Environmental Regulation: Evaluation, Compliance and Economic Impact

Diederik Meijer and Fillipus De Jong (Editors)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI026000

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During the last few decades, development of the environmental movement has been placing more and more pressure on firms to acknowledge, characterize, analyze and report upon environmental issues and impacts. Many organizations and enterprises are aware that environmental issues are becoming urgent in all aspects of social life. In an effort to protect the environment, environmental management measures have been introduced on both a mandatory and voluntary basis. Perceiving the benefits of compliance is crucial for firms to act in accordance with environmental laws and regulations. This new book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this field of study and focuses on related topics such as incentive-compatible targeting to improve effectiveness of environmental policies, antigenic/allergenic rubber proteins and environmental regulations, Chernobyl consequences and the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Preface

Chapter 1. Overestimation of Chernobyl Consequences: Motives and Mechanisms, pp.11-30
(Sergei Jargin, People’s Friendship University of Russia)

Chapter 2. Applying Molecular Biology Techniques for Evaluating Oil Field Microbial Biodiversity and Environment, pp.31-48
(Shao Hong-Bo, Zhuang Wen, Ni Fu-Tai, Institute for Life Sciences, Qingdao University of Science & Technology, Qingdao, China and others)

Chapter 3. Incentive-Compatible Targeting for the Provision of Public Goods in Agriculture, pp.49-62
(F. Bartolini, M. Raggi, D.Viaggi, Department of Agricultural Economics and Engineering, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 4. Combating Climate Change in a Small Open Economy: The Case of Austria, pp.63-74
(Michael Getzner, Department of Economics, Klagenfurt University, Klagenfurt, Austria)

Chapter 5. Benefits of Compliance With Local Environmental Regulations: MNCs’ Perspectives, pp.75-86
(Mai Anh Dao, George Ofori and Low Sui Pheng, National University of Singapore)

Chapter 6. Ultraviolet-Induced Damage in the Skin and Cornea: Implication for Inflammatory Cytokine, Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor, pp.87-96
(Tadamichi Shimizu, Department of Dermatology, Graduate School of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Sugitani, Toyama, Japan)

Chapter 7. Spring Protection Against Microbial Contamination in Compartmentalized Carbonate Aquifers, Central-Southern Italy, pp.97-102
(Gino Naclerio and Fulvio Celico, Groundwater Research Center, Università degli Studi del Molise, Pesche (IS), Italy)

Chapter 8. Antigenic/Allergenic Rubber Proteins and Environmental Regulations, pp.103-108
(Michael J. Dochniak, Denise Hennes)

Chapter 9. Genetic and Environmental Regulation and Artificial Metabolic Manipulation of Artemisinin Biosynthesis, pp.109-158
(Qing-Ping Zeng, Rui-Yi Yang, Li-Ling Feng and Xue-Qin Yang, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Tropical Medicine Institute and others)

Chapter 10. Regulation of Non-Point Source Pollution and Incentives for Good Environmental Practices – The Case of Agriculture, pp.159-174
(Renan Goetz, Yolanda Martinez and Angels Xabadia, Department of Economics, University of Girona, Spain, and others)

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