The New Environmental Economics

This book equips readers with ideas and tools from various disciplines alongside economics, such as history, political science, and philosophy, and invites them to apply those insights in order to understand and eventually tackle pressing ...

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Author: Eloi Laurent

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 150953380X

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

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Too often, economics disassociates humans from nature, the economy from the biosphere that contains it, and sustainability from fairness. When economists do engage with environmental issues, they typically reduce their analysis to a science of efficiency that leaves aside issues of distributional analysis and justice. The aim of this lucid textbook is to provide a framework that prioritizes human well-being within the limits of the biosphere, and to rethink economic analysis and policy in the light of not just efficiency but equity. Leading economist Éloi Laurent systematically ties together sustainability and justice issues in covering a wide range of topics, from biodiversity and ecosystems, energy and climate change, environmental health and environmental justice, to new indicators of well-being and sustainability beyond GDP and growth, social-ecological transition, and sustainable urban systems. This book equips readers with ideas and tools from various disciplines alongside economics, such as history, political science, and philosophy, and invites them to apply those insights in order to understand and eventually tackle pressing twenty-first-century challenges. It will be an invaluable resource for students of environmental economics and policy, and sustainable development.

Ecological Economics

This is an introductory textbook for an emerging paradigm that addresses the failure of conventional economics to reflect the value of clean air, water, species diversity and generational equity.

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Author: Herman E. Daly

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1559633123

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

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This is an introductory textbook for an emerging paradigm that addresses the failure of conventional economics to reflect the value of clean air, water, species diversity and generational equity. It defines a revolutionary 'transdiscipline' that incorporates insights from the environmental sciences.

Principles of Environmental Economics and Sustainability

This text offers a systematic exposition of environmental and natural resource economics. It considers a variety of real world examples to illustrate the policy relevance and implications of key economic and ecological concepts.

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Author: Ahmed Hussen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415676908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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Recent years have witnessed considerable consolidation between the disciplines of environmental and ecological economics at research level, but until now textbooks in the area have done little to reflect this. Ahmed Hussen's book is to date the only one to reconcile the two standpoints. The central focus of the book will continue to be on this systematic integration of both mainstream and ecological approaches to environmental economics, and an acknowledgement that enduring solutions to major contemporary environmental challenges can be obtained through studies based on a well-conceived and balanced interdisciplinary approach. However, this third edition also contains much that is new. Chiefly, brand new chapters appear covering the following topics: The economics of climate change The economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services 'Green' accounting and alternative economic and social indicators of sustainability The business case for environmental sustainability An Appendix that provides a brief historical account of the development of ecological economics The result is a comprehensive introduction to the main facets of environmental and ecological economics — a text that boldly refuses to put up barriers between disciplines and takes a holistic approach to vital issues. This student-friendly textbook contains a variety of study tools including learning points, boxed features, case studies, revision questions and discussion questions, and an Appendix that provides students with a review of basic economic principles relevant to the study of the environment and its management. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and academics to the world of environmental economics.

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics.

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Author: Roger Perman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0273655590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 699

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This text has been written primarily for the specialist market of second and third year undergraduate and post-graduate students of economics. The clear explanations and basic principles that underpin the text, however, make it readily accessible to non-economists coming to environmental economics from diverse programmes of study. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics is among the leading textbooks in its field. Well written and rigorous in its approach, this third edition follows in the vein of previous editions and continues to provide a comprehensive and clear account of the application of economic analysis to environmental issues. This new edition has evolved with the times and been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in environmental issues and policies, such as forestry, biodiversity and pollution control. The early chapters explain the development and role of environmental economics before further chapters advance the student at a suitably challenging but achievable level.

Principles of Environmental Economics

With international case-studies and examples, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and other academics to the world of environmental economics.

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Author: Ahmed M. Hussen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415275601

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? This crucial question goes right to the heart of environmental economics and is a matter of increasing concern globally. The first edition of this popular title was the first introductory textbook in environmental economics that truly attempted to integrate economics with not only the environment but also ecology. This new version builds and improves upon the popular formula with new material, new examples, new pedagogical features and new questions for discussion. With international case-studies and examples, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and other academics to the world of environmental economics.

Ecological Economics

Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics.

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Author: Michael Common

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113944543X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. The authors, who have written extensively on the economics of sustainability, build on insights from both mainstream economics and ecological sciences. Part I explores the interdependence of the modern economy and its environment, while Part II focuses mainly on the economy and on economics. Part III looks at how national governments set policy targets and the instruments used to pursue those targets. Part IV examines international trade and institutions, and two major global threats to sustainability - climate change and biodiversity loss. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this textbook is well suited for use on interdisciplinary environmental science and management courses. It has extensive student-friendly features including discussion questions and exercises, keyword highlighting, real-world illustrations, further reading and website addresses.

Ecological Economics

In a concise and crisp manner, this book presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems.

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Author: Stanislav E. Shmelev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400719728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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In a concise and crisp manner, this book presents the state of the art in ecological economics, an interdisciplinary field focused on the analysis of sustainability of global, national and regional economic systems. An elegant guide, the book offers a range of cutting edge methods used in sustainability research including multicriteria decision aid (MCDA), input-output analysis, and life cycle analysis. This book is packed with references for students with some background in economics, environmental science or mathematics who aim to develop the analytical skills required for redirecting our development path towards sustainability in government, international organisations, academia, non-profit sector and business. As such, the book is primarily aimed at MSc and first year PhD students reading for degrees in Environmental Change and Management, Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and those taking part in similar programmes. The book strives to develop the idea that a significant adjustment of the current economic theories is required, an idea supported by the emerged world economic crisis, the climatic and biodiversity crisis the world is currently facing and the enormously slow progress that has been made in the field of reorientation of the global economy towards sustainability. The practical case studies provided focus on the most pressing topics of today, and the book adopts a positive approach for problem solving and strategic development, which is aimed at educating the future decision makers and business leaders.

Ecological Economics Research Trends

This new book presents important research in the field of ecological economics which is a trans-disciplinary field of academic research that addresses the dynamic and spatial interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems.

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Author: Carolyn C. Pertsova

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1600219411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 185

This new book presents important research in the field of ecological economics which is a trans-disciplinary field of academic research that addresses the dynamic and spatial interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems. Ecological economics brings together and connects different disciplines, within the natural and social sciences but especially between these broad areas. Ecological economics presents a more pluralistic approach to the study of environmental problems and policy solutions, characterised by systems perspectives, adequate physical and biological contexts, and a focus on long-term environmental sustainability.

Proceedings of the First US USSR Environmental Economics Symposium

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ISBN: PURD:32754079657965

Category: Environmental policy

Page: 157

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Sustainability and Environmental Economics

This concise text provides an introduction to the concepts and theories of environmental economics for students of environmental science, geography and economics.

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Author: John Bowers

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 058227656X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

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This concise text provides an introduction to the concepts and theories of environmental economics for students of environmental science, geography and economics. John Bowers, an environmental economist who has worked with numerous environmental and conservation organisations, presents a critical analysis of the neoclassical approach to environmental economics. He offers new insights on the choice of instruments for environmental policy, on valuing the environment and on criteria for achieving sustainable development.

An Introduction to Ecological Economics Second Edition

What’s New in the Second Edition: Includes several new pieces and updates in each section Adds a series of independently authored "boxes" to expand and update information in the current text Addresses the historical development of ...

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Author: Robert Costanza

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566706841

Category: Science

Page: 356

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From Empty-World Economics to Full-World Economics Ecological economics explores new ways of thinking about how we manage our lives and our planet to achieve a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future. Ecological economics extends and integrates the study and management of both "nature's household" and "humankind's household"—An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition, the first update and expansion of this classic text in 15 years, describes new approaches to achieving a sustainable and desirable human presence on Earth. Written by the top experts in the field, it addresses the necessity for an innovative approach to integrated environmental, social, and economic analysis and management, and describes policies aimed at achieving our shared goals. Demands a Departure from Business as Usual The book begins with a description of prevailing interdependent environmental, economic, and social issues and their underlying causes, and offers guidance on designing policies and instruments capable of adequately coping with these problems. It documents the historical development of the disciplines of economics and ecology, and explores how they have evolved so differently from a shared conceptual base. Structured into four sections, it also presents various ideas and models in their proper chronological context, details the fundamental principles of ecological economics, and outlines prospects for the future. What’s New in the Second Edition: Includes several new pieces and updates in each section Adds a series of independently authored "boxes" to expand and update information in the current text Addresses the historical development of economics and ecology and the recent progress in integrating the study of humans and the rest of nature Covers the basic concepts and applications of ecological economics in language accessible to a broad audience An Introduction to Ecological Economics, Second Edition can be used in an introductory undergraduate or graduate course; requires no prior knowledge of mathematics, economics, or ecology; provides a unified understanding of natural and human-dominated ecosystems; and reintegrates the market economy within society and the rest of nature.

Environmental Economics for Non economists

Provides an introduction to the concepts of environmental economics.

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Author: John Asafu-Adjaye

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812561234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

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Provides an introduction to the concepts of environmental economics.

Environmental Economics and Sustainability

Environmental Economics and Sustainability presents a collection of peer-reviewed research articles contributed by international experts that reveal the current state of our knowledge in the field of environmental economics.

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Author: Brian Chi-ang Lin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119328209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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3. The Use of Economic Incentives -- 4. The Incorporation of Behavioural Instruments into Practice -- 5. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- 8: ECONOMIC EVOLUTION IN CHINA'S ECOLOGICALLY FRAGILE REGIONS -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Background Information -- 3. Geographical Conditions -- 4. Method and Data Statistics -- 5. Research Findings -- 6. Discussions and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- References -- 9: GLOBALIZATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE: NEW EMPIRICAL PANEL DATA EVIDENCE -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Literature Review and Analytical Framework -- 3. Empirical Strategy -- 4. Empirical Results -- 5. Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- 10: A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION BASED ON MAIN PATH ANALYSIS -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Knowledge Advances Related to EI -- 3. Determinants of EI -- 4. Economic Effects of EI -- 5. Environmental Effects of EI -- 6. Policy Inducement Mechanism -- 7. Discussion, Further Developments and Conclusions -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- References -- 11: ECONOMIC TARGETS AND LOSS-AVERSION IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Literature Review -- 3 The Model -- 4. Static Game -- 5. Dynamic Game -- 6. Extensions -- 7. Conclusion -- Acknowledgement -- Notes -- References -- 12: COOPERATIVE GAME THEORY APPLIED TO IEAS: A COMPARISON OF SOLUTION CONCEPTS -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Cooperative versus Non-Cooperative Approach -- 3. Solution Concepts -- 4. A Rawlsian Solution Concept Bounded by Individual Rationality -- 5. A Numerical Comparison of Solution Concepts -- 6. Conclusions -- Notes -- References -- INDEX -- EULA

Environmental Economics A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Smith looks at how economic activity affects the environment in which we live, and how environmental policies can most effectively be used.

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Author: Stephen Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199583584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Environmental economics can be controversial, but it is also central to some key policy issues facing governments and society today, including industrial pollution, global warming, and waste/recycling. Stephen Smith looks at how economic activity affects the environment in which we live, and how environmental policies can most effectively be used.

Economics and the Environment

Throughout the text, illustrative examples and real-world case studies are complemented by end-of-chapter problems and exercises that both strengthen student comprehension and increase retention.

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Author: Eban S. Goodstein

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781119693505

Category: Economic development

Page:

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"This ninth edition of Economics and the Environment is the third to include Dr. Stephen Polasky as a coauthor, who has brought to the text a reworked and stronger focus on natural resource economics and ecosystem services. This book was first published almost 30 years ago in 1992, as the Rio Earth Summit was concluding. Global warming had been brought to national and global attention only 4 years previous by James Hansen's famous congressional testimony. The first President Bush would soon sign the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. At the time, in the atmosphere stood at 356 parts per million. Twenty-five years later, levels are over 410 parts per million and climbing. Climate change remains front and center, now understood less as an environmental problem than as a challenge to civilization. As in the first edition, global warming remains the topic that launches the book and provides the framing example for a comprehensive look at environmental economics. With Steve's help, the book now provides a stronger resource and ecosystem processes lens for exploring climate change and other critical environmental issues"--

Foreign Operations Export Financing and Related Programs Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1991 Agency for International Development

Accordingly , environmental economics are becoming increasingly important
component of A.I.D.'s environment program . We recognize that this newly
emerging discipline will need considerable investment build U.S. capabilities .
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5104379

Category: Economic assistance, American

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Urban and Environmental Economics

The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of all construction.

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Author: Graham Squires

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415619905

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

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The importance of the built environment to environmental protection is well established, with strict environmental regulations now a feature of the working lives of planners, contractors, building designers, and quantity surveyors alike. Those new to, or preparing to join this industry must have an understanding of how their environmental responsibilities relate to their professional responsibilities in economic terms. Designed as an introductory textbook, Urban and Environmental Economics: An Introduction provides the background information from these disciplines to understand crucial tools and economic techniques. A broad range of theories of the natural and built environments and economics are explained, helping the reader develop a real understanding of the topics that influence this subject, such as: the history of economic thought on the built environment the economics of shared space in the built environment cost-benefit analysis and discounting macro-economic tools, measures, and policy sustainable development resource valuation. Illustrated throughout, and with lists of further reading in every chapter, this book is ideal for students at all levels who need to get to grips with the economics of the environment within a built environment context. Particularly useful to those studying planning, land economy, environmental management, or housing development.