Sustainable Development: Economics and Policy applies an interdisciplinary perspective to the latest developments in economic analysis and to policies affecting the global environment and economic development.
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About the Author
Dr. P. K. Rao is Director of the Center for Development Research of Hyderabad, India, and Princeton, NJ. He has taught at the Administrative Staff College of India, Harvard University (where he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar) and Rutgers University. Dr. Rao has published more than 25 papers in various journals. During the last 20 years, he has worked as project leader/principal investigator on a variety of major research projects supported by the UNDP, the ILO, UNICEF, the World Resources Institute, Rutgers University, the Government of Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Government of India.
Table of Contents
1. A Brief History:.
Before the Earth Summit.
The Earth Summit and After.
Effectiveness of Policies.
2. Resources and Environment:.
Source and Sink Problems.
Changes in Natural Resources.
Changes in Environment.
3. Sustainable Development: Interpretations:.
Biogeophysical and Ecological Aspects.
Economic Growth and Sustainability.
Irreversibility and Nonlinearity.
The Precautionary Principle.
4. Managing Global Commons:.
Global Warming Potential.
Economics of the Greenhouse Effect.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policies.
Economics of Green Tax.
Appendix: Economic Models for Green Taxes.
5. Poverty and Environment:.
Poverty, Prosperity and the Environment.
Trends in Poverty.
Poverty Reduction and Sustainability.
Structural Adjustments and Public Finance.
Policy Alternatives and Political Economy.
6. Valuing Resources and Future:.
Valuing Environmental Resources.
Market and Non-Market Valuations.
Net National Product and Sustainability.
Technical Progress and Sustainability.
Changes in Preferences and Discounting.
Choosing Discount Factors.
Appendix: Models for Net National Product and Sustainability.
7. Green Accounting:.
Assessing Environmental Costs.
Green National Accounts.
Integrated Economic and Environmental Accounting.
Indicators for Sustainability.
8. Debt, Trade and Environment:.
Internal Debt and Sustainability.
External Debt and Trade.
Debt and Environment.
Trade and Environment.
9. Governance and Private Sector:.
Markets and the Environment.
Regulations and Compliance Incentives.
Private Investment and Sustainability.
Mechanisms for Private Financing.
10. International Institutions:.
Global Policy Institutions.
External Financing and Institutions.
Local Knowledge, Resources and Institutions.
International Institutional Mechanisms.
11. Policy Framework:.
Methods of Operation.
National and Local Policies.
Directions for the Future.