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Environmental Quality as a Target of Economic Policy

Ekko C. van Ierland (Department of General Economics, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 April 1991


Environmental degradation manifests itself both at the local and the global level. In order to avoid further environmental degradation environmental quality should be considered as a target of economic policy. The article provides a documentary overview of important environmental studies and shows the results of an empirical scenario study for The Netherlands. Finally, some policy implications of the problem of global warming as a result of increasing carbon dioxide concentrations are discussed.



van Ierland, E.C. (1991), "Environmental Quality as a Target of Economic Policy", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 14-24.




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