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Ecology and economics in small islands: constructing a framework for sustainable development



Ecology and economics in small islands: constructing a framework for sustainable development



Economics and ecology: new frontiers and sustainable development: 156-176



The potential for small islands to pursue sustainable development depends upon maintaining the quality of their necessarily limited natural resources. Today sustainable development continues to elude most islands. Structural adjustment has created overwhelming imperatives to export. Many islands are attempting a transition from boom-bust exports dependent upon agriculture and natural resource exploitation to tourism and industrial exports.

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