ESD.123J | Spring 2006 | Graduate

Systems Perspectives on Industrial Ecology



Frosch, R. A. “Industrial Ecology: A Philosophical Introduction.” Proceedings of National Academy of Science U.S.A. 89 (February 1992): 800-803.

Colby, Michael E. “Environmental Management in Development: The Evolution of Paradigms.” World Bank Discussion Paper No 80. Washington, DC: The World Bank, 1990. ISBN: 9780821315590.

Thompson, Michael. “Understanding Environmental Values: A Cultural Theory Approach.” New York, NY: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 2000.

Janssen, Marco, and Jan Rotmans. “Allocation of Fossil CO2 Emission Rights: Quantifying Cultural Perspectives.” Ecological Economics 13 (1995): 65-79.

UN World Commission on Environment and Development. “Towards Sustainable Development.” Chapter 2 in Our Common Future. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780192820808. [Also known as the “Brundtland Report”].

Taylor, Jerry. “Sustainable Development: A Dubious Solution in Search of a Problem.” Policy Analysis 449 (August 26, 2002). Washington, DC: Cato Institute.

Resource Scarcity

Pearce, D. W., G. D. Atkinson, and W. R. Dubourg. “The Economics of Sustainable Development.” Annu Rev Energy Environ 19 (1994): 457-74.

Pezzey, John C. V., and Michael A. Toman. “The Economics of Sustainability: A Review of Journal Articles.” Resources for the Future Discussion Paper 02-03 (January 2002). (PDF)

Tilton, John. “Exhaustible Resources and Sustainable Development: Two Paradigms.” Resources Policy 22, nos. 1/2 (1996): 91-97.

Solow, Robert M. “The Economics of Resource or the Resources of Economics.” The American Economic Review 64, no. 2 (May 1974): 1-14.

Hotelling, H. “Economics of Exhaustible Resources.” The Journal of Political Economy 39, no. 2 (April 1931): 137-175. [For reference.]

Mikesell, R. “The Limits to Growth: A Reappraisal.” Resources Policy 21, no. 2 (1995): 127-131.

Devarajan, S., and A. Fischer. “Hotelling’s ‘Economics of Exhaustible Resources’: Fifty Years Later.” Journal of Economic Literature 19, no. 1 (March 1981): 65-73.

Life Cycle Assessment

Bauman, H., and A. Tillman. Hitch Hiker’s Guide To LCA: An Orientation in Life Cycle Assessment Methodology and Application. Lund, Sweden: Studentlitteratur AB, 2004, chapters 1, 3, 4, and 5. ISBN: 9789144023649.

PRé Consultants bv. SimaPro 6: Introduction to LCA with SimaPro. (PDF)

United Nations Environment Program. Life Cycle Assessment: What it is and How to do it . 1996.
Part 1: What it is. ( PDF - 7.0 MB)
Part 2: How to do it. (PDF - 8.3 MB)

Weidema, Bo. “Avoiding Co-Product Allocation in Life-Cycle Assessment.” Journal of Industrial Ecology 4, no. 3 (2001): 11-33.

Ekvall, Tomas. “A Market-based Approach to Allocation at Open-loop Recycling.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling 29 (2000): 91-109.

Bengtsson, Magnus, and Bengt Steen. “Weighting in LCA - Approaches and Applications.” Environmental Progress 19, no. 2 (Summer 2000): 101-110.

Heijungs, Reinout, and Rene Kleijn. “Numerical Approaches Towards Life Cycle Interpretation.” Int J LCA 6, no. 3 (2001): 141-148.

Finnveden, Göran. “Methodological Aspects of Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling 26 (1999): 173-187.

Material Flow Analysis

Moll, Stephan, Stefan Bringezu, and Helmu Schuetz. “Resource Use in European Countries.” Environment and Energy. Wuppertal Report No. 1. Wuppertal Institute for Climate (December 2005).

Graedel, T. E., et al. “Multilevel Cycle of Anthropogenic Copper.” Environmental Science and Technology 38 (2004): 1242-1252.

Matthews, Emily, et al. The Weight of Nations. World Resources Institute, 2000.