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Author Munasinghe, Mohan, 1945-

Title Environmental economics and sustainable development / Mohan Munasinghe
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [1993]


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Description 112 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Series World Bank environment paper ; no. 3
World Bank environment paper ; no. 3
Summary Annotation. How can countries safeguard natural resources for future generations as they strive to reduce poverty with economic growthNULL Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development discusses practical options to reconcile these dual goals. It explains how to place an economic value on the long-term benefits of natural resources and on the development activities that affect the environment. The author shows how to gauge the environmental impact of projects early in the evaluation cycle. Numerous case studies describe various techniques used to appraise a country's environmental assets. These include two major studies of Madagascar and Sri Lanka. The Madagascar study describes ways to evaluate forest resources and biodiversity. In the Sri Lanka study, the focus is on techniques to develop the energy sector while protecting the environment. Other case studies feature economic strategies to conserve water in Haiti, rain forests in Costa Rica, and elephant herds in Kenya
Analysis Cost benefit analysis
Decision making
Developing countries
Economic policy
Environmental economics
Overseas item
Sustainable development
Notes Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [63]-70)
Notes Also available online
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Print version record
Subject Economic development -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental economics.
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable development.
Author World Bank.
LC no. 92042952
ISBN 0821323520
Other Titles World Bank environment paper vol. no. 3