Environmental transition in Nordic and Baltic countries /
edited by Hans Aage.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : E. Elgar Pub., c1998.
ix, 236 p.
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, Mass. : E. Elgar Pub., c1998.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author Affiliation
Hans Aage is Professor of Economics at the University of Roskilde, Denmark.
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Using eight country case studies, this book assesses recent policies to address environmental problems in the region and examines the choice of policy instruments used in countries such as Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden.
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One would wish that every person living in a Nordic or Baltic country would read this book to see through the political rhetoric. More realistically, the book should be required reading for any Nordic journalist writing on environmental policy. Within the academic community, the book would give political scientists as well as economists some valuable insights. Peder Hjorth, Local Environment This book provides a comparative overview of the environmental and resource problems experienced in the Nordic and Baltic regions. It considers policies to combat environmental challenges and evaluates future economic growth and economic integration between the region and Western Europe. Using eight country case studies, the contributors assess recent policies to address environmental problems in the region and examine the choice of policy instruments used in the various countries. They study the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the Nordic countries of Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland and consider the relationship between environmental policies of these and other European countries. In addition they also debate issues such as: international environmental cooperation environmental problems within the context of political debate international financial assistance for environmental projects comparative aspects of economic theory and policy concerning resources, the environment and economic growth Environmental Transition in Nordic and Baltic Countries will be welcomed by academics interested in environmental economics and transition economies as well as policymakers in governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Environmental Transition: A Comparative Viewp. 3
Welfare Indices and the Environmental Resource Basep. 16
Nordic Countries
Iceland: Fish Stocks, Geothermal Power, and Desertificationp. 33
Finland: Forestry, Energy Policy, and Restructuringp. 48
Norway: North Sea Oil, Resource Rents, and Long-Term Policiesp. 63
Sweden: Nuclear Phasing Out, Acidification, and Green Taxesp. 78
Denmark: Energy Efficiency, Water Purification, and Policy Instrumentsp. 94
Baltic Countries
Estonia: Oil-Shale, Environment, and Growth Scenariosp. 111
Estonia: Energy Prices, Environmental Taxes, and Policy Implementationp. 126
Latvia: Energy Imports, Eutrophication, and Forest Resourcesp. 141
Latvia: The Environmental Policy Plan, Resources, and Public Awarenessp. 156
Lithuania: Nuclear Power, Pollution, and Restructuringp. 172
Lithuania: Energy Imports and Exports, and Economic Instrumentsp. 187
International Co-Operation
Environmental Co-operation in the Baltic Regionp. 203
International Assistance and European Integrationp. 214
Indexp. 229
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