Economics has much to offer in understanding and influencing environmental behavior. It also provides tools for decision makers faced with difficult choices. How can we compare the value of environmental benefits to the costs of safeguarding them? How can we assess the impacts of environmental action (or inaction) on the poor? How should we share the costs of environmental improvements?
This book shows how researchers from IDRC’s four regional environmental economics networks have dealt with questions like these in a wide variety of situations in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It brings together insights from more than 15 years of research and assesses their impact on policy and the research community. It concludes by looking at the future of environmental economics in the developing world.
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Table of ContentsExecutive Summary
Part 1. The Issues
Part 2. Environmental Economics in Action
Part 3. Pioneers of Change
Part 4. Lessons and Future Directions