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Environment and Agriculture in a Developing Economy - Problems and Prospects for Bangladesh (Hardcover, illustrated edition):... Environment and Agriculture in a Developing Economy - Problems and Prospects for Bangladesh (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Mohammad Alauddin, Mosharaff Hossain
R2,192 Discovery Miles 21 920 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book comprehensively examines the performance of Bangladeshi agriculture in light of the most recent thinking on economic development and the environment. It both analyses the experience during the last five decades and discusses the major issues and challenges with special emphasis on the prospects for sustainable agricultural development in the future. The authors emphasise the importance of distributional aspects of environmental change and development in relation to employment and poverty and also focus on gender issues - often ignored in traditional theory. Many of the issues that arise in Bangladesh in connection with the agricultural-development nexus are not unique to the country. Parallels exist elsewhere in the developing world and as such Bangladesh is useful as an example from which to draw conclusions about much of the developing world. Environment and Agriculture in a Developing Economy will therefore be of particular interest to developmental and environmental economists as well as international organisations and NGOs committed to environment and development issues.

Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition): James S. Shortle, Ronald C. Griffin Irrigated Agriculture and the Environment (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
James S. Shortle, Ronald C. Griffin
R2,670 Discovery Miles 26 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The global expansion of irrigated lands during the 20th century and beyond continues to contribute to food production, but also degrades the environment significantly. The consequent search for policy remedies has stimulated a vital body of economic research. The issues addressed in this comprehensive collection of previously published articles include the effects of existing government intervention on the environmental impacts of agriculture, the economic costs and benefits of environmental regulations for agriculture, and the economic and environmental merits of alternative mechanisms for water allocation and water quality protection. In this volume the editors present a sampling of economic research on the interface of irrigated agriculture with the environment. The articles included are by leading researchers in this field and span the topics of nonpoint pollution control, salinity management, and the allocation of water.

Handbook of Ecomaterials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Leticia Myriam Torres Martinez, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Boris Kharisov Handbook of Ecomaterials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Leticia Myriam Torres Martinez, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Boris Kharisov
R17,895 R15,840 Discovery Miles 158 400 Save R2,055 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this handbook, the editors systematically present the maximum possible number of known eco-materials, including "cyclic" materials; materials for ecology and environmental protection; materials for society and human health; and materials for energy based on two main criteria: their sources and their functions. Eco-materials (also called "environmentally friendly materials" or "environmentally preferable" materials) are materials that enhance, or refrain from damaging, the environment throughout their life cycles. The chapters are written by global leaders in their fields. The book will cater to the strong and ever-increasing demand for energy, benign materials, and cost efficiency. Eco-materials is arguably one of the most important fields of modern science & technology.

Environmental Economics and Policy Making in Developing Countries - Current Issues (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ronaldo... Environmental Economics and Policy Making in Developing Countries - Current Issues (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ronaldo Seroa Da Motta
R2,067 Discovery Miles 20 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In developing countries, where growth expectations are high, least-cost environmental policies are crucial since they can reduce the conflict between economic growth and the environment. In view of this, policymakers in these economies must be very aware of the relationship between economic and environmental issues to offer policy initiatives which can increase efficiency and improve equity. The authors provide a comprehensive analysis of topics varying from the general problems of growth and conservation to specific applications such as; pollution costs, environmental taxation, deforestation and climate change. This volume also offers policymakers a comprehensive view of the challenges they face, and the legacies they leave, in order to convert environmental policy making into an actual programme of welfare improvement. Environmental Economics and Policy Making in Developing Countries is couched in accessible language and is policy-oriented. It will therefore be of great interest to both policymakers and scholars in development economics, environmental studies and international agencies involved in these areas.

Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment - A Debate (Hardcover): E.C. van Ierland, Jan Van Der Straaten, H. Vollebergh Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment - A Debate (Hardcover)
E.C. van Ierland, Jan Van Der Straaten, H. Vollebergh
R2,794 Discovery Miles 27 940 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment. Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. The discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emissions of pollutants. Centred around the topics raised by the seminal publications of Roefie Hueting, this book will be of great interest to environmental economists and students focusing on environmental and natural resource economics. Environmental policymakers will welcome the lively and up-to-date discussion of a range of policy issues.

Water Resources and Coastal Management (Hardcover): R.K. Turner, Ian J. Bateman Water Resources and Coastal Management (Hardcover)
R.K. Turner, Ian J. Bateman
R5,049 Discovery Miles 50 490 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Water Resources and Coastal Management presents a comprehensive and unique collection of articles which provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the science and management of global coastal resources. This important volume comprises five main sections. Part I reviews basic scientific concepts and underpinning knowledge of the processes at work in this dynamic environment. Part II considers how the natural variability of coastal zone environments has been unsustainably exacerbated by development and exploitation of such resources. Parts III and IV focus upon the various aspects of the management response options that could or have been deployed both in developed and developing countries. Finally, Part V examines the management issues that surround regional seas and their, often international, resource regions.

Managing Pollution - Economic Valuation and Environmental Toxicology (Hardcover): Clive L. Spash, Sandra McNally Managing Pollution - Economic Valuation and Environmental Toxicology (Hardcover)
Clive L. Spash, Sandra McNally
R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Economists are concerned by a wide range of environmental impacts from pollutants, as they affect human welfare and not just human health. This insightful book demonstrates how economic analysis can contribute to decision making in environmental policy and discusses the theoretical limitations of economic valuation. Through detailed case studies including land contamination and ecosystem damage, the expert contributors illustrate the range of methods economists currently employ to address and manage the impacts of pollutants, such as multiple criteria analysis, hedonic pricing and contingent valuation. They explore applications of the cost-benefit approach to the environment but also raise questions as to its continued role compared to alternative methods. By presenting the ongoing work of economists involved with environmental management the authors hope that understanding of typical economic practice can be enhanced and perhaps complemented by natural scientists working in the fields of ecotoxicology, epidemiology and ecology. The book also discusses how the sometimes difficult interaction between natural science and economic analysis can be managed. By adopting an international perspective and providing a critical overview of contemporary economic research into environmental pollution, this book will become essential reading for environmental economists, scientists and policymakers.

Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics - Social and Economic Analysis and Policy (Hardcover): S.R. Harrison, J.L. Herbohn Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics - Social and Economic Analysis and Policy (Hardcover)
S.R. Harrison, J.L. Herbohn
R2,431 Discovery Miles 24 310 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There has been an increased awareness of the need to establish and maintain small-scale forestry in tropical countries. This is due to concerns over continued deforestation, as well as the long-term environmental and economic resources these plantations can contribute if managed successfully. This book examines the constraints that limit the development of small-scale forestry in tropical environments and how they can be overcome. The authors first explain the background to their research and demonstrate how, in contrast to industrial plantations, small-scale forestry has a wide variety of objectives, including the production of fuelwood and a wide variety of non-wood products, and the protection of degraded watersheds and wildlife habitats. They examine a broad range of socio-economic topics under the broad themes of policy development, market considerations, the evolution of small-scale forestry systems, and timber and non-wood benefits. In developing countries for example, small-scale forestry is often regarded as a means of facilitating sustainable regional development. As a result of seven years extensive research they have developed a strong policy line, examining measures such as tax provisions and the targeting of subsidy and extension programs that can help promote the growth of non-industrial forest industries. The authors present an integrated socio-economic analysis of the opportunities, impediments and challenges to small-scale forestry in the tropics. As such, this book will be required reading for scholars of environmental economics and science, land resource economists, and environmental, forestry and resource managers.

Environmental Costs and Liberalization in European Air Transport - A Welfare Economic Analysis (Hardcover): Youdi Schipper Environmental Costs and Liberalization in European Air Transport - A Welfare Economic Analysis (Hardcover)
Youdi Schipper
R1,972 Discovery Miles 19 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With air transport becoming an increasingly vital part of the economy, the regulatory reform of this market has been a major development in European political economy. This book focuses on two market failures within the airline industry - market power and environmental externalities - and analyses how they have been affected by deregulation. The author employs economic models complemented by extensive empirical research, to demonstrate how the introduction of competition, brought about by liberalization, has resulted in considerable consumer benefits. The author argues that these benefits, such as increased choice through the expansion of operations, must be off set against increased environmental costs including greater noise pollution and emissions, not to mention the reduction of profits that often accompany market liberalization. In the process the book tackles a number of important issues including the background and history of airline regulation in the EU, the basic policy trade-off between monopoly power and external costs, monetary valuation of externalities, and the relationship between airline scheduling and external costs. Perhaps surprisingly, the author concludes that even in the presence of environmental costs, the introduction of competition in airline markets has resulted in net welfare improvements. Policymakers, as well as practitioners and researchers of environmental and transport economics, should draw great value from this original and pertinent volume.

A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy (Hardcover): R.Quentin Grafton, Linwood H. Pendleton, H. W. Nelson A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy (Hardcover)
R.Quentin Grafton, Linwood H. Pendleton, H. W. Nelson
R3,523 Discovery Miles 35 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This comprehensive Dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject. The book also includes three primers, which will bridge the gap between each discipline covered. These consist of introductions to environmental economics, international environmental problems and environmental systems, dynamics and modelling. Another unique feature is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's major international environmental agreements. This Dictionary with its primers and appendices will prove immensely useful to all students and scholars of environmental science and studies.

The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics (Hardcover): Cutler Cleveland, David I. Stern, Robert Costanza The Economics of Nature and the Nature of Economics (Hardcover)
Cutler Cleveland, David I. Stern, Robert Costanza
R2,334 Discovery Miles 23 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book discusses important recent developments in the theory, concepts and empirical applications of ecological economics and sustainable development. The editors have assembled a fascinating collection of papers from some of the leading scholars in the field of ecological economics. Topics covered include: * the contribution of classical economics to ecological economics * alternatives to the growth paradigm and Gross Domestic Product * valuation in ecological economics and indicators of natural resource scarcity * case studies of sustainable development * critical reviews of the environmental Kuznets curve * green national accounting. This will be an invaluable text for scholars, policy analysts and students interested in sustainable development and ecological, environmental and resource economics.

The Law and Economics of the Environment (Hardcover): Anthony Heyes The Law and Economics of the Environment (Hardcover)
Anthony Heyes
R2,770 Discovery Miles 27 700 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This outstanding book focuses on how economics can contribute to the design, implementation and appraisal of legal systems that create the `right' incentives for environmental protection. The sixteen original and specially commissioned contributions - written by some of the leading names in their field - span many of the important areas of contemporary interest and employ case study material combined with theoretical, empirical and experimental research. The book addresses many topical issues including: the fundamental notions of property rights and social norms; the design and implementation of civil liability regimes; the use of criminal law as an instrument of environmental policy; the role that citizen suits, self-monitoring and self-enforcement could and should play in the implementation of law; the international harmonisation of environmental law; and the treatment of environmental damages in courts. Cutting-edge economic technique is motivated by, and articulates with, real and pressing policy debates. The contributors refer to a range of legal cases and policy decisions, and draw out a host of policy implications and prescriptions for settings as diverse as Superfund reform in the US and the harmonisation of landfill regulations in the European Union. By combining incisive overviews of the latest thinking and results, complemented by original analysis, The Law and Economics of the Environment will appeal to researchers and students of the environment, law and economics, policy practitioners and those with an interest in knowing what constitutes `good' environmental law.

North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2020, 2020 (Paperback): Matthias Thun North American Maria Thun Biodynamic Almanac 2020, 2020 (Paperback)
Matthias Thun 1
R184 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R35 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The 2020 North American Maria Thun biodynamic almanac, with Eastern Standard Time dates and times, now in its 58th year. This useful guide shows the optimum days for sowing, pruning, and harvesting various plants and crops, as well as working with bees. It includes Thun's unique insights, which go above and beyond the standard information presented in some other lunar calendars. It is presented in colour with clear symbols and explanations. The almanac includes a pullout wallchart that can be pinned up in a barn, workshop or garage as a handy quick reference.

Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics - A Guide for Students and Decision-Makers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition):... Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics - A Guide for Students and Decision-Makers (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Henk Folmer, H.L. Gabel
R1,050 Discovery Miles 10 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive, non-technical overview of the principles of environmental and resource economics. The distinguished group of authors offers both an introduction to the economic causes and consequences of environmental and resource problems and an assessment of recent developments in environmental policy instruments and corporate responses to environmental problems. Comprehensive and authoritative, this new edition of Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics offers a non-technical state-of-the-art review which will be widely used as a teaching tool for upper undergraduate students and above as well as a reference point for practitioners and researchers.

The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2000/2001 - A Survey of Current Issues (Paperback, New... The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 2000/2001 - A Survey of Current Issues (Paperback, New edition)
Henk Folmer, Tom Tietenberg
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There has been an explosion in the literature and research on environmental and resource economics in recent years. This major annual publication provides a cutting-edge survey of current research by the leading experts in the field. The latest Yearbook includes contributions on: * economics and the land use-environment link * issues in the economics of water use * the economics of residential solid waste management * population and the environment * subsidiarity, federalism and the environment * transboundary pollution and international cooperation * environmental valuation and standard economic theory.

The Worm Farmer's Handbook - Techniques and Systems for Successful Large-Scale Vermicomposting (Paperback): Rhonda Sherman The Worm Farmer's Handbook - Techniques and Systems for Successful Large-Scale Vermicomposting (Paperback)
Rhonda Sherman
R529 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R167 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that. Vermicast--a biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic matter--sells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare that to regular compost, sold at about $30 a cubic yard, and you'll see why vermicomposting has taken root in most countries and on every continent but Antarctica. Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management. Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off-farm inputs. Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention. Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks. Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials. The Worm Farmer's Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid- to large-scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper. Vermicomposting expert Rhonda Sherman shares what she has learned over twenty-five years working with commercial worm growers and researchers around the world. Her profiles of successful worm growers across the United States and from New Zealand to the Middle East and Europe describe their proven methods and systems. This book digs into all the details, including: Choosing the right production system Regulatory issues and developing a business and marketing plan Finding and managing feedstocks Pre-composting: why and how to do it Monitoring an active worm bed Harvesting, screening, testing, packaging, and storing vermicast Markets for earthworms and vermicast Food security: how vermicast benefits soils and plants Keys to success: avoiding common pitfalls From livestock farms and restaurants to colleges, military bases, and prisons, Sherman details why and how commercial-scale vermicomposting is a fast-growing, sustainable solution for organic waste management. The Worm Farmer's Handbook is the first and only authoritative how-to guide that goes beyond small-scale operations and demystifies the science and logistics of the fascinating process that is vermicomposting.

Coffee (Paperback): Gavin Fridell Coffee (Paperback)
Gavin Fridell
R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a world of high finance, unprecedented technological change, and cyber billionaires, it is easy to forget that a major source of global wealth is, literally, right under our noses. Coffee is one of the most valuable Southern exports, generating billions of dollars in corporate profits each year, even while the majority of the world's 25 million coffee families live in relative poverty. But who is responsible for such vast inequality? Many analysts point to the coffee market itself, its price volatility and corporate oligarchy, and seek to "correct" it through fair trade, organic and sustainable coffee, corporate social responsibility, and a number of market-driven projects. The result has been widespread acceptance that the "market" is both the cause of underdevelopment and its potential solution. Against this consensus, Gavin Fridell provocatively argues that state action, both good and bad, has been and continues to be central to the everyday operations of the coffee industry, even in today's world of "free trade." Combining rich history with an incisive analysis of key factors shaping the coffee business, Fridell challenges the notion that injustice in the industry can be solved "one sip at a time" - as ethical trade promoters put it. Instead, he points to the centrality of coffee statecraft both for preserving the status quo and for initiating meaningful changes to the coffee industry in the future.

Sustainable Forest Management and Global Climate Change - Selected Case Studies from the Americas (Hardcover): Mohammed Dore,... Sustainable Forest Management and Global Climate Change - Selected Case Studies from the Americas (Hardcover)
Mohammed Dore, Ruben Guevara
R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change recognises that, in the formulation of a global strategy for reducing global emissions of carbon (the main factor in global warming) forests could play an important role. This book highlights that role and demonstrates how the forests of the world may be harvested judiciously and sustainably. The authors argue that the forests are more than just a source of timber and wood; they discuss the role that forests play in reducing global warming, in preventing soil erosion and in helping to minimise the loss of biodiversity. Drawing on the expertise of contributors associated with the analysis of forests, this book is an in depth and fascinating discussion as well as a policy guide for the sustainable management of forests. The book begins by considering the relevant biophysical aspects of forest management and then goes on to study the value of forests for providing carbon sinks that absorb, in part, the carbon released into the atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels. The book ends with a more detailed analysis of case studies in forest policy in North, Central and South America. This book will be of great interest to academics and policy groups within the many areas of environmental economics including global climate change and sustainable development.

The Dynamics of the Eco-Efficient Economy - Environmental Regulation and Competitive Advantage (Hardcover): Emiel F.M. Wubben The Dynamics of the Eco-Efficient Economy - Environmental Regulation and Competitive Advantage (Hardcover)
Emiel F.M. Wubben
R1,967 Discovery Miles 19 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Entrepreneurs and managers are increasingly aware that the environment can be both a threat and an opportunity to their current economic activities. This timely book discusses the question of environmental performance versus corporate practices and finds that environmental considerations can have a positive effect on business. The perception of the environment as a means to achieve competitive advantage for companies is a relatively recent phenomenon. The contributors address how to create institutional environments that stimulate businesses to integrate the environment in strategic decision making and thereby promote eco-efficiency. Together they build a convincing argument that the economy-environment trade-off is a false stalemate: societal and market forces may impact on the environment and on business in positive, neutral or negative ways. The authors use evidence from the United States and Europe to demonstrate that environmental considerations can have a positive effect on the competitive advantage of firms. This book draws together three fields - environmental economics, environmental regulation and strategic management - and will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners working in these areas.

Environmental Economics and Public Policy - Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999 (Hardcover): Robert N. Stavins Environmental Economics and Public Policy - Selected Papers of Robert N. Stavins, 1988-1999 (Hardcover)
Robert N. Stavins
R3,301 Discovery Miles 33 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Robert N. Stavins has emerged as one of the most influential voices in environmental economics over the last decade and a half. These 23 essays on environmental economics and policy, written by Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 1988-1999, originally appeared in a diverse set of leading, scholarly periodicals and are here collected for the first time. The book is divided into seven parts: overview; benefits and costs of environmental regulation; normative analysis of policy instruments; positive analysis of policy instruments; environmental technology innovation and diffusion; causes and consequences of land-use changes; and global climate policy. The book begins with an introductory essay in which Stavins reflects on the professional path that led to his research and writing and identifies common themes that emerge from this period of research. Students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers will find this volume a valuable and very useful addition to their collection.

Global Emissions Trading - Key Issues for Industrialized Countries (Hardcover): Suzi Kerr Global Emissions Trading - Key Issues for Industrialized Countries (Hardcover)
Suzi Kerr
R2,311 Discovery Miles 23 110 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Issues surrounding Annex I trading - the trading of greenhouse gas emissions among industrialized countries under the Kyoto Protocol to the Framework Convention on Climate Change - comprise the central theme of this collection, which offers an integrated discussion of the practical, economic and political issues involved in its implementation. Topics explored include compliance of the Protocol as a whole and compliance issues arising from trading; the design of a system for tracking the trade of permits; fair competition, market power and Annex B trading; and the development of guidelines for joint implementation. Global Emissions Trading has grown out of direct work with Annex I delegates and representatives of the business community. Thus, it reflects and responds to their concerns and their assessment of the political and practical feasibility of different options. Several authors have contributed to this volume, but the papers were developed together and the result is a unified and cohesive text, which aims to provide a focus for future debate on issues where there are real conflicts of interest and genuine uncertainties about appropriate design. Further, the book should stimulate debate on the solutions proposed and encourage research in areas where recommendations are ambiguous. Economists, policymakers, students and readers concerned about environmental issues and climate change will find this collection essential reading.

Designing International Environmental Agreements - Incentive Compatible Strategies for Cost-Effective Cooperation (Hardcover,... Designing International Environmental Agreements - Incentive Compatible Strategies for Cost-Effective Cooperation (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Carsten Schmidt
R2,262 Discovery Miles 22 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The international character of today's most pressing environmental problems has become a key challenge for environmental policy making. As regulation by a supranational authority is not a realistic option at present, policymakers have to rely on decentralized approaches to the management of international environmental resources. This study combines two core dimensions of international environmental policy: the traditional search for cost-effective policy instruments and the creation of incentives for voluntary cooperation among sovereign nations. The analysis offers some clear-cut policy recommendations for the design of environmental treaties and for the further development of existing international institutions to protect the global environment.

Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics - A Guide for Students and Decision-Makers (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition):... Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics - A Guide for Students and Decision-Makers (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Henk Folmer, H.L. Gabel
R4,254 Discovery Miles 42 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of a classic text provides a comprehensive, non-technical overview of the principles of environmental and resource economics. The distinguished group of authors offers both an introduction to the economic causes and consequences of environmental and resource problems and an assessment of recent developments in environmental policy instruments and corporate responses to environmental problems. Comprehensive and authoritative, this new edition of Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics offers a non-technical state-of-the-art review which will be widely used as a teaching tool for upper undergraduate students and above as well as a reference point for practitioners and researchers.

The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 1999/2000 - A Survey of Current Issues (Paperback, New... The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics 1999/2000 - A Survey of Current Issues (Paperback, New edition)
Henk Folmer, Tom Tietenberg
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This major annual publication is an authoritative state-of-the-art survey of current issues in environmental and resource economics written by the leading academics in the field. The discipline of environmental and resource economics has undergone a rapid evolution over the past three decades with the early literature focusing mainly on valuation and the design of policy instruments to correct externalities and encourage optimal resource exploitation. In the past few years, the field has broadened its scope by making numerous links with other disciplines in economics as well as the natural and physical sciences. As a result there has been an explosion in the literature which has made it increasingly difficult to keep up with developments in the field. The Yearbook cuts through this by focusing on the principal issues of current interest. In this edition, experts in their specific field consider the problems of the monitoring and enforcement of environmental policy and examine possible voluntary approaches to environmental protection. Topics examined include policies to counter tropical deforestation, the analysis of transportation and environmental policy, models of climate change control, environmental labelling and the use of cost-benefit analysis. The Yearbook will provide economists, scholars and practitioners working in environmental and resource economics with a comprehensive overview of the up-to-date issues written by the leading international scholars.

Studies in Environment and History - The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History (Hardcover): Andy Bruno Studies in Environment and History - The Nature of Soviet Power: An Arctic Environmental History (Hardcover)
Andy Bruno
R1,585 R1,467 Discovery Miles 14 670 Save R118 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

During the twentieth century, the Soviet Union turned the Kola Peninsula in the northwest corner of the country into one of the most populated, industrialized, militarized, and polluted parts of the Arctic. This transformation suggests, above all, that environmental relations fundamentally shaped the Soviet experience. Interactions with the natural world both enabled industrial livelihoods and curtailed socialist promises. Nature itself was a participant in the communist project. Taking a long-term comparative perspective, The Nature of Soviet Power sees Soviet environmental history as part of the global pursuit for unending economic growth among modern states. This in-depth exploration of railroad construction, the mining and processing of phosphorus-rich apatite, reindeer herding, nickel and copper smelting, and energy production in the region examines Soviet cultural perceptions of nature, plans for development, lived experiences, and modifications to the physical world. While Soviet power remade nature, nature also remade Soviet power.

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