The Logic of Sufficiency
Jan 2005 – Reports & books, Overview & framework
With examples ranging from timbering and fishing to automobility and meat production, Princen shows that sufficiency is perfectly sensible. Seeking enough when more is possible is both intuitive and rational—personally, organizationally and ecologically rational. And under global ecological constraint, it is ethical. Sufficiency is not about denial, not about sacrifice or doing without. Rather, when resource depletion and overconsumption are real, sufficiency is about doing well.
Published by MIT Press 2015.
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The energy sufficiency library
eceee's energy sufficiency library contains all concept papers, workshop reports and presentations from the Energy Sufficiency project. It also highlights relevant reports from other sources to help you dig deeper and better understand what sufficiency might mean for you and our society.