Recasting Economics as if the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered

John R. Porter, Mark Howden, Pete Smith, Michaela Schiller Stokholm

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Abstract

The current paradigm of global economics with exponential and continuous economic growth is unsustainable as far as Earth system ecology is concerned. To support the Earth system and boost sustainable development, a functional and operational linkage between global ecology and economics should be established – which we term ‘carbonomics’. The simple basis of ‘carbonomics’ is that the more
fossil and non-fossil carbon one has as stocks, and not flows, of carbon, the richer one is. This opinion piece makes some suggestions about how we might establish such a balanced relationship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-229
Number of pages10
JournalConsilience
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Keywords

  • climate change
  • carbon standard
  • global economy
  • global ecology
  • carbon stocks
  • carbon sequestration

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Porter, J. R., Howden, M., Smith, P., & Stokholm, M. S. (2017). Recasting Economics as if the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered. Consilience, 17(1), 220-229.

Recasting Economics as if the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered. / Porter, John R.; Howden, Mark; Smith, Pete; Stokholm, Michaela Schiller .

In: Consilience, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, p. 220-229.

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Porter, JR, Howden, M, Smith, P & Stokholm, MS 2017, 'Recasting Economics as if the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered', Consilience, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 220-229.
Porter, John R. ; Howden, Mark ; Smith, Pete ; Stokholm, Michaela Schiller . / Recasting Economics as if the Climate and Global Ecology Really Mattered. In: Consilience. 2017 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 220-229.
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