Sustainable development in a region: A practical approach to targeting environmental impacts

Hunt, Colin (1994) Sustainable development in a region: A practical approach to targeting environmental impacts. Sustainable Development, 2 1: 23-30.

Author Hunt, Colin
Title Sustainable development in a region: A practical approach to targeting environmental impacts
Journal name Sustainable Development   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0968-0802
1099-1719
Publication date 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 23
End page 30
Total pages 8
Place of publication Bognor Regis, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Abstract In this paper a model is put forward for setting targets for ecologically sustainable development in a region. A case study approach facilitates the development of the environmental impact model of Ehrlich and Holdren (1974). Targets for a region's population and water quality are discussed in some detail with the help of the model. The region, the far north of Queensland, Australia, is centred on the Cairns District, which is growing rapidly due to tourism. As well as exploring the environmental impacts of change in the interaction variables of population, consumption and technology, the article contains discussion on setting environmental rehabilitation targets. Major regional externalities would be removed by the achievements of regional water quality improvements. However, other externalities could be generated by the imposition of a limit on regional population. A regional inventory is exampled which could form the basis for regional and (collectively) national environmental accounting.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Economics Publications
 
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