Textbooks Natural Capitalism Mobi Read Apps Download The first Industrial Revolution inaugurated 200 years of unparalleled material development for humankind. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ But the costs and the consequences are now everywhere evermore apparent: the living systems on which we depend are in retreat. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ Forests, topsoil, grasslands, wetlands, oceans, coral reefs, the atmosphere, aquifers, tundra and biodiversity are limiting factrs – the natural capital on which all economic activity depends. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ And they are all in decline. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ Add to that a doubling of the world’s population and a halving of available per capita resources in the first 50 years of the 21st century and the inevitability of change is clear.This work offers forms of industry and commerce that can not only enhance enormously the wellbeing of the world’s growing population, but will reverse the destruction and pollution of nature and restore the natural processes so vital to the future.The book introduces four central and interrelated strategies necessary to perpetuate abundance, avert scarcity and deliver a solid basis for social development. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ The first of these is: Radical Resource Productivity – getting two, four, or even ten times as much from the same quantities of materials and energy. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ A revolution in efficiency that provides the most immediate opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper.The second strategy is: Ecological Redesign – eliminating the very idea of waste by designing industrial systems on the model of ecological ones. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ Instead, for example, of digging merals out of the ground only to return them to landfill at the end of the product cycle, industrial processes will be designed to reuse materials constantly, in closed circles.The third strategy involves creating: A Service and Flow Economy – shifting from an economy of goods and purchases to one of service and flow, and redefining the relationship between producer and consumer. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ Affluence will no longer be measured by acquisition and quantity, but by the continuous receipt of quality, utility and performance.The final strategy is: Investing in Natural capital – reversing the worldwide ecosystem destruction to restore and expand the stocks of natural capital. Published by Publisher ♜Earthscan♜ If industrial systems are to supply an increasing flow of services in the future, the vital flow of services from living systems will have to be maintained or increased as well.
- Author≣Paul Hawken,Amory B. Lovins,L. Hunter Lovins_Books
- ISBN 10≣9781853834615
- ISBN 13≣1853834610