Richard B. Norgaard is Professor of Energy and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and is among the founders of the field of ecological economics.
His research emphasizes how the understanding of complex socio-environmental problems challenges modern beliefs about science and policy and explores development as a proess of co-evolution between social and environmental systems. He has worked on biodiversity, energy, water, and development around the globe, with most of his efforts located in Alaska, Brazil, and California. He serves on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and chairs the Independent Science Board of the Delta Stewardship Council, State of California. Professor Norgaard serves on the Board of Directors of the New Economics Institute, on the Board of EcoEquity, and was the founding Chair of the Board of Redefining Progress.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Exiting Economism
A response to “How can we create a successful economy without continuous economic growth?”
- Development Betrayed: The End of Progress and a Co-Evolutionary Revisioning of the Future
In this book Richard Noorgaurd offers a criticism of the modernist philosophies that have led us to the brink of environmental and cultural collapse, and outlines a potent, co-evolutionary alternative.