Social Costs and Sustainability

Social Costs and Sustainability

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Important progress has been made in recent years in the valuation of social costs of energy and transport. This progress has encouraged the insight that systems of qGreen Accountingq considering social costs and policy instruments for the internalization of social costs are necessary tools to realize the worldwide goal of sustainable development. This workshop report provides an excellent survey of the latest results of social costs in the energy and transport sector. Further, the theoretical framework of social costs is extended to a broader concept of sustainable development. Finally, concepts and first experiences of the internalization of social costs e.g. through least cost planning or an ecological tax reform are reviewed.In the second case, the imputed environmental costs caused by economic activities are deducted from the net value added of ... is nowadays increasingly restricted to specific regional environmental problems (e.g., noise, changes of land use).

Title:Social Costs and Sustainability
Author:Olav Hohmeyer, Richard Ottinger, Klaus Rennings
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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