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29, [7] p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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11 p. ; 29 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xx, 468 p. : ill., 1 map ; 24 cm.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment in the Malaysian Context Natural Resources and Economic Sustainability Petroleum Forests Agricultural Land Marine Fisheries Freshwater Pollution and Economic Development Air Pollution and Health Water Pollution Control Conclusions Epilogue - Natural Wealth: Depletion or Conservation?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115207 20160528
The remarkably rich natural environment of Malaysia attracts the interest of both industry and the environmental community. "Managing Natural Wealth" analyzes major natural resource and environmental policy issues in the country during the 1970s and 1980s - a period of profound socioeconomic change, rapid depletion of natural resources, and the emergence of serious problems with pollution. "Managing Natural Wealth" is an important up-date to "Environment and Development in a Resource-Rich Economy: Malaysia under the New Economic Policy". First published in hardcover in 1997, this pathbreaking book emphasized economics as a source for analyzing the issues involved in environmental and natural resource management in developing countries. The access that Jeffrey Vincent and Rozali Mohamed Ali and the contributing authors had to unpublished data and key decisionmakers made their account an essential reference for policymakers and researchers in Malaysia and throughout the globe. "Managing Natural Wealth" includes a review of key developments since the 1990s by S. Robert Aiken and Colin H. Leigh, two geographers with a long-standing interest in environmental change in Malaysia and an understanding of the institutional context of its environmental policy that is unmatched in the scholarly community.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781933115207 20160528
Green Library
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v. <1 > : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Harvard Studies in international development.
Malaysia interests development practitioners for many reasons, not least because of its remarkably rich natural environment. This book provides an analysis of major natural resource and environmental policy issues in the country during the 1970s and 1980s, a period of profound socioeconomic changes, rapid depletion of natural resources, and the emergence of serious air and water pollution problems. The book places emphasis on economics as a source of concepts and methods for analyzing natural resource and environmental issues and policy responses. The authors' access to unpublished data and key decision makers makes this account of extensive, field-based research a useful reference for policy makers and researchers concerned about environmental and natural resource management both in Malaysia and throughout the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674258532 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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25 p. : charts ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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71 p. ; 29 cm.
Green Library
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1 online resource (29 p.)
"Ecosystem services" has become a catch-phrase for the complex connections between the natural environment and human well-being. This paper considers the impact of changes in the supply of ecosystem services, and programs to increase their supply, on near-term growth of gross domestic product. It focuses on the relationship between locally generated versus transboundary services and growth in developing countries, where the highest rates of ecosystem degradation tend to be found. There is a common perception that there is a tradeoff between environmental protection and economic growth, especially in the near term. This perception can make policymakers reluctant to support environmental protection. Where the environment is a source of economically important services, then environmental protection may stimulate growth of gross domestic product instead of reducing it. The paper considers evidence on the economic value of regulating services; the degree to which ecosystems actually supply some of the services they are commonly assumed to supply; and the near-term growth implications of restoring ecosystems, and reducing their loss. This leads to a discussion on the effectiveness of programs intended to reduce ecosystem loss, with a focus on protected areas and payments for ecosystem services, and the effects of these programs on poverty alleviation.

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