Economic Instruments for Environmental Management: A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies

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Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken, Hussein Abaza, United Nations Environment Programme
Earthscan, 2000 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
This volume presents the results of a three-year collaborative effort involving research institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Case studies demonstrate the diversity of environmental problems to which a variety of economic instruments can be applied - air and water pollution, packaging, deforestation, over-grazing, wildlife. They also show what is needed for them to work successfully and the pitfalls to avoid in introducing them, providing guidance for future applications. Written to be accessible to non-economists, the book offers source material for students and academic economists, as well as for professionals working with economic instruments.
 

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Contents

Range of Economic Instruments Covered
4
A Property
19
A Comparison of Productivity between TGLP Farms
25
The Management of Forest Reserves in Botswana
31
The Old And New Royalty Structures
37
Promoting a Sustainable Water Supply in Botswana
39
Wildlife User Rights in Zimbabwe
46
Sources and Allocation of Wildlife Revenue under
49
Costs and Revenue for Khao Yai National Park
93
Sulphur Dioxide Emission Charge in Poland
101
Product Charge on Packaging in Hungary
112
Product Charge on Transport Fuel in Hungary
122
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123
Water Pollution Charge in Poland
135
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136
2
144

SocioEconomic Characteristics by Country
56
Summary of Economic Instruments for Solid Waste
62
Malaysian Palm Oil Pollution
65
Thailands Unleaded Gasoline Price Differential
72
Atmospheric Lead Concentrations in Bangkok
75
Groundwater Pricing in Thailand
79
Thai Industrial Estate Water Treatment
86
Wastewater Treatment Systems and Capacities of Thai
87
Entrance Fees for Users of Khao Yai National Park Thailand
92
Water Abstraction Fee in Hungary
145
Wastewater Effluent Charge in Mexico
159
Water Pollution Taxes in Colombia
167
Air Pollution Tradable Permits in Santiago Chile
178
Forestry Taxes and Fiscal Compensation in Brazil
185
Glossary
197
Index
203
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Hussein Abaza is Chief of the Economics and trade Unit at UNEP. Jennifer Rietbergen-McCraken is a freelance consultant specializing in the social aspects of sustainable development.

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