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Over two centuries of economic growth have put undeniable pressure on the ecological systems that underpin human well-being. While it is agreed that these pressures are increasing, views divide on how they may be alleviated. Some suggest technological advances will automatically keep us from transgressing key environmental thresholds; others that policy(More)
The Stern (2006) and Garnaut (2008) Reviews argued for strong and early action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while Nordhaus (2001, 2006, 2008a, 2010a) has consistently argued for weaker and more gradual policy action. While the economic debate immediately following the Stern Review focused on discount rates, the more recent literature draws(More)
Adaptive governance is a concept from institutional theory that deals with the evolution of institutions for the management of shared assets, particularly common pool resources and other forms of natural capital. This paper is the first of a set of four papers on adaptive governance, providing a brief overview of the history of the concept, the(More)
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