Tag Archives: Sustainable development

Natural capital in concept works. They know it, we know it, but how come it rarely translates at the coal-face of sustainable development?

Originally posted on Morgan Taylor Ecology:
My last blog focused on the threat of reduced protection for our most valued wildlife conservation sites. Thankfully initial comments from Brussels were reassuring, and the headlines satiated my smugness by stating more or…

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International Day of Happiness!

We may witness many countries going beyond the rhetoric of quality of life to incorporate practical measures to promote twin concepts of happiness and well-being in their legislation and policy-making.  These good practices can inspire other countries so that measuring … Continue reading

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World Agenda for Sustainability

The world rings changes, it is never constant but in its disappointments. The world is but a great inn, where we are to stay a night or two, and be gone; what madness is it so to set our heart … Continue reading

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Land not an ordinary asset

Land cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #2 Resources

Demand for resources Whilst demand for food, feed and fibre may increase by 70% by 2050, 60% of the world’s major ecosystems that help produce these resources have already been degraded or are used unsustainably. If we carry on using … Continue reading

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Ecological economics in the stomach #1 Alarmbell

Halt in growth Europe has enjoyed many decades of growth in wealth and well-being, based on intensive use of resources. But today it faces the dual challenge of stimulating the growth needed to provide jobs and well-being to its citizens, … Continue reading

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Welfare state and Poverty in Flanders #12 Conclusion

Poverty evolution in Flanders 12.     Conclusion The Flemish poverty risk percentage (12%) lay in 2009 clearly lower than the EU27-average (16%).  Flanders gets a 5° place with that in the EU27. That has been signalled better than the years before … Continue reading

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