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Economic Development and Environmental Protection in Latin America

Edited By: JS Tulchin and AI Rudman

Lynne Rienner Publishers

Paperback | Oct 1991 | #24942 | ISBN: 1555872883
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About this book

First in a series of short books designed to promote enhanced discussion and sharpened analysis of current public policy issues in Latin America, this collection of essays addresses the need to reconcile economic growth and environmental protection. The contributors - among them scholars, government officials and development practitioners - provide a theoretical and practical discussion of sustainable development practices, explore alternatives to deforestation, consider the pros and cons of debt-for-nature swaps and look at the air pollution problems facing urban areas, specially Mexico City. The overall aim of the book is to present new insights into the numerous problems, and potential solutions, confronting Latin America in the 1990s.


Contents

Part 1 Balancing Economic Development and Environmental Protection: A Legislative Approach, Timothy Wirth; The Role of the Multilateral Lending Agency, Hermon Daly; The Role of Economic Incentives Policy, Thomas H. Tietenberg; Commentary, Jessica Mathews. Part 2 Deforestation - Impact and Alternatives: Reducing Deforestation in Latin America - The Role of the Inter-American Bank, Kari Keipi; Alternative Rainforest Use, John Browder; Deforestation - A Brazilian Perspective, Tadeu Valadares; Commentary, Marc Dourojeanni. Part 3 Debt for Environment Swaps - Pros and Cons: Introductory Remarks, Thomas Lovejoy; A Congressional Perspective, John Porter; Issues in East-West Debt-for-Nature Swaps - The Case of Poland, Richard A. Liroff; The Brady Plan, World Bank Lending and Conservation Investments in the Developing World, Bruce Rich; Commentary, Thomas Lovejoy. Part 4 Air Pollution Control and Economic Development: Mexico City's Programme to Reduce Air Pollution, Fernando Menendez Garza; The Possibilities and Limits of Environmental Protection in Mexico, Richard A. Nuccio; Air Pollution and Urban Transportation, Robert Yuhnke; Commentary, Rene Costales.

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