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Green Growth That Works


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Lisa Mandleis a Lead Scientist at the Natural Capital Project at Stanford University. Mandle has worked with governments, multi-lateral development banks, and nongovernmental organizations to incorporate this understanding into development decisions, particularly in Latin America and Asia. She has also led trainings around the world on natural capital-based approaches and tools for decision-making.

Zhiyun Ouyangis professor and director of Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He leads unparalleled efforts to bring understanding of the earth system to bear on crucial societal issues of extreme poverty and environmental degradation research in a wide range of areas. He serves as the president of Ecological Society of China, and the board member of International Association of Ecology. He has won three national Science and Technology Achievement awards of China.

James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCLA Law School and the UC Santa Barbara, School of Environment. Salzman's research ranges from drinking water and policy instrument design to conservation and trade conflicts. Author of over 90 articles and 10 books, his publications have been downloaded over 100,000 times.

Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Professor of Environmental Science at Stanford University, where she also serves as Senior Fellow in the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Director of the Center for Conservation Biology; and cofounder and faculty director of the Natural Capital Project, a global partnership driving innovation to value nature explicitly and systematically in policy, finance and management. She is a fellow of the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.


"Impressively informative, exceptional in organization and presentation, Green Growth That Works: Natural Capital Policy and Finance Mechanisms Around the World is an extraordinary addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Business Economics collections in general, and Environmental Economics supplemental studies reading lists in particular."-- "Midwest Book Review"

"Green Growth that Works is an excellent sourcebook of ideas and demonstrates that the acquisition of natural capital through inclusive and life-enhancing strategies is no longer theory but a real possibility. The writing is accessible, and reference lists at the end of each chapter can further guide readers who are unfamiliar with the philosophy and science of ecosystem assessment. This book should be added to the toolkit of anyone directly involved in natural resources policy."-- "Plant Science Bulletin"

"Green Growth That Works portrays visionary projects from around the world that demonstrate powerful outcomes of communities, governments, and financial institutions working with nature to develop infrastructure thoughtfully through pioneering plans, policies, and investments."--Jane Lubchenco, Distinguished University Professor, Oregon State University; former Administrator, NOAA

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