Valuing the Environment in Developing Countries
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Valuing the Environment in Developing Countries

Case Studies

Edited by David Pearce, Corin Pearce and Charles Palmer

In this book, the first of two volumes, the authors provide detailed case studies of valuation techniques that have been used in developing countries. They demonstrate that valuation works and that it can yield significant insights into policy-relevant issues regarding conservation and economic development. The authors address a whole range of environmental issues under the broad themes of water and air quality, biological diversity and forest functions. The economic approaches covered include contingent valuation, hedonic property prices, travel cost methodologies and benefits transfer.
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ADB AWB BRCP CCICED CEMP CH4 CIFOR CITES CO2 CREED CSERGE CV CVM DBDC DC DFID DFN EEPSEA ERC ESRC FAO GDP GINI Asian Development Bank Asian Wetland Bureau (now Wetlands International) Namibian Black Rhino Conservation Programme China Council for International Cooperation on Environment & Development Cambodia Environmental Management Process methane Centre for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species carbon dioxide Centre for Research on Environmental and Economic Development Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, London contingent valuation contingent valuation method double-bounded dichotomous choice discrete/dichotomous choice Department for International Development, UK debt-for-nature Economy and Environment Program for South-East Asia Economic and Research Council Economic and Social Research Council, UK Food and Agriculture Organisation, Rome gross domestic product coefficient, a measure of income inequality x Abbreviations xi GIS GNP ha. HSRC IDRC IFF IID IIED IPCC IRR IUCN KNPB LATEN geographical information system gross national product hectare Human Sciences Resource Council International Development Research Centre, Canada Intergovernmental Forum on Forests independently and identically distributed International Institute for Environment and Development, London Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change internal rate of return International Union for the Conservation of Nature KwaZulu-Natal Parks Board Environment Department Latin America Division, World Bank Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, UK multinomial logit moist tropical forests Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific North American Free Trade Agreement non-governmental organizations nested multinomial logit National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration net present value non-timber forest product operation and maintenance...

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