The only easy-to-read and practical non-specialist introduction to key concepts in environmental economics written by an international author team. Clearly written, global in approach, and theoretically broad-minded, this text is an ideal introduction to environmental economics. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, the international author team introduces fundamental economic concepts as they relate to our environment. They then use the fundamental concepts to explore and assess current and potential policy responses to some of the major environmental issues of our time. Examples are drawn from all over the world and include such vital issues as climate change, natural resource use, waste management, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. NEW TO THIS EDITIONNew chapters on recycling and waste and what can be done about the global loss of biodiversityNew topics covered including insights from behavioural science and renewable energy policySubstantially revised chapter on pollutionNew learning features including key concepts boxes, environmental economics in action boxes, and discussion questions. KEY FEATURESCareful explanation of key economic concepts in the context of environmental problems makes this book an ideal introduction to the study of environmental economicsCoverage of problems such as climate change, water pollution, and loss of biodiversity provides students with an invaluable global overview of the most pressing environmental issues of our timeAssessment of different theoretical approaches to environmental economics provides a key to understanding the various possible policy responses to major environmental issuesCase studies of environmental problems from across the world paint a global picture using in-depth descriptions of specific examplesNew ' Environmental Economics in Action' boxes and end-of-chapter ' Discussion Questions' highlight global examples and divisive talking points to prompt students to think about how the theory is applied in the real world. This title is available as an eBook. Please contact your Learning Resource Consultant for more information.