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The Economics of Environment and Development: Selected Essays

By: Edward B Barbier

540 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Apr 1998 | #72262 | ISBN: 1858986850
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Deals with the concept of sustainable development, in particular its practical implications for economic policy in developing countries, as well as the long-run conditions under which an economy might trade off environment and growth to achieve its development aims. Land degredation and tropical deforestation are explored using case studies in Java, Sudan, Mexico, Malawi and Southeast-Asia. Also covers the economics of wetlands, wildlands and biodiversity conservation, and discusses the optimal use and management of a region's remaining wild or natural habitat areas.


The concept of sustainable development; alternative approaches to economic-environmental interactions; the conditions for achieving environmentally sustainable development, A. Markandya; environmental sustainability and cost-benefit analysis, A. Markandya and D.W. Pearce; natural capital and the economics of environment and development; cash crops, food crops and sustainability - the case of Indonesia; the farm level economics of soil conservation - the uplands of Java; rehabilitating gum arabic systems in Sudan - economic and environmental implications; economic aspects of tropical deforestation in Southeast Asia; economic analysis of deforestation in Mexico, J.C. Burgess; the economics of tropical forest land use options; the role of smallholder producer process in land degradation - the case of Malawi; the economics of soil erosion - theory, methodology and examples; economics for the wilds; an economic valuation of wetland benefits, W.M. Adams and K. Kimmage; valuing environmental functions - tropical wetlands; capturing the pharmaceutical value of biodiversity in a developing country, B.A. Aylward; elephant ivory and tropical timber - the role of trade interventions in sustainable management; trade, tropical deforestation and policy interventions, M. Rauscher; the linkages between the timber, trade and tropical deforestation - Indonesia, N. Bockstaek et al; trade in timber-based forest products and the implications of the Uruguay Round; wildlife biodiversity and trade, C. Schulz.

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