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Environmental and Resource Economics: Its Role in Planning Sustainable Development


  • Tisdell, Clement A.


Background is provided on the nature of environmental and resource economics and its origins. The main current view of environmental/resource economists about the concept of sustainable development is outlined and the implications of this view for decision-making about optimal resource-use, conservation and development are discussed. On the whole economic •definitions of sustainable development tend to be more restricted, precise and operational than non-economic ones. However, there is room for disagreement about the values which underlie these definitions.

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  • Tisdell, Clement A., 1994. "Environmental and Resource Economics: Its Role in Planning Sustainable Development," Biodiversity Conservation: Studies in its Economics and Management, Mainly in Yunnan China 144209, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uqsebd:144209

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