The East Asian Region: Environmental Problems, Opportunities and Financial Instruments

This chapter describes how the rapid economic growth in the East Asian region is continuing to take its toll on the natural environment. The chapter attempts to provide an overview of the environmental problems in East Asia and it identifies some of the alternative financing instruments that are available to address them. The phrase financial instrument is used on a broader context here, as it refers to the mechanism and structure by which the government and private sector can mobilize resources to address ecological concerns. The chapter is divided into four parts. The first part reviews how the environment can be valued and the role institutions in addressing environmental issues. The second part provides an overview of the present urban environmental problems paying particular attention to land-based pollution sources. The third part reviews possible financial mechanisms to address them. The last part provides a summary on the practical applications of the financial instruments in the East Asian region.

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    Global Environment Facility

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  • Authors:
    • Pantillano, Rodolfo Antonio
  • Publication Date: 2008-1


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 403-462
  • Monograph Title: Securing the Oceans. Essays on Ocean Governance. Global and Regional Perspectives

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  • Accession Number: 01142597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789718120224
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 2009 9:04AM