domingo, 12 de fevereiro de 2012

Natural Capital Speaks!, excerpt from 'Costa Rica Counts the Future'

In a series produced by Griesinger Films from 1991 to 1996, the 180 minute DVD Natural Capital Speaks! presents four provocative 45 minute documentary videos that cover the historic emergence of the young science of ecological economics. Providing unprecedented access to the inspirational analyses and prescient warnings of some of the world's most renowned ecologists, economists, scientists and politicians, Natural Capital Speaks! captures the fascinating, early days of an economics that counts the earth
This excerpt is from: COSTA RICA COUNTS THE FUTURE, 45 minutes, 1996, San Jose, Costa Rica -- Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres, Juan Martinez-Alier, Donella Meadows, Paul Ekins, Dr. Rodrigo Gamez, Dr. Alvaro Umana and three rural Costa Rican Southern Zone cooperatives appear in this elegant, bilingual documentary (with Spanish/English subtitles) that presents Costa Rica's adoption of ecological economics as official policy. CO2 mitigation services; secondary forest protection; commercial exploration and preservation of biodiversity; botanical medicine; eco-tourism; organic agriculture; economic opportunity for women; and sustainable yield mangrove charcoal production are included in this richly illustrated video.
Be sure to watch excerpts from the three other videos in the series featured in the DVD 'Natural Capital Speaks!': An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Investing in Natural Capital, and Conversation for a Sustainable Society.