Looking at material flows, industrial and societal metabolism and their implications for the economy, this book provides radical perspectives on how the global economy should use natural resources in intelligent ways that maximise well-being without destroying life-supporting ecosystems.

chapter 1|9 pages


ByStefan Bringezu, Raimund Bleischwitz

chapter 2|42 pages

Analysing global resource use of national and regional economies across various levels

ByStefan Bringezu, Isabel van de Sand, Helmut Schütz, Raimund Bleischwitz, Stephan Moll

chapter 3|103 pages

Europe's resource use

Basic trends, global and sectoral patterns and environmental and socioeconomic impacts
ByStefan Bringezu, Helmut Schütz, Mathieu Saurat, Stephan Moll, José Acosta-Fernández, Sören Steger

chapter 4|61 pages

Visions of a sustainable resource use

ByStefan Bringezu

chapter 5|81 pages

Outline of a resource policy and its economic dimension

ByRaimund Bleischwitz, Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak, Stefan Bringezu, Rainer Lucas, Sören Steger, Henning Wilts, Mathias Onischka, Oliver Röder