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Discounting Non-monetary Benefits

Christian Gollier

in Pricing the Planet's Future: The Economics of Discounting in an Uncertain World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148762
eISBN:
9781400845408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148762.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses issues regarding the use of cost-benefit analyses in shaping environmental policies. It defines an ecological discount rate compatible with social welfare when the ... More


Introduction

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This introductory chapter presents an overview of macro-level influences on health. Topics discussed include birth, life, death, and the environment; historical perspective; basic requirements of a ... More


Risk Management

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines the principles of risk management. Topics discussed include risk evaluation, factors affecting the perception and acceptance of risk, prevention and control of exposure to ... More


The Environmental Regime in Developing Countries

Raghbendra Jha and John Whalley

in Behavioral and Distributional Effects of Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226094816
eISBN:
9780226094809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094809.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the environmental regime in developing countries, focusing on the direct effects of industrial emissions, the impacts of untreated waste (industrial and human) on air and water ... More


Action to Protect Health and the Environment

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on ethical issues and the applications of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It also discusses the role of environmental health professionals.


Urban Environmental Education Review

Alex Russ (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book explores how environmental education can contribute to urban sustainability. Urban environmental education includes any practices that create learning opportunities to foster individual and ... More


Risk Assessment

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter lays out the basic approach to risk assessment. Topics discussed include epidemiological methods, hazard identification in the field, the relationship between dose and health outcome, ... More


Nature of Environmental Health Hazards

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the nature of environmental health hazards. Topics discussed include hazards and risk, biological hazards, chemical hazards, physical hazards, and mechanical hazards.


Industrial Pollution and Chemical Safety

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on industrial pollution and chemical safety. Topics discussed include the extent of industrial pollution, public exposure from industrial sources, hazards by industry, major ... More


Air

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on air quality. Topics discussed include an overview of air pollution, common health effects of ambient air pollution, health effects of specific air pollutants, industrial air ... More


School Custodians and Green Cleaners: Labor-Environmental Coalitions and Toxics Reduction

Laura Senier, Brian Mayer, Phil Brown, and Rachel Morello-Frosch

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the Green Cleaners Project, a coalition of organizations—including labor unions and school administrators—launched to address well-documented problems of environmental quality ... More


Epilogue

Dale W. Jorgenson, Richard J. Goettle, Mun S. Ho, and Peter J. Wilcoxen

in Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027090
eISBN:
9780262318563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027090.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Market-based approaches to environmental policies, like energy taxes and tradable permits, are cost effective since all participants face the same prices for energy. These approaches can also ... More


The Domestic Politics model

Jon Birger Skjærseth and Tora Skodvin

in Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Different Strategies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065583
eISBN:
9781781700471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyses the accuracy of the Domestic Politics (DP) model in accounting for the differences in climate change strategies adopted by the oil companies in this study. It explains that the ... More


Community Assets

Marianne E. Krasny, Simon Beames, and Shorna B. Allred

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines how urban environmental education can strengthen communities and enhance environmental quality in cities by focusing on three community assets—social capital, sense of ... More


Health impact assessment in Thailand

Siriwan Chandanachulaka

in Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The legal status of HIA in Thailand is quite well developed. Three pieces of legislation governing HIA are the Thai Constitution, the National Health Act and the Enhancement and Conservation of ... More


From Deliberation to Dialogue

Gwen Ottinger

in Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the Concerned Citizens of New Sarpy's (CCNS) dispute with Orion Refining to illustrate how community–industry dialogue served as a venue for experts not only to demonstrate ... More


Urban Agriculture

Illène Pevec, Soul Shava, John Nzira, and Michael Barnett

Alex Russ and Marianne E. Krasny (eds)

in Urban Environmental Education Review

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501705823
eISBN:
9781501712791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0026
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers school gardens in North America and urban agriculture in South Africa as sites for urban environmental education. Urban agriculture encompasses rooftop and community gardens, ... More


Regulation, monitoring and management

Christopher L. J. Frid and Bryony A. Caswell

in Marine Pollution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198726289
eISBN:
9780191843815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198726289.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Pollution is detrimental by definition, but cheap waste disposal provides economic benefits to society. A balance is needed between protection of the environment and the level of acceptable change. ... More


Education policy

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter presents the objectives and content of China's education before the economic reforms. It also covers the development of China's post-reform education policies in terms of basic ... More


Hockey Stick Goes to Washington

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines the politics underlying the attack against the hockey stick in the broader battles waged against climate science, including an effort by the Bush administration to purge the ... More


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