Payment for ‘ecosystem services’ and the ‘green economy’: green-washing or something new? (K. Wilkinson)

Author Kate Wilkinson Keywords ecofeminism, green economy, payment for ecosystem services, ecosystems, environment, capitalism, free market, economics, REDDES, REDD+, UNFCCC, ITTO, forests, natural resources, gender, participation Abstract Using an ecofeminist critical analysis, this paper examines the extent to which two forest-related ‘payments for ecosystem services’ (PES) schemes maintain a mainstream anti-nature and exploitative conceptualization of […]

Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons (B. Weston and D. Bollier)

Author Burns H. Weston and David Bollier Keywords sustainability, ecosystems, environmental protection, economics, national sovereignty, international law, green governance, paradigm shift, human rights, public policy Abstract The vast majority of the world’s scientists agree: we have reached a point in history where we are in grave danger of destroying Earth’s life-sustaining capacity. But our attempts […]

Sustainable development: an evolutionary economic approach (P. van Griethuysen)

Author Pascal van Griethuysen Keywords Sustainable development, economics, socio-environmental dynamics. Abstract In this paper, it is argued that the view of the economic sphere as a closed system cannot appropriately deal with the issue of sustainable development. Evolutionary economics is then presented as a fruitful alternative to apprehend the interactions between the economic, the human […]

Energy, economic development, the environment and effective global governance…(A. Adaralegbe)

Author Adebayo Adaralegbe Keywords Global governance; economic development; environmental degradation; energy Abstract Looks at the impact of global governance on the balance between economic development and environmental degradation through hydrocarbon energy policy. Examines the relationship between the economic system and the environment, and the divergent opinions of orthodox economists and ecological economists. Lists global governance […]

Global Carbon Market: Opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa in Agriculture and Forestry (E. Bryan, et al)

Author(s) Elizabeth Bryan, Wisdom Akpalu, Mahmud Yesuf, Claudia Ringler Keywords Carbon market, clean development mechanism, climate change, mitigation, sub-Saharan Africa Abstract Developing countries, particularly those in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), remain marginalized in global carbon markets despite significant mitigation opportunities in agriculture and forestry. The economic potential for mitigation through agriculture in the African region is […]