Countries today face numerous environmental policy challenges, such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural-resource management, natural disasters and environment-related hazards. The costs of not responding to them can be considerable, in some cases representing a significant drag on OECD economies. This report provides introductory perspectives on the costs of inaction and discusses some of the future problems likely to be encountered in this very complex area.
Table of contents:
List of Acroymns Executive Summary Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Costs of Inaction with Respect to Air and Water Pollution Chapter 3. Costs of Inaction with Respect to Climate Change Chapter 4. Cost of Inaction wiht Respect to Environment-Related Industrial Accidents and Natural Disasters Chapter 5. Costs of Inaction with Respect to Natural Resource Management Chapter 6. Summary and Conclusions