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Environmental Sustainability addresses this dichotomy and articulates a notion of consumption sustainability that is both universal and pertains to the indefinite future. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of addressing a broad spectrum of sources of environmental degradation and relates this measure to an index of economic achievement more complete than per capita income. The EKC conclusion is examined and is demonstrated to be untenable, it is argued that there is scope to permit developing countries to target high rates of economic growth and that lowering rich countries' consumption would be consistent with environmental sustainability.
Jha and Murthy critique the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), which has been proposed as a measure of the overall state of the environment and advance an alternative methodology for computing environmental sustainability. The authors empirically substantiate the proposition that a certain type of development in the presently high-income countries is primarily responsible for global environmental degradation. Several policy conclusions for global environmental management are also advanced.
|1||Global disparity and environmental sustainability|
|2||Consumption and sustainable development : an overview||17|
|3||Methodological issues : a review||42|
|4||Global environmental degradation : concept and methodology of measurement||63|
|5||Sustainability : behaviour, property rights and economic growth||96|
|6||An inverse global environmental Kuznets curve||107|
|7||A critique of the environmental sustainability index||121|
|8||A consumption-based human development index and the global environmental kuznets curve||136|
|9||Political economy of global environmental governance||160|
|10||Issues in global environmental management||188|
|11||Summary and conclusions||200|