Problems of climate change, biodiversity and air pollution are clearly growing globally, but more particularly in Asia because of its economic importance and richness in nature. The increasing interest in environmental and resource economics applied in regions of Asia will make this book an outstanding resource to the existing literature, particularly in the fields of environmental and resource economics and the integration of applied content in traditional and agricultural development.

At present there is no single handbook or text on the state of current knowledge in environmental economics in Asia or one which offers a comprehensive guide to students and academics on the subjects of environmental economics research. This book will help to fill the gap in the existing literature.

chapter |2 pages


chapter 6|13 pages

Environmental Taxes


chapter 9|25 pages

Emissions Trading in Practice

Lessons learnt from the European emissions trading scheme

chapter 13|26 pages

Non-Renewable Resources in Asian Economies

Perspectives of availability, applicability, acceptability and affordability

chapter 19|22 pages

Coastal Development, Coral Reefs and Marine Life in Asia

Tourism's double-edged sword

chapter 20|20 pages

An Assessment of Biodiversity Offsets and Mitigation Actions

Case studies on mining, energy and paper and pulp sectors in India

chapter 22|20 pages

Productivity, Institutions and Climate Change

Lessons for Asian countries

chapter 23|21 pages

Determining Future Environmental Value

Empirical analysis of discounting over time and distance

chapter 25|14 pages

Voluntary Standards and Determinants

Analysis of ISO 14001 certification

chapter 26|16 pages

Japanese Domestic Environmental Policy

With a focus on climate change and air pollution policy

chapter 29|19 pages

Material Flow Accounting of the UK

Linking UK consumption to global impacts with an example of imports from China