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Eco-Efficiency And Its Opportunity In A World In Crisis

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  • Ramona Florina Popescu

    (Associate Professor of Economics at the Pite┼čti University)

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The paper argues for the necessity of maintaining the interest for the future of the planet in a context of crisis, when priorities tend to change. The main issue is eco-efficiency and its importance for the sustainable development of humanity. First, it is explained how ecology and economic efficiency can interfere and then the paper makes a literature review emphasizing the definition and the principles that the concept of eco-efficiency is based on. It also stresses some weak points of the concept, the importance of its integration into a larger sphere of interest and the fact that sustainable approach of the economy may prevent future crisis.

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  • Ramona Florina Popescu, 2009. "Eco-Efficiency And Its Opportunity In A World In Crisis," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 4(4), pages 45-50, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:4:p:45-50
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    crisis; ecology; economic efficiency; eco-efficiency;

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