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This companion volume to Economic Instruments for Environmental Management presents essential information on the applications of economic valuation to environment and development. It draws on a three-year collaborative effort by research institutions around the world. Authoritative studies review the range of valuation methods used in developing economies, their purposes, the problems encountered and the quality of the results. Topics covered include the value of wildlife viewing, the conservation of rainforests, mangroves and coral reefs, supplying rural water, and controlling urban air pollution. The analysis reveals important methodological and contextual factors, highlighting key lessons and ways of strengthening future valuations. Written to be accessible to non-economists, the book provides source material for students and academics, and for policy-makers and professionals, using valuation methods to frame policy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853836954
ISBN-10: 1853836958
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken

Hussein Abaza is Chief of the Economics and Trade Unit at UNEP. Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken is a freelance consultant specializing in the social aspects of sustainable development.