The use of ecology in development planning has the aim both of enhancing the goals of development activities on the natural resources and processes of clean environment. R. Costanza addresses the relationships between ecosystem and economic system in the broadest sense. These relationships are the locus of many of our most pressing current problems. But they are not well covered by an existing discipline.
After a brief introduction to ecology, economy, and economic growth and ecosystem concepts, the effect of economic activities on the global ecological situation is assessed. Poverty and population growth are discussed as drivers of social unsustainability. Several to the present economic system proposed in the literature are discussed to promote sustainability. The case of intergenerational equity and discounting the.
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To seek to have economy without ecology is to try to manage an environment with no knowledge or concern about how it works in itself - to try to formulate human laws in abstraction from or ignorance of the laws of nature. In addition, the life supporting functions of ecology cannot be substituted. Mother Nature has been providing us with many free services such as food, shelter, clean air, water, and protection from harmful sun rays.
Ecology is not just biological, but a human science as well. An early and influential social scientist in the history of human ecology was Herbert Spencer. Spencer was influenced by and reciprocated his influence onto the works of Charles Darwin. In part, this name change was a response to perceived difficulties with the term "home economics" in a modernizing society, and reflects a recognition of "human ecology" as one of the initial choices for the discipline which was to become "home economics". Current Human Ecology programs include Cornell University College of Human Ecology and the University of Alberta's Department of Human.
Ecology is a science which studies the relationship between all forms of life on our planet and the environment. Since ancient times Nature has served Man, giving him everything he needs: air to breathe, food to eat, water to drink, wood for building and fuel for heating his home. For thousands of years people lived in harmony with the environment and it seemed to them that the resources of Nature had no end or limit. Vast forests are cut down everywhere for the needs of industries. As a result many kinds of animals, birds, fish and plants are disappearing nowadays. The pollution of the air and the world’s oceans and the thinning the ozone layer are the other problems arising from men’s careless attitude to ecology. Active measures should be taken to save the life on our planet. There is an international organization called Greenpeace which is doing much to preserve the environment.
Ecological economics is an interdisciplinary field defined by a set of concrete problems or challenges related to governing economic activity in a way that promotes human well-being, sustainability, and justice.
In the 1930s however, "the economy" was a new concept. Adam Smith never used it. Through the 19th century press, "economy" was a measure of virtue, a quality that could be exercised. The word was synonymous with industriousness, efficiency, or frugality.