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63723565 ECS 2606 1 ASSIGNMENT 01 Student Number: 63723565 Module Code: ECS 2606 Module Title: Environmental Economics Semester 2 Due Date:17 August 2018 Unique Number: 643191 Student number 64568741 Assignment 01
63723565 ECS 2606 2 SECTION A Answer: Question 1 Technological advances since the Industrial Revolution have paved the way for rapideconomic growth which has come at the expense of environmental quality. Problems associated with economic growth
Question 2 Reduce the quantity of goods and services produced. Some people argue that this is the best long-run answer to environmental degradation: reducing output, or at least stopping its rate of growth, would allow a similar change in the quantity of residuals discharged. Some have sought to reach this goal by advocating “zero population growth” (ZPG). But it is certainly true that population growth will often exacerbate the environmental impacts of a particular economy. In the Canadian economy, for example, the emission of pollutants per car has dramatically decreased over the last few decades through better emissions-control technology. But the sheer growth in the number of cars on the highways has led to an increase in the total quantity of certain automobile emissions in many regions, most particularly large cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
63723565 ECS 2606 Reduce the residuals from production. This means reducing residuals per unit of output produced. There are basically just two ways of doing this. We can invent and adopt new production technologies and practices that produce smaller amounts of residuals per unit of output produced. We can call this reducing the residuals intensity of production. When we discuss Canadian policy responses to GHG emissions and atmospheric warming, for example,
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