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Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay, and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just that question, as the increasing scarcity of natural resources becomes a tangible threat to our own lives and our hopes for our children. "The New Economy of Nature" brings together Gretchen Daily, one of the world's leading ecologists, with Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, to offer an engaging and informative look at a new "new economy" — a system recognizing the economic value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them.Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation. We meet Adam Davis, an American business executive who dreams of establishing a market for buying and selling "ecosystem service units; " John Wamsley, a former math professor in Australia who has found a way to play the stock market and protect native species at the same time; and Dan Janzen, a biologist working in Costa Rica who devised a controversial plan to sell a conservation area's natural waste-disposal services to a local orange juice producer. Readers also visit the Catskill Mountains, where the City of New York purchased undeveloped land instead of building an expensive new water treatment facility; and King County, Washington, where county executive Ron Sims has dedicated himself to finding ways of "making the market move" to protect the county's remaining open space.Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that isinvolved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation. "The New Economy of Nature" presents a fundamentally new way of thinking about the environment and about the economy, and wit

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Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation.

Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that is involved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation.

About the Author

Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Interdisciplinary Scientist at Stanford University. She is author of more than one hundred articles and the editor of the most widely cited publication in modern environmental science, Nature's Services(Island Press, 1997).

Katherine Ellison is an investigative journalist and veteran foreign correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers. She is recipient of a number of journalism honors, including a George Polk Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559631549
Author:
Daily, Gretchen
Publisher:
Shearwater Books
Author:
Daily, Gretchen C.
Author:
Ellison, Katherine
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Green Business
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation.

Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that is involved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation.

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