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  1. New: Environmental Commodities Markets and Emissions Trading

    Market-based solutions to environmental problems offer great promise, but require complex public policies that take into account the many institutional factors necessary for the market to work and that guard against the social forces that can derail good public policies. Using insights about markets from the new institutional economics, this book sheds light on the institutional history of the emissions trading concept as it has evolved across different contexts. It makes accessible the policy design and practical implementation aspects of a key tool for fighting climate change: emissions trading systems (ETS) for environmental control. For additional information about this book, please visit us here.

  2. New: Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity

    Water scarcity is an increasing problem in many parts of the world, yet conventional supply-side economics and management are insufficient to deal with it. In this book the role of water trading as an instrument of integrated water resources management is explored in depth. It is also shown to be an instrument for conflict resolution, where it may be necessary to reallocate water in the context of increasing scarcity. For additional information about this book, please visit us here.

  3. New: Carbon Capture and Sequestration

    Carbon Capture and Sequestration identifies current law and regulation that applies to geologic sequestration in the U.S., the regulatory needs to ensure that geologic sequestration is carried out safely and effectively, and barriers that current law and regulation present to timely deployment of CCS. The authors operationalize their recommendations in legislative language, which is of particular use to policymakers faced with the challenge of addressing climate change and energy.  For additional information about this book, please visit us here.
     

  4. New: Water Diplomacy

    Water is the resource that will determine the wealth, welfare, and stability of many countries in the twenty-first century. This book offers a new approach to managing water that will overcome the conflicts that emerge when the interactions among natural, societal, and political forces are overlooked. For more information, including the Table of Contents, please visit us here.

  5. New: The Global Economics of Forestry

    William F. Hyde's new volume reaches far beyond the growing field of forestry economics; it explains what forestry can do to regional development and environmental conservation and what external policies in other sectors and the macro-economy can do to forestry.  For more information about The Global Economics of Forestry please visit us here.

  6. Co-editors Pamela Chasek and Lynn Wagner

    Roads from Rio Book Signing

    On March 23rd, authors Pam Chasek and Lynn Wagner held a launch and book signing for their new book, The Roads from Rio, during the Third Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20).

    You can view photos from the book signing at the UN Headquarters in New York here.

  7. New: Tapping Water Markets

    Tapping Water Markets is about the past, present, and future of water markets. It compares water markets with political water allocation, documents the growth of water markets, and explores the ways in which water markets can be improved and implemented further. This book provides up-to-date information of where and why water shortages are occurring and where and why water markets are evolving to resolve conflicting water uses. More information is available here.
     

  8. New: The Roads from Rio

    At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Rio Earth Summit, the world’s leaders constructed a new "sustainable development" paradigm that promised to enhance environmentally sound economic and social development. Twenty years later, the proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements points to an unprecedented achievement, but is worth examining for its accomplishments and shortcomings. This book provides a review of twenty years of multilateral environmental negotiations (1992-2012).  For more information, including the Table of Contents, please visit us here.

  9. New: Fuel Taxes and the Poor

    Fuel Taxes and the Poor challenges the conventional wisdom that gasoline taxation, an important and much-debated instrument of climate policy, has a disproportionately detrimental effect on poor people.

    This book provides strong arguments for the proponents of environmental taxation. It has immediate policy implications at the intersection of multiple subject areas, including transportation, environmental regulation, development studies, and climate change. Published with Environment for Development initiative.

    For more information about Fuel Taxes and the Poor, including the table of contents, please visit us here.

  10. New: Water Policy in New Mexico

    This book addresses water management issues in the State of New Mexico. It focuses on our current understanding of the natural world, capabilities in numerical modeling, existing and evolving regulatory frameworks, and specific issues such as water quality, endangered species and the evolution of new water management institutions.

    Water Policy in New Mexico discusses how a proper coordination of scientific understanding, modeling advancements, and new and emerging institutional structures can help in achieving improved strategies for water policy and management. To do so, it calls upon the expertise of academics from multiple disciplines, as well as officials from federal and state agencies, to describe in understandable terms the issues currently being faced and how they can be addressed via an iterative strategy of adaptive management.

    For more information, including  table of contents and author biographies, please click here.

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