Législation de l'environnement
In this article, Futuribles continues the series on oceans, seas and coasts it began in 2020 with an article by Sylvain Pioch on the way French coasts are becoming artificial environments and how this might be counteracted. Reminding us first of how a particular sort of development plays a ‘predatory’ role with regard to biodiversity, he shows the extent to which the coast has become a prime victim of increasing urbanization, a trend which seems set to intensify over the coming decades if nothing is done to check it. The fact is that the biodiversity of marine and coastal ecosystems plays some essential functions for human life and Sylvain Pioch argues that the repair of those ecosystems seems to be regarded as less of an environmental priority than is the case with terrestrial systems. This is why it is so important to find a way of reconciling coastal development with environmental demands.
Ce livre traite des outils permettant de donner un prix à la nature afin de mieux la prendre compte dans les décisions économiques et politiques. S’il paraît vrai que, d’un côté, la nature n’a pas de prix, il est tout aussi vrai que la protéger a un coût. Loin de s’opposer, ces deux affirmations se complètent. Aurore Lalucq et Jean Gadrey, tous deux économistes, essaient de rendre accessibles les termes du débat afin que les non-spécialistes ...
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