The excessive pursuit of economic interests has resulted in severe environmental and social problems, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequality and disparity. There is an urgent need for broader measures of progress to complement Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This book provides a wide range of economic evaluations of environmental and societal issues including climate change, emission problem from garbage landfills, and income inequality. The book explains that sustainability indicators and well-being measures can be effective guide for policy making and how they can strike a balance between economic, environmental, and societal interests.
This book summarizes current practices and theories of economic evaluation for sustainability and provides understanding of emerging trends in this area. It also stresses the importance of environmental policies and business actions in achieving sustainable growth and puts forth why countries should take natural capital and other conventional inputs into consideration.
Table of Contents
Introduction (Shunsuke Managi)
1. An Evaluation of Inclusive Capital Stock for Urban Planning (Hidemichi Fujii and Shunsuke Managi)
2. Impact of Infrastructure in India (Iswarya Sankaralingam, Moinul Islam, Wataru Nozawa and Shunsuke Managi)
3. Sustainability Evaluation for Energy Infrastructure: A Hybrid Simulation Approach to Inclusive Wealth (Ebrahim Aly and Shunsuke Managi)
4. Public Debt as a Negative Stock in Sustainability Indicator (Masayuki Sato and Shunsuke Managi)
5. Global Marine Fisheries with Economic Growth (Yogi Sugiawan, Moinul Islam and Shunsuke Managi)
6. Inclusive Wealth Adjusted by Total Factor Productivity as a Sustainability Measurement: Global Productivity Analysis (Isma Addi Jumbri, Moinul Islam and Shunsuke Managi)
7. Relative Income, Community Attachment and Subjective Well-being: Evidence from Japan (Tetsuya Tsurumi, Kong Joo Shin, Atsushi Imauji and Shunsuke Managi)
8. Environmental Value of Green Spaces in Japan: An Application of the Life Satisfaction Approach (Tetsuya Tsurumi, Shunsuke Managi)
9. Greenery and Well-being: Assessing the Monetary Value of Greenery by Type (Tetsuya Tsurumi, Atsushi Imauji and Shunsuke Managi)
10. The Impact of Climate Change and Extreme Events on Agriculture in Africa (Thierry Coulibaly, Moinul Islam and Shunsuke Managi)
11. Sustainable Development and Performance Measurement: Global Productivity Decomposition (Robi Kurniawan and Shunsuke Managi)
12. Social Cost-benefit Analysis of Decontamination After the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident (Kazunobu Okubo, Rintaro Yamaguchi, and Shunsuke Managi)
13. National and Subnational Sustainability: A Case Study of Japan (Kazunobu Okubo, Rintaro Yamaguchi and Shunsuke Managi)
14. The Effect of Landfill Gas Emission on Global Warming and Workers’ Health in Indonesia (Rafid Mahful, Moinul Islam, Hirofumi Nakayama and Shunsuke Managi)
15. Human Capital Change and Social Impact Under China’s Universal Two-child Policy (Qiuyi Chen, Moinul Islam and Shunsuke Managi)
16. The Impact of Renewable Energy on Sustainability: Empirical Analysis Employing the Inclusive Wealth Indicator (Moegi Igawa and Shunsuke Managi)
17. Consumer Demand for Fully Automated Driving Technology (Kong Joo Shin and Shunsuke Managi)
Shunsuke Managi is Distinguished Professor and Director at Urban Institute and Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyushu University.