- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: November 2012
- Print publication year: 2011
- Online ISBN: 9780511843938
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511843938
This book is about understanding the value of environmental services in South Asia. It provides an overview of different environmental problems in South Asia and examines how economic valuation techniques can be used to assess these problems. It brings together multiple case studies on valuation undertaken by economists and environmental scientists from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka under the aegis of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). The book addresses the challenges of valuing environmental changes that are unique to developing countries. Each chapter starts with a description of an environmental problem and the valuation strategy used, followed by a discussion of estimation methods and results. It is designed to serve as a reference book for students, teachers, researchers, non-government organizations and practitioners of environmental valuation. Those interested in development and environmental economics, and natural resource management policies, will also find it useful.
Karl Goran Maler - Former Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Swedish Academy of Sciences
Anil Markandya - University of Bath
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