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Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics


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Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics was established in 2001 and has since provided a key port of call for leading research in the field. As well as the core discipline of environmental economics, the remit of the series extends to natural resources, ecological economics, environmental studies and environmental science, with issues explored including energy, permit trading, valuation, taxation and climate change. The series is edited by Nick Hanley of the University of St Andrews.

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The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

The Economics of Renewable Energy in the Gulf

1st Edition

Hisham M. Akhonbay
October 17, 2018

The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) has been at the epicenter of global energy markets because of its substantial endowment of hydrocarbons. Yet countries in the region have also stated their intent to be global leaders in renewable energy. This collection explores the...

Redesigning Petroleum Taxation: Aligning Government and Investors in the UK

Redesigning Petroleum Taxation: Aligning Government and Investors in the UK

1st Edition

Emre Üşenmez
October 15, 2018

Since its inception some 40 years ago, petroleum-specific taxation in the UK has been subject to numerous modifications. Often these modifications were brought into place not only to sufficiently incentivise the investors but also to capture a fair share for the government. However, it is evident...

National Pathways to Low Carbon Emission Economies: Innovation Policies for Decarbonizing and Unlocking

National Pathways to Low Carbon Emission Economies: Innovation Policies for Decarbonizing and Unlocking

1st Edition

Kurt Hübner
August 17, 2018

The science is clear: climate change is a fact and the probability is extremely high that it has been caused by humans. At the same time, policy responses are hesitant, rather lukewarm and differ substantially between nation-states. The question is, what drives and what blocks radical action?...

Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies

Economic Diversification Policies in Natural Resource Rich Economies

1st Edition

Sami Mahroum, Yasser Al-Saleh
August 14, 2018

Economic diversification remains at the top of the agenda for hundreds of regions around the world. From the single commodity economies of African countries and the Caribbean, to the many single industry regions of Europe and North America, as well as the oil and gas rich but volatile hydrocarbon...

The Economics of Biofuels: The impact of EU bioenergy policy on agricultural markets and land grabbing in Africa

The Economics of Biofuels: The impact of EU bioenergy policy on agricultural markets and land grabbing in Africa

1st Edition

Stefania Bracco
June 28, 2018

Biofuels are a renewable source of energy used mainly for transportation. They link together food, energy and natural resources sectors, and involve ecological, social and inequality issues. They are an emblematic example of the interactions between economic, environmental, social and political...

The Economic Theory of Community Forestry

The Economic Theory of Community Forestry

1st Edition

David Robinson
April 27, 2018

Community forestry is an expanding model of forest management around the world. Over a quarter of forests in developing countries are now owned by or assigned to communities and there is a growing community forestry movement in developed countries such as Canada and the USA. There is, however, no...

Advances in Fisheries Bioeconomics: Theory and Policy

Advances in Fisheries Bioeconomics: Theory and Policy

1st Edition

Juan Carlos Seijo, Jon G. Sutinen
April 19, 2018

Efforts to effectively conserve and manage marine resources are facing increasing complexity of environmental and governance challenges. To address some of these challenges, this book presents advancements in fisheries bioeconomics research that provides significant ideas for addressing emerging...

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Decarbonization: Input-Output Studies on the Consequences of the 2015 Paris Agreements

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Decarbonization: Input-Output Studies on the Consequences of the 2015 Paris Agreements

1st Edition

Óscar Dejuán, Manfred Lenzen, Maria Ángeles Cadarso
August 07, 2017

On December 12th, 2015, at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change held in Paris, 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal and legally binding climate deal. They agreed to decarbonize the economy in order to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2ºC...

Economics of International Environmental Agreements: A Critical Approach

Economics of International Environmental Agreements: A Critical Approach

1st Edition

M. Özgür Kayalıca, Selim Çağatay, Hakan Mıhçı
March 02, 2017

International environmental agreements provide a basis for countries to address ecological problems on a global scale. However, countries are heterogeneous with respect to their economic structures and to the problems relating to the environment that they encounter. Therefore, economic...

Permit Trading in Different Applications

Permit Trading in Different Applications

1st Edition

Bernd Hansjürgens, Ralf Antes, Marianne Strunz
December 09, 2016

Permit trading is an environmental policy instrument that has received increasing levels of attention over recent years. Coming from the field of air quality management, with the European CO2 emissions trading system being the most prominent example, it enters new fields of application, such as...

The Role of Science for Conservation

The Role of Science for Conservation

1st Edition

Matthias Wolff, Mark Gardener
December 09, 2016

The book integrates the knowledge and reflections of thirty scientists, of which many have dedicated a substantial part of their professional life to the Galapagos archipelago, to the conservation of its biodiversity and to the sustainable management of its resources. The book can be...

Game Theory and Fisheries: Essays on the Tragedy of Free for All Fishing

Game Theory and Fisheries: Essays on the Tragedy of Free for All Fishing

1st Edition

Ussif Rashid Sumaila
November 30, 2016

Today, there is a growing sense of urgency among fisheries scientists regarding the management of fish stocks, particularly among those who predict the imminent collapse of the fishing industry due to stock depletion. This book takes a game theoretic approach to discussing potential solutions to...

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