EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AFFECTS BUSINESS, THE ECONOMY, AND YOUR LIFE WITH THIS ESSENTIAL RESOURCE E...
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EXPAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AFFECTS BUSINESS, THE ECONOMY, AND YOUR LIFE WITH THIS ESSENTIAL RESOURCE
Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective offers readers a comprehensive examination of the ever-broadening scope and impact of environmental policy, law, and regulation. Editors Thomas Walker, Northrop Sprung-Much, and Sherif Goubran walk readers through a variety of subjects while maintaining a global perspective on the expanding role of environmental law.
This book takes a pragmatic and practical approach to its subject matter, showing readers the real impact across the world of different kinds of environmental policy. Among other topics, Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective tackles: * Climate change legislation * Water conservation and pricing * Biodiversity of the marine environment * Wildlife ranching * Emission trading schemes * Green job strategies * Sustainable investing
Written for undergraduate and graduate students in any field affected by environmental legislation and policy, this book also belongs on the shelves of anyone who seeks to better understand the increasingly important role of environmental policy on their business and life. Autorentext THOMAS WALKER is Professor of Finance at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has served as associate dean, department chair, and director of the David O'Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise at Concordia. He has written over 60 journal articles and books. NORTHROP SPRUNG-MUCH is a PhD candidate in finance at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His research focuses on risk management, environmental economics, and corporate governance. He holds an MBA from Concordia University. SHERIF GOUBRAN is a PhD candidate at Concordia University and a Vanier Scholar. His research focuses on sustainable building practices in design, engineering, and finance. He holds a MASc in Building Engineering and a BSc in architecture. Inhalt Preface vii About the Editors ix List of Contributors xi Notes on Contributors xiii List of Figures xix List of Tables xxiii Acknowledgments xxv 1 An Introduction to the Current Landscape: Environmental Policy and the Economy 1 Tyler Schwartz and Sherif GoubranSection I An Overview9 2 Responses to Climate Change: Individual Preferences and Policy Actions around the World 11 Andrew Brennan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, and Yashar Tarverdi 3 Legislation or Economic Instruments for a Successful Environmental Policy? Reflections After Dieselgate 33 Theodoros Zachariadis 4 Environmental Legislation and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A Literature Review 49 Eleni SfakianakiSection II Governing and Protecting Natural Resources71 5 Bulk Water Pricing Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Water Management: The Case of Ontario, Canada 73 Guneet Sandhu, Michael O. Wood, Horatiu A. Rus, and Olaf Weber 6 The Role of Water Pricing Policies in Steering Urban Development: The Case of the Bogotá Region 89 Camilo Romero 7 Effective Environmental Protection and Regulatory Quality: A National Case Study of China 105 Sharanya Basu Roy 8 The EU Legal and Regulatory Framework for Measuring Damage Risks to the Biodiversity of the Marine Environment 121 Ivelin M. Zvezdov 9 Redefining Nature and Wilderness through Private Wildlife Ranching: An Economic Perspective of Environmental Policy in South(ern) Africa 139 Tariro KamutiSection III Energy, Emissions, and the Economy153 10 Climate Change Regulations and Accounting Practices: Optimization for Emission-Intensive Publicly Traded Firms 155 Carol Pomare and David H. Lont 11 The Economic Aspects of Renewable Energy Policies in Developing Countries: An Overview of the Brazilian Wind Power Industry 167 Elia E. Cia Alves and Andrea Q. Steiner 12 Ontario's Energy Transition: A Successful Case of a Green Jobs Strategy? 193 Bruno Arcand 13 Ethical and Sustainable Investing and the Need for Carbon Neutrality 213 Quintin G. RayerSection IV Financing the Environmental Transition233 14 Building Sustainable Communities Through Market-Based Instruments 235 Ying Zhou, Amelia Clarke, and Stephanie Cairns 15 Climate Justice and Food Security: Experience from Climate Finance in Bangladesh 249 Muhammad Abdur Rahaman and Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman 16 A Survey of UK-Based Ethical and Sustainable Fund Managers' Investment Processes Addressing Plastics in the Environment 269 Quintin G. Rayer Index 299