The Resource Costs of inaction on key environmental challenges

Costs of inaction on key environmental challenges

Label
Costs of inaction on key environmental challenges
Title
Costs of inaction on key environmental challenges
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Countries today face numerous environmental policy challenges, such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural-resource management, natural disasters and environment-related hazards. The costs of not responding to them can be considerable, in some cases representing a significant drag on OECD economies. Estimation of these costs can be an important part of identifying areas in which policy interventions are required, as well as of establishing priorities for future action. There is, however, considerable uncertainty associated with all stages of "costing" the impacts of environmental and resource degradation. Even when the costs of inaction are deemed important, identifying the areas where environmental policies need to be strengthened still requires careful comparison between the marginal costs of inaction versus action. This report provides introductory perspectives on the costs of inaction and discusses some of the future problems likely to be encountered in this very complex area
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Cataloging source
HNK
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
LC item number
C678 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Costs of inaction on key environmental challenges
Publication
Note
  • "The report was drafted by Nick Johnstone, Ivan Hascic, and Tom Jones"--Foreword
  • Also available in French under the title: Coûts de l'inaction sur des défis environnementaux importants
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Costs of inaction with respect to air and water pollution -- Costs of inaction with respect to climate change -- Costs of inaction with respect to environment-related industrial accidents and natural disasters -- Costs of inaction with respect to natural resource management -- summary and conclusions
Control code
ocn258850434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264045828
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23612824
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)258850434
  • sks9264045821

Library Locations

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