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Environmental Valuation: A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies

Edited By: Jennifer Rietbergan-McCracken and Hussein Abaza

232 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #106695 | ISBN: 1853836958
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Reviews the range of valuation methods used in developing economies, their purposes, the problems encountered and the quality of the results. Topics covered include the value of wildlife viewing, the conservation of rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs, supplying rural water, and controlling urban air pollution.


Africa: valuing water collection; the value of wildlife viewing; land values in Accra; measuring costs of rainforest conservation. Asia: evaluating profitability of forest plantations; health effects and the value of air pollution reduction; environmental impact analysis of the Katunuyake Expressway. Europe: valuation of the natural resources of the Baltic Oil Shale Basin; valuation of the natural resources of the Moscow district. Latin America: net benefits of air pollution control; costs and benefits of reef conservation; willingness to pay for water services; total value of forests in Mexico.

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Hussein Abaza is Chief of the Economics and Trade Unit at UNEP. Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken is a freelance consultant specializing in the social aspects of sustainable development.

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