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Environmental Entrepreneurship: Markets Meet the Environment in Unexpected Places

  • Laura Huggins
  • In this innovative book, Laura E. Huggins finds path breaking entrepreneurial solutions to difficult environmental challenges in some of the world’s poorest areas.

    The approaches entrepreneurs are taking to these challenges involve establishing property rights and encouraging market exchange. From beehives to barbed wire, these tools are creating positive incentives and promoting both economic development and environmental improvements. The case studies are from the developing world and reveal where the biggest victories for less poverty and more conservation can be won. The pursuit begins by learning from local people solving local problems.

    Environmental Entrepreneurship encourages a broad audience to consider secure property rights and free markets as key ingredients to moving out of poverty and improving environmental quality at the same time. It will appeal to academics and students of environmental studies, environmental economics, environmental policy, as well as international development and business. Entrepreneurs and environmental groups such as The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and The World Resources Institute will also find a wealth of valuable information in this book.

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    Edward Elgar (hardback)
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    1. Markets Meet the Environment in Unexpected Places
    2. Saving Wildlife in Kenya and Sub-Sahran Africa with Shawn Regan and Terry Anderson
    3. Fencing Fisheries in Namibia and Beyond
    4. Ecosystems at Your Service in South America
    5. The Thirsty Dragon
    6. Un-American Indian Reservations and Resource Management with Terry Anderson

    Written By
    • Laura Huggins
      • Research Fellow

      Laura Huggins is CEO of Montana Prairie Holdings, manager of economic initiatives at American Prairie Reserve, and a PERC research fellow.

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