The Economics of Environment and Development: Selected Essays

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Presents Barbier's (U. of York, UK) most influential papers on the role of environmental economics in economic development. Following an introduction, the first section deals with the concept of sustainable development, its practical implications for economic policy in developing countries, and the long run conditions under which an economy might trade off the environment and growth to achieve its development aims. The next three sections discuss land degradation and tropical deforestation; the economics of wetlands, wildlands, and biodiversity conservation; and trade and the environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781858986852
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 540

Table of Contents

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Pt. 1 Sustainable Development
1 The concept of sustainable economic development 1
2 Alternative approaches to economic-environmental interactions 22
3 The conditions for achieving environmentally sustainable development 43
4 Environmental sustainability and cost-benefit analysis 54
5 Natural capital and the economics of environment and development 65
Pt. 2 Agriculture and Forests
6 Cash crops, food crops, and sustainability: the case of Indonesia 96
7 The farm-level economics of soil conservation: the uplands of Java 120
8 Rehabilitating gum arabic systems in Sudan: economic and environmental implications 138
9 Economic aspects of tropical deforestation in Southeast Asia 155
10 Economic analysis of deforestation in Mexico 183
11 The economics of tropical forest land use options 223
12 The role of smallholder producer prices in land degradation: the case of Malawi 254
13 The economics of soil erosion: theory, methodology and examples 281
Pt. 3 Wetlands, Wildlands and Biodiversity
14 Economics for the wilds 308
15 An economic valuation of wetland benefits 322
16 Valuing environmental functions: tropical wetlands 344
17 Capturing the pharmaceutical value of biodiversity in a developing country 370
Pt. 4 Trade and Environment
18 Elephant ivory and tropical timber: the role of trade interventions in sustainable management 397
19 Trade, tropical deforestation and policy interventions 427
20 The linkages between the timber trade and tropical deforestation - Indonesia 444
21 Trade in timber-based forest products and the implications of the Uruguay Round 476
22 Wildlife, biodiversity and trade 491
Index 525
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