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Valuation[ edit ] Assessing the economic value of the environment is a major topic within the field.
Use and indirect use are tangible benefits accruing from natural resources or ecosystem services see the nature section of ecological economics. Non-use values include existence, option, and bequest values.
For example, some people may value the existence of a diverse set of species, regardless of the effect of the loss of a species on ecosystem services. The existence of these species may have an option value, as there may be the possibility of using it for some human purpose.
For example, certain plants may be researched for drugs. Individuals may value the ability to leave a pristine environment to their children.
Use and indirect use values can often be inferred from revealed behavior, such as the cost of taking recreational trips or using hedonic methods in which values are estimated based on observed prices. Non-use values are usually estimated using stated preference methods such as contingent valuation or choice modelling.
Contingent valuation typically takes the form of surveys in which people are asked how much they would pay to observe and recreate in the environment willingness to pay or their willingness to accept WTA compensation for the destruction of the environmental good. Hedonic pricing examines the effect the environment has on economic decisions through housing prices, traveling expenses, and payments to visit parks.
Under this plan, the economic impact has to be estimated by the regulator.
Usually this is done using cost-benefit analysis. There is a growing realization that regulations also known as "command and control" instruments are not so distinct from economic instruments as is commonly asserted by proponents of environmental economics. The main difference an environmental economist would argue exists between the two methods, however, is the total cost of the regulation.
Some firms, in this system, can abate inexpensively, while others can only abate at high cost. Because of this, the total abatement has some expensive and some inexpensive efforts to abate.
Consequently, modern "Command and control" regulations are oftentimes designed in a way, which addresses these issues by incorporating utility parameters.
For instance, CO2 emission standards for specific manufacturers in the automotive industry are either linked to the average vehicle footprint US system or average vehicle weight EU system of their entire vehicle fleet.
Environmental economic regulations find the cheapest emission abatement efforts first, then the more expensive methods second. This leads to a lower cost for the total abatement effort as a whole.
Often it is advocated that pollution reductions should be achieved by way of tradeable emissions permitswhich if freely traded may ensure that reductions in pollution are achieved at least cost. In theory, if such tradeable quotas are allowed, then a firm would reduce its own pollution load only if doing so would cost less than paying someone else to make the same reduction.
In practice, tradeable permits approaches have had some success, such as the U.Professor of Environmental and Economic Systems Analysis at the Graduate School of Economics at Kobe University in Kobe, Japan.
Vassilis Monastiriotis, Regional Growth and National Development: Transition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Regional Kuznets Curve in the East and the West, Spatial Economic Analysis, 9, . Building a Green Economy: Paul Krugman’s article, "Building a Green Economy", begins by stating that economies need to avoid usage of fossil fuels, specifically coal, to prevent a currently foreseeable environmental apocalypse. "Eco-Efficiency and Eco-Productivity change over time in a multisectoral economic system," Department of Economic Policy Working Paper Series , Department of Economic Policy, Faculty of National Economy, University of Economics in Bratislava.
He is the editor of the special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology on eco‐efficiency. The Economics of Recycling. Did you know that Americans haul more than 80 million tons of trash to recycling units every year? This is enough to fill a huge baseball stadium from top to bottom every single day!
Recycling is an environmentally-friendly practice that saves substantial energy and cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions. The external impact of the Green Economy - An analysis of the environmental implications of the Green Economy Paloma Villanueva Cortés Abstract: The Green Economy has increased its popularity among international organizations and OECD countries, as the solution .
In the modern economy, international value chains-prodn., use, and disposal of goods-have global environmental impacts. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) aims to track these impacts and assess them from a systems perspective, identifying strategies for improvement without burden shifting.
Are Social, Economic and Environmental Well-Being Equally Important in all Countries Around the World? A Study by Income Levels. Social Indicators Research, Vol. , Issue. 2, p.
Environmental economics was a major influence on the theories of natural capitalism and environmental finance, which could be said to be two sub-branches of environmental economics concerned with resource conservation in production, and the value of biodiversity to humans, respectively.