainability more directly
Getting down to earth : practical applications of ecological economics by Robert Costanza( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting Down to Earth brings together scientists, managers, and national and international policy makers to identify practical strategies for implementing sustainability based on ecological economic principles. The book, joining a shared vision of a sustainable and desirable world with adequate analysis and innovative implementation, promises to be the "full package" necessary to achieve sustainability. Ecological economics, a transdisciplinary approach focusing on the problems facing humanity and the life-supporting ecosystems on which we depend, is helping to foster the dialogue necessary to pull the package together and move toward newly articulated goals
Institutions, ecosystems, and sustainability by Robert Costanza( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text focuses on long-term, sustainable natural resource management practices at the local, national, and international levels. The authors suggest that a major cause of the "sustainability problem"--Regulatory policies for large areas that often threaten the sustainability of both natural resources and previously effective governance problems - lie in "scale" problems. Large scale ecosystems are not simply larger versions of smaller systems, and micro-scale ecosystems are not merely microcosms of large scale systems. The driving forces and feedback mechanisms operate at different levels and exhibit distinct patterns of their own. Traditional management practices that do well at the local level cannot be expected to do equally well in handling activities organized at the continental or global scale. Even more importantly, when local systems are superseded by national or international management practices, local ecosystems frequently suffer. The challenge is to match ecosystems and governance systems in ways that maximize the compatibility of these systems
Frontiers in ecological economics : transdisciplinary essays by Robert Costanza by Robert Costanza( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artículos originales publicados en diferentes revistas entre 1984 y 1995, divididos en 4 apartados: Creando una economía ecológica; Circulación de energía y mercancías en sistemas económicos y ecológicos; Modelos y análisis de sistemas económicos y ecológicos; Incentivos e instituciones
Ecological economics reviews by Karin E Limburg( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inaugural volume in a series of reviews on the theory, policy, and implementation of sustainability and sustainable development, with a focus on the economic, social, and environmental challenges facing the world today. This volume includes papers by leading international experts in the science of sustainability, including Rudolf de Groot, Richard Cowling, Bruce Hannon, R. Kerry Turner, Peter Nijkamp, Peter Soderbaum, Barry D. Solomon, and Pushpam Kumar. Note: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal
The development of ecological economics( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological models of the Mississippi deltaic plain region : data collection and presentation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this technical report is to compile existing information about the biology, hydrology, geology, and socioeconomics of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region (MDPR) in a quantitative framework that will both characterize the region and provide a database for future ecological models. The habitats modeled are aggregated from those previously identified in the MDPR by Wicker et al. (1980b) according to the classification system of Cowardin et al. (1979) (see Table 3) . Detailed descriptions of the biological, physical, and socioeconomic interconnections within this coastal ecosystem allow coastal rranagers and decision makers to better assess the impacts of human activity on the region's natural resources. It is hoped that future modeling attempts based on the data collected in this report will help predict human impacts on coastal ecosystems and aid in the arduous task of assessing tradeoffs between nonrenewable resoarce development and renewable resource preservation. This technical report was designed to supplement the companion narrative description of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region as the final products in the Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region Characterization Study. Together these two volumes provide both general definitions and detailed data on the region
Valuing ecosystem services : methodological issues and case studies by K. N Ninan( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services is critical to promoting human welfare and sustainable development. Valuing Ecosystem Services: Methodological Issues And Case Studies presents the latest research on valuing ecosystem services and case studies by leading experts from around the world. This thought provoking book draws together prominent international authorities to discuss the key methodological issues and challenges in valuing ecosystem services. Covering a cross-section of ecosystems and services in different sites, countries and regions, and presenting state of the art surveys of studies on valuation of forest and coastal ecosystems and pollination services, the collection presents essential case studies that value ecosystem services and experiences with operationalising valuation into policy. Providing a unique blueprint for moving the science and practice of ecosystem services valuation forward, this timely book will be of special interest to academics, policy makers and professionals working in ecological economics, natural resources, forestry and conservation."--Page 4 of cover
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Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century : toward a new, integrated hard problem science
Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century : toward a new, integrated hard problem scienceEcological economics : the science and management of sustainabilityThe local politics of global sustainabilityAn Introduction to ecological economicsThe economics of nature and the nature of economicsNatural capital and human economic survivalLandscape simulation modeling : a spatially explicit, dynamic approachHandbook of ecological indicators for assessment of ecosystem health
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Costanza, R.

Costanza, R. 1950-

Costanza, R. (Robert)

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Robert Costanza US-amerikanischer Ökonom, Professor für ökologische Ökonomie an der Universität Vermont

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