Environmental politics focuses on three main areas:
In a collection of blog posts, the Executive Director of the Earth Institute, Steven Cohen, considers the politics of sustainability.
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Eco-capitalism is the view that capital exists in nature as "natural capital" (ecosystems that have ecological yield) on which all wealth depends, and therefore, market-based government policy instruments (such as cap and trade systems) should be used to resolve environmental problems.
Eco-Socialism is the view that the expansion of the capitalist system is the main driver of environmental degradation through globalisation and imperialism, they focus on collective ownership and restoring the commons.