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Environmental Infrastructure Management : NATO Asi Series - J. J. Boland

Environmental Infrastructure Management

NATO Asi Series

By: J. J. Boland (Editor), M. E. Bell (Editor), Eugene Z. Stakhiv (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1997
ISBN: 9780792348665
Number Of Pages: 208

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Environmental issues continue to burden governments and economies throughout the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the newly-independent states of the former Soviet Union. Severe environmental degradation is endemic to the region, the existing environmental infrastructure is often inadequate, significant new investment is perhaps decades away, and there is little knowledge of advanced techniques for impact assessment, project evaluation and project financing. The first two papers in this collection survey available cost-effective technology for solid-waste treatment and air-pollution control, providing guidance for possible incremental additions to the existing infrastructure. There is also a discussion of transferable pollution credits as an instrument in regulating air quality. The treatment of economic incentives embraces user fees and other pollution-control instruments. A range of methods are presented for the evaluation and comparison of alternative projects where data is poor or scarce. The Canadian experience with specific capital-budgeting techniques is given detailed attention, and debt-financing strategies are addressed in the context of present-day Ukraine. Finally, an outline is given of a general framework for making decisions about environmental projects, including the use of 4nvironmental-impact assessments.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
The Economic Evaluation of Solid Waste Management Optionsp. 1
Air Pollution Control Technology and Transferable Pollution Credits: Experience from the U.S. Acid Rain Programp. 47
The Role of User Fees in the Supply of Environmental Servicesp. 77
Pollution Charges and Marketable Permits: Application and Implementation in Industrializing Countriesp. 95
Project Evaluationp. 125
Capital Investment Programming: Capital Experiences that Workp. 139
Creating a New Financial Regime for Environmental Projects in Ukrainep. 155
Environmental Impact Assessment and Decisionmaking for Infrastructure Managementp. 167
Subject Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780792348665
ISBN-10: 0792348664
Series: NATO Asi Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 30th November 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.49