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Valuing the Environment: Six Case Studies

Valuing the Environment: Six Case Studies

1st Edition

Jean-Philippe Barde, David W. Pearce
November 05, 2013

This is the second in a pair of economic texts commissioned by the OECD in the field of environmental economics; The Pearce Report: Blueprint for a Green Economy puts the role which monetary evaluation of environmental costs and benefits can play firmly into the public eye. This book goes further...

Structural Adjustment, the Environment and Sustainable Development

Structural Adjustment, the Environment and Sustainable Development

1st Edition

David Reed
May 07, 2013

This is a pioneering study which should serve as a model for future research and will to a wide audience' Dharam Ghai, Director United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Structural Adjustment and the Environment (Earthscan, 1992) was the first book to fully examine the effects of '...

Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Development Projects

Economic Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Development Projects

1st Edition

John A. Dixon, Richard A. Carpenter, Louise A. Fallon, Paul B. Sherman, Supachit Manipomoke
March 04, 2013

It has always been thought that some level of pollution and waste is unavoidable in development projects. But no one has made much effort to quantify and assess the extent of this sort of damage. In this book a group of analysts from the Asian Development Bank and from the East West Center propose...

Elephants, Economics and Ivory

Elephants, Economics and Ivory

1st Edition

Edward B. Barbier, Joanne C. Burgess, Timothy M. Swanson, David W. Pearce
March 01, 2013

Ivory is big business, and in some parts of Africa elephants have been hunted almost to extinction in the quest for it. The losses to African economies have been catastrophic. Now there is an international ban on the trade and conservation is. the principal goal. This should be a matter for...

Dryland Management: Economic Case Studies

Dryland Management: Economic Case Studies

1st Edition

John A. Dixon, David E. James, Paul B. Sherman
March 01, 2013

Drylands are a sizeable part of the world's potentially arable land. They vary from the hyper-arid regions of the classic deserts of Africa and Asia to the more common semi-arid and sub-humid areas that support extensive agricultural systems dependent on rainfall or irrigation. Following their...

Wetlands: Market and Intervention Failures: Four case studies

Wetlands: Market and Intervention Failures: Four case studies

1st Edition

Kerry Turner, Tom Jones
October 01, 2009

Wetlands are vital and valuable resources, both as rich and unique wildlife habitats, and for the functions they fulfil - providing flood and sediment control and coastal protection, as carbon sinks and pollution buffers, for their role in storing and recycling nutrients, as well as for their...

Forests: Market and Intervention Failures: Five case studies

Forests: Market and Intervention Failures: Five case studies

1st Edition

Soren Wibe, Tom Jones
October 01, 2009

The economic value of forest. has long been recognized, but the ways in which that value is calculated and the management policies adopted in consequence have all too often resulted in overuse and irreversible destruction. This is spectacularly obvious around the Mediterranean basin, but it is also...

Economics of Dryland Management

Economics of Dryland Management

1st Edition

John A. Dixon, David E. James, Paul B. Sherman
October 01, 2009

We have always had land in which the agricultural productivity is limited because there is not enough moisture. Systems of farming and burning often degrade dryland further until it is desert. Today, however, the problem is becoming much more serious. Over 20 per cent of the world's population...

The Revaluation of Women's Work

The Revaluation of Women's Work

2nd Edition

Sheila Lewenhak
June 01, 1992

This book provides a survey and analysis of the different ways in which women's work is valued throughout the world. It challenges the narrow definition of work as paid work, as that excludes so many of women's activities. It looks at ways in which women's worth has been consistently undervalued in...

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