The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment by David E. JamesThe Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment by David E. James

The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment

EditorDavid E. James

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This volume is based on a number of reports prepared over several years for a research project jointly sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau and the Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council. Since release of the report of the World Commission on Environment and Development, the quest has intensified for methods that combine economic analysis and environmental assessments to achieve the goals of sustainable development. The main purpose of this volume is to explain how this may be accomplished. It combines scientific assessments, economic analysis and governmental procedures in an integrated approach to planning for economic development and environmental protection. The first four chapters explain economic concepts and techniques and their incorporation in EIA procedure. Six carefully selected case studies are presented, demonstrating practical applications in six different countries -- Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, the Philippines, Hawaii and Australia. The volume will assist all participants involved in environmental impact assessment: public and private development proponents, environmental and conservation groups, public administrators and decision makers, and interested members of the public. The book is unique in that it combines economics, EIA techniques, procedures, and institutional aspects.

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Title:The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact AssessmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:315 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.07 inPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048143713

ISBN - 13:9789048143719

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. Concepts and Approach; D. James. 2. EIA Procedure; D. James. 3. Economic Valuation Techniques; D. James. 4. Economic Impact Analysis; D. James. 5. Water Pollution in Jakarta Bay; A. Gilbert, D. James. 6. Conservation Farming in Northern Thailand; T. Hundloe. 7. Social Forestry in Nepal: Economic Appraisal of Resource Management; N. Byron, D. Griffin. 8. The Palawan Regional Development Plan; G. Goldrick, D. James. 9. Flood Control in the Kahawainui Watershed, Island of Oahu, Hawaii; D. James. 10. Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Aluminium Smelting in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia; G. Goldrick, D. James.

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` The Application of Economic Techniques in Environmental Impact Assessment is a very informative book for all target groups involved in EIA, environmental managers and environmental scientists. It should be compulsory reading in any course on EIA worldwide.' International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 5:4-6, 1995 ` ... the book is to be warmly recommended to those for whom it is intended as a concise introductory guide to economic impact assessment.' Germany Yearbook of International Law, 38, 1996