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Innovations in Sustainable Consumption:
New Economics, Socio-technical Transitions
and Social Practices

Maurie J. Cohen, Halina Szejnwald Brown, and Philip J. Vergragt, Editors
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013
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The editors and contributors to this volume argue that traditional policy approaches to reduce human impacts on the environment through technological change – for example, emphasizing resource efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources – are insufficient to meet the most pressing sustainability challenges of the twenty-first century. Instead, we must fundamentally reconfigure our lifestyles and social institutions if we are to make the transition toward a truly sustainable future.

GDAE researcher Jonathan Harris authors a chapter on the macroeconomics of development without throughput growth, arguing for investment in energy-conserving, human, and natural capital.

Contributors

M.M. Bell, H.S. Brown, M.J. Cohen, B. Halkier, J.M. Harris, D.J. Hess, S. Hielscher, R. Kemp, E. Kennedy, H. Krahn, N.T. Krogman, S.M. McCauley, I. Røpke, G. Seyfang, A. Smith, G. Spaargaren, J.C. Stephens, J. Stutz, E. Ubert, H. van Lente, P.J. Vergragt

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