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Benefits of Environmental Policy
Conference Volume of the 6th Chemnitz Symposium 'Europe and Environment'

ISBN 9780415516822
Published March 2, 2012 by Routledge
150 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Environmental policy may produce effects which go beyond the scope of the specific policy’s initial aim. Reforestation, for example, generates positive benefits not only in the shape of climate protection but also in the shape of the combat of biodiversity loss and it may also raise the attractiveness of a region for tourists. There are several examples of environmental policies, generating initially unintended co-effects. These co-effects are not always positive, of course.

This book addresses the wide range of (co-)effects associated with environmental policies which may increase or decrease the attractiveness of these policies. Therefore, the book’s scope goes beyond the standard economic analyses, which regularly postulate a specific cause-and-effect chain. The complexity and wide range of benefits is investigated from different perspectives and by means of different methodologies. Among the environmental policies discussed are climate mitigation policies as well as adaptation policies. The inclusion of all relevant effects of environmental policy (and therefore not only of the primarily intended effects) tends to have a strong impact on the efficient policy design.

The areas which are covered by the book will be of great interest mainly for economists (environmental economics, ecological economics), ecologists and political scientists as well as practitioners, scientists and policy makers.

Table of Contents

1. Different Benefit Dimensions in Environmental Economics K. D. John and D. T. G. Rübbelke  2. Co-Effects of Environmental Policy T. Zylicz and Mikolaj Czajkowski  3. Ancillary Benefits of Adaptation to Climate Change A. Aasheim  4. Climate Policy Providing Public and Private Goods U. Moslener and Bodo Sturm  5. Environmental Policy in India G. Gupta 6. The Integrative Sustainability Triangle as a New Approach to the Design of a Sustainability Strategy M. von Hauff  7. Discussion

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Prof. Dr. Klaus Dieter John is Professor of Economic Policy at Chemnitz University of Technology. Dr. Dirk T.G. Rübbelke is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO).