Equivalency Methods for Environmental Liability

Assessing Damage and Compensation Under the European Environmental Liability Directive

  • Joshua Lipton
  • Ece Özdemiroğlu
  • David Chapman
  • Jennifer Peers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Legal and Technical Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joshua Lipton, Ece Özdemiroğlu, Kate LeJeune, Jennifer Peers
      Pages 21-42
  3. Resource Equivalency Analysis: Technical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Joshua Lipton, Kate LeJeune
      Pages 45-55
    3. Joshua Lipton, Kate LeJeune
      Pages 57-88
    4. Joshua Lipton, Kate LeJeune
      Pages 89-111
    5. David Chapman, Joshua Lipton
      Pages 113-128
    6. Diana Lane, Kate LeJeune, Joshua Lipton
      Pages 129-134
    7. David Chapman, Scott Cole, Ece Özdemiroğlu
      Pages 135-156
  4. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Joshua Lipton, Zenon Tederko, Eric English, Magdalena Kiejzik-Głowińska
      Pages 159-179
    3. Joshua Lipton, Zenon Tederko, Eric English
      Pages 181-202
    4. Roberto Molowny-Horas, Armonía Borrego, Pere Riera, Josep Maria Espelta
      Pages 203-234
    5. Jonathan Cox, Ece Özdemiroğlu
      Pages 235-267
    6. Jamie V. Holmes, Joshua Lipton
      Pages 269-281

About this book


The book is the only technical volume that explains how equivalency analysis methods mentioned in Annex II of the European Environmental Liability Directive should be implemented. It uses case studies to illustrate real-world application of the methods, which are based on the experience in the USA and in the European Union and have been tested in three years of training programs funded by the European Commission. Academically rigorous and technically comprehensive, the book is intended for technical experts wanting to assess damage and remediation options as well as for decision-makers wishing to commission such assessments and judge their quality. These include competent authorities, operators, financial security providers, academics, consultants and NGOs.


ecology environmental economics environmental liability resource equivalency methods risk assessment European Environmental Liability Directive

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua Lipton
    • 1
  • Ece Özdemiroğlu
    • 2
  • David Chapman
    • 3
  • Jennifer Peers
    • 4
  1. 1.Abt AssociatesBoulderUSA
  2. 2.eftec: Economics for the Environment ConsultancyLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Rocky Mountain Research StationUnited States Forest ServiceFort CollinsUSA
  4. 4.Abt AssociatesBoulderUSA

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