Social Costs and Sustainability: Valuation and Implementation in the Energy and Transport Sector Proceeding of an International Conference, Held at Ladenburg, Germany, May 27-30, 1995

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Important progress has been made in recent years in the valuation of social costs of energy and transport. This progress has encouraged the insight that systems of "Green Accounting" considering social costs and policy instruments for the internalization of social costs are necessary tools to realize the worldwide goal of sustainable development. This workshop report provides an excellent survey of the latest results of social costs in the energy and transport sector. Further, the theoretical framework of social ...

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Overview

Important progress has been made in recent years in the valuation of social costs of energy and transport. This progress has encouraged the insight that systems of "Green Accounting" considering social costs and policy instruments for the internalization of social costs are necessary tools to realize the worldwide goal of sustainable development. This workshop report provides an excellent survey of the latest results of social costs in the energy and transport sector. Further, the theoretical framework of social costs is extended to a broader concept of sustainable development. Finally, concepts and first experiences of the internalization of social costs e.g. through least cost planning or an ecological tax reform are reviewed.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642643729
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.17 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: General Discussion of the Theoretical Relevance and Empirical Evidence of Social Costs.- Economic and Ecological Approaches to Sustainable Development.- New Valuation Studies on Social Costs of Energy.- Consideration of Social Costs in Decision Making of Energy Utilities.- Social Costs of Transportation.- Consideration of Social Costs in Policy Making.

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