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Environment and Project Appraisal: Lessons from Two Cases


  • van Pelt, Michiel J F


The appraisal of environmentally sensitive projects should address several issues: the political dimension of natural-resource projects, the measurement of environmental impacts, and the use of cost-benefit and multi-criteria appraisal techniques. This article describes two applications of sustainability-oriented project appraisal: the appraisal of the Forestry and Environmental Protection Project in Colombia and a scenario analysis for Lake Burullus in Egypt.

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  • van Pelt, Michiel J F, 1994. "Environment and Project Appraisal: Lessons from Two Cases," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 28(1), pages 55-76, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:anresc:v:28:y:1994:i:1:p:55-76

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