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"I am particularly pleased with the new book, The Natural Advantage of Nations, which will, in effect, follow on from Natural Capitalism, and bring in newer evidence from around the world."
Amory Lovins, Co-Author of 'Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution', CEO Rocky Mountain Institute





The Natural Advantage of Nations (Vol. I): Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century

 
 

References from the Book

1. Toshiba's new de-colourable ink aims to boost paper recycling and contribute to reduced environmental loads. Toshiba has already developed a prototype de-colourable printing ink that can be easily rendered invisible by even low heat treatment or solvents and the new ink promises efficient cost effective paper recycling and allows the re-use of huge volumes of paper.

 

2. 'The welfare of a nation can scarcely be inferred from a measurement of national income as defined by the GDP... goals for "more" growth should specify of what and for what', Simon Kuznets, creator of GDP (1962, 'How to Judge Quality', The New Republic, 20 October, pp29-32).

 

3. Smith, B. (2003) Principles of MacroEconomic Analysis, Australian National University, Australia .

 

4. Hamilton , C. and Diesendorf, M. (eds) (1997) Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp122-123.

 

5. Dodds, S. (1997) 'Economic Growth and Human Well-Being', in Hamilton , C. and Diesendorf, M. (eds) Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, p122.

 

6. See for example work by Philip Sutton, Director of Strategy at Green Innovation.

 

7. An address to The International Society of Ecological Economists by the Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage Senator the Hon Robert Hill, Australian National University, Canberra, 6 July 2000.

 

8. CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) (2000) New Plant for Green Energy and Landcare, CSIRO Media Release, Ref 2000/333, 13 December.

 

9. Table 3.1 represents a summary of the items contained in the various documents.

 

10. Dasgupta, P. and Maler, K. (2001) Wealth as a Criterion for Sustainable Development, Beijer Institute Discussion Paper 139, Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm; Hamilton, K. and Clemens, M. (1999) 'Genuine Savings Rates in Developing Countries', World Bank Economic Review, vol 13, no 2, pp333-356.

 

11. Arrow, K., Dasgupta, P. and Maler, K. (2003) 'Evaluating Projects and Assessing Sustainable Development in Imperfect Economies', working paper of the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm.

 

12. Pearson, L., Harris, M. and Walker , B. (2003) Measuring and Modeling Sustainable Development in Australia using Inclusive Wealth, Commonwealth Science Industry Research Organisation.

 

13. Hamilton, K. and Clemens, M. (1999) 'Genuine Savings Rates in Developing Countries', World Bank Economic Review, vol 13, no 2, pp333-356.

 

14. Hamilton, C. (1998) 'Measuring Changes in Economic Welfare: The Genuine Progress Indicator for Australia ', in Eckersley, R. (ed) Measuring Progress: Is Life Getting Better? CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

 

15. Pearson, L., Harris, M. and Walker, B. (2003) Measuring and Modeling Sustainable Development in Australia using Inclusive Wealth, Commonwealth Science Industry Research Organisation.

 

16. By this criterion, sustainable development involves the maintenance of an overall stock of productive capital (including natural capital), where distinct capital items are weighted by appropriate dollar values, and these dollar values (shadow prices) indicate their degree of economic substitutability with each other.

 

17. Pearson, L., Harris, M. and Walker , B. (2003) Measuring and Modeling Sustainable Development in Australia using Inclusive Wealth, Commonwealth Science Industry Research Organisation.

 

18. Hawken, P., Lovins, A. and Lovins, L. H. (1999) Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution, Earthscan, London.

 

19. von Weizsäcker, E., Lovins, A. and Lovins, L. H. (1997) Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use, Earthscan, London .

 

20. McDonough, W. and Braungart, M. (2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, North Point Press, San Francisco.

 

21. Birkeland, J. (2002) Design for Sustainability: A Sourcebook of Integrated Eco-Logical Solutions, Earthscan, London.

 

22. AtKisson, A. (1999) Believing Cassandra, An Optimist looks at a Pessimist's World, Chelsea Green,Publishing, White River Junction, VT.

 

23. McDonough, W. and Braungart, M. (2002) Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, North Point Press, San Francisco.

 

24. Birkeland, J. (2002) Design for Sustainability: A Sourcebook of Integrated Eco-Logical Solutions, Earthscan, London.

 

25. von Weizsäcker, E., Lovins, A. and Lovins, L. H. (1997) Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use, Earthscan, London.

 

26. As described in an interview with Professor Alan Pears of RMIT University , Melbourne.

 

27. EcoGeneration: Magazine of the Australian EcoGeneration Association, Issue 8, October/November 2001, pp14-15.

 

28. The Australian Federal Government's Cool Communities Program runs workshops on how most homes can be retrofitted cost effectively with adequate insulation and outside blinds on windows to dramatically decrease the need for air-conditioning.

 

29. Ken Henry, Head of Treasury Australia , Speech to the 30th Anniversary of the ANU Masters Program.

 

30. Such as the network of governments involved in the National Councils of Sustainable Development Network, Regional Government for Sustainable Development Network and with the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives.