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  • 1. Climate Change Governance.- 2. Approaches for Assessing Loss and Damage.- 3. International Environmental Law.- 4. Global Climate Finance.- 5. New Frameworks for Financing and Governance of Loss and Damage.- 6. Concluding Observations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642395635 20160612
This text works to establish essential foundations and guidelines in the current process of providing strategies, mechanisms and resources for mitigating loss and damage from the adverse impacts of climate change and climate variability. This builds on the groundwork done by the UNFCCC and other entities to facilitate the processes at the international level, pursuing a pragmatic approach and the objective specification of relevant frameworks for further actions. The primary goal is the development of integrated approaches to the assessment and reduction of loss and damage due to climate change (including climate variability), encompassing both economic and legal dimensions. The publication is aimed at readers in top-level policymaking and strategy development on the national and international level, as well as academia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642395635 20160612
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1 online resource (viii, 53 p.)
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
xiii, 169 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Basic Elements of Green Economics.- Analytical Methods of Green Economics.- Formulation of Green Economic Policies: Optimality, Efficiency and Equity.- Institutions and Policy Design.- Reform of Policies of Global Institutions.- Green Economic Policies: Corporate, Local and National Levels.- Green Economic Policies: Regional and Global Levels.- Policy Framework.- Concluding Observations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642051074 20160605
After numerous scienti?c papers and books on most aspects of climate change and the design of pro-environmental policies (including some that suit some industrial lobby or another), is there relevance for another book and what is the purported role of this one? Is this yet another academic exercise or "much ado about nothing"? Do we have to bother designing green economic policies and incur transaction costs of this effort? Are there shortcomings of existing policies if we care to live "happily" on this planet? Is it not enough to care for the current generations so that the future generations can take care of themselves (or even be given the incentives for in- vations - for lack of fully provided resources)? What can "we" do about the green economic policies (and what are these anyway)? What trade-offs, if any, are re- vant in foregoing some bene?ts and in incurring some costs (not all of which can be expressed in monetary units)? What are the overarching objectives and priorities in the current context? What economic and other approaches are relevant for atta- ing the objectives? These are some of the questions the author re?ected in writing this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642051074 20160605
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
xvi, 197 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface PART I: THEORY AND METHODS Background Elements of Industrial Organization Economic Externalities New Neoclassical Economics New Institutional Economics PART II: APPLICATIONS Law and Economics Behavioural Economics Organizations Theory Environmental Economics Perspectives Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333802687 20160528
In modern economies a substantial proportion of resources is increasingly allocated to transaction costs. An improvement in the definition of transaction costs to include both the information role and efficiency role requires an integration of the approaches of positive economics and normative economics. There are few areas with as much potential for enriching economic science as the theme of transaction cost analysis (TCA) and this book seeks to investigate this potential, building on the recognized TCA analyses of significant contributions ranging from Ronald Coase to Oliver Williamson. In The Economics of Transaction Costs, P.K.Rao provides a comprehensive analytical treatment of transaction cost economics and suggests a few directions for formal economic models.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333802687 20160528
Green Library
xx, 339 p. ; 24 cm.
  • List of Boxes. Preface and Acknowledgments.Overview of the Book.Abbreviations. Part I: Global Environmental Economics:1. Sustainability and Sustainable Development:Introduction.International Public Law, Environment, and Economics.Elements of Ecological and Environmental Economics.Intergenerational and Intragenerational Welfare.Environment and Public Health.Summary.Appendix: International Environmental Agreements.Review Exercises.References.2. Global Environment and International Cooperation:Introduction.Environmental Externalities.Property and Liability Rights.Economic Instruments and Institutions.Transaction Cost Economics.Economics of Contracts.Economics of Cooperation and Coordination.Summary.Review Exercises.References.3. Economic and Environmental Decision Making:Introduction.Uncertainty and Incomplete Information.The Precautionary Principle.Reconciling Economic and Environmental Criteria.Cost-Benefit Analysis and Incommensurability.Appraisal and Evaluation Methods.Review Exercises.References.Part II: International Environmental Laws:4. Soft Laws, Treaty Provisions and the Law:Introduction.Sources of International Public Law.Concept and Principles of International Environmental Laws.Treaty Reservations.International Relations Theory and IEL.Voluntary Participation and Sovereignty.Interface of Regional and International Laws.Summary.Review Exercises.References.5. Biological Resources and the Environmental Laws:Introduction.Biological Conservation and CITES.Biological Diversity and CBD.Fisheries, Marine Life and the Laws of the Sea.Forest Resources.Summary.Review Exercises.References.6. Laws Based on Environmental Phenomena:Introduction.Greenhouse Gases and the UNFCCC.Kyoto Protocol and Later Developments.Ozone Depletion, Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.Dsertification and the UN Convention.Hazardous Materials, the Basel Convention and the Rotterdam Convention.Transboundary Water and Air Pollution Agreements and Conventions.Summary.Review Exercises.References.Part III: Integration and Synthesis:7. International Economic Laws and the Environmental Laws:Introduction.Global Welfare and Complementarity of Legal Provisions.International Economic Law.Multilateral Development Finance and the Environmental Laws.Environmental Responsibility of International Organizations.Interface of Economic and Environmental Laws.Modernizing and Reforming the Laws and their Implementation.Summary.Review Exercises.References.8. International Trade and the Environmental Laws:Introduction.Environmental Trade Measures and Experience with CITES.Trade Liberalization and Environmental Costs.Regional Trade and Environmental Arguments.Internatioanl Trade Laws and the Environmental Laws.Summary.Review Exercises.References.9. Compliance, Dispute Resolution and GovernanceIntroduction.Compliance, Monitoring, and Effectiveness.Environmental Information.Dispute Settlement Mechanisms.Economic Incentives and Disincentives.Toward Effective IEL.Concluding Observations.Review Exercises.References.Web Site Addresses.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631218920 20160528
International Environmental Law and Economics combines new analysis and milestone cases to create a comprehensive guide to environmental law and economics. Its analyses are intended to lead to operationally meaningful environmental policies and international laws governing the global environment. The fundamentals of ecological and environmental economics, the concept of sustainable development, and the economics of environmental sustainability are then explained. The book draws on several analytical techniques, including game theory, optimization, and decision-making under uncertainty, to examine key issues: how are international environmental laws implemented in the absence of apex law-enforcement mechanisms? has a mechanism of law enforcement emerged? is there a concern for compliance and non-compliance at the state and international levels? what improvements are desirable and feasible in global environmental governance?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631218920 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
128 p. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 393 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • 1. A Brief History: Before the Earth Summit. The Earth Summit and After. Effectiveness of Policies. Moving Ahead. Chronology. References. 2. Resources and Environment: Source and Sink Problems. Changes in Natural Resources. Changes in Environment. Climate Change. Desertification. Biodiversity. Conclusions. References. 3. Sustainable Development: Interpretations: Biogeophysical and Ecological Aspects. Economic Approaches. Economic Growth and Sustainability. Irreversibility and Nonlinearity. The Precautionary Principle. Conclusions. References. 4. Managing Global Commons: Global Commons. Global Warming Potential. Economics of the Greenhouse Effect. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies. Economics of Green Tax. Conclusions. Appendix: Economic Models for Green Taxes. References. 5. Poverty and Environment: Poverty, Prosperity and the Environment. Trends in Poverty. Poverty Reduction and Sustainability. Structural Adjustments and Public Finance. Policy Alternatives and Political Economy. Conclusions. References. 6. Valuing Resources and Future: Valuing Environmental Resources. Market and Non-Market Valuations. Net National Product and Sustainability. Technical Progress and Sustainability. Changes in Preferences and Discounting. Choosing Discount Factors. Conclusions. Appendix: Models for Net National Product and Sustainability. References. 7. Green Accounting: Assessing Environmental Costs. Green National Accounts. Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounting. Indicators for Sustainability. Conclusions. References. 8. Debt, Trade and Environment: Internal Debt and Sustainability. External Debt and Trade. Debt and Environment. Trade and Environment. Conclusions. References. 9. Governance and Private Sector: Markets and the Environment. Regulations and Compliance Incentives. Private Investment and Sustainability. Mechanisms for Private Financing. Conclusions. References. 10. International Institutions: Global Policy Institutions. External Financing and Institutions. Local Knowledge, Resources and Institutions. International Institutional Mechanisms. Conclusions. References. 11. Policy Framework: Objectives. Methods of Operation. National and Local Policies. International Policies. Directions for the Future. References. Glossary. Statistical Information. Additional Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631209942 20160528
Sustainable Development: Economics and Policy applies an interdisciplinary perspective to the latest developments in economic analysis and to policies affecting the global environment and economic development. Extensive pedagogy is included to facilitate classroom use.The book advances economic theory to meet the challenges of dealing with the complexities of institutions and decision-making practices. While taking into account the latest scientific assessments in the areas of environmental science, the book also integrates the author's own research on sustainable development under changing conditions. The volume integrates ecological and institutional economics to suggest pragmatic policy frameworks and specific directions for further development.Themes include: Debt-trade-environment linkages and environment-poverty nexus. Environmental accounting. Roles of private sector and international institutions. Science and economics of global warming and global commons. Role and limitations of Net National Product as an indicator of sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780631209942 20160528
Green Library
xvii, 185 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • PART I: BACKGROUND The Global Trade Regimes Trade, Environment and Development Multilateral Environmental Agreements PART II: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION WTO - Articles of Agreements and Beyond A Brief History Dispute Resolution Mechanisms PART III: POLICY IMPLICATIONS International Trade and Environment: An Integration A New Role for the World Trade Organization Towards a Better Future Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333777206 20160528
The role and limitations of liberalized international trade in the global environment and sustainable development are examined here. The book integrates trade, environment and development perspectives for operationally meaningful policy purposes. The topics explored include an analysis of the global trade regimes, their interrelationships with the existing multilateral environmental agreements, institutional mechanisms governed by the World Trade Organization, and a framework for pragmatic reforms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333777206 20160528
Green Library
xiv, 199 p. ; 24 cm.
This study integrates scientific findings about the Global Warming Potential (GWP) - for example, the roles of pollution, population growth, agricultural development and sustainable resources - with advances in economic theory and methods, so as to explain how and why climate and economy are complementary at the local, national and global levels. The primary purpose of this work is to provide analytical bases for the creation of pragmatic, ecology-environment-economy policies, rather than to overwhelm the reader with technical processing that does not offer any comprehensive examination of the effects of the economy upon the environment, and vice versa. Modelling and data processing are treated as secondary requirements and follow, rather than precede, the framework developed in this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765604606 20160528
Green Library


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