Blueprint for a Green Economy

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Earthscan, 1989 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
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This report has been prepared by the London Environmental Economics Centre (LEEC). LEEC is a joint venture, established in 1988, by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the department of Economics of University College London (UCL). Popularly known as The Pearce Report, this book is a report prepared for the Department of the Environment. It demonstrates the ways in which elements in our environment at present under threat from many forms of pollution can be costed. The book goes on to show ways in which governments are able, as a consequence of this analysis, to construct systems of taxation which would both reduce pollution by making it too costly and generate revenue for cleaning up much of the damage. The book ends with a series of skeleton programmes for progress.
 

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Contents

THE MEANING OF SUSTAINABLE
28
VALUING THE ENVIRONMENT
51
DIFFICULTIES IN THE APPLICATION
82
ACCOUNTING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
93
PROJECT APPRAISAL
120
DISCOUNTING THE FUTURE
132
PRICES AND INCENTIVES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
153
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
173
INDEX
186
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Pearce is director of CSERGE and professor at University College London.

Edward B. Barbier is the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming. He has over twenty-five years' experience as an environmental and resource economist, working mainly on the economics of environment and development issues. He is the author of many books on environmental policy, including Natural Resources and Economic Development (2005), A Global Green New Deal (2010) and Scarcity and Frontiers: How Economies Have Developed Through Natural Resource Exploitation (2010), all published by Cambridge University Press.

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