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This is an introduction to environmental economics for students with no economics background. Much of the discussion is non-technical and use is made of case-study material to illuminate environmental problems and issues and the underlying economic concepts. This book is suitable for A-level students and those studying environmental economics as a component of other degrees, notably in environmental sciences, ecology and geography.
1.The big economy 2.Environment and ethics 3.Economic growth, population growth and the environment 4.Sustainable development 5.How markets work and why they fail 6.How governments fail the environment 7.Cost-benefit thinking 8.Valuing concern for nature 9.Coping with uncertainty 10.Using the market to protect the environment 11.Charging for the use of the environment 12.Green taxes 13.Trading environmental permits 14.Setting environmental standards 15.Renewable resources 16.Non-renewable resources 17.Business and the environment 18.Managing waste 19.Climate change 20.Economics and the ozone layer 21.Conserving biological diversity 22.International enivornmental policy: acid rain 23.Environment in the developing world