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This paper has two objectives. First, it investigates some conceptual linkages between the sub-disciplines of development economics and environmental economics. We find common methodological orientations, and shared interests in growth processes, resources and sustainability, international trade,...
The Brundtland Report (WCED, 1987) encouraged the view that the main threats to the environmental sustainability of development are poverty-driven depletion of environmental resources in the developing world, and consumption-driven pollution of the biosphere by the developed world. Recent work on...
Curbing (without banning) potentially environmentally-damaging activities that have global, rather than local, effects raises challenges analogous to those faced by a community lacking legislative powers that has to restrict access to a common pasture in order to make its use sustainable. A local...