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Environmental economics

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Anthill Economics

Anthill Economics

Author: Nathanial Gronewold Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2021

Does modern economic theory violate some basic, fundamental laws of physics? That is the question that award-winning environmental and energy writer Nathanial Gronewold sets out to answer in Anthill Economics. Gronewold points out that the modern school of economics is missing a significant piece of the puzzle: energy. And not just oil, or natural gas or wind power, but rather the fundamental importance of energy in transforming matter into food, shelter, and material possessions. Ecologists have been using the principles of biophysics -population density, energy return on investment, and habitation patterns -to study ecosystems for centuries. But what if those same principles hold the key to the global human economy? After all, at its core, the global economy is simply humanity's ecosystem. Anthill Economics puts forth an innovative and cross-disciplinary approach, asserting that biophysical laws are just as fundamental to the global economy as they are to zoology and entomology. The rollercoaster-like rise and fall of caribou population on a remote island can teach us about resource allocation and global inequality. The behavior of squirrels gathering nuts is a lesson in economic energy return on investment and wage stagnation. Could human traffic patterns mimic the daily pulse of ants in the forests marching in and out of their own central business districts? And, will global warming change these patterns for humans and insects alike? This clearly written book full of illuminating ecological analogies gives readers an informed and entertaining introduction to the cutting-edge field of biophysical economics -also known as thermoeconomics -that seeks to provide a more complete understanding of the global economy. The result is a radical new way of looking at the world and how the laws of physics and nature can be used to more precisely understand human demographics, population patterns, and economics.

Climate Economics

Climate Economics

Author: Michael Roos, Franziska M. Hoffart Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/01/2021

This book is a philosophical critique of the economics of climate change from both an ethical and philosophy of economics perspective. Mitigating climate change is not so much a scientific problem, but rather a political, social and above all an economic problem. A future without greenhouse gas emissions requires a radical transformation towards a sustainable low-carbon economy and society. How this transformation could be achieved raises numerous economic questions. Many of these questions remain untouched, although economists are equipped with a suitable toolkit and expertise. This book argues that economists have a social responsibility to carry out more research on how global warming could be stopped and that, ultimately, economic analysis of climate change must be a political economic approach that treats the economy as part of a wider social system. This approach will be of interest to policy makers, educators, students and researchers in support of more pluralism in economic research and teaching.

Forestry Economics

Forestry Economics

Author: John E. (State University of New York, USA) Wagner Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Forestry Economics introduces students and practitioners to all aspects of the management and economics of forestry. The book adopts the approach of managerial economics textbooks and applies this to the unique processes and problems faced by managers of forests. While most forestry economics books are written by economists for future economists, what many future forest and natural resource managers need is to understand what economic information is and how to use it to make better business and management decisions. John E. Wagner draws on his twenty years of experience teaching and working in the field of forest resource economics to present students with an accessible understanding of the unique production processes and problems faced by forest and other natural resource managers. There are three unique features of this book: The first is its organization. The material is organized around two common economic models used in forest and natural resources management decision making. The second is the use of case studies from various disciplines: Outdoor and Commercial Recreation, Wood Products Engineering, Forest Products, and Forestry. The purpose of these case studies is to provide students with applications of the concepts being discussed within the text. The third is revisiting the question of how to use economic information to make better business decisions at the end of each chapter. This ties each chapter to the preceding ones and reinforces the hypothesis that a solid working knowledge of these economic models and the information they contain are necessary for making better business decisions. This textbook is an invaluable source of clear and accessible information on forestry economics and management for not only economics students, but for students of other disciplines and those already working in forestry and natural resources.

Forestry Economics

Forestry Economics

Author: John E. (State University of New York, USA) Wagner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Forestry Economics introduces students and practitioners to all aspects of the management and economics of forestry. The book adopts the approach of managerial economics textbooks and applies this to the unique processes and problems faced by managers of forests. While most forestry economics books are written by economists for future economists, what many future forest and natural resource managers need is to understand what economic information is and how to use it to make better business and management decisions. John E. Wagner draws on his twenty years of experience teaching and working in the field of forest resource economics to present students with an accessible understanding of the unique production processes and problems faced by forest and other natural resource managers. There are three unique features of this book: The first is its organization. The material is organized around two common economic models used in forest and natural resources management decision making. The second is the use of case studies from various disciplines: Outdoor and Commercial Recreation, Wood Products Engineering, Forest Products, and Forestry. The purpose of these case studies is to provide students with applications of the concepts being discussed within the text. The third is revisiting the question of how to use economic information to make better business decisions at the end of each chapter. This ties each chapter to the preceding ones and reinforces the hypothesis that a solid working knowledge of these economic models and the information they contain are necessary for making better business decisions. This textbook is an invaluable source of clear and accessible information on forestry economics and management for not only economics students, but for students of other disciplines and those already working in forestry and natural resources.

The Economics of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement

The Economics of Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement

Author: Clifford S. Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2003. Examining, monitoring and enforcement, this volume comprises some of the best papers from the last 30 years of work on the subject. Organized according to subject area, the book allows unprecedented access to the often ignored concepts of the compliance challenge. Empirically rich and exhibiting a high level of ingenuity, this is an indispensable resource for studies and research in environmental economics. The International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy explores the influence of economics on the development of environmental and natural resource policy. In a series of twenty five volumes, the most significant journal essays in key areas of contemporary environmental and resource policy are collected. This volume examines monitoring and enforcement, collecting some of the best papers from the last 30 years of work on the subject. Organized according to subject area, the book allows unprecedented access to the often ignored concepts of the compliance challenge. Empirically rich and exhibiting a high level of ingenuity, this is an indispensable resource for studies and research in environmental economics.

Emissions Trading Programs

Emissions Trading Programs

Author: Thomas H. Tietenberg Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This title was first published in 2001. A comprehensive collection of the leading articles important in the development of the use of emissions trading to control air pollution from its earliest implementation in the USA in 1976, to its application to global warming in the Kyoto Protocol.

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

The 5th edition of Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society expands on successful previous editions by adding new chapters on non-market valuation, ecosystem services and the use of behavioral economics for environmental policy, and reorganizing the text with a new methodology chapter that presents the tools in the environmental economist's toolkit. In addition to these four new chapters the revised edition also incorporates a series of active learning exercises and in-class games to help students gain a deeper and immediate understanding of the key concepts being taught throughout the text. The text is organized into four sections. The first section, Theory and Fundamentals, introduces the reader to the core principles of economics used throughout the text. The second section, Policy, illustrates how economic tools and methods are used for environmental policy analysis, focusing on incentive regulation, compliance and crime, and political economy. The next section, Natural Resource Economics, presents an introduction to natural resource economics, followed by an in-depth chapter on fisheries and a new chapter on ecosystem services. The final section, Topics on the Economics of Sustainability, introduces the concept of sustainability and then provides detailed examples and case studies in sustainable economic development, issues in sustainable production and issues in sustainable management of common pool resources. The textbook is designed for use in an environmental and natural resource economics course, and as with prior editions, is versatile enough to work either for economics majors or for students in interdisciplinary environmental studies/science programs.

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics

Author: Steven (Humboldt State University, USA) Hackett, Sahan T. M. (Colby College, USA) Dissanayake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The 5th edition of Environmental and Natural Resources Economics: Theory, Policy, and the Sustainable Society expands on successful previous editions by adding new chapters on non-market valuation, ecosystem services and the use of behavioral economics for environmental policy, and reorganizing the text with a new methodology chapter that presents the tools in the environmental economist's toolkit. In addition to these four new chapters the revised edition also incorporates a series of active learning exercises and in-class games to help students gain a deeper and immediate understanding of the key concepts being taught throughout the text. The text is organized into four sections. The first section, Theory and Fundamentals, introduces the reader to the core principles of economics used throughout the text. The second section, Policy, illustrates how economic tools and methods are used for environmental policy analysis, focusing on incentive regulation, compliance and crime, and political economy. The next section, Natural Resource Economics, presents an introduction to natural resource economics, followed by an in-depth chapter on fisheries and a new chapter on ecosystem services. The final section, Topics on the Economics of Sustainability, introduces the concept of sustainability and then provides detailed examples and case studies in sustainable economic development, issues in sustainable production and issues in sustainable management of common pool resources. The textbook is designed for use in an environmental and natural resource economics course, and as with prior editions, is versatile enough to work either for economics majors or for students in interdisciplinary environmental studies/science programs.

The Routledge Handbook of Waste, Resources and the Circular Economy

The Routledge Handbook of Waste, Resources and the Circular Economy

Author: Terry Tudor Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2020

The Handbook introduces, contextualises, critiques, and discusses a range of perspectives associated with the concept of the circular economy. These perspectives span an array of subjects including economics, environmental policymaking, sociology, environmental science, environmental and industrial engineering, management, international development, and human geography. A fundamental underpinning of the Handbook is that it takes account of a wide range of sectors, as well as geographical perspectives that incorporate both a Global North and Global South world context. This approach is crucial because it is only within such a holistic perspective that the circular economy concept can truly be examined. In addition, these issues are examined both from a theoretical as well as a practical perspective, using real world case studies for illustration. Given its wide subject, sectoral and geographical areas of focus, the Handbook should be of value not only for those undertaking research in the field of circular economy, but also stakeholders involved in policymaking, as well as decision-making on the front line.

Environmental Management in the Tropics

Environmental Management in the Tropics

Author: Randall Baker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

The arrival of western science and economic interests to the tropics has dramatically changed the tropical environment and its ecology. Environmental Management in the Tropics discusses the ecology of the tropics and examines how it is different from the temperate zone where western science evolved. The author discusses how native people traditionally subsisted in different ecological zones of the tropics and how they rationalized their relationship. The author also takes a critical look at the impact of colonialism in the tropics and how it changed traditional cultures and their relationship with the environment. The current clash between economics and ecology in the tropics is explored in depth. According to the author, we are now able to draw a line in the sand and illustrate the consequences of continuing current practices. Environmental Management in the Tropics shows how this situation developed and discusses how the two opposing concepts must be brought back into harmony. The book is one of the few studies to take a truly interdisciplinary approach combining the serious inevitabilities of natural science with the variables of history, culture, politics, and economics. It gives us a new respect for the past and tradition of the tropics and clearly spells out why dramatic changes must occur to prevent further degradation of the tropical environment. Environmental Management in the Tropics is an important reference for ecologists, conservationists, scientists, researchers, environmental consultants, land managers and developers, members of the world regulatory community, and anyone working on projects in tropical regions.

The Economics of Water and Waste in Three African Capitals

The Economics of Water and Waste in Three African Capitals

Author: Richard C. Porter, Louis Boakye-Yiadom Jr, Albertt Mafusire, B. Oupa Tsheko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2020

First published in 1997, this volume examines the urban environments of Accra (Ghana), Harare (Zimbabwe) and Gaborone (Botswana). Each was effectively the capital city of a former British colony, and hence inherited a concern for public health. Each has made a serious and largely successful effort to provide the public goods necessary for the well-being of their urban population. Each is well above the average for all of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in these respects. However, the GDP per capita varies significantly between these three countries. Differences in standard of living are similarly evident. The authors focus intensively on public policies that determine who gets what, how they get it, and what price they pay.

Trade and the Environment

Trade and the Environment

Author: Ravi Ratnayake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2020

Published in 1997, this book is about the link between trade and the environment which has become a very important national issue for all countries, in particular, those countries which have been undergoing lengthy periods of trade and investment liberalization programmes recently. This has also become an international issue of tremendous current interest given its implications on the global environment and trading system. International organizations such as WTO, OECD, the UN and regional trading arrangements such as NAFTA, EEC and APEC have been actively involved in the policy debate. Despite the critical importance of trade-environment issues, less is known about the linkages between the two. This book presents a New Zealand perspective as a case-study of global interest for two reasons: firstly, many countries, both developed and developing, are taking the New Zealand economic reforms as a model for restructuring their economies. Secondly, New Zealand is going to become a member of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation), together with 17 other countries in the area by 2010 (developed countries) and 2020 (developing countries). The book is expected to contribute significantly to the current debate and to assist in the process of reconciliation of trade and environmental policies for sustainable development within the context of APEC integration.