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Endangered Economies: How the Neglect of Nature Threatens Our Prosperity

Geoffrey Heal


In the decades since Geoffrey Heal began his field-defining work in environmental economics, one central question has animated his research: "Can we save our environment and grow our economy?" This issue has become only more urgent in recent years with the threat of climate change, the accelerating loss of ecosystems, and the rapid industrialization of the developing world. Reflecting on a lifetime of experience not only as a leading voice in the field, but as a green entrepreneur, activist, and advisor to governments and global organizations, Heal clearly and passionately demonstrates that th ... More

Keywords: natural capital, common property, climate change, sustainability, ecosystem services, cap and trade, carbon tax, ecotourism, consumer activism, investor activism, market failure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231180849
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231180849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Heal, author
Columbia Business School