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Environmental policy in economies in transition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10546809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Considerable improvement in environmental pollution has been achieved, primarily due to targeted environmental policies rather than general economic developments. Some countries in central and eastern Europe have managed to reduce emissions even after the gross domestic product once again began to increase. Everywhere in the region, however, the cost-effectiveness of environmental spending is questionable. Most countries have established systems of earmarked resource and pollution taxes, which provide a sizable share in financing environmental investment. With stationary sources of pollution brought under increasingly effective control, the environmental problems in central and eastern Europe, and eventually in the newly independent states, will start to resemble those of developed market economies. As more activities become affected by environmental protection measures, cost-effectiveness considerations deserve increased attention.
T Zylicz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  25 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-30     Completed Date:  1999-11-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Warsaw Ecological Economics Center, Warsaw University, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Environmental Pollution / economics*,  prevention & control*
International Cooperation
Public Policy*

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