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Eco-capitalism, also known as environmental capitalism or green capitalism, is the view that capital exists in nature as "natural capital" (ecosystems that have ecological yield) on which all wealth depends, and therefore, market-based government policy instruments (such as cap and trade systems) should be used to resolve environmental problems.

The term "Blue Greens" is often applied to those who espouse eco-capitalism. The term should be contrasted with Red Greens.

Eco-capitalist monetary and administrative reforms

See also

Further reading

  • Chapple, Stephen (2001) Confessions of an Eco-Redneck: Or how I Learned to Gut-Shoot Trout and Save the Wilderness at the Same Time. Perseus Publishing. ISBN 0-641-54292-5
  • Comolet, A. (1991) "Le Renouveau ecologique. De l'eco-utopie a l'eco-capitalisme" [The Ecological Renewal. From Eco-Utopia to Eco-Capitalism], Futuribles, 157(Sept.), 41-54.
  • d'Humières, Patrick (2010) Le développement durable va-t-il tuer le capitalisme? Editions Maxima
  • Lovins, Amory B & Hunter L (1997) Factor Four. Doubling Wealth - Halving Resource Use, with Ernst von Weizacker.
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