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Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback): Robin Attfield Environmental Ethics: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)
Robin Attfield
R233 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R78 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Environmental ethics is a relatively new branch of philosophy, which studies the values and principles involved in combatting environmental problems such as pollution, loss of species and habitats, and climate change. As our environment faces evermore threats from human activities these core issues are becoming increasingly important. In this Very Short Introduction Robin Attfield traces the origins of environmental ethics as a discipline, and considers how it defends the independent value of living creatures, and the need to make decisions informed by the needs and interests of future generations. Exploring the diverse approaches to ethical decisions and judgements, he highlights the importance of making processes of production and consumption sustainable and of addressing human population levels, together with policies for preserving species, sub-species, and their habitats. Along the way Attfield discusses different movements such as Deep Ecology, Social Ecology, the Environmental Justice movement and the Green movement, and also considers the attitudes to the environment of the world's religions, including the approach from the major religions and the contributions of the indigenous religions of Asia, Africa and North America. Analysing the current threat of climate change, and proposals for climate engineering, he demonstrates how responsibility for the environment ultimately lies with us all, from states and corporations to individuals, and emphasises how concerted action is required to manage our environment ethically and sustainably. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Economics of Traffic Congestion (Hardcover): Erik Verhoef The Economics of Traffic Congestion (Hardcover)
Erik Verhoef
R10,648 Discovery Miles 106 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This essential two-volume collection contains the most influential articles written over the past eight decades that contribute to an understanding of the economics of traffic congestion. The first volume explores the classic contributions on congestion and road pricing and includes papers in dynamic models and second-best congestion pricing. The second volume analyses ownership arrangements such as private roads, investment and financing, urban land use, social acceptability and distributional aspects of road pricing. Erik Verhoef has written an insightful introduction which provides a clear overview of a problem which is of major importance in both developed and developing countries.

Governance for the Environment - A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policy Integration (Hardcover): Alessandra Goria,... Governance for the Environment - A Comparative Analysis of Environmental Policy Integration (Hardcover)
Alessandra Goria, Alessandra Sgobbi, Ingmar von Homeyer
R2,183 Discovery Miles 21 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The integration of environmental concerns into other policy areas is widely recognized as a key element to achieve sustainable development. It also represents a challenge for the environmental community, requiring not only a new approach to policy-making but also changes to existing policies and their implementation. This essential book presents a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on how to support sustainable development through the integration of environmental issues into various policy sectors. The authors examine existing research on environmental policy integration (EPI) at three levels of policy-making: the national level, both in relation to strategic and sectoral decision-making; the regional level, where both supra-national and sub-national regional entities are discussed; and the local level, where strategies available to municipalities or individuals for furthering environmental policy integration are presented. New and innovative approaches to the study of EPI at these levels of governance are proposed. They also demonstrate how the effectiveness of EPI depends on factors such as national, legal and administrative structures and culture, the stage of the policy cycle to which EPI measures are applied, and the level of integration among various modes of governance and instruments. Academics, graduate and postgraduate students in social, political and environmental sciences will find much of interest in this unique book. NGOs and representatives of public and private institutions working on environmental policy issues will also find this book an invaluable resource.

Living with Wood (Hardcover): Loft publications Living with Wood (Hardcover)
Loft publications
R540 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R99 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Wood is one of the original construction materials, used by the earliest civilizations for its strength, availability, and beauty. But, as other materials were discovered, wood became less and less fashionable, to the point where many modern homes only use wood for the frame of the house and often not even for that. Recently, however, wood is making a comeback as a premiere building material. Now, architects and designers are once again using wood for construction because of its infinite applications for interior and exterior design. It is also an eco-friendly material, and new building codes even allow for the use of recycled wood. Living with Wood offers hundreds of photographs and floor plans of beautiful wood homes across the world. The homes depicted use wood to blend into the environment and not disrupt the natural scenery. Additionally, the interiors of the homes are styled using handcrafted wood furniture that adds to the unique ambiance created by using one of nature's greatest resources.

Choice Experiments in Developing Countries - Implementation, Challenges and Policy Implications (Hardcover): Jeff Bennett, Ekin... Choice Experiments in Developing Countries - Implementation, Challenges and Policy Implications (Hardcover)
Jeff Bennett, Ekin Birol
R2,545 Discovery Miles 25 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Choice Experiments in Developing Countries is an invaluable one-stop presentation of the best-practice case studies implementing the choice experiment method in developing countries. It highlights the theoretical and practical issues that should be taken into consideration when applying this method in a developing country context. The expert contributors gather recent state-of-the-art choice experiment studies undertaken in several developing countries, in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. These focus on a variety of environmental and agricultural issues, underlining the versatility of this method in valuing a wide array of interventions (for example policies, public and private services, new technologies) and emphasizing the value of the method in informing efficient, effective and equitable policies for sustainable economic development. This work will be of great interest to academics and researchers of environmental economics, agricultural and resource economics, development, environmental management and planning, as well as national and international development agencies and NGOs. Civil servants and policymakers in developing countries will find the work and recommendations within this book engaging and inspirational.

Green Gone Wrong - The Broken Promise of the Eco-Friendly Economy (Hardcover): Heather Rogers Green Gone Wrong - The Broken Promise of the Eco-Friendly Economy (Hardcover)
Heather Rogers
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Faced with the unprecedented threat of climate change, the contemporary world has turned to a solution that is all too prosaic-consumerism. The answer, we are told, is to go green, to buy organic food or even a new clean car. In a follow-up to her bestselling and acclaimed book, "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage", Heather Rogers travels from Paraguay to Indonesia, via the Hudson Valley, Detroit and London, to explore the rapid expansion of environmental production and consumption. We are, Rogers argues, coming to rely on consumerism as the solution to the very problems it has helped to cause. "Green Gone Wrong" is an appeal to the reader to respond rationally to the current environmental crisis. It asks: what choices and structural forces led us to this perilous place? This book is founded on the belief that we have the capacity to find solutions that are not mere palliatives, but ways of engaging with how we live and what kind of world we want to live in.

Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics - Responding to the Climate Challenge (Paperback): Jonathan M Harris, Neva R. Goodwin Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics - Responding to the Climate Challenge (Paperback)
Jonathan M Harris, Neva R. Goodwin
R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The authors and editors of this book challenge traditional assumptions about economic growth, and develop the elements of a reoriented macroeconomics that takes account both of environmental impacts and social equity. Policies including carbon trading, revenue recycling, and reorientation of private and social investment are analyzed, providing insight into new paths for economic development with flat or negative carbon emissions. These issues will be crucial to macroeconomic and development policies in the twenty-first century. What are the likely economic effects of climate change? What are the costs of substantial action to avert climate change? What economic policies can be effective in responding to climate change? The debate has broad implications for public policy. However, it also raises fundamental questions about economic analysis itself, and moves issues of environmental policy from the microeconomic to the macroeconomic level. Taking global climate change seriously requires a re-examination of macroeconomic goals. Economic growth has been closely linked to expanded use of energy, primarily fossil fuels. The assumption of continuing economic growth, in turn, leads economists to discount future costs, including the generational impacts of climate change. Challenging conventional concepts of growth implies different development paths both for rich and poor nations. This volume brings together contributions from scholars around the world to address these issues. Scholars, researchers and students of economics and development studies along with policymakers and non-governmental organizations will find this insightful book of great interest.

Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People - Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment (Hardcover): Jonathan A. Cook,... Vulnerable Places, Vulnerable People - Trade Liberalization, Rural Poverty and the Environment (Hardcover)
Jonathan A. Cook, Owen Cylke, Donald F Larson, John D Nash, Pamela Stedman-Edwards
R2,063 Discovery Miles 20 630 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While some argue that trade liberalization has raised incomes and led to environmental protection in developing countries, others claim that it generates neither poverty reduction nor sustainability. The detailed case studies in this book demonstrate that neither interpretation is universally correct, given how much depends on specific policies and institutions that determine `on-the-ground' outcomes. Drawing on research from six countries around the developing world, the book also presents the unique perspectives of researchers at both the world's largest development organization (The World Bank) and the world's largest conservation organization (World Wildlife Fund) on the debate over trade liberalization and its effects on poverty and the environment. The authors trace international trade rules and events down through national development contexts to investigate on-the-ground outcomes for real people and places. The studies underscore the importance of evaluating trade from a perspective that pays attention to environmental and social vulnerability and understands the linkages between poverty reduction and environmental protection. The lessons drawn provide a critical first step in developing the appropriate response options needed to ensure that trade plays a positive role in promoting truly sustainable development. Academics and students in environmental economics, development economics and agriculture, as well as policymakers and those in development institutions will appreciate this groundbreaking work.

Zero Waste Home - The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste (Paperback, Original): Bea Johnson Zero Waste Home - The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste (Paperback, Original)
Bea Johnson
R360 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In "Zero Waste Home," Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed "for the better" they now have more time together, they've cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they've ever been.
This book shares essential how-to advice, secrets, and insights based on Bea's experience. She demystifies the process of going Zero Waste with hundreds of easy tips for sustainable living that even the busiest people can integrate: from making your own mustard, to packing kids' lunches without plastic, to canceling your junk mail, to enjoying the holidays without the guilt associated with overconsumption. "Zero Waste Home "is a stylish and relatable step-by-step guide that will give you the practical tools to help you improve your health, save money and time, and achieve a brighter future for your family--and the planet.

Water Policy Entrepreneurs - A Research Companion to Water Transitions Around the Globe (Hardcover): Dave Huitema, Sander... Water Policy Entrepreneurs - A Research Companion to Water Transitions Around the Globe (Hardcover)
Dave Huitema, Sander Meijerink
R4,095 Discovery Miles 40 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major volume focuses on the role of policy entrepreneurs in revolutionizing water management worldwide. Adopting an international comparative perspective, the authors explore the changes taking place in water policy across fifteen countries, at both the global level and within the European Union. Their analysis highlights the importance of groups and individuals in stimulating progress and reveals the crucial part played by policy entrepreneurs. Successful entrepreneurs use various strategies to initiate and implement change, including the framing and reframing of issues, the assembly of coalitions, venue shopping and the exploitation of windows of opportunity. In showcasing the role of entrepreneurs in achieving transitions and explaining their approach, this groundbreaking book presents an optimistic message for those who desire improvements in the way water is managed. This book will not only make a unique contribution to the current literature on transition management, but will also prove an invaluable tool for those keen to influence water policy management at the regional, national and international level. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of water resources and environmental management and governance, as well as practitioners in the fields of water and climate policy.

Heat, Power and Light - Revolutions in Energy Services (Paperback): Roger Fouquet Heat, Power and Light - Revolutions in Energy Services (Paperback)
Roger Fouquet
R813 Discovery Miles 8 130 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What happens when a radically-new fuel or technology transforms the energy system? How does the energy system evolve at different stages of economic development? What are the implications for people's lives and their environment? Building on an award-winning article, in this exciting book Roger Fouquet investigates the impacts of technological innovations and economic development over the last seven hundred years on our ability to provide heat, power, transport and light. Using a unique data set, collected over a decade, the analysis identifies the forces driving revolutions in energy services. It highlights the tendency of markets to produce ever-cheaper energy services, which in turn incite greater energy consumption. It also examines how these revolutions affect people's well-being and the environment. The framework, analysis and insights in this book offer an original perspective on future energy markets, transitions to low-carbon economies and strategies for addressing climate change. Heat, Power and Light is an invaluable and unique contribution to this profoundly important topic. As such it will appeal to a wide audience of energy economists, climate change analysts, policymakers, economic and technology historians and economists more broadly.

The Law and Governance of Water Resources - The Challenge of Sustainability (Hardcover): Douglas Fisher The Law and Governance of Water Resources - The Challenge of Sustainability (Hardcover)
Douglas Fisher
R2,719 Discovery Miles 27 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This path-breaking book focuses on the law and legal doctrine within the wider policy context of water resources and analyses the concept of sustainability. To achieve the sustainable use and development of water resources is a daunting challenge for both global and local communities. It requires commitments from all groups within international, national and local communities from their own particular, possibly conflicting, perspectives. Without a set of coherent legal arrangements designed to ensure effective governance of water resources, their sustainable use and development is unlikely to be achieved. Douglas Fisher considers how legal arrangements for managing water resources have evolved across the continents over hundreds of years. He explores their relevance for contemporary society; how the norms of current international and national legal regimes are responding; and, most importantly, how legal rights and duties should be structured so as to achieve sustainability in the future. This detailed textual and linguistic analysis of legal doctrines and instruments in relation to water resources will be invaluable for international and national water resources policy analysts, water resource managers and water resource lawyers. Students of water resource management, sustainable development and sustainability will also find this book of great interest to them.

Changing Climate, Changing Economy (Paperback): Jean-Philippe Touffut Changing Climate, Changing Economy (Paperback)
Jean-Philippe Touffut
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy. Changing Climate, Changing Economy will interest researchers and students in a variety of fields including environmental policy economics, ecological economics, public policy and the environment as well as environmental ethics. Climatologists, environmentalists, public policy advisers and analysts will also find this book invaluable.

Changing Climate, Changing Economy (Hardcover): Jean-Philippe Touffut Changing Climate, Changing Economy (Hardcover)
Jean-Philippe Touffut
R1,964 Discovery Miles 19 640 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How did climate change become an economic issue? Why is economic discourse so influential on the public policy of climate change? How can it best contribute to the scientific and public debates? Nine eminent scholars explain in this book both how economics has changed environmental understanding and how the study of climate change has modified the economy. Changing Climate, Changing Economy will interest researchers and students in a variety of fields including environmental policy economics, ecological economics, public policy and the environment as well as environmental ethics. Climatologists, environmentalists, public policy advisers and analysts will also find this book invaluable.

Chinese Economic Development and the Environment (Hardcover): Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko Chinese Economic Development and the Environment (Hardcover)
Shunsuke Managi, Shinji Kaneko
R2,403 Discovery Miles 24 030 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past two decades, China has become an economic powerhouse. However, as the world's largest producer of CO2 emissions, the scale and seriousness of China's environmental problems are clearly evident. This pioneering book provides an economic analysis of the significant environmental and energy problems facing China in the 21st century. Chinese Economic Development and the Environment measures productivity, taking into account energy resources and environmental attributes that are central to sustaining economies. Applying an integrated model of energy production, transformation and consumption processes, the authors investigate the underlying driving forces behind trends in CO2 emissions in relation to the total primary energy supply. Exploring the history and development of China's economic, energy and environmental policy, this book will strongly appeal to postgraduate students in economics and environmental studies. It will also be beneficial for practitioners and policy-makers interested in understanding how successful market and environmental policies can contribute to efficiency by encouraging, rather than inhibiting, technological innovation.

Transport, Welfare and Externalities - Replacing the Polluter Pays Principle with the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle... Transport, Welfare and Externalities - Replacing the Polluter Pays Principle with the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle (Hardcover)
Dieter Schmidtchen, Christian Koboldt, Jenny Helstroffer
R1,865 Discovery Miles 18 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book discusses a paradigm shift for dealing with the internalization of external costs in transport. Crucial to the analysis is the insight that the polluters are not the only cost drivers; both pollutees and the state can also contribute to reducing social costs. The authors show that applying the Cheapest Cost Avoider Principle (CCAP) instead of the Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) can lead to substantial welfare improvements. This book develops the foundations for the CCAP, which is shown to be superior to the PPP, both methodologically and practically, in identifying the most appropriate policy for dealing with external effects in transport. The PPP neglects the fact that external costs are jointly caused by all involved parties and that the externality problem is of a reciprocal nature: to avoid harm to a pollutee necessarily inflicts harm on the polluter. The real problem for welfare maximization - addressed by the CCAP - is to avoid the most serious harm. The CCAP guarantees efficiency, fair competition and equity. Its use of some form of cost-benefit analysis also helps to avoid regulatory failure. The CCAP incorporates `polluter pays' as one possible outcome; however, this is not a foregone conclusion. Two case studies - showing that the methodology of the CCAP can be applied in practice - and a critical assessment of the European greening transport policy complete this volume. Discussing the relevance of the economic analysis of law for transport policy, this book will appeal to academics in the fields of law and economics, environmental policy and regulatory impact assessment, and European transport policy. Policymakers and civil servants concerned with transport policy, environmental policy and regulatory impact assessment will also find this book valuable.

Global Water Security - Lessons Learnt and Long-Term Implications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): World Water Council Global Water Security - Lessons Learnt and Long-Term Implications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
World Water Council
R2,524 R2,253 Discovery Miles 22 530 Save R271 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book highlights the relationship between the water sector and various other sectors in order to establish an improved understanding of the importance of water resources as an essential cross-cutting vector of socio-economic development. The book is both policy and practice oriented and is not constrained by existing definitions on water security. It includes actual experiences of policy, management, development and governance decisions taken within the water sector, and examples on how these have affected the energy and agricultural sectors as well as impacted the environment, and vice versa, as appropriate. It also discusses trade-offs, short and long-term implications, lessons learnt, and the way forward. The book includes case studies on cities, countries and regions such as Australia, China, Singapore, Central Asia, Morocco, Southern Africa, France, Latin America, Brazil and California.

Governing the Environment - Salient Institutional Issues (Hardcover): Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone,... Governing the Environment - Salient Institutional Issues (Hardcover)
Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone, Giovanna Garrone
R2,424 Discovery Miles 24 240 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Environmental policy, focusing on the control of pollution and on over-exploitation, easily overlooks the extensive range of interconnections between economic activities and natural systems. In this timely book, a number of specialists examine how crucial aspects of complex environmental problems and policy can be dealt with in decentralized governmental systems. Bridging the gap between the conventional environmental federalism literature and advances in environmental and ecological economics that have been made over the last two decades, this innovative book explores alternative solutions to the problem of assigning powers over the environment. It deals with important issues in environmental governance including interjurisdictional contracting, discounting, risk management, eliciting compliance, and environmental accounting - in each case concentrating on the comparative advantage of governments at different jurisdictional levels in implementing optimal policies. Offering a comprehensive approach to environmental policy, this book will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in environmental economics, environmental politics, governance and decentralization. It will also benefit practitioners and policy-makers with responsibilities over the environment.

Creating Ecological Value - An Evolutionary Approach to Business Strategies and the Natural Environment (Hardcover): Frank Boons Creating Ecological Value - An Evolutionary Approach to Business Strategies and the Natural Environment (Hardcover)
Frank Boons
R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Firms adopt a wide variety of ecological strategies, ranging from the development of innovative products with reduced environmental impact to lobbying against governmental attempts to set standards for the way in which firms deal with the natural environment. This book explores this variety and is the first to provide a coherent evolutionary approach to the ecological strategies of firms. Drawing on insights from organization and management sciences and innovation studies, the author outlines an evolutionary framework enabling a deeper understanding of how firms shape ecological strategies and interact to create inertia or change at the level of systems of production and consumption. This framework is applied to the coffee and automobile production and consumption systems, yielding insight into the complex dynamics through which such systems evolve in dealing with ecological impact. The book advances theoretical insight into business strategies and the natural environment and illuminates the dynamics of production and consumption systems. Scholars, students and practitioners from organization and management sciences, innovation studies and industrial ecology interested in the relationship between business and the natural environment will find this book invaluable.

Pricing Nature - Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy (Hardcover): Nick Hanley, Edward B. Barbier Pricing Nature - Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy (Hardcover)
Nick Hanley, Edward B. Barbier
R2,641 Discovery Miles 26 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most useful tools of applied economics for the social appraisal of public projects and government policies. Nick Hanley and Edward Barbier show how CBA can be applied to environmental policy choice and environmental resource management. They cover the conceptual underpinnings of CBA, practical methods for applying CBA, and a wide range of case study applications from Europe, North America and developing countries. Issues such as the value of ecosystem services and the special problems posed for CBA by environmental management are brought into close focus. The textbook is aimed at students on inter-disciplinary courses as well as those studying environmental economics, welfare economics and public policy. It will also be of interest to people in the policy community, NGOs and consultancy sectors.

Sustainable Cities - Diversity, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion (Hardcover): Maddy Janssens, Dino Pinelli, Dafne C. Reymen,... Sustainable Cities - Diversity, Economic Growth and Social Cohesion (Hardcover)
Maddy Janssens, Dino Pinelli, Dafne C. Reymen, Sandra Wallmann
R2,062 Discovery Miles 20 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on cities, their relationships with each other and the disparities between them. Analysing cities as the places where diversity is especially apparent, where cultural richness is experienced and where conflicts often erupt, it illustrates how cultures and cultural diversity interact with economic growth and development. The contributors provide valuable insight into how diverse cities should best be governed and made sustainable, and explore the concept of diversity in relation to sustainability. Building on segregation, assimilation and integration policies, the book indicates the need to develop policies that can govern diversity in a dynamic, nonlinear and spatio-temporal complex way. Case studies of eight culturally diverse cities (Stockholm, Baroda, Banska Bystrica, Chicago, London, Dortmund, Rome and Antwerp) clearly illustrate the relationship between diversity and development, identifying the conditions under which diversity leads to economic performance. These studies are underpinned by an econometric analysis of the relationship between diversity and development across European regions. This unique book will prove a fascinating read to both academics and policymakers with a specific interest in public policy, regional and urban studies, and more generally in economics, the environment and ecology.

International Handbook on the Economics of Energy (Hardcover): Joanne Evans, Lester C. Hunt International Handbook on the Economics of Energy (Hardcover)
Joanne Evans, Lester C. Hunt
R5,446 Discovery Miles 54 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As an essential component for economic growth, energy has a significant impact on the global economy. The need to meet growing energy demand has prompted cutting-edge innovation in clean technology in an attempt to realise environmental and cost objectives, whilst ensuring the security of energy supply. This Handbook offers a comprehensive review of the economics of energy, including contributions from a distinguished array of international specialists. It provides a thorough discussion of the major research issues in this topical field of economics. Themes addressed include the theory of energy supply, demand and policy, empirical modelling of energy demand, holistic energy models, an analysis of coal, gas, electricity, oil and the `markets' within which they operate, and a discussion of the current key energy policy issues. The topics of pricing, transmission, regulation, security, energy efficiency, new technologies and climate change are also discussed. The International Handbook on the Economics of Energy presents a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research making it an indispensable reference for researchers, advanced students, practitioners and policy-makers alike.

Modelling Sustainable Development - Transitions to a Sustainable Future (Hardcover): Valentina Bosetti, Reyer Gerlagh, Stefan... Modelling Sustainable Development - Transitions to a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)
Valentina Bosetti, Reyer Gerlagh, Stefan P. Schleicher
R2,304 Discovery Miles 23 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This insightful book explores the issue of sustainable development in its more operative and applied sense. Although a great deal of research has addressed potential interpretations and definitions of sustainable development, much of this work is too abstract to offer policy-makers and researchers the feasible and effective guidelines they require. This book redresses the balance. The authors highlight how various indicators and aggregate measures can be included in models that are used for decision-making support and sustainability assessment. They also demonstrate the importance of identifying practical means to assess whether policy proposals, specific decisions or targeted scenarios are sustainable. With discussions of basic concepts relevant to understanding applied sustainability analysis, such as definitions of costs and revenue recycling, this book provides policy-makers, researchers and graduate students with feasible and effective principles for measuring sustainable development.

Pricing Nature - Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy (Paperback): Nick Hanley, Edward B. Barbier Pricing Nature - Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Policy (Paperback)
Nick Hanley, Edward B. Barbier
R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is one of the most useful tools of applied economics for the social appraisal of public projects and government policies. Nick Hanley and Edward Barbier show how CBA can be applied to environmental policy choice and environmental resource management. They cover the conceptual underpinnings of CBA, practical methods for applying CBA, and a wide range of case study applications from Europe, North America and developing countries. Issues such as the value of ecosystem services and the special problems posed for CBA by environmental management are brought into close focus. The textbook is aimed at students on inter-disciplinary courses as well as those studying environmental economics, welfare economics and public policy. It will also be of interest to people in the policy community, NGOs and consultancy sectors.

Greening the Car Industry - Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change (Hardcover): John Mikler Greening the Car Industry - Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change (Hardcover)
John Mikler
R2,423 Discovery Miles 24 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by the Varieties of Capitalism literature. Focusing on Germany, the US and Japan, the author shows that national variations in capitalist relations of production are central to explaining how the car industry tackles the issue of climate change, such variations are crucial for understanding the normative as well as material basis for firms' motivations. This ground-breaking book will be of great benefit to students and academics, particularly those with an interest in comparative politics, public policy and international political economy. It may also serve as a resource for courses on environmental politics and environmental management as well as aspects of international relations and business/management. Given the book's contemporary policy relevance, it will be a valuable reference for policy practitioners with an interest in industry policy, multinational corporations, the environment, and institutional approaches to comparative politics.

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