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Environmental Economics and Policy Making in Developing Countries: Current Issues

Edited By: Renaldo Seroa da Motta

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Sep 2001 | #116743 | ISBN: 1840646020
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In developing countries, where growth expectations are high, least-cost environmental policies are crucial since they can reduce the conflict between economic growth and the environment. In view of this, policymakers in these economies must be very aware of the relationship between economic and environmental issues to offer policy initiatives which can increase efficiency and improve equity. The authors provide a comprehensive analysis of topics varying from the general problems of growth and conservation to specific applications such as: pollution costs, environmental taxation, deforestation and climate change. This volume also offers policymakers a comprehensive view of the challenges they face and the legacies they leave, in order to convert environmental policy making into an actual programme of welfare improvement. "Environmental Economics and Policy Making in Developing Countries" is couched in accessible language and is policy-oriented. It should therefore be of great interest to both policymakers and scholars in development economics, environmental studies and international agencies involved in these areas.


Introduction, Ronaldo Seroa da Motta; economic growth, the environment and welfare - are they compatible?, Hans Opschoor; peverse subsidies, international trade and the environment, Cees van Beers and Andre de Moor; valuing statistical lives, David Pearce; the valuation of health impacts in developing countries, Anil Markandya; economic instruments for waste management in Brazil, Ronaldo Seroa da Motta and Daiane Ely Sayago; deforestation, land degradation and rural poverty in Latin America - examining the evidence, Edward B. Barbier; public policies and deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, Carlos Eduardo Frickman young; technology, climate change, productivity and land use in Brazilian agriculture, R.E. Evenson and Denisard C.O. Alves; economic incentives and forest concessions in Brazil, Claudio Ferraz and Ronaldo Seroa da Motta.

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