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Perverse Subsidies

Author : Norman Myers
ISBN : 1610914023
Genre : Environmental degradation
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Handbook Of Research On Climate Change Impact On Health And Environmental Sustainability

Author : Dinda, Soumyananda
ISBN : 9781466688155
Genre : Science
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Climate change is not only one of the greatest threats to modern civilization; it is also a great challenge to economic development in the 21st century. Global warming can lead to periods of both drought and intense rain, causing crops to fail and ruining the livelihoods of many in underdeveloped countries. The Handbook of Research on Climate Change Impact on Health and Environmental Sustainability is an authoritative reference source that offers a comprehensive and timely analysis of various aspects of global warming and its consequences. Featuring such topics as assessment of and adaption to climate change, water and its socio-economic impact, the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level, this expansive handbook is an essential reference source for students, researchers, academicians, engineers, government executives, and other practitioners looking to make a difference in the treatment of our environment. This publication features timely research on subjects including, but not limited to, climate change and its effect on both urbanization and the trade competitiveness of different regions, water-related diseases flourishing due to climate change, health risks and rethinking health service provision, losses from natural disasters, farmers’ views on the environment, drought management policies, groundwater resource management, trends in long-term rainfall, fishery management and productivity, preserving biodiversity, and sustainable forest use.

The International Yearbook Of Environmental And Resource Economics 2004 2005

Author : Thomas H. Tietenberg
ISBN : 1845420683
Genre : Business & Economics
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The 2004 5 edition of this annual publication provides again a first-rate compilation of various major topics in environmental and resource economics written by the leading specialists in the field. . . The contributions are an exciting and inspiring resource for the development of further research, and this book should be recommended to students and researchers in environmental and resource economics as well as social science. Katrin Daedlow, Environmental Politics As every year, Tom Tietenberg and Henk Folmer have edited The International Yearbook of Environmental and Resource Economics. . . This book, and indeed the whole collection, are tremendously useful as basic tools for professionals in research, teaching and policy making. Michel Griffon, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture This major annual publication provides a state-of-the-art survey of contemporary research on environmental and resource economics by some of the leading experts in the field. The critical issues addressed in this year s volume include: contingent valuation environmental policy, technological change and economic growth land use decisions and policy sustainability indicators value transfer and environmental policy joint implementation in climate change policy environmentally harmful subsidies.

Critical Issues In Environmental Taxation

Author : Lin-Heng Lye
ISBN : 9780199577989
Genre : Law
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"Preliminary drafts of the articles were previously presented at the Third Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation : Issues, Experience, and Potential which was held on April 12-13, 2002 in Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.A."--Preface, p. vii, v. 1.

Environmentally Harmful Subsidies Challenges For Reform

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264012059
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This book discusses politically-feasible reform strategies that can be used to combat environmentally harmful subsidies.

State Of The World 2004

Author : The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN : 9781610916356
Genre : Nature
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With chapters on food, water, energy, the politics of consumption and redefining the good life, Worldwatch’s award-winning research team asks whether a less-consumptive society is possible—and then argues that it is essential.

Bird On Fire

Author : Andrew Ross
ISBN : 9780199912292
Genre : Social Science
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Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.

The International Yearbook Of Environmental And Resource Economics

Author : Thomas H. Tietenberg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114338796
Genre : Environmental economics
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This major annual publication, now available in paperback, provides a state-of-the-art survey of contemporary research on environmental and resource economics by some of the leading experts in the field. The critical issues addressed in this year's volume include: contingent valuation environmental policy, technological change and economic growth land use decisions and policy sustainability indicators value transfer and environmental policy joint implementation in climate change policy environmentally harmful subsidies.

Environmental And Natural Resource Economics

Author : Jonathan M. Harris
ISBN : NWU:35556038029740
Genre : Business & Economics
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Environmental problems and their local, national, and global solutions play an ever-increasing importance in today's world. The text provides balanced coverage of the traditional environmental topics, together with a global perspective on current ecological issues such as population growth, global climate change, "green" national income accounting, and the relationship between trade and the environment. Economic analysis of environmental problems is essential, but economic perspectives must be complemented with an understanding of the principles of ecological systems. [This book] offers an introduction to the broad perspective of ecological economics together with standard economic theory.

Einf Hrung In Die Kologische Konomik

Author : Thiemo W. Eser
ISBN : 3825221903
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