Does Environmental Policy Work?: The Theory and Practice of Outcomes Assessment

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Economists from British and US universities and The World Bank help further the development of the assessment process for identifying and measuring outcomes of environmental policy. They do consider other criteria for assessment and decision making, but focus on economic efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, the economic valuation of environmental resources, and other pillars of Economics. Among their theoretical concerns are trade-off-based indicators of environmental quality as an environmental analog to gross ...
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Overview

Economists from British and US universities and The World Bank help further the development of the assessment process for identifying and measuring outcomes of environmental policy. They do consider other criteria for assessment and decision making, but focus on economic efficiency, cost-benefit analysis, the economic valuation of environmental resources, and other pillars of Economics. Among their theoretical concerns are trade-off-based indicators of environmental quality as an environmental analog to gross national product. The applications they describe include using sustainability indicators for Central Europe to measure the effects of transition on the environment, and the success or failure of the Danish pesticide program depending on the choice of indicator. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

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1 Introduction 3
2 Improving environmental impact assessment through outcomes valuation: experience from Asia 23
3 Trade-off based indicators of environmental quality: an environmental analog to GDP 38
4 Environmental project evaluation in developing countries: valuing the environment as input 55
5 Environmental outcomes assessment: using sustainability indicators for Central Europe to measure the effects of transition on the environment 83
6 Environmental impact assessment in Brazil 114
7 Setting goals, making decisions, and assessing outcomes in conservation programs administered by the US Department of Agriculture 130
8 Alternative criteria for judging the success of agro-environmental policy in the UK 145
9 The Danish pesticide programme: success of failure depending on indicator choice 169
10 Conclusion 190
Index 195
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