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Natural Resource Management and the Circular Economy


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Natural Resource Management book series (PSNRM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 1-30
  3. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 31-65
  4. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 311-332
  5. Robert C. Brears
    Pages 333-340
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 341-349

About this book


This book provides insight into how governments are using a variety of innovative fiscal and non-fiscal instruments to develop circular economies with significant economic and environmental benefits. It emphasises the urgent need for these circular economies and to move away from our current, linear model that has led to environmental degradation, volatility of resource prices and supply risks from uneven distribution of natural resources.

Natural Resource Management and the Circular Economy illustrates how governments have promoted the development of an economy that can provide substantial net material savings; mitigate price volatility and supply risks; and improve ecosystem health and long-term resilience of the economy. Through a series of case studies, it details the various innovative policy instruments which can be utilised, including regulations; market-based instruments; incentives; research and innovation support; information exchanges; and support for voluntary approaches. The book also proposes a series of best practices for different countries, both developed and developed, who are implementing their circular economy. 


Natural Resource Management Circular Economy Environmental Economics Environmental policy Environmental degradation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MitidaptionChristchurchNew Zealand

About the authors

Robert C. Brears is the founder of Mitidaption, Mark and Focus, and is a Director on the International Board of the Indo Global Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.

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