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Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy

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For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that our most important challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future generations. Now, in the wake of billions of dollars in costs associated with coastal devastation from Hurricane Sandy, rampant wildfires across the West, and groundwater contamination from reckless drilling, its increasingly clear that yesterdays carefree attitude about the environment has morphed into a fiscal crisis of epic proportions. Environmental Debt argues that the costs of global warming, extreme weather, pollution, and other forms of “environmental debt” are wreaking havoc on the economy. To combat these trends, author Amy Larkin proposes a new framework for twenty-first century commerce, based on three principles: 1) Pollution can no longer be free; 2) All business decision making and accounting must incorporate the long view; and 3) Government must play a vital role in catalyzing clean technology and growth while preventing environmental destruction. Profiling the multinational corporations that are transforming their operations with downright radical initiatives, Larkin presents smart policy choices that would actually unleash these business solutions to many global financial and environmental problems.

Synopsis:

“For anyone interested in environmental and economic policy, this is a fascinating, provocative book. Brisk, bold, and blunt, Larkin is a devastating critic of current business practices, but she wants to inspire, not scold.” — Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Amy Larkin is the business advisor for Greenpeace International and the former director of Greenpeace Solutions. She has been featured in various print and broadcast media, and has won multiple awards, including a recent nomination for the United Nations Foundation Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Award. She is the chair of the Advisory Board of Biomimicry NYC and a strategic advisor to the public policy think tank RESOLVE. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter One: A Framework for 21st Century Commerce

Chapter Two: Environmental Debt

Chapter Three: The Quest for True Profits

Chapter Four: Courage: High Risk, High Reward

Chapter Five: Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Chapter Six: Extreme Weather and the Food/Water/Energy Nexus

Chapter Seven: The Cutting Edge of Innovation

Chapter Eight: Why Dont We?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137279200
Author:
Larkin, Amy
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan Trade
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 32 black-and-white illustration
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.86 x 5.66 x 0.685 in 1 lb

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