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Growth resource efficiency and rebound effect environmental

Author(s): Dumitru Şoaita

Journal: Scientific Bulletin of the ''Petru Maior" University of Tîrgu Mureș
ISSN 1841-9267

Volume: 8 (XXV);
Issue: 2;
Start page: 196;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: resource | efficiency | decoupling | environment | rebound effects

This paper highlights the need to decouple resource use from economic growth and the need to change the traditional patterns of production and consumption in order to reduce the pressure on the environment by increasing the efficiency of resource use.There are also presented some environmental rebound effects of improving resource efficiency, some economic sectors where resource efficiency is canceled by the increased demand.
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