Towards an ecological space paradigm: Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources

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Towards an ecological space paradigm : Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources. / Peeters, Wouter; Dirix, Jo; Sterckx, Sigrid.

Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production. ed. / Thomas Potthast; Simon Meisch. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2012. p. 55-60.

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Harvard

Peeters, W, Dirix, J & Sterckx, S 2012, Towards an ecological space paradigm: Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources. in T Potthast & S Meisch (eds), Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production. Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 55-60. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-753-0_6

APA

Peeters, W., Dirix, J., & Sterckx, S. (2012). Towards an ecological space paradigm: Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources. In T. Potthast, & S. Meisch (Eds.), Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production (pp. 55-60). Wageningen Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-753-0_6

Vancouver

Peeters W, Dirix J, Sterckx S. Towards an ecological space paradigm: Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources. In Potthast T, Meisch S, editors, Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production. Wageningen Academic Publishers. 2012. p. 55-60 https://doi.org/10.3920/978-90-8686-753-0_6

Author

Peeters, Wouter ; Dirix, Jo ; Sterckx, Sigrid. / Towards an ecological space paradigm : Fair and sustainable distribution of environmental resources. Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production. editor / Thomas Potthast ; Simon Meisch. Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2012. pp. 55-60

Bibtex

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