Economic Progress and Environmental Concerns: A Publication of the Egon-Sohmen Foundation (Publications of the Egon-Sohmen-Foundation)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Environmental theory and policy are becoming central issues in economics as in other fields of science. This volume focuses on selected aspects of environmental economics. The four papers of the first part deal with more general aspects. They discuss the environmental limits to growth, ecological concerns in a market economy, philosophical aspects of intergenerational justice and evolutionary economics as an approach to environmental problems. The three papers of the second part deal with policy instruments. They discuss the designing of markets for CO2 emissions and other pollutants, pollution charges as a source of public revenues and the role of economic incentives for resource management in developing countries. The two papers of the third part deal with trade issues. They discuss the impact of domestic environmental policy on international trade and the economics of trade in endangered species. The two papers of the final part deal with the global dimension. They discuss tropical deforestation and question how much we should invest in preserving our current climate.