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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 50.00
It is now widely recognised that a greater use of market based instruments is a key element of effective and economically efficient environmental policies, and an important framework condition for sustainable development. Hence, over the last decade, economic instruments have been playing a growing role in environmental policies of OECD countries.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 56.00
How can innovation and technology better contribute to environmental sustainability? What factors drive firms to innovate for the environment? How can environmental and innovation policies be better designed to stimulate innovation for the environment? How can better policy coherence be achieved? A recent OECD workshop addressed these crucial questions... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 75.00
The importance of biodiversity valuation is widely understood in academia and is increasingly used in policy making and other fora. For example, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), through the Conference of the Parties (COP), recognises that "economic valuation of biodiversity and biological resources is an important tool for well-targeted... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2000; US$ 47.00
Voluntary approaches are schemes whereby firms make commitments to improve their environmental performance.They cover arrangements such as public voluntary programmes, negotiated agreements or unilateral commitments. Until recently, voluntary approaches have not been subject to systematic analysis, inasmuch as, unlike taxes and tradable permits, they... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 89.95
There are real, and many, alternatives to the economic mainstream. The trouble is, of course, that they are hidden from us. In Integral Economics Ronnie Lessem and Alexander Schieffer pave the way for a sustainable approach to economics, building on the richness of diverse economic approaches from all over the globe. They do so by introducing the most... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
The wind regime in Colombia has been rated among the best in South America. However, under the current circumstances, and on its own, the interconnected system would not likely promote wind power. This report is targeted to analysts, planners, operators, generators and decision makers in Colombia and other countries in the region and provides a set... more...
- World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99
The question of how to treat commodity production and how to manage recurrent cycles of booms and busts has always been a challenge for policymakers in commodity-dependent countries, including many in the LAC region. These challenges have led to allegations of a commodity curse that retards development in these countries, but as of... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 154.95
The chapters in this volume represent steps in the direction of demonstrating the importance of efforts to theorize the dynamics of specific social, cultural, political, and/or economic processes to the social sciences in general. They aim to clarify how those efforts are central to the core mission of each of the social sciences, and how social theory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00
First published in 1987, this volume stresses the importance of development studies for sociology, as P. W. Preston argues that this field of study is emerging from the technical social scientific ghetto back into the mainstream of the ?classical tradition? of social theorizing, represented by Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Preston discusses the position... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00
First published in 1964, this series of studies, compiled by the India team of Centre of International Studies at MIT, represents an important contribution to methods in planning for development, which will be of relevance to all those working in the field, irrespective of country. The results are demonstrated on examples taken from the Third Five-Year... more...