In this section you will find the main publications carried out by members of ENT. As far as possible, publications in open access journals are prioritized, so that the full content is available. If not, please send an email to asking for more information.

Divers perceptions and implications for sustainable tourism management in the Ceará State Coast, Brazil
| Luís Campos Rodrigues

The analysis of the perceptions of divers can be a useful tool for developing sustainable tourism. Despite its importance, there is still little understanding of the role of perceptions of…

A waste lexicon to negotiate extended producer responsibility in free trade agreements
| Rosaria Chifari

Developing economies largely rely on imported consumer goods from the manufacturing industries of industrialized economies through free-trade agreements.
After consumption, goods end-up in…

Robust information for effective municipal solid waste policies: Identifying behaviour of waste generation across spatial levels of organization
| Rosaria Chifari

Existing studies have studied influencing factors of MSW generation behaviour at different spatial levels of organization, but always one at a time and not simultaneously. Income is a…

Taxes on Air Pollution in Spain
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Luís Campos Rodrigues| Rosaria Chifari

The emission of air pollutants has detrimental effects on the environment and on human health. Taxes on air pollution are currently applied by seven Autonomous Communities in Spain. This…

Landfill reactions to society actions: The case of local and global air pollutants of Cerro Patacón in Panama
| Rosaria Chifari

This paper studies landfill emissions and the related environmental and health risks in Panama City, with the aim to sensitize the population about the harmful effects of irresponsible…

The impact of improper materials in biowaste on the quality of compost
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Luís Campos Rodrigues

Separate collection of biodegradable waste provides a better-quality raw material for the production of fertilisers than material obtained from the mechanical separation of municipal solid…

Energy taxation policies can counteract the rebound effect: Analysis within a general equilibrium framework
| | Jaume Freire González

The rebound effect reflects the difference between the expected energy savings from energy efficiency, and the real ones, considering the former is higher than the latter. In some extreme…

The Concept of Generalised Extended Producer Responsibility (GEPR)
| | Ignasi Puig Ventosa

The notion of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) has been part of the waste policy for a long time, particularly within the OECD countries. According to the OECD, EPR “aims to make…

Does Water Efficiency Reduce Water Consumption? The Economy-Wide Water Rebound Effect
| Jaume Freire González

Governments stimulate efficiency measures to save water resources, particularly in areas with high water stress and those that experience droughts. However, economic theory and some…

The economy of nature
| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Jofre Rodrigo Aribau

The article starts by highlighting how the existing economic framework intrinsically collides with nature conservation goals, due to massive presence of environmental externalities, and…

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