Friday, January 21, 2005

Ecological Debt

"Ecological Debt is the debt accumulated by Northern, industrialised countries on account of resource plundering, unfair trade, environmental damage, and the free occupation of environmental space to deposit waste. A particular and interesting aspect of it is carbon debt, as a consequence of greehouse gas emissions." 1

1. Alier, Simms, Rijnhout. Poverty Developement and Ecological Debt.