Issues of the Day: 100 Commentaries on Climate, Energy, the Environment, Transportation, and Public Health Policy

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Routledge, 23 sep. 2010 - 208 páginas
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Issues of the Day provides an easy way for students, academics, journalists, policymakers, and the public to learn about a diverse range of policy issues affecting the environment, energy, transportation, and public health. Each commentary gives a short assessment of a topic, summarizing in a non-technical way the current state of analysis or evidence on the issue, along with selected recommendations for further reading. The essays are written by world renowned scholars, mostly economists, and provide useful insights on policy problems that are often complex and poorly understood. Some of the topics covered include air pollution, hazardous waste, voluntary environmental programs, domestic (U.S.) and global climate policy design, fishery management, water quality, endangered species, forest fires, oil security, solar power, road and airport, fuel taxes and fuel economy standards, alternative fuel vehicles, health and longevity, smoking, malaria, tuberculosis, and the environment and development. The objective is to disseminate the findings of sound, objective research on the costs, benefits, and appropriate reform of public policies. The book provides a useful supplement for undergraduate- and graduate-level course reading, a reference guide for professionals, and a way for the general reader to quickly develop an informed perspective on the most important policy problems of the day. Issues of the Day is available to download as a PDF from the Resources for the Future website: www.rff.org/weeklycommentary
 

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Índice

Global Environmental Challenges
1
Energy Policies
39
National Environmental Policies
73
MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES
111
Transportation and Urban Policies
139
Public Health Policies
175
Environment and Develoment
199
INDEX
215
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Sobre el autor (2010)

Ian W.H. Parry (Ph.D. U Chicago) is a senior fellow at Resources for the Future. Felicia Day is managing editor in the communications department of Resources for the Future.

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