Ali Emami Meibodi
Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
Ali Emami Meibodi has completed his PhD from Department of Economics, University of Surrey, UK, in 1998. At present, he is associate professor of Energy Economics at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IRAN. He has published 4 books and more than 50 papers (some of them in the reputed English Journals) in the area of Energy and Environment subjects.
Energy and Environment issues are addressed simultaneously. Energy-use is a major cause of pollution and climate change. The extensive and inefficient use of exhaustible resources to meet energy demand worsens the levels of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and Environmental Health. More articles have been written on the role of energy management in delivering energy efficiency. However, in this paper the emphasis is on the Energy Efficiency Governance. We look at the economics of pollution within the criteria of society’s progress. Only the economic progress is not enough. A society which able to address basic human needs, such as Social Health, Gross National Happiness and equip citizens to improve their quality of life, protect the environment, and provide opportunity for its citizens is succeeding. Therefore, the Chronological Evolution of Related Measures of the Society’s Progress is presented.
We shall lay the foundation for understanding the policy approach to controlling the pollution and improve the climate change. It is analysed, the environmental policies (international, regional co-operation and national policies) in relation to energy efficiency governance and Environmental Health. It is also shown, that Measurement and analysis of environmental efficiency and Green productivity have important policy implications for Climate change and environmental health.