Contents: Preface. 1. Basic concepts of the environmental economics. 2. Economic value and solution of environment. 3. Economies of natural resources. 4. Environmental economics relationship to other fields. 5. Environment and sustainable development. 6. Controversies of the environmental economics. Bibliography. Index.
"In this book "A Modern Hand Book of Environmental Economics", almost half the world's six billion people live on two dollars a day or less. Between one third and one half suffer under nutrition due to insufficient intake of calories. More than one child in five lives an especially disturbing fact to this father of five. Why does such unnecessary injustice continue to disfigure a rich, technologically advanced world and what can be done to care for the poor and there by to care for and honor God, as the Gospels instruct us?
We are called to feed the hungry, nurse the sick, and clothe the naked. The impulse to assist is obviously not unique to Christendom. In reflecting on the economics of poverty, my focus is therefore not on how best to run humanitarian operations but, rather on the big picture mechanisms that necessitate the grim but honorable and too-necessary work of humanitarian relief agencies." (jacket)