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Economic Growth And Valuation Of The Environment

A Debate

Ekko C. Van Ierland , Jan van der Straaten , Herman Vollebergh

Edited by Ekko C. van Ierland, Professor of Environmental Economics, Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Jan van der Straaten, Assistant Professor, Department of Leisure Studies, Tilburg University, The Netherlands and Herman Vollebergh, Assistant Professor of Public Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2001 416 pp Hardback 978 1 84064 432 6
ebook isbn 978 1 84376 302 4

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The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment.

Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. The discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emissions of pollutants.

Contents
Contents: 1. Valuation of Nature and the Environment Part I: Setting the Stage 2. Environmental Valuation and Sustainable National Income According to Hueting 3. Three Persistent Myths in the Environmental Debate 4. Key Issues in Environmental Economics Part II: Reflections 5. Roefie Hueting’s Perpendicular ‘Demand Curve’ and the Issue of Objective Value 6. Values, Valuation, and Valuing Processes 7. Technical Progress, Finite Resources and Intergenerational Justice Part III: Green Accounting and Sustainable National Income 8. Steering by the Right Compass: The Quest for a Better Assessment of the National Product 9. Valuing Nature 10. Nature Capital, the Greened National Product and the Monetization Frontier 11. Alternative Calculations of a Sustainable National Income for the Netherlands According to Hueting Part IV: Conclusion 12. An Appreciation of Dr Roefie Hueting’s Ecological Work 13. Rejoinders to Symposium Authors Index Contributors: G. Atkinson, W. Beckerman, B. de Boer, H.E. Daly, R.B. Dellink, P. Ekins, S. El Serafy, S. Faucheux, S. Fleisher Trainor, R. Gerlagh, R. Goodland, K. Hamilton, M.W. Hofkes, R. Hueting, E.C. van Ierland, H.M.A. Jansen, R.B. Norgaard, M. O’Connor, D. Pearce, A.J. Scholz, J. van der Straaten, H. Verbruggen, H.R.J. Vollebergh

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The debate on the valuation of nature and the environment, sustainable national income and economic growth is one of prime importance in environmental economics. Economic Growth and Valuation of the Environment deals with the fundamental approaches to calculating sustainable national income and their implications for the valuation of the environment.

Leading economists present their views on how the UN system of national accounts could be adjusted to include environmental impacts and the depletion of natural resources. The discussion centres on the appropriateness of national income as an indicator for welfare, and specific attention is paid to the question of how to value changes in environmental quality or emissions of pollutants.

Centred around the topics raised by the seminal publications of Roefie Hueting, this book will be of great interest to environmental economists and students focusing on environmental and natural resource economics. Environmental policymakers will welcome the lively and up-to-date discussion of a range of policy issues.



 
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