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Natural Resource Valuation and Policy in Brazil

by Peter May

Part of the Issues, Cases, and Methods in Biodiversity Conservation Series

Natural Resource Valuation and Policy in Brazil Synopsis

Brazil's environmental problems, especially Amazon deforestation, have attracted considerable attention, particularly in the developed world. Peter May brings a sharper and more critical focus to bear on this topic by offering a general overview and seven microeconomic case studies on particular problems in the Brazilian environment. Focusing on discrete resource problems at a subnational scale, this practical book shows how work at the state and local level can lead to more sustainable development policies not only in Brazil but also in many other developing nations. Uniting specific Brazilian applications of more general principles of natural resource and environmental valuation to support policy-making for land use and economic development, Natural Resource Valuation and Policy in Brazil shows how such methods support efforts to incorporate environmental concerns in decision-making processes.

Natural Resource Valuation and Policy in Brazil Press Reviews

Super duper! -- Joao Gilberto This is a very interesting and useful book... It provides very worthwhile reading for anyone interested in ecological or resource economics, land use planning and policy. -- Mary Louise McAllister Environments

Book Information

ISBN: 9780231108270
Publication date: 21st December 1999
Author: Peter May
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Sustainability,

About Peter May

Peter May is professor of ecological economics and agrarian policies at the Federal Reserve Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and is a consultant to the World Bank, UNCTAD, and FAO. He is the coauthor of The Subsidy from Nature (Columbia, 1991).

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