Economic development and the environment
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CTA. 01991. Economic development and the environment. Spore 35. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Development research; the environmental challenge edited by James T Winpenny 228pp 1990 UKL9.95 ISBN 0 85003 141 9 published by Overseas Development Institute Regent's College Inner Circle, Regent's Park London NW1 4NS UK
The chapters of Development research; the environmental challenge were originally presented as papers at an ODI Conference on the environment, development and economic ' research held in London in 1990. The object of the Conference was to draw up an agenda of research topics on environmental issues relevant to students and practitioners of economic development. The 22 chapters are divided into sections covering international issues, influence on macroeconomic policies on the environment, natural resource degradation, urban and industrial problems, social dimensions, biodiversity, energy and economic issues. Three of the most insistent themes in the collection are: firstly the need for a better understanding of why people, environmental users, act as they do, secondly, how they can be given incentives to manage their environments in a more sustainable manner, thirdly, how environmental resources can be valued in economic terms, so that more rational projects and policies can be devised. The editor concludes the book with an agenda for economic research based on the ideas presented in the preceding chapters. The widespread concern about the state of the environment that is reflected in the book has injected many new issues into development research. It has also added urgency to research on age-old themes, and launches conventional development thinking on to a new trajectory. Development research; the environmental challenge edited by James T Winpenny 228pp 1990 UKL9.95 ISBN 0 85003 141 9 published by Overseas Development Institute Regent's College Inner Circle, Regent's Park London NW1 4NS UK