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Reconciling the competing demands in the human‐earth system: ensuring food security

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posted on 2011-09-01, 00:00 authored by Don GunasekeraDon Gunasekera, D Newth, J Finnigan
Economic growth and development, along with expanding population, place a continuing pressure on our basic necessities in a world with depleting natural resources, overharvested ecosystems, and volatile commodity markets. These factors pose a range of competing demands relating to: economic and population growth and demographic changes; food, energy and resources security; ecological regime shifts; and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Key indicators of the processes that underlie these competing demands point to continuing food insecurity in low-income countries, exploitation of ecosystems, and depletion of natural resources. This emphasises the need for productivity improvements combined with innovation in institutional and governance structures to help foster global sustainability and ensure food security.

History

Journal

Economic Papers

Volume

30

Issue

3

Pagination

296 - 306

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia

Location

Richmond, Vic.

ISSN

0812-0439

eISSN

1759-3441

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, The Economic Society of Australia

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