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Environmental Valuation

Author : Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken
ISBN : 9781134199105
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Economic Instruments For Environmental Management

Author : Jennifer Rietbergen-McCracken
ISBN : 1853836907
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume presents the results of a three-year collaborative effort involving research institutions in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Case studies demonstrate the diversity of environmental problems to which a variety of economic instruments can be applied - air and water pollution, packaging, deforestation, over-grazing, wildlife. They also show what is needed for them to work successfully and the pitfalls to avoid in introducing them, providing guidance for future applications. Written to be accessible to non-economists, the book offers source material for students and academic economists, as well as for professionals working with economic instruments.

The Amenity Value Of The Global Climate

Author : David Maddison
ISBN : 9781134197705
Genre : Political Science
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This text develops and applies a far-reaching account of the economic value of climate, derived from its amenity value or the benefits which a particular climate provides to the people of that region or country. As climate change moves higher on the economic and political agendas, reliable measures of the benefits and costs of specific climates and changes to them become ever-more critical. Detailed studies of a range of countries including Britain, the US, India and Russia, show that the mobility of the population is crucial. When individuals are able to move, the amenity value of the climate is reflected in land prices and wage rates. Without mobility, amenity values emerge in patterns of purchasing, either to compensate for the disadvantages of the climate or to make best use of it. Indices are generated for the cost of living as a function of climate variables, and optimal climates are identified to determine who wins and who loses from climate change.

Environment And Development Economics

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Lessons From Global Experience

Author : ICEM (Indooroopilly, Australia).
ISBN : 0975033271
Genre : Protected areas
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Managing The Challenges Of Wto Participation

Author : Peter Gallagher
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This compilation of 45 case studies documents disparate experiences among economies in addressing the challenges of participating in the WTO. It demonstrates that success or failure is strongly influenced by how governments and private sector stakeholders organise themselves at home. The contributors, mainly from developing countries, give examples of participation with lessons for others. They show that when the system is accessed and employed effectively, it can serve the interests of poor and rich countries alike. However, a failure to communicate among interested parties at home often contributes to negative outcomes on the international front. Above all, these case studies demonstrate that the WTO creates a framework within which sovereign decision-making can unleash important opportunities or undermine the potential benefits flowing from a rules-based international environment that promotes open trade. 45 case studies from economies around the world, each of which illustrates how governments, business and civil society manage their country’s participation in the World Trade Organization. This compilation of forty-five case studies documents disparate experiences among economies in addressing the challenges of participating in the WTO. It demonstrates that success or failure is strongly influenced by how governments and private-sector stakeholders organize themselves at home. The contributors, mainly from developing countries, give examples of participation with lessons for others. They show that when the system is accessed and employed effectively, it can serve the interests of poor and rich countries alike. However, a failure to communicate among interested parties at home often contributes to negative outcomes on the international front. Above all, these case studies demonstrate that the WTO creates a framework within which sovereign decision-making can unleash important opportunities or undermine the potential benefits flowing from a rules-based international environment that promotes open trade. 1. Dispute Settlement between Developing Countries: Argentina and Chilean Price Bands 2. Argentina and GATS: A Study on the Domestic Determinants of GATS Commitments 3. Rock 'n Roll in Bangladesh: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in Music 4. Barbados: Telecommunications Liberalisation 5. Services Commitments: Case Studies from Belize and Costa Rica 6. Inter-Agency Policy Co-ordination in Botswana 7. Brazil and the G-20 Group of Developing Countries 8. Cambodia’s Accession to WTO: ‘Fast Track’ Accession by a Least Developed Country 9. Canada and the WTO: Multilevel Governance, Public Policy-Making and the WTO Auto Pact Case 10. The SPS Agreement and Crisis Management: The Chile-EU Avian Influenza Experience 11. Shanghai’s WTO Affairs Consultation Center: Working Together to Take Advantage Of WTO Membership 12. Costa Rica’s Challenge to US Restrictions on the Import of Underwear 13. Fiji: Preparing for the End of Preferences? 14. The Road to Cancún: The French Decision-Making Process and WTO Negotiations 15. Decision-Making Processes in India: The Case of the Agriculture Negotiations 16. Protecting the Geographical Indication for Darjeeling Tea 17. The Indian Shrimp Industry Organizes to Fight the Threat of Anti-Dumping Action 18. Indonesia’s Shrimp Exports: Meeting the Challenge of Quality Standards 19. Patents, Parallel Importation and Compulsory Licensing of HIV/AIDS Drugs: The Experience of Kenya 20. Kenya's Participation in the WTO: Lessons Learned 21. Learning by Doing: The Impact of a Trade Remedy Case in Korea 22. Laos: The Textile and Garment Industry in the Post-ATC Era 23. Malawi in the Multilateral Trading System 24. Malaysia: Labelling Regulations on Natural Rubber Condoms and the WTO TBT Agreement 25. Malaysia: Strategies for the Liberalisation of the Services Sector 26. Mauritius: Co-operation in an Economy Evolving for the Future 27. How Regional Economic Communities can Facilitate Participation in the WTO: The Experience of Mauritius and Zambia 28. Mexico’s Agricultural Trade Policies: International Commitments and Domestic Pressure 29. Mongolia's WTO Accession: Expectations and Realities of WTO Membership 30. Nepal: The Role of an NGO in Support of Accession 31. Nepal: Exports of Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies and SPS Issues 32. Import Prohibition as a Trade Policy Instrument: The Nigerian Experience 33. The Pacific Island Nations: Towards Shared Representation 34. Victory in Principle: Pakistan's Dispute Settlement Case on Combed Cotton Yarn Exports to the United States 35. Pakistan: The Consequences of a Change in the EC Rice Regime 36. Philippines: Stakeholder Participation in Agricultural Policy Formation 37. Philippines: Adopting the Transaction Basis for Customs Valuation 38. The Reform of South Africa’s Anti-Dumping Regime 39. The Impact of GATS on Telecommunications Competition in Sri Lanka 40. Thailand: Conciliating a Dispute on Tuna Exports to the EC 41. Uganda’s Participation in the WTO Negotiations: Institutional Challenges 42. Uruguay in the Services Negotiations: Strategy and Challenges 43. Vanuatu's Suspended Accession Bid: Second Thoughts? 44. Public and Private Participation in Agricultural Negotiations: The Experience of Venezuel

A Blue Carbon Primer

Author : Lisamarie Windham-Myers
ISBN : 9780429787768
Genre : Nature
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Key features: Captures the historic context and recent developments in science and policy arenas that address the potential for coastal wetlands to be considered as significant contributors to carbon sequestration Links multiple levels of science (biogeochemistry, geomorphology, paleoclimate, etc.) with blue carbon concepts (science, policy, mapping, operationalization, economics) in a single compendium Concludes with a discussion of future directions which covers integrated scientific approaches, impending threats and specific gaps in current knowledge Includes 7 case studies from across the globe that demonstrate the benefits and challenges of blue carbon accounting Written by over 100 leading global blue carbon experts in science and policy. Blue Carbon has emerged as a term that represents the distinctive carbon stocks and fluxes into or out of coastal wetlands such as marshes, mangroves, and seagrasses. The Blue Carbon concept has rapidly developed in science literature and is highly relevant politically, as nations and markets are developing blue carbon monitoring and management tools and policies. This book is a comprehensive and current compendium of the state of the science, the state of maps and mapping protocols, and the state of policy incentives (including economic valuation of blue carbon), with additional sections on operationalizing blue carbon projects and 7 case studies with global relevance.

Wetlands

Author : William J. Mitsch
ISBN : 9781118174487
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Valuing People And Technology In The Workplace A Competitive Advantage Framework

Author : Hughes, Claretha
ISBN : 9781466602410
Genre : Computers
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Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework introduces a more proactive, strategic approach to bring employees into, and develop them within, an organization. Interpreting and accepting this concept requires managers to think of employees as they would think of technology. Technology, equipment, and systems are strategically aligned within organizations. Integrating the literature from strategic technology management, strategic human resource management, and human resource development and exploring how this integration can provide competitive advantage to organizations for better implementation of people and technology development initiatives is a potential solution. Valuing People and Technology in the Workplace: A Competitive Advantage Framework provides a comprehensive framework that can be used to develop and design case studies that could measure the identified values that people, technology, and strategy can provide to the organization. This book aims to serve as a guide for managers and leaders as they develop strategies to introduce new people and technology into the workplace.

Global Biodiversity

Author : World Conservation Monitoring Centre
ISBN : 9789401122825
Genre : Nature
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Global Biodiversity is the most comprehensive compendium of conservation information ever published. It provides the first systematic report on the status, distribution, management, and utilisation of the planet's biological wealth.

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