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About this book
About this book
Practical book of microeconomic examples focusing on discrete resource problems at a subnational scale, illustrating how work at the state and local level can lead toward more sustainable development policies not only in Brazil but also in many other developing nations.
1. Globalization, Economic Valuation, and Natural Resource Policies in Brazil, by by Peter H. MayHistorical Patterns of Resource Use in BrazilEnvironmental and Natural Resource Policy FrameworkMethodological Issues in Economic Valuation and Policy AssessmentA Critical Overview of Methods and Conclusions from the Case Studies2. Measuring Sustainability: Forest Values and Agropastoral Expansion in Brazil, by by Peter H. MaySustainable Development IndicatorsBrazilian Frontier Expansion and Land DegradationEstimating Forest Resource Values3. Developing a Quantitative Framework for Sustainable Resource-Use Planning in the Brazilian Amazon, by by Oriana Trindade de Almeida and Christopher UhlGeneral Characteristics of Land Use in ParagominasMethodologyResults and DiscussionA Leadership Role for Local Governments in the Responsible Development of the Eastern Amazon4. Charcoal-Fueled Steel Production in Brazil: An Exercise in Environmental Valuation, by by Josemar X. de MedeirosEconomic and Social AspectsEnvironmental AspectsAn Exercise in Environmental ValuationIncorporation of Environmental Costs in Charcoal-Fueled Steel ManufactureConclusions5. Economic Valuation of Mangrove Ecosystems, by by Monica Grasso and Yara Schaeffer-NovelliEconomic Valuation and Green AccountingEconomic Valuation of a Mangrove Ecosystem in CananCia, Sao Paulo6. Contingent Valuation in Brazil: An Estimation of Pollution Damage in the PantanalSurvey DesignDiscrete-Choice Modeling ProcedureThe Pantanal7. Estimation of Water Quality Control Benefits and Instruments in Brazil. The Impact of Sanitation on Waterborne Diseases in Brazil, by by Ronaldo Sera da Motta and Leonardo RezendeWaterborne Diseases and Sanitation in BrazilThe ModelThe Role of Sanitation in Waterborne DiseasesEnvironmental Standards, Revenue Generation, and Pollution Taxes: A Simulation for Tieta River Basin in Brazil, by by Ronaldo Sera da Motta and Francisco Eduardo MendesMarket-Based InstrumentsA Model for Simulating Market-Based ApplicationResults and Conclusions8. Valuing Social Sustainability: Environmental Recuperation on Favela(r)MDNMO Hillsides in Rio de Janeiro, by by Peter H. MayUrban Poverty and Rio's FavelasCommunity Reforestation ProjectCommunity ProfileEnvironmental ValuationEquity EffectsCost EffectivenessSociopolitical Assessment
Peter May is professor of ecological economics and agrarian policies at the Federal Reserve Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and is a consultant to the World Bank, UNCTAD, and FAO. He is the coauthor of The Subsidy from Nature (Columbia, 1991).