By R. Quentin Grafton
This finished new dictionary is a vital reference instrument for all these attracted to environmental technology and environmental stories. Written in a transparent and available type, the dictionary comprises over 3000 up to date entries, all observed by way of a close but straight forward definition masking all points of the topic. The ebook additionally comprises 3 primers, as a way to bridge the space among every one self-discipline coated. those encompass introductions to environmental economics, overseas environmental difficulties and environmental platforms, dynamics and modelling. one other characteristic is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's significant overseas environmental agreements. This "Dictionary" with its primers and appendices should still end up worthy to all scholars and students of environmental technological know-how and stories.
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At the same time, as a result of concerns raised about the ability of countries to make environmental policy given international trade rules, an increasing number of MEAs are also incorporating trade measures into their agreements. Examples of such MEAs include CITES, the Montreal Protocol and the Base1 Convention (all described above). In addition, agreements such as the Framework Convention on Climate Change envisage market-based mechanisms as one possible way to address environmental problems.
However, it has been shown that the breakdown of CFCs in the atmosphere is causing a thinning in the ozone layer in the earth’s atmosphere. This received widespread publicity with the discovery of a “hole” in the ozone layer over the Antarctic in 1985. The ozone layer reduces the amount of ultraviolet radiation that reaches the earth’s surface, and thinning of this layer increases the amount of ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth’s surface with negative effects on all life on earth. The ozone layer is a classic example of a public good; all countries benefit from its presence.
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A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy by R. Quentin Grafton