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Economic Policies for Sustainable Development : Economy & Environment - Professor Thomas Sterner

Economic Policies for Sustainable Development

Economy & Environment

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This book describes the state of the art when it comes to the use of economic instruments in policy making throughout the world. These new and innovative instruments, such as green taxes and tradeable permits, can cut the costs of environmental programs considerably and thereby increase the chances that the very necessary -- but also very expensive -- programs actually will be implemented. The book describes and discusses the successes and difficulties encountered in various countries both industrial, developing and transitional. It is intended to bridge the gap, not just between economic theory and environmental issues, but also the gap to practical policy making. With its special combination of environmental interest, economic knowhow and its wide geographical coverage, from the U.S. to China and from Tanzania to Uruguay or Estonia, it will be of interest to both students of economics, development issues and environmental science, as well as to researchers and policy makers in national and international bodies.

Preface
Policy instruments for a Sustainable Economyp. 1
Market-Based Mechanisms for Controlling Pollution: Lessons from the U.S.p. 20
Environmental Taxes; A cautious start in Swedenp. 46
Environmental Policies in the former Soviet Unionp. 68
Environmental Policy Reform in Polandp. 82
Environment and Energy in the Baltic Countriesp. 113
Economic Instruments in Estonian Environmental Policyp. 132
Environmental Policies in Tanzaniap. 148
Energy, Forestry and Environment in Uruguayp. 162
Economics and Environment in Mexicop. 178
Sustainability, Deforestation and Policy Implications for Africap. 192
Environmental Considerations for Chinese Energy Policyp. 212
Acid Rain in Asia: Regional Analysis and Policiesp. 227
Environmental Regulation of Transport: US, OECD and Global Trends in Legislation and Policyp. 240
Environmentally Sustainable Energy for Developmentp. 261
Global Policies for Global Problems: The case of Climate Changep. 283
The Price of Petroleum Productsp. 309
Notes on the contributorsp. 326
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780792326809
ISBN-10: 0792326806
Series: Economy & Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68