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Environmental resources and the market-place

Author: Peter Ackroyd; Markets and Environment Project 1991.; et al
Publisher: North Sydney : Allen & Unwin in association with Markets and Environment Project, Tasman Institute, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... [This book] demonstrates that harnessing the entepreneurial incentives of the marketplace is essential to achieving a higher standard of living and improved environmental quality. A key role for government in environmental policy should be defining the broad boundaries within which markets can operate. But private owners, not governments, should typically be the arbiters of detailed resource management  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ackroyd; Markets and Environment Project 1991.; et al
ISBN: 1863731385 9781863731386
OCLC Number: 27621124
Notes: At head of title: Markets and Environment Project 1991.
Description: viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface / Michael Porter --
1. Economics and the environment: The New Zealand debate / [Alistair McArthur, Michael Potter] --
2. A framework for policy / [Alan Moran, Andrew Chisholm, Peter Hartley, Michael Porter] --
3. Resource management legislation in New Zealand: The first step to a green economy? / [Guy Salmon] --
4. Land degradation / [John Freebairn] --
5. Wood, wildlife, and wilderness: Managing Australia's native timber forests / [Andrew Chisholm, Terry Anderson] --
6. Mining and the environment / [Alan Moran] --
7. Evolution of water rights in New Zealand / [Basil Sharp] --
8. Chatham Islands' paua: Establishing property rights to a fishing resource / [Peter Ackroyd, Rodney Hide] --
9. Air pollution / [Alan Moran] --
10. The enhanced greenhouse effect / [Alan Moran, Andrew Chisholm].
Responsibility: Peter Ackroyd ... [et al.] ; including contributions by Terry Anderson and Peter Hartley.

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" ... [This book] demonstrates that harnessing the entepreneurial incentives of the marketplace is essential to achieving a higher standard of living and improved environmental quality. A key role for government in environmental policy should be defining the broad boundaries within which markets can operate. But private owners, not governments, should typically be the arbiters of detailed resource management decisions..."--Back cover.

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