Enabling Environment

A Worm's Eye View of Environmental Finance

  • Srinivasan Sunderasan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Srinivasan Sunderasan
    Pages 1-9
  3. Srinivasan Sunderasan
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  4. Srinivasan Sunderasan
    Pages 29-42
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  9. Srinivasan Sunderasan
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-152

About this book


Enabling Environment is as real as it gets. The global commons are jointly owned and their inhabitants are jointly obligated to ensure their preservation. In the face of protracted negotiations, convoluted documentation, discord, and incessant bickering among scientists, activists, pressure groups of various hues, politicians and negotiators, very often the people on the ground are ignored or taken for granted. In the meantime, life meanders along. It is these ‘everyday individuals’ who make consumption-related choices on their lifestyles, travel or on preferring certain products or services over others. Enabling Environment puts the individual front and center.


Ecosystem services need to be recognized, appropriately priced and the costs allocated to the agents concerned. Enabling Environment is about defining economic and non-economic incentive structures and utilizing them to arrive at pro-environmental outcomes. This collection of articles illustrates the use of existing social, economic and regulatory structures, and the financial architecture and instruments, suitably modified or extended, to help internalize the environmental externality.


Ecosystem Services Payments Environmental Goodwill Capital Fossil Fuel Pricing Green Stock-Market Index Moral Suasion

Authors and affiliations

  • Srinivasan Sunderasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Verdurous Solutions Private LimitedMysoreIndia

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