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Environment and Natural Resources

Ian Coxhead and Sisira Jayasuriya

in The Philippine Economy

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195158984
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199869107 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195158989.003.0012
 Environment and Natural Resources

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Discusses the state of the Philippine environment by studying the trends of available data on environmental quality and natural resource degradation, and comparing them with those of other Asian countries. It then presents a brief review of theoretical links among environment quality, resource depletion, and development strategies and outcomes, considering Philippine data in light of this theory. Recent economic trends and policy initiatives affecting the environment and development are discussed, and simulation results indicating likely trends in economic and environmental variables under alternative policy regimes are presented. The chapter concludes with what past experience and current trends might indicate for the future of the Philippine environment.

Keywords: deforestation; development strategy; economic growth; ecosystems; environment; environmental degradation; green revolution; natural resources; pollution; urban systems

Chapter.  16074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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