The Resource Flourishing within limits to growth : following nature's way, Sven Erik Jørgensen, Brian D. Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Daniel A. Fiscus, Søren Nors Nielsen and Federico M. Pulselli

Flourishing within limits to growth : following nature's way, Sven Erik Jørgensen, Brian D. Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Daniel A. Fiscus, Søren Nors Nielsen and Federico M. Pulselli

Label
Flourishing within limits to growth : following nature's way
Title
Flourishing within limits to growth
Title remainder
following nature's way
Statement of responsibility
Sven Erik Jørgensen, Brian D. Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Daniel A. Fiscus, Søren Nors Nielsen and Federico M. Pulselli
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Decades of research and discussion have shown that the human population growth and our increased consumption of natural resources cannot continue - there are limits to growth. This volume demonstrates how we might modify and revise our economic systems using nature as a model. The book describes how nature uses three growth forms: biomass, information, and networks, resulting in improved overall ecosystem functioning and co-development. As biomass growth is limited by available resources, nature uses the two other growth forms to achieve higher resource use efficiency. Through a universal app
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
338.9/27
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
J665 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Flourishing within limits to growth : following nature's way, Sven Erik Jørgensen, Brian D. Fath, Simone Bastianoni, Daniel A. Fiscus, Søren Nors Nielsen and Federico M. Pulselli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Uncontrolled growth; 1.2 Different types of quantitative growth; 1.3 The content of the book; 2 Limits to growth; 2.1 The Club of Rome; 2.2 Doomsday or collapse; 2.3 We need to think in systems; 2.4 Limits to Growth is still not accepted politically; 2.5 Sustainable development; 2.6 How to shift from quantitative growth to qualitative development?; 3 How nature flourishes within limits; 3.1 Ecosystem theory; 3.2 Ecosystems conserve matter and energy and use growth regulations; 3.3 There are no trashcans in nature
  • 3.12 Ecosystems resist (destructive) changes3.13 Ecosystems work together in networks that improve the resource use efficiency; 3.14 Ecosystems contain an enormous amount of information; 3.15 Ecosystems have emergent system properties; 3.16 Similarities between ecosystems and human societies; 3.17 Main differences between ecosystems and human societies; 4 How to adopt nature's properties in our society; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 We need to reduce, reuse, and recycle; 4.3 We urgently need a transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources
  • 3.4 All processes result in degradation of work energy to energy that cannot do work3.5 All organisms use the same biochemical processes to a large extent; 3.6 Ecosystems are open systems; 3.7 Ecosystems grow and develop by using surplus energy to move further away from thermodynamic equilibrium; 3.8 Ecosystems apply three forms of growth and development; 3.9 Ecosystems select the pathways that yield the highest work energy of the system; 3.10 Ecosystems are organized hierarchically; 3.11 Ecosystems have a high diversity in all levels of the hierarchy
  • 4.4 Shift from quantitative growth to qualitative development4.5 Changing the scope of economic growth from increase of GDP to social and natural capital; 4.6 Improving cooperation using the synergistic effect of networks; 4.7 Appreciating diversity and understanding that it gives society resistance toward disruptive changes; 4.8 More resources are needed for research, innovation, and education; 4.9 Human society is strongly dependent on ecosystem services; 4.10 Global agricultural policy; 4.11 How to realize the transition to a new economy; 5 Working with a global model; 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 An action plan is urgently needed5.3 The global model; 5.4 Global implementation of a needed action plan; 5.5 Examination of the effects of the six proposed changes, one-by-one; 5.6 Conclusions based on the model results; 6 To think like an ecosystem is key to win-win outcomes for humans and environment; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The proposed paradigm shift -- to think like an ecosystem; 6.3 Boundaries and modeling strategies; 6.4 Real examples where win-win work; 6.5 Toward practical implementation of the presented theory; 6.6 Summary and conclusion; 7 Ecological footprint
Control code
ocn913377191
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138842533
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b34545773
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913377191
  • ebl1317552008

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