Basics in environmental economics and environmental policies

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This chapter explains the basic concepts in the economic analysis of environmental problems. First, Sect. 15.1 is an overview of the relationship between the environment and society, followed by Sect. 15.2, which uses graphs to explain the cause of environmental problems from an economics viewpoint. The environment tends to be exploited because it is not adequately priced owing to the lack of trading in the market. In order to prevent this exploitation, it is necessary to build structures or systems to inform people of the value of the environment (i.e., environmental policies). Section 15.3 covers the optimum pollution standard as a desirable aim of environmental policies, while Sect. 15.4 introduces practical environmental policy procedures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBasic Studies in Environmental Knowledge, Technology, Evaluation, and Strategy
Subtitle of host publicationIntroduction to East Asia Environmental Studies
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9784431558194
ISBN (Print)9784431558170
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering


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