Global environmental issues such as climate change and rapid waste accumulation represent some of the greatest threats facing the planet. And with an overwhelming scientific consensus now all but confirming the link between a warming earth and human activity, sustainability has emerged as one of the most pressing issues of our 21st–century world. Environmental Economics and Sustainability presents a collection of peer–reviewed research articles that reveal the current state of our knowledge in the increasingly important field of environmental economics.
Featuring the latest research findings from renowned international experts in the field, readings also reveal a host of contemporary challenges and inspire directions for further study. Chapters offer the most cutting–edge information on such topics as the economics of environment and climate change, air pollution evaluation, CO2 emissions, environmental sustainability, waste management, household recycling, cultural evolution, environmental innovations, the current international environmental agreement, and more. Timely and essential, Environmental Economics and Sustainability offers illuminating insights into ways of meeting the needs of today′s world while preserving our planet for future generations.
1. A New Direction in Environmental Economics 1Brian Chi–ang Lin and Siqi Zheng
2. Detecting Volcanic Eruptions in Temperature Reconstructions by Designed Break–Indicator Saturation 7Felix Pretis, Lea Schneider, Jason E. Smerdon and David F. Hendry
3. Structural Equation Modelling and the Causal Effect of Permanent Income on Life Satisfaction: The Case of Air Pollution Valuation in Switzerland 39Eleftherios Giovanis and Oznur Ozdamar
4. The Decomposition and Dynamics of Industrial Carbon Dioxide Emissions for 287 Chinese Cities in 1998 2009 71Maximilian Auffhammer, Weizeng Sun, Jianfeng Wu and Siqi Zheng
5. Environmental Sustainability and the Greened Samuelson Rule 95Yunmin Chen, Brian Chi–ang Lin and John E. Anderson
6. Household Cooperation in Waste Management: Initial Conditions and Intervention 111Marie Briguglio
7. One without the Other? Behavioural and Incentive Policies for Household Waste Management 143Ankinée Kirakozian
8. Economic Evolution in China s Ecologically Fragile Regions 173Xiangzheng Deng, ZhanWang and Chunhong Zhao
9. Globalization and Climate Change: New Empirical Panel Data Evidence 201Maoliang Bu, Chin–Te Lin and Bing Zhang
10. A Survey of the Literature on Environmental Innovation Based on Main Path Analysis 221Nicoló Barbieri, Claudia Ghisetti, Marianna Gilli, Giovanni Marin and Francesco Nicolli
11. Economic Targets and Loss–Aversion in International Environmental Cooperation 251Doruk Íris
12. Cooperative Game Theory Applied to IEAS: A Comparison of Solution Concepts 279Marco Rogna