Sustainable consumption, sustainable development, and green net national product

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper examines how green net national product (NNP), which can be interpreted as “hypothetical” constant consumption, is related to sustainable development based on two levels of sustainable consumption. First, we focus on “maximum sustainable consumption” and assume that a utilitarian optimal path is sustainable if the level does not decrease. Then we show that from this standpoint nondecreasing green NNP is a necessary condition for the optimal path we take to satisfy the sustainability. Next we introduce the viewpoint of “long-run increasing consumption” based on “minimum sustainable consumption” and regard the optimal path as sustainable if the path has a long-run increasing consumption path. We demonstrate that nondecreasing green NNP is a sufficient condition for the consumption path to be long-run increasing. These investigations show that although green NNP is not sustainable consumption it is closely linked to sustainable development defined by sustainable consumption, so it represents an indicator of sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-197
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

sustainable development
product
consumption
Sustainable development
Net national product
Sustainable consumption
Optimal path
sustainability

Keywords

  • Constant consumption
  • Green NNP
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Economics and Econometrics

Cite this

Sustainable consumption, sustainable development, and green net national product. / Onuma, Ayumi.

In: Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, p. 187-197.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{10059c221ab344149f873eb8432b13f1,
title = "Sustainable consumption, sustainable development, and green net national product",
abstract = "This paper examines how green net national product (NNP), which can be interpreted as “hypothetical” constant consumption, is related to sustainable development based on two levels of sustainable consumption. First, we focus on “maximum sustainable consumption” and assume that a utilitarian optimal path is sustainable if the level does not decrease. Then we show that from this standpoint nondecreasing green NNP is a necessary condition for the optimal path we take to satisfy the sustainability. Next we introduce the viewpoint of “long-run increasing consumption” based on “minimum sustainable consumption” and regard the optimal path as sustainable if the path has a long-run increasing consumption path. We demonstrate that nondecreasing green NNP is a sufficient condition for the consumption path to be long-run increasing. These investigations show that although green NNP is not sustainable consumption it is closely linked to sustainable development defined by sustainable consumption, so it represents an indicator of sustainable development.",
keywords = "Constant consumption, Green NNP, Sustainable consumption, Sustainable development",
author = "Ayumi Onuma",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.1007/BF03353910",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "187--197",
journal = "Environmental Economics and Policy Studies",
issn = "1432-847X",
publisher = "Springer Japan",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sustainable consumption, sustainable development, and green net national product

AU - Onuma, Ayumi

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - This paper examines how green net national product (NNP), which can be interpreted as “hypothetical” constant consumption, is related to sustainable development based on two levels of sustainable consumption. First, we focus on “maximum sustainable consumption” and assume that a utilitarian optimal path is sustainable if the level does not decrease. Then we show that from this standpoint nondecreasing green NNP is a necessary condition for the optimal path we take to satisfy the sustainability. Next we introduce the viewpoint of “long-run increasing consumption” based on “minimum sustainable consumption” and regard the optimal path as sustainable if the path has a long-run increasing consumption path. We demonstrate that nondecreasing green NNP is a sufficient condition for the consumption path to be long-run increasing. These investigations show that although green NNP is not sustainable consumption it is closely linked to sustainable development defined by sustainable consumption, so it represents an indicator of sustainable development.

AB - This paper examines how green net national product (NNP), which can be interpreted as “hypothetical” constant consumption, is related to sustainable development based on two levels of sustainable consumption. First, we focus on “maximum sustainable consumption” and assume that a utilitarian optimal path is sustainable if the level does not decrease. Then we show that from this standpoint nondecreasing green NNP is a necessary condition for the optimal path we take to satisfy the sustainability. Next we introduce the viewpoint of “long-run increasing consumption” based on “minimum sustainable consumption” and regard the optimal path as sustainable if the path has a long-run increasing consumption path. We demonstrate that nondecreasing green NNP is a sufficient condition for the consumption path to be long-run increasing. These investigations show that although green NNP is not sustainable consumption it is closely linked to sustainable development defined by sustainable consumption, so it represents an indicator of sustainable development.

KW - Constant consumption

KW - Green NNP

KW - Sustainable consumption

KW - Sustainable development

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84920176013&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84920176013&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1007/BF03353910

DO - 10.1007/BF03353910

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84920176013

VL - 2

SP - 187

EP - 197

JO - Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

JF - Environmental Economics and Policy Studies

SN - 1432-847X

IS - 3

ER -