Controlling Pollution in Transition Economies: Theories and Methods
Randall Bluffstone, Bruce A. Larson
E. Elgar, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 279 pages
'. . . the book is both well-written and useful as part of a larger literature on the subject. Both technically oriented environmental policy analysts and generalists interested in transitional economies will benefit from the material presented, which provides a deeper appreciation of the complexities of the task of moving the transition economies toward more environmentally sustainable economic redevelopment.' - Michael Toman, Slavic Review 'Many institutes attempted empirical research on environmental policy instruments in former centrally planned economies. This book, however, is quite unique in that it was edited by two environmental economists from the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) who spent several years in the region as senior advisors working in ministries of environment. . . . We have a book that offers one of the first comparative surveys of abatement policies in transition economies. . . . this is a solid piece of research recommended for reading by anyone who wants to study environmental pollution in Europe seriously.' - Tomasz Zylicz, Ecological Economics Controlling Pollution in Transition Economies examines and evaluates the recent experience of implementing pollution charges and the use of environmental permits in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
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A Survey of Pollution Charge Systems and Key Issues
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air emissions air pollutants allowable ambient standards amount assessed base rate cent charge payments charge rates charges and fines compliance concentration cost effectiveness countries Czech Republic Daugavpils Development discharges economic instruments emission charges emission limits emitted enforcement enterprises environmental authorities environmental charges environmental damages environmental funds environmental investments environmental policy Environmental Protection estimates Estonia example existing facilities goals Government of Estonia hazardous Hungary implementation incentives increase industrial Inspectorates issue Latvia level of pollution Lithuania MAPPM marginal abatement costs marginal benefit functions ment Ministry of Environment monitoring municipal nitrogen nitrogen oxides noncompliance output penalty rate permits and charges permitting system Poland polluter pays polluter pays principle pollution charge systems pollution control pollution levels pollution permits problem production regional regulations reported revenues Riga Romania ronmental Slovakia specified sulphur dioxide system of pollution Table Tallinn TCLs technologies threshold level tion transition economies Voivod waste wastewater water pollution