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Valuing the environment [electronic resource] : economics for a sustainable future / David Glover.

By: Glover, David.
Contributor(s): International Development Research Centre (Canada).
Material type: TextTextSeries: In focus (International Development Research Centre (Canada) : Online): Publisher: Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 91 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9781552504796; 1552504794.Subject(s): Environmental economics -- Developing countries | Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Economic policy -- Environmental aspects | Environmental economics -- Developing countries -- Case studies | Environmental economics -- Research -- Developing countries | Social sciences | �Economie de l'environnement -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | D�eveloppement �economique -- Aspect de l'environnement -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Politique �economique -- Aspect de l'environnement | �Economie de l'environnement -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement -- Cas, �Etudes de | �Economie de l'environnement -- Recherche -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | NATURE -- Natural Resources | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Environmental Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Green BusinessGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Valuing the environment.DDC classification: 338.9/27091724 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The issues -- Environmental economics in action -- Pioneers of change -- Lessons and future directions -- Glossary.
Summary: "Everyone in developing countries depend on the environment for their livelihoods--from farmland or forests, wetlands or coastal areas. For these people, the environment is much more than a source of recreation--it is the basis of the economy. But poorly functioning markets, incomplete property rights, and misguided policies can drive people's behavior in ways that are rational in the short term or from an individual's point of view, but harmful to the environment and future generations. Economics has much to offer in understanding and influencing environmental behavior. It also provides tools for decision makers faced with difficult choices. How can we compare the value of environmental benefits to the costs of safeguarding them? How can we assess the impacts of environmental action (or inaction) on the poor? How should we share the costs of environmental improvements? This book shows how researchers from IDRC's four regional environmental economics networks have dealt with questions like these in a wide variety of situations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It brings together insights from more than 15 years of research and assesses their impact on policy and the research community. It concludes by looking at the future of environmental economics in the developing world."--Publisher description.
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Issued also in French under title: La valeur de l'environnement, faire appel �a l'�economie pour forger un avenir sous le signe de la durabilit�e.

Includes bibliographical references.

The issues -- Environmental economics in action -- Pioneers of change -- Lessons and future directions -- Glossary.

"Everyone in developing countries depend on the environment for their livelihoods--from farmland or forests, wetlands or coastal areas. For these people, the environment is much more than a source of recreation--it is the basis of the economy. But poorly functioning markets, incomplete property rights, and misguided policies can drive people's behavior in ways that are rational in the short term or from an individual's point of view, but harmful to the environment and future generations. Economics has much to offer in understanding and influencing environmental behavior. It also provides tools for decision makers faced with difficult choices. How can we compare the value of environmental benefits to the costs of safeguarding them? How can we assess the impacts of environmental action (or inaction) on the poor? How should we share the costs of environmental improvements? This book shows how researchers from IDRC's four regional environmental economics networks have dealt with questions like these in a wide variety of situations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It brings together insights from more than 15 years of research and assesses their impact on policy and the research community. It concludes by looking at the future of environmental economics in the developing world."--Publisher description.

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