Market-Based Approaches for Managing the Asian Environment: A Review

Publication | October 2008
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This paper argues that the supply of ecosystem services cannot be entirely left to the public sector. Markets can be created for ecosystem protection and provision of ecosystem services under innovative regulatory mechanisms.

This paper identifies inadequate effort to use market-based approaches, among others, as a reason for limited progress in arresting continuing environmental degradation in the Asia and Pacific region. Quoting examples, the paper asserts that markets can be created for ecosystem protection and provision of ecosystem services under innovative regulatory mechanisms; and that use of market based approaches can reduce the dependency on unsustainable financing for environmental management. The paper also briefly discusses the role of governments, donors, and other stakeholders in creating the enabling policy and institutional framework for introducing market-based approaches.

Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Role of Governments in Environment Management
  • Economic Incentives for Environmental Protection
  • Environmental Degradation Cost and Profitability of Conservation
  • Selected Market Mechanisms and Innovations
  • Roles of Regulatory Framework/Institutions and Donor Agencies
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Appendixes
  • References

Additional Details

Authors
Type
Series
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Environment
SKU
  • 091108
ISSN
  • 1655-5252 (Print)

Published Version

Gunatilake, H., C. Gopalakrishnan, and F.D. de Guzman. 2009. "Role of the Private Sector in Managing the Asian Environment: A Review." Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research 1 (4): 335–51. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19390450903134661.

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