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Saving Small Island Developing States

Environmental and Natural Resource Challenges

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Small may be beautiful, but small island states have a big problem – the environmental consequences of climate change. Emanating from research at the University of Mauritius and with contributions from a wide range of experts, Saving Small Island Developing States introduces and explains the key environmental policy challenges and suggested responses to them.



The book is divided into five sections. Section one provides a theoretical analysis of the issues and concepts. Section two presents four previously published but highly influential papers, which have set the terms of much of the debate on these issues. Section three uses case studies to examine the policy instruments and approaches adopted by small states. Section four looks at environmental policies in action and examines the position of small island states in the world trade arena. The final part explores the global dimensions of environmental management.



Designed particularly to assist the new generation of environmental and natural resource managers in small island states, it will also assist current government policy-makers, as well as academics and students in the fields of public policy and environmental and natural resource management more widely.

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Valuation of non-market environmental goods and services

Environmental goods and services are shown as amenities having impact on an individual’s welfare. Some are goods and services in the traditional economic sense, for instance, food, timber, recreation, materials and technology. Such goods and services enter the market place where demand and supply forces determine their price. Markets can be local, national and international.When environmental goods and services are traded, their valuation is done in international prices using the exchange rate of countries involved. Valuation of marketed goods is less complicated because markets reveal information about supply of, and demand for, these goods and services.

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