environmental finance Books

  • Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment

    Environmental finance is about creating the greatest environmental benefit for the largest number of people at the lowest possible cost. That is the first and most important principle listed in Finance Policy for Renewable Energy and a Sustainable Environment. Focusing on what the author considers to be the 23 principles of environmental finance, ...

  • UNEP Financial Initiative - Globalisation and sustainable Development

    UNEP's Finance Initiatives Roundtable Meeting is taking place at a critical time in the process to set the agenda for this landmark earth summit. Furthermore, with the plan to focus discussions on ‘Globalisation and Sustainable Development', the UNEP Finance Initiatives are tackling a subject that will sit at the very heart of the 2002 ...

  • Economic and Environmental Risk and Uncertainty

    The 1980s and 1990s have been a period of exciting new developments in the modelling of decision-making under risk and uncertainty. Extensions of the theory of expected utility and alternative theories of 'non-expected utility' have been devised to explain many puzzles and paradoxes of individual and collective choice behaviour. This volume ...

  • Guidelines on Municipal Wastewater Management

    The Guidelines on Municipal Wastewater Management are a practical guide for decision-makers and professionals on how to plan, design, and finance appropriate and environmentally sound municipal wastewater discharge and treatment systems. It contains chapters on (i) an enabling policy environment for sustainable wastewater management, (ii) ...

  • Improving Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities

    In many parts of the world sewage is discharged directly into open water without treatment, threatening productivity and biodiversity of the world’s oceans and causing serious human health problems. In response the UNEP/GPA has developed training for municipal wastewater managers, jointly with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and ...

  • Creating and Protecting Zambia's Wealth: Experience and next steps in environmental mainstreaming

    How much does Zambia benefit from its rich forests, wildlife, soils and water – and what more could it do to ensure the protection and wise use of these ‘environmental assets’? Where environment and poverty problems are becoming increasingly severe, such questions need to be answered urgently. To begin this, the Environmental Council of Zambia and ...

  • Environmental Infrastructure Management

    Environmental issues continue to burden governments and economies throughout the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. Severe environmental degradation is endemic to the region, the existing environmental infrastructure is often inadequate, significant new ...

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