Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction, Dobson Andrew
Автор: Krebs John Название: Food: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199661081 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199661084 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 555 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Drawing on a mixture of science and history, Professor Lord John Krebs looks at the development of food and the four great transitions that affected the way we eat. From issues such as the obesity crisis and sustainable agriculture to food scares and the role of new technologies, Krebs provides a fascinating exploration of the history of human food.
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: International organizations do not always live up to the expectations and mandates of their member countries. One of the best examples of this gap is the environmental performance of multilateral development banks, which are tasked with allocating and managing approximately half of all development assistance worldwide. In the 1980s and 1990s, the multilateral development banks came under severe criticism for financing projects that caused extensive deforestation, polluted large urban areas, displaced millions of people, and destroyed valuable natural resources. In response to significant and public failures, member countries established or strengthened administrative procedures, citizen complaint mechanisms, project evaluation, and strategic planning processes. All of these reforms intended to close the gap between the mandates and performance of the multilateral development banks by shaping the way projects are approved. Giving Aid Effectively provides a systematic examination of whether these efforts have succeeded in aligning allocation decisions with performance. Mark T. Buntaine argues that the most important way to give aid effectively is selectivity - moving towards projects with a record of success and away from projects with a record of failure for individual recipient countries. This book shows that under certain circumstances, the control mechanisms established to close the gap between mandate and performance have achieved selectivity. Member countries prompt the multilateral development banks to give aid more effectively when they generate information about the outcomes of past operations and use that information to make less successful projects harder to approve or more successful projects easier to approve. This argument is substantiated with the most extensive analysis of evaluations across four multilateral development banks ever completed, together with in-depth case studies and dozens of interviews. More generally, Giving Aid Effectively demonstrates that member countries have a number of mechanisms that allow them to manage international organizations for results.
Автор: Hillstrom K Название: U.S. Environmental Policy and Politics ISBN: 1604264756 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781604264753 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 13531 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shows readers the many ways throughout American history in which environmental concerns have intersected with issues of energy production and consumption, government regulation, private property rights, economic growth, and lifestyle choices.
Автор: Waters Название: Introduction to Environmental Management ISBN: 0415534410 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415534413 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 5119 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the definitive handbook for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Environmental Management, with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all relevant legislation summarised for quick reference.
Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Policies and Issues" presents tools and concepts about environmental policies in several developed and developing countries. It explores a broad survey of ecological modernization theory, ecological feminism theory, environmental justice theory, the concept of sustainability, and research on environmental policies. Data were collected through surveys, interviews, and focus groups, and are used to analyze social, economic, and environmental impact on people.
The book specifically discusses how the earth s basic life-supporting capital (soils, forests, species, fresh water and oceans) is degraded or depleted to provide for human needs, and how air pollution and acid precipitation, are causing widespread injury to humans, forests, and crops. Realistically, over-taxing of natural resources and ecological systems throughout the world has promoted economic growth and created increasing opportunities for people while also advancing social injustice. The use of the environment to accomplish social and economic transformation raises fundamental issues for the study of environmental policy and the natural ecological system. As human beings exploit the natural environment to meet present needs, they often will destroy resources needed for the future generations. Thus, environmental policies are enacted to ensure that social and economic impacts of the environment are compatible with the limits of natural systems.
Offering an intuitive and crystal-clear explanation of the key concepts and principles of environmental policies and sustainable development, this volume is suitable not only for environmental science students, but also for instructors, practitioners, researchers, and academics.
Автор: Campbell Название: An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics ISBN: 0387949372 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387949376 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 4805 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book describes the physical microenvironment of living organisms. It presents a simplified discussion of heat and mass transfer models and applies them to
exchange processes between organisms and their surroundings. Emphasis is placed on teaching the student how to calculate actual transfer rates, rather than just studying the
Numerous examples are provided to illustrate many of the principles, and problems are included at the end of each chapter to help the student develop
skills in using the equations and to gain an understanding of modern environmental biophysics. The book is an engineering approach to environmental biology.
Описание: The perfect primer for both the layperson and the engineer, for the new hire and the old hand, describing, in easy-to-understand language, one of the biggest and most lucrative industries in the world. There is only one substance known to mankind that can cause wars, influence global economies, and make entire countries rich: petroleum.
Описание: Presents a description of the basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing. This work discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modeling to predict fate.
Автор: Maniates Michael F., Meyer John M. Название: The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice ISBN: 026201436X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780262014366 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 3966 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An argument that the idea of sacrifice, with all its political baggage, opens new paths to environmental sustainability.
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