Clearly written, global in approach, and theoretically broad-minded, this text is an ideal introduction to environmental economics.
Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, the international author team introduces fundamental economic concepts as they relate to our environment. They then use the fundamental concepts to explore and assess current and potential policy responses to some of the major environmental issues of our time. Examples are drawn from all over the world and include such vital issues as climate change, natural resource use, waste management, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity.
The text is also accompanied by the following online resources:
Links to news stories and organizations
Solutions to exercises
Graphs from the book
List of Discussion Questions