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Asian perspective Philippine experience: piloting a unified model of sustainability, CNE equation (cultural, natural and economic capitalization) in Pateros, Metro-Manila and its implication to national progress and sustainable development in the Philippines.

Gonzales, Ernesto R. (2005) Asian perspective Philippine experience: piloting a unified model of sustainability, CNE equation (cultural, natural and economic capitalization) in Pateros, Metro-Manila and its implication to national progress and sustainable development in the Philippines. Working Paper, 11. Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

Global warming, ozone depletion, and “poverty of many nations” are the most pressing issues confronting modern society today. In this study of the interface of ecology with economics, these issues are referred hereto as the Critical Natural Capital (CNC). In the global affairs of Planning and Programming for Sustainable Development, the debate remained as to whether CNC's is substitutable with the general savings of economic growth or not. The WS School (weak sustainability) says it is substitutable. But, the SS School (strong sustainability) says that it is not. What remained clear so far is the urgency of being able to integrate the conflicting forces of economy, ecology and socio-cultural affairs into a one whole body of thought so that global policy in sustainable development can integrate economics with ecology and the sociology of truths. Thus, this study is an attempt to present a more precise estimation of the conditions of Sustainable Development at the local level. The choice is Pateros, Metro-Manila, which is the poorest and smallest town in the Metro-suburbs of Manila yet is a natural depository of experiences in this interlocking problems of economics, ecology and socio-cultural concerns. This piloting of integralism in Sustainable Development consisted a formulation of a CNE (Cultural, Natural and Economic Capitalization) Model applied in Pateros, Philippines. The past regime of sustainability, Common Property Dependency Ration (CPDR), was computed at a positive coefficient of 1.17. On the other hand, the present regime of sustainability, Non Common Property Dependency Ratio (NCPDR), resulted to a zero coefficients of sustainability. The inflection between CPDR and NCPDR was estimated at (1970-2000) and validated statistically with a departure from an ecology-based to a market-based society. Its implications to an economic driven program of national development were analysed vis-à-vis the dichotomy of increased GNP versus spreading poverty of Filipinos. Lastly, its implication to Sustainable Development was also drawn as a tri-dimensional space of Integration of Economy with the Social and Natural Capitalization of Globalization.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/asiaResearchCentr...
Additional Information: © 2005 Ernesto R. Gonzales
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Research centres and groups > Asia Research Centre
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 11
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2009 10:52
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25203/

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