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Economic Incentives and Environmental Regulation

Evidence from the MENA Region Edited by Hala Abou-Ali, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, Egypt. A fellow at the Economic Research Forum, she has undertaken extensive research on environmental impact on the region.
Extensive country analyses are supported by references to the economic literature on regulation and incentives, and encompass recent trends in environmental management modes and policy orientations. The topical chapters include a critical review of environmental policies with a focus on economic incentives on various environmental issues including irrigation water, air pollution, solid waste management and the impact of climate change and fisheries. The book combines econometric applications, theoretical models of regulation, and policy-oriented economic analyses with fundamental recommendations for policy makers.
A Co-publication with the Economic Research Forum (ERF)
Extent: 264 pp
Hardback Price: £80.00 Web: £72.00
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 1 78100 237 7
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Governance and Regulation
This unique book explores a wide range of environmental issues centred on the Middle East and North Africa region, where environmental degradation and impacts of climate change are known to be more critical than in other parts of the world.

Extensive country analyses are supported by references to the economic literature on regulation and incentives, and encompass recent trends in environmental management modes and policy orientations. The topical chapters include a critical review of environmental policies with a focus on economic incentives on various environmental issues including irrigation water, air pollution, solid waste management and the impact of climate change and fisheries. The book combines econometric applications, theoretical models of regulation, and policy-oriented economic analyses with fundamental recommendations for policy makers.

Economic Incentives and Environmental Regulation will attract a wide spectrum of audiences including academics, researchers, practitioners, students, and policy makers.
Contributors: H. Abou-Ali, M.H. Babiker, A.R. Darwish, E. Deutsch, C. Dridi, M.A. Fehaid, V.I. Grover, L. Huang, M. Jeuland, N. Khraief, A.A. Kubursi, B. Larsen, D. Maradan, U.R. Sumaila, A. Thomas, K. Zein
Contents:

1. Environment and Regulations in MENA
Hala Abou-Ali

PART I: ECONOMIC VALUATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION IN MENA
2. Cost Assessment of Environmental Degradation in the Middle East and North African Region: Selected Issues
Bjorn Larsen

3. Willingness to Pay for Improving Land and Water Conditions for Agriculture in Damietta, Egypt
Hala Abou-Ali

PART II: MARKET-BASED INSTRUMENTS AND AIR POLLUTION IN MENA
4. Climate Change Policy in the MENA Region: Prospects, Challenges and the Implication of Market Instruments
Mustafa Hussein Babiker and Mohammed A. Fehaid

5. Regulating Traffic to Reduce Air Pollution in Greater Cairo, Egypt
Hala Abou-Ali and Alban Thomas

6. Regulating Industry Emissions: Assessing the Moroccan Cement Experience
David Maradan and Karim Zein

PART III: ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION IN SOLID WASTE, WATER AND FISHERIES IN MENA
7. Mitigating Industrial Solid Waste in Tunisia: Landfill Use versus Recycling
Chokri Dridi and Naceur Khraief

8. Water Scarcity in Jordan: Economic Instruments, Issues and Options
Atif A. Kubursi, Velma I. Grover, Abdel Raouf Darwish and Eliza Deutsch

9. Creating Incentives for More Effective Wastewater Reuse in the Middle East and North Africa
Marc Jeuland

10. Improving the Management of Bluefin Tuna in the Mediterranean Sea
Ussif Rashid Sumaila and Ling Huang

Index