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Streams of Revenue: The Restoration Economy and the Ecosystems It Creates

Authors: Lave, Rebecca & Doyle, Martin
Publisher: MIT Press
BISAC/Subject: POL044000, BUS099000
ISBN: 9780262359061, Related ISBNs: 0262359065, 0262539195, 9780262359061, 9780262539197
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 208,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: An analysis of stream mitigation banking and the challenges of implementing market-based approaches to environmental conservation.

Market-based approaches to environmental conservation have been increasingly prevalent since the early 1990s. The goal of these markets is to reduce environmental harm not by preventing it, but by pricing it. A housing development on land threaded with streams, for example, can divert them into underground pipes if the developer pays to restore streams elsewhere. But does this increasingly common approach actually improve environmental well-being? In Streams of Revenue, Rebecca Lave and Martin Doyle answer this question by analyzing the history, implementation, and environmental outcomes of one of these markets: stream mitigation banking.
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