Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment II
Edited By: K. ARAVOSSIS, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK and N. GOMEZ, University of Cadiz, Spain
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
The current emphasis on sustainable development is a consequence of the general awareness of the need to solve numerous environmental problems resulting from our modern society. This has resulted in the necessity to assess the impact of economic investments on the environment. The book addresses the topic of Investment Assessment and Environmental Economics in an integrated way; in accordance with the principles of sustainability considering the social and environmental impacts of new investments.
This book contains the papers presented at the Second International Conference on Environmental Economics and Investment Assessment , held in Cadiz, Spain, in 2008, and addresses these problems of primary importance to Society, discussing and proposing a more constructive and progressive approach to ensure sustainability. Methodologies to address these important problems are presented. The contributions are presented under the following subject areas: Economy and the Environment; Environmental Policies, Planning and Assessment; Cost–Benefits Analysis; Natural Resources Management; Environmental Performance; Social Issues and Environmental Policies.