Sustainable Development Economics and Policy

ISBN-10: 0631209948

ISBN-13: 9780631209942

Edition: 2000

Authors: P. K. Rao

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Sustainable Development: Economics and Policy applies an interdisciplinary perspective to the latest developments in economic analysis and to policies affecting the global environment and economic development. Extensive pedagogy is included to facilitate classroom use.The book advances economic theory to meet the challenges of dealing with the complexities of institutions and decision-making practices. While taking into account the latest scientific assessments in the areas of environmental science, the book also integrates the author's own research on sustainable development under changing conditions. The volume integrates ecological and institutional economics to suggest pragmatic policy frameworks and specific directions for further development.Themes include:- Debt-trade-environment linkages and environment-poverty nexus.- Environmental accounting.- Roles of private sector and international institutions.- Science and economics of global warming and global commons.- Role and limitations of Net National Product as an indicator of sustainability
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

A Brief History:Before the Earth Summit
The Earth Summit and After
Effectiveness of Policies
Moving Ahead.Chronology
References
Resources and Environment:Source and Sink Problems
Changes in Natural Resources
Changes in Environment
Climate Change
Desertification
Biodiversity
Conclusions
References
Sustainable Development: Interpretations:Biogeophysical and Ecological Aspects
Economic Approaches
Economic Growth and Sustainability
Irreversibility and Nonlinearity
The Precautionary Principle
Conclusions
References
Managing Global Commons:Global Commons
Global Warming Potential
Economics of the Greenhouse Effect
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies
Economics of Green Tax
Conclusions
Appendix: Economic Models for Green Taxes
References
Poverty and Environment:Poverty, Prosperity and the Environment
Trends in Poverty
Poverty Reduction and Sustainability
Structural Adjustments and Public Finance
Policy Alternatives and Political Economy
Conclusions
References
Valuing Resources and Future:Valuing Environmental Resources
Market and Non-Market Valuations
Net National Product and Sustainability
Technical Progress and Sustainability
Changes in Preferences and Discounting
Choosing Discount Factors
Conclusions
Appendix: Models for Net National Product and Sustainability
References
Green Accounting:Assessing Environmental Costs
Green National Accounts
Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounting
Indicators for Sustainability
Conclusions
References
Debt, Trade and Environment:Internal Debt and Sustainability
External Debt and Trade
Debt and Environment
Trade and Environment
Conclusions
References
Governance and Private Sector:Markets and the Environment
Regulations and Compliance Incentives
Private Investment and Sustainability
Mechanisms for Private Financing
Conclusions
References
International Institutions:Global Policy Institutions
External Financing and Institutions
Local Knowledge, Resources and Institutions
International Institutional Mechanisms
Conclusions
References
Policy Framework:Objectives
Methods of Operation
National and Local Policies
International Policies
Directions for the Future
References
Glossary
Statistical Information
Additional Bibliography
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