Описание: Human activities and development focusing on economic growth have an adverse impact on natural and inhabited environment day after day. This book presents various aspects of environment and the associated problems along with solutions proposed to achieve an harmonic co-existence of man and natural life as well as sustainable development.
Описание: Intermediate Environmental Economics has established itself as one of the field`s most authoritative texts, as well as one of the more challenging.
Автор: Josephson Название: An Environmental History of Russia ISBN: 0521689724 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521689724 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 2289 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: The former Soviet empire spanned eleven time zones and contained half the world's forests; vast deposits of oil, gas and coal; various ores; major rivers such as the Volga, Don and Angara; and extensive biodiversity. These resources and animals, as well as the people who lived in the former Soviet Union - Slavs, Armenians, Georgians, Azeris, Kazakhs and Tajiks, indigenous Nenets and Chukchi - were threatened by environmental degradation and extensive pollution. This environmental history of the former Soviet Union explores the impact that state economic development programs had on the environment. The authors consider the impact of Bolshevik ideology on the establishment of an extensive system of nature preserves, the effect of Stalinist practices of industrialization and collectivization on nature, and the rise of public involvement under Khrushchev and Brezhnev, and changes to policies and practices with the rise of Gorbachev and the break-up of the USSR.
Conceptual, empirical, and theoretical analyses of the effectiveness of market-based policy instruments in achieving environmental goals.
Economists argue that such market-based policy instruments as environmental taxes and emission trading systems are the best way to target the negative effects of pollution. Yet there is no agreement about whether the use of these instruments is sufficient, whether they are deployed efficiently, and which factors influence their effectiveness. Nor is it clear if such policies have had any significant effect on the urgent matter of climate change mitigation. This volume offers conceptual, empirical, and theoretical analyses of the effectiveness of these policy instruments in achieving environmental goals. Taken together, the chapters not only identify shortcomings of existing policy making, but also point to ways in which more effective policy design can help solve one of the most pressing problems of our time.
The contributors consider such topics as theoretical approaches to address the failure of the free market to protect the environment, the influence of people's trust in their government on their willingness to accept higher environmental taxes, political determinants of fossil fuel pricing, a game theoretic approach to understanding domestic political constraints on international environmental agreements, and intergenerational equity and carbon taxation.
Contributors Elisa Belfiori, Frank J. Convery, Peter Egger, Denny Ellerman, Dominic Hauck, Philipp Hieronymi, Andrea Kollmann, Sonja Koke, Andreas Lange, Antony Millner, Francesco Nicolli, Sergey Nigai, Johannes Reichl, David Schuller, Jon Strand, Cees van Beers, Francesco Vona
Описание: First written in 1977, Economics of Natural and Environmental Resources presents a collection of articles written in exploration of the economic, social, and ecological problems peculiar to natural and environmental resources. Whilst focusing on the economic theory of natural resources, the contributions also consider geological, technological, and institutional features of particular resources.
Описание: Putting a price tag on the environment is controversial. The aim of this book is to discuss some of the ethical and political issues arising in the context of applied cost-benefit analysis and environmental valuation ? and to do so using economic analysis, but in a language accessible to non-specialists. In particular, the author emphasizes the fundamental, but surprisingly often poorly understood distinction between normative and positive analysis, and the implications of this distinction for practical use of cost-benefit analyses.
Описание: This edited work provides a comparative study of the role of international organisations in environmental governance and features case studies on the World Bank; OECD; the UN Environment Programme and secretariats to environmental treaties; and hybrid organisations.
Описание: This book analyzes the determinants of environmental participation and its consequences in different parts of the world, focusing on whose values are forwarded through voluntary activities and how far voluntary participation is representative.
Описание: Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management continues to be the most user-friendly, practical textbook on the market. Full-color photos and illustrations serve as visual aids unmatched by rival texts and the book promotes environmental and economic literacy via policy-oriented, application-based content, delivered in a clear and concise manner.
Описание: Written by an economist and an investment professional, this book addresses the economical and environmental implications of how we treat food. The book examines each aspect of the `food chain?, from agriculture, to production and processing, retail, preparation, consumption and recycling. Along the way, Donovan and Hudson explore the interaction between economics, the environment and human health and wellbeing, drawing on their respective economic and environmental perspectives.
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