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Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth

A Handbook for Practitioners Anil Markandya, Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain and Honorary Professor, University of Bath, UK, Patrice Harou, Senior Environmental Economist, The World Bank, US and Visiting Professor, ENGREF, Nancy, France, Lorenzo Giovanni Bellù, Economist, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), United Nations, Rome, Italy and Vito Cistulli, Senior Agricultural Policy Support Officer, Policy Assistance Division, FAO (TCAS), Italy
Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth is a specially designed handbook for trainers, practitioners and government advisors involved in environmental policy making. It will enable professionals to initiate and implement environmental economic studies and identify policies and investments which will ensure sustainable development in their respective countries.
In Association with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/The World Bank
Extent: 592 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 306 0
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Publication Date: 2002
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  • Development Studies
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Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth is a specially designed handbook for trainers, practitioners and government advisors involved in environmental policy making. It will enable professionals to initiate and implement environmental economic studies and identify policies and investments which will ensure sustainable development in their respective countries.

The book focuses on economic tools but also encompasses ecological and sociological perspectives, all of which are essential to any successful environmental policy. The authors highlight the major issues in environmental policy making and the analysis of projects with environmental impacts. Features include:

• sustainable development in a global context
• macroeconomic policies and the environment
• environmental policies and priorities
• legal and institutional dimensions
• integration of environmental assessment into project analysis
• valuation techniques and case studies.

This handbook will be of immense use in the training of policymakers, practitioners, and students of environmental policy as well as development managers and scholars working in the areas of environment and development.
‘. . . a valuable reference work which should find its place on the bookshelves of anyone who regards themselves as a professional practitioner of environmental economics or related disciplines.’
– Robert Dumsday, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

‘This book fills the important niche of providing an accessible reference for non economists who must inevitably interpret and apply economic data to understand how and why people overexploit resources, and how to manage them to achieve sustainable economic and environmental practices.’
– Christopher M. Anderson, The Quarterly Review of Biology

‘This Handbook is a welcome addition to the planning library. It offers one of the few attempts at linking environmental economics to growth issues, within the context of sustainable development . . . it offers a wealth of information, conceptual, and goal-oriented practical methodologies, on how to integrate environmental concerns in formulating policies in decision making at various governmental levels.’
– Riad G. Mahayni, Journal of Planning Education and Research

‘Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth is a long awaited handbook for practitioners in environmental economics and policy. This is the first book which comprehensively describes the environment–economy link at both the macro and micro level, puts it in the framework of sustainable development, and focuses on environmental valuation techniques as the key to operationalizing sustainable development at both the macro policy level and the micro level of project and program evaluation. The book also describes in a step-by-step fashion how to perform environmental valuation studies in developing countries and transition economies, and again illustrates the methodologies in an excellent way with empirical studies.’
– Ståle Navrud, Agricultural University of Norway

‘Economic theory provides a foundation for policy analysis, but typically it is communicated with few examples from developing countries and with little sense of the important problems and solutions. Environmental Economics for Sustainable Growth comes a long way to bridging this gap: examples are plenty, and students get to see that methods can be applied and solutions adopted. It will prove a valuable resource for teachers and students in this important and growing area.’
– Gunnar S. Eskeland, The World Bank, US

‘This book provides up to date information on environmental economics and its applications to practical policy. It is clearly written and will be a valuable resource for a wide range of readers, including researchers, trainers, policy analysts and students.’
– Mohan Munasinghe, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND), Sri Lanka, Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Switzerland
Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction and Structure Part I: Economy-wide Policies and the Environment 2. Sustainable Development Vision in a Global Context 3. Macroeconomic Policies and the Environment 4. Sectoral Policies and the Environment 5. Policies, Instruments and the Environment 6. Laws, Regulations and Institutions 7. National Environmental Strategies 8. Economy-wide Policies and the Valuation of Environmental Impacts Part II: Environmental Valuation Methods for Policies and Projects 9. Economic Principles and Overview of Valuation Methods 10. Revealed Preference: Direct Proxy Methods 11. Revealed Preference: Indirect Proxy Methods 12. Stated Preference: Contingent Valuation Methods 13. Use of Monetary Values of Environmental and Natural Resources for Benefit–Cost Analysis: An Application to a Soil Moisture Conservation Project in Tunisia 14. Use of Monetary Values of Environmental and Natural Resources in the Framework of National Accounts: An Application to Costa Rica 15. Valuing Health Impacts: A Case Study of Air Pollution in New Delhi, India Index