Learning, Natural Capital and Sustainable Development: Options for an Uncertain World

Learning, Natural Capital and Sustainable Development: Options for an Uncertain World

By: Stephen Gough (editor), John Foster (editor)Hardback

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This special issue of the journal Environmental Education Research addresses a topical area of importance - human behaviour towards the environment. The book explores the economic metaphor of 'natural capital' in this context arguing that the currently dominant model of sustainable development, underpinned by a particular understanding of this metaphor, is impeding progress towards genuine sustainability, and secondly that it will continue to do so until the metaphor can be reworked in both thought and practice. This book explores an alternative economic model of natural capital value, based on recent 'real options' thinking which reworks the natural capital idea and provides a framework for articulating two major and closely-related shifts of emphasis.

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Contents

Introduction: Natural Capital, Metaphor, Learning and Human Behaviour, John Foster, 1. Making sense of stewardship - metaphorical thinking and the environment, Maria Akerman, 2. What does "natural capital" do? - the role of metaphor in economic understanding of the environment, Robin Grove-White / Ton Burke, 3.Policy is Stuck (draft title), Derek Bell, 4 Environmental Rationality: metaphors, reasons and images in environmental learning, John Blewitt, 5. Lifelong Learning, Natural Capital and Sustainability: learning to last, 6. Natural Capital: hard economics, soft metaphor, Stephen Gough, 7. Rethinking the Natural Capital Metaphor: implications for sustainability education and learning, John Foster, 8. Rethinking the Natural Capital Metaphor: implications for sustainability planning and decision-making, 9. John Foster / Stephen Gough / Robin Grove-White / William Scott / Alan Reid, Postscript - Bringing arguments together: the potential for policy and learning

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/06/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780415360203
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780415360203
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 041536020X

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