First published in 1990. In this study, the author suggests ways that policy-makers can think about environmental policy choice that responds to the importance of uncertainty and delay. Hammitt describes several tools for environmental policy analysis and illustrates their application to important policy issues.
In the first part of the book, dealing with stratospheric-ozone depletion, the author describes techniques for accommodating outcome uncertainties. The second part of the study considers the health risks associated with pesticide residues on food. The final section addresses the issue of potential global climate change, and describes how the tools explored can be applied to this new challenge.
This book should be of greatest interest to academic, government, and industry analysts and others concerned with improving methods for environmental-policy making.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|112 pages
Outcome Uncertainty: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
part A|40 pages
Characterizing Uncertainty about Outcomes
part B|76 pages
Decision making under Diminishing Uncertainty
part II|76 pages
Value Uncertainty: Food-Borne Risk
part III|31 pages
Extensions: Global Climate Change