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Economic Instruments for Environmental Management: A Worldwide Compendium of Case Studies


Edited By: Jennifer Rietbergan-McCracken and Hussein Abaza

208 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 2000 | #106697 | ISBN: 1853836907
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Presents the results of a 3-year collaborative effort involving research institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, coordinated by UNEP. Case studies demonstrate the diversity of environmental problems to which a variety of economic instruments can be applied - air and water pollution, packaging, deforestation, over-grazing and wildlife.


Africa case studies: tribal grazing land policy; manaing forest reserves; promoting sustainable water supply; wildlife user rights; waste management in urban Africa. Asia case studies: palm oil pollution tax; gasoline price differentials; groudnwater pricing; water treatment fees; national park entrance fees. Europe case studies: sulphur dioxide emission charges; packaging charges; fuel charges; water pollution charges; water abstraction fees. Latin America case studies: wastewater effluent charges; water pollution taxes; air polution tradable permits; forestry taxes and fiscal compensation.

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

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