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Contents Preface List of Tables List of Figures List of Boxes Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Meaning and Importance of Environment 1.2 Definition and Scope of Environmental Economics 1.3 Environmental Economics vs. Traditional Economics 1.4 The Rationale of Environmental Economics 1.5 The Evolution and Growth of Environmental Economics 1.6 Some Typical Environmental Problems 1.7 A Generic Approach to Solving Environmental Problems 1.8 Main Points 1.9 Discussion Questions Chapter 2: Environment, Economy, and Development 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Environment and Economy 2.3 Tracing Environmental inputs into the Economy 2.4 Environment and Economic Growth 2.5 Environment and Development 2.6 Main points 2.7 Discussion Questions Chapter 3: Basic Concepts and Theories: Individual Choices 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Main Characteristics of Environmental Goods 3.3 Consumption and Demand 3.4 Production and Supply 3.5 Marginal Analysis 3.6 Markets and Market Failure 3.7 Government Intervention and Public Policy Failure 3.7 Main Points 3.8 Discussion Questions Chapter 4: Basic Concepts and Theories: Collective Choices 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Social Benefits, Costs and Welfare Function 4.3 Pareto Principle, or Paretian Criterion 4.4 Compensation Principle or Criterion 4.5 Hardin¿s Thesis of ¿The Tragedy of the Commons¿ 4.6 Prisoners¿ Dilemma (PD) Game 4.7 Olson¿s Theory of Collective Action 4.8 Methods of Abatement of Externalities 4.9 Optimal Stationary Policies for Renewable Resources 4.10 Social Cost -Benefit Analysis (SCBA) 4.11 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) 4.12 Main Points 4.13 Discussion Questions Chapter 5: Environmental Valuation 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Meaning and Types of Environmental Values 5.3 Measures of Economic Values 5.4 Valuation of Intangible Benefits of the Environment 5.5 Main Points 5.6 Discussion Questions Chapter 6: Environmental Accounting 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Historical Development of National Accounts in India 6.3 Genesis of Environmental Accounting 6.4 Some Salient Features of SEEA 6.5 Forest Resource Accounting: A Case Study 6.6 Integration of Environmental Accounts into the System of National Accounts 6.7 Main Points 6.8 Discussion Questions Chapter 7: Instruments of Environment Management 7.1 Introduction 7.2 A Conceptual Framework 7.3 An Action System for Environment Management 7.4 Forms of Government Intervention 7.5 Main Points 7.6 Discussion Questions Chapter 8: Land and Environment 8.1 Introduction 8.2 The Nature and Extent of Land Degradation 8.3 The Economic Logic of Land Degradation 8.4 Alternatives for Restoration of Degraded Lands and Improving the Environment 8.5 Main Points 8.6 Discussion Questions Chapter 9: Water and Environment 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Current Status of Water Resources 9.3 Some Water-related Problems 9.4 Alternatives for Addressing Water-related Problems and Improving the Environment 9.5 Main Points 9.6 Discussion Questions Chapter 10: Forests and Environment 10.1 Introduction 10.2 The Role of Forests in India¿s Economy 10.3 Deforestation and Degradation of Forests and their Environmental Consequences 10.4 Socially Optimal Level of Exploitation of Forests 10.5 Alternatives for Mitigating the Problems of Degradation and Depletion of Forest Resources 10.6 Main Points 10.7 Discussion Questions Chapter 11: Fisheries and Environment 11.1 Introduction 11.2 The Types and Extent of Fishery Resources 11.3 The Problems of Fisheries and their Underlying Causes 11.4 Determining Optimum Level of Harvesting of Marine Fish 11.5 Instruments of Managing Fisheries 11.6 Policies and Programmes for Fishery Development 11.7 Main Points 11.8 Discussion Questions Chapter 12: Biodiversity Conservation and Environment 12.1 Introduction 12.2 The Functions of Ecosystems and Biodiversity 12.3 Identification and Valuation of Benefits from Biodiversity Conservation 12.4 Causes of Loss of Biodiversity and its Consequences 12.5 Determining Locally and Globally Optimum Levels of Biodiversity Conservation 12.6 Instruments of Biodiversity Conservation 12.7 Biodiversity Conservation Policy and Programmes of India 12.8 Main Points 12.9 Discussion Questions Chapter 13: Climate Change and Environment 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Acid Rain 13.3 Global Warming 13.4 Ozone Depletion 13.5 Climatic Aberrations 13.6 Main Points 13.7 Discussion Questions Chapter 14: An Ideal Environment Management Policy 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Need for an Environment Policy 14.3 The Vision, Goals and Objectives of Environment Policy 14.4 Management Systems for Environment Policy 14.5 Instruments of Environment policy 14.6 Enlisting Stakeholders¿ Participation 14.7 Institutional Mechanism for Integration 14.8 A Critique of India¿s Environment Policy 14.9 Main Points 14.10 Discussion Questions Glossary References and Select Bibliography About the Authors
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Natural resources -- Management.