POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISRUPTION - AN ISSUE ON EFFICIENT NATURAL-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Authors
Citation
E. Arrhenius, POPULATION, DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISRUPTION - AN ISSUE ON EFFICIENT NATURAL-RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Ambio, 21(1), 1992, pp. 9-13
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
AmbioACNP
ISSN journal
0044-7447
Volume
21
Issue
1
Year of publication
1992
Pages
9 - 13
Database
ISI
SICI code
0044-7447(1992)21:1<9:PDAED->2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Population growth rate has been shown to decline with development. The flow of greenhouse active gases to and from the atmosphere, which is associated with several activities in society, is used to demonstrate that development, based on present techniques and projections of devel oped countries' industrial systems, is associated with insurmountable economic constraints and is also not sustainable. It is argued that th is is because present development organization is hampered in its effi cient natural-resource management by conservative procurement activiti es. This is claimed to be due to the fact that the market-oriented eco nomic theory which dominates present development activities, has a low capacity to pragmatically attack the problem complex of natural-resou rce management, a process where several independent infrastructure sub systems interact with the same function in ecological systems by diffe rent mechanisms. It is proposed that the governance of development sho uld be analyzed in terms of management, transactions and property righ ts and their influence on the structure and function of the developmen t organization, emphasizing the efficient and sustainable use of natur al resources.