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Acid Rain and Environmental Degradation
The Economics of Emission Trading. New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series
Acid Rain and Environmental Degradation is a succinct yet comprehensive survey of emission trading - a significant research and policy field of increasing importance for both Europe and the USA. Against the background of environmental policy instruments in general, Dr Klaassen presents a state-of-the-art survey of both the theory and actual applications of tradable permits. This survey also analyses international theory and experience. Later chapters examine the European acid rain issue and discuss how it can be addressed by means of tradable permits with particular relevance to sulphur emissions. Acid Rain and Environmental Degradation responds to current European policy discussions to apply emission trading on a continental scale. Because of its unique blend of theory and practice, this volume not only sets the tone for future discussions in Europe on transboundary pollution control, but also offers something for the academic economist, the environmentalist and the policymaker.
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'... this book has much to offer to those engaged in the broader realms of environmental activism and policy making... This book deserves a place on the shelves of any self-respecting environmental library, and on the reading list of degree courses in environmental management.' -- C. Park, Land Degradation and Development '... Klaasen's review of economic instruments is timely and his extensive biography is a useful resource for further research.' -- Rosalind Bark, The Journal of Energy Literature 'Ger Klaassen provides a comprehensive review of emissions trading - in theory and in practice - that will be of great interest both to academics and to policymakers grappling with the problem of long-range transboundary air pollution.' -- Roger Salmons, European Environment 'Here is a volume that sets the tone for all future discussions in the wider Europe on transboundary pollution control. Klaassen has produced a masterly and superbly written account of the prospects for sulphur trading in Europe and much, much more besides. There is something here for the academic -- economist, the environmentalist and, perhaps most importantly, the policy maker. Essential reading.' - David Pearce, University College London, UK