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Title: Environmental and resource economics in South Africa: status quo and lessons for developing countries
Authors: Nahman, A
Wise, R
De Lange, W
Keywords: Environment
Resource economics
Sustainable development
Developing countries
Market-based instruments
Social-ecology
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Citation: Nahman, A, Wise, R and De Lange, W. 2009. Environmental and resource economics in South Africa: status quo and lessons for developing countries. South African Journal of Science, Vol. 105(9/10), pp 350-355
Abstract: The paper reviews the potential contributions of environmental and resource economics (ERE) to the achievement of sustainable development in developing countries and highlights the limitations associated with applying ERE within a developing country context, using examples from South Africa. The researchers found that ERE has much to offer in helping to overcome the challenges associated with sustainable development in developing countries, but that the developing country context needs to be taken into account before applying tools and methods that were designed with the developed country context in mind. In particular, the unique and often complex social-ecological context of developing countries needs to be more thoroughly integrated and accounted for when providing policy and management prescriptions.
Description: Copyright: 2009 Academy of Science of South Africa.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3708
ISSN: 0038-2353
Appears in Collections:Resource-based sustainable development
Sustainability science
Pollution and waste
Environmental and resource economics
General science, engineering & technology

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