Heyward, Jennifer Claire (2007). "Capabilities - the Environmentalist’s Metric?" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.
I argue that from an environmental point of view, capabilities theory has an advantage over resourcism, including the “greened” form of resourcism. The paper will proceed as follows: after a very brief summary of the main points of the Nussbaum’s capabilities theory, I will provide an overview of how other authors have used it to generate environmental conclusions by proposing extensions.