With diverse contributions from over 100 authors around the globe, this comprehensive Encyclopedia summarises the developments of ecological economics from the fundamental contributions to the more recent methodological debates in the field. It provides an expansive list of topics including sustainable development, the limits to growth, agroecology, implications of thermodynamic laws for economics, integrated ecologic-economic modelling, valuation of natural resources and services, and renewable and non-renewable resources management.


Veronica Martínez | Ignasi Puig




Edward Elgar

bibliographical reference

Martínez-Sánchez, V., Puig Ventosa, I. “Circular economy” (p49-56), Chapter 9 in Padilla Rosa, E., Ramos-Martín, J. (2023) Elgar Encyclopedia of Ecological Economics. Edward Elgar.