SUSTAINABILITY AND THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR. THE USE OF A GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODEL TO CALCULATE SUSTAINABLE PRICES. IN: NEW CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS IN EUROPE

Managing climate risks and optimizing the use of depletable resources have become a more important part of our political everyday life. This is partly due to the fact that environmental and resource problems are felt by a growing number of people. It is also partly due to the recent results of research, which indicate that factors that are not perceived to be a problem in peoples every day lives, may, all the same, represent huge problems in the long run. A well-known example of this is emissions and carbon monoxide and its effects on climate in the long run. The concept of sustainability plays a central part in the discussion of what should be the correct level of pollution and of consumption of resources. In this paper a review of different ways of defining sustainable development is discussed and the method of obtaining a set or prices or shadow prices associated with a sustainable development will be demonstrated by means of the general equilibrium model GODMOD. The paper discusses the concept of sustainable development and the way some criteria for consumption of exhaustible resources meet this definition. The aim is to find a criteria that may lead to operational rules of handling depletable resources.

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    Ashgate Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Eriksen, K S
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00794222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1840145064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2000 12:00AM