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  • Ecological Economics And Environmental Economics

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    1. Background The environmental problems that the world has been suffering from in the last 100 years, has make professionals from different disciplines ask themselves how to solve them. In particular, in the economics field it has push for the creation of two different subdisciplines: environmental economics and ecological economics. Environmental economics is a sub-discipline under the traditional economics field that emphases on present environmental issues. This sub-discipline emerged in the

  • Environmental Law And The Law Of Economics

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    Impact of environmental law on the law of economics Environmental law primarily aims to internalise an externality, by forcing or incentivizing the polluter to take into account the pollution it is causing in its decision making process. Hence, environmental law and economic principles are deeply intertwined in order to better tackle environmental problems in a cost effective way. In fact, environmental law is viewed through the lens of economic efficiency by many economists and legislation-making

  • Environmental Economics: Market Failures

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    “Most environmental and natural resource problems arise because of market failure, therefore solving these problems could be easily achieved through the appropriate extension of markets.” Critically evaluate this statement with reference to specific examples of pollution, natural resources and environmental public goods. The market represents a decentralized exchange mechanism that allows society to allocate resources efficiently. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011) An

  • Environmental Economics and Government Policy

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    sometimes the costs of stopping pollution will outweigh the benefits of doing it. In other words, what may end up being the efficient ways of doing things may not always end up being the best for the environment. References Tietenberg, Tom. Environmental Economics and Policy. (Second Edition). Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc. 1998.

  • Book Review of Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics

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    Book review Folmer H, Gabel HL: Principles of environmental and resource economics: A guide for students and decision-makers CAIS MAIN (Level 1) HC79 E5 P957 This book consists of 22 contributed chapters that provide an excellent introduction to important topics in the field of environmental and resource economics. The contributors consist of many leading scholars in the field. The book is explicitly targeted as a teaching tool for upper-level undergraduates as well as a reference for practitioners

  • Social and Economic Considerations of Human-Environmental Dynamics

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    geography and environmental development is one that seriously engages with the biophysical as well as the social worlds. Political Ecologists view the world as not simply just a stage or arena in which struggles over resource access and control take place, but consider nature, or the biophysical processes to play an active role in shaping human-environmental dynamics. It is important to consider that both economic income and environmental quality are objectives of equal worth. Environmental concerns have

  • Perceptions of Chinese Economic Growth and Environmental Issues

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    standards have vastly improved. Still, much of the economic growth has spurred significant environmental issues which can affect the overall life quality of the people. While the country intensely focuses on economic stability and sustainability, the health of the environment in China has greatly suffered. The perception among the western developed nations is that Chinese people are only focused on economic growth with little to no regard for environmental issues. There is also the perception that in post-communist

  • Environmental Laws vs. Economic Freedom

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    Vega-Gordilio and Alvarez-Arce (2003) states economic freedoms exist in the following conditions; property acquired without the use of force, fraud, or theft is protected from physical invasions by others. Economic freedoms exist when individuals are free to use, exchange, or give their property to another as long as their actions do not violate the identical rights of others (Vega-Gordilio & Alvarez-Arce, 2003). Environmental laws are established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who works with

  • HOVENSA: Economic Boost and Environmental Disaster

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    By far the largest private employer in the Virgin Islands, HOVENSA has decided to cease operations, despite the ongoing economic crisis plaguing the territory which desperately relies on the refinery’s vital tax revenues. Nevertheless, the company cites its present fiscal woes as the primary reason behind such a brash decision. In so far as, fluctuating oil prices brought on by various world events, in concert with other minor details including the manner in which the plant is run and the amount

  • Environmental Economics

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    Introduction With the rampant deterioration of the environment taking place, panic striking and scandalizing environmental issues like global warming and greenhouse effect making banner headlines in our news papers and bulletins. Entire world is busy in devising energy reforms that can save the planet from plunging deep into the pit of destruction and catastrophe. In order to counter the looming energy crisis that is engulfing the world, research scientists all over the world are busy brainstorming