Pollution Abatement Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe

Pollution Abatement Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe

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Protecting environmental quality while pursuing economic development poses a particularly difficult challenge to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, where political and economic systems are changing rapidly following decades of environmental neglect and economic mismanagement. Advanced industrial nations also face difficult decisions about priorities and procedures for providing financial assistance to the region. In order to identify workable solutions, Pollution Abatement Strategies in Central and Eastern Europe investigates some of the leading pollution problems that these countries now face and examines the link between economic restructuring and environmental improvement. Contributors to the volume assess the changes in the region's environmental conditions likely to result from economic restructuring and the benefits that might arise from improvements. They also consider the design of effective environmental policies for economies in transition, including the need to introduce or reform basic economic, legal, and regulatory constructs. Comparisons of incentive-based versus command-and-control environmental policies suggest that, despite the difficulties in implementing them, incentive-based policy options are worth pursuing in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6.6mm | 181g
  • Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 091570773X
  • 9780915707737

Table of contents

Douglas R. Bohi
Michael A. Toman
Motor Vehicles and Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe
Margaret A. Walls
Assessing the Health Benefits of Improved Air Quality in Central and Eastern Europe
Alan J. Krupnick, Kenneth W. Harrison, Eric J. Nickell, and Michael A. Toman
Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Air Pollution Emissions in Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland
Michael A. Toman
Cost-Effective Control of Water Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe
Charles M. Paulsen
Tradable Sulfur Dioxide Emission Permits and European Integration
Dallas Burtraw
The Allocation of Environmental Liabilities in Central and Eastern Europe
James Boyd
Environmental Policies, Economic Restructuring, and Institutional Development in the Former Soviet Union
Michael A. Toman and R. David Simpson
Economic Restructuring and the Environment: Exploiting Win-Win Opportunities
Michael T. Rock
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About Professor Michael A. Toman

Michael A. Toman is a senior fellow and the director of the Energy and Natural Resources division at Resources for the Future. He is the coauthor, coeditor, and editor of several books, including Climate Change Economics and Policy: An RFF Anthology, Assessing Surprises and Nonlinearities in Greenhouse Warming, and Technology Options for Electricity Generation.
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