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Environmentalism of the Rich

Peter Dauvergne


This book analyzes the power of environmentalism to advance global sustainability. On some measures progress would seem strong. Wildlife sanctuaries are multiplying. Eco-certification is strengthening. Energy efficiency is rising. And recycling is increasing by the day. Yet the earth continues to spiral into a worsening sustainability crisis. Why? Is the world community perhaps on the verge of turning the tables on this crisis? Partly, a global political economy of ever more – of more growth, sales, and consumption – is swamping environmental gains. At the same time powerful political and corp ... More

Keywords: consumption, eco-consumerism, environmental movement, environmentalism, global political economy, globalization, nature, sustainability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034951
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Dauvergne, author
University of British Columbia