Factor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use by Michael AngrickFactor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use by Michael Angrick

Factor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource Use

byMichael Angrick

Hardcover | December 11, 2013

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The editors of Factor X explore and analyze this trajectory, predicting scarcities of non-renewable materials such as metals, limited availability of ecological capacities and shortages arising from geographic concentrations of materials. They argue that what is needed is a radical change in the ways we use nature's resources to produce goods and services and generate well-being. The goal of saving our ecosystem demands a prompt and decisive reduction of man-induced material flows. Before 2050, they assert, we must achieve a significant decrease in consumption of resources, in the line with the idea of a factor 10 reduction target. EU-wide and country specific targets must be set, and enforced using strict, accurate measurement of consumption of materials. Their arguments are drawn from empirical evidence and observations, as well as theoretical considerations based on economic modeling and on natural science.
Title:Factor X: Policy, Strategies and Instruments for a Sustainable Resource UseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:311 pagesPublished:December 11, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9400757050

ISBN - 13:9789400757059

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Table of Contents




PART I: Limits to Resource Use

1. The Limits of Resource Use and their Economic and Policy Implications

2. The Availability of Fossil Energy Resources

PART II: Goals and Potentials for a Sustainable Use of Resources

3. Targets for Global Resource Consumption

4. Sustainable Land Use - Example: Land take for Settlement and Transport in Germany

5. The Need for Decarbonising Our Economy

6. Strategies for Enhancing Resource Efficiency

7. Macroeconomic Impacts of Efficient Resource Use

PART III: Strategies and Policies for a Sustainable Use of Resources

8. The Challenge Of The Whole: Creating System Policies To Tackle Sustainability

9. Changing the Priorities: From Labour Productivity to the Efficiency in the Use of Resources

10. Establishing and Strengthening Markets for Resource Efficient Products and Services

11. Business Models for Material Efficiency Services

12. Requirements of an International Natural Resource Policy

13. Innovations for a Sustainable Resource Use - Reflections and Proposals

PART IV: Proposals for Implementation

14. Reducing Resource Consumption - A Proposal for Global Resource and Environmental Policy

15. Towards a More Sustainable Use of Resources: A View from the World Resources Forum

16. From Resource Efficiency to Responsible and Dematerialized Societies

17. About the Need of Resource Efficiency Programs: The Editors' View