Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

Author: Carlo Carraro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401593116
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In recent years, voluntary approaches to emission reductions have increasingly been adopted by major companies all over the world and have increasingly been supported by regulatory bodies and public administrations. Despite this world-wide effort to achieve a better environmental performance through voluntary approaches, economic analysis has somehow neglected the importance of voluntary approaches as an environmental policy instrument. This book is a first attempt to fill this gap by gathering together all major experts in the fields and by providing a detailed analysis of all main aspects characterising the design and implementation of voluntary approaches in environmental policy. The book, which is the outcome of cooperation between the École des Mines of Paris and the Fondazione ENI E. Mattei, within the EU Concerted Action on Market Based Policy Instruments for Environmental Protection, contains both theoretical analyses and case studies. The chapters of this book therefore provide a useful assessment of the main features and of the potential implementation problems of a new, important and promising environmental policy instrument.

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements

Author: Edoardo Croci
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402033567
Format: PDF
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Here is a practical reference which provides common methodologies, implementation rules and evalutation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators in the use of environmental voluntary agreements between regulators and polluters The book takes into account the variety of forms and application situations characterizing this environmental policy instrument, illustrating methodologies, implementation rules and evaluation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators.

Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management

Author: Thomas Professor Sterner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136522344
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As Thomas Sterner points out, the economic 'toolkit' for dealing with environmental problems has become formidable. It includes taxes, charges, permits, deposit-refund systems, labeling, and other information disclosure mechanisms. Though not all these devices are widely used, empirical application has started within some sectors, and we are beginning to see the first systematic efforts at an advanced policy design that takes due account of market-based incentives. Sterners book encourages more widespread and careful use of economic policy instruments. Intended primarily for application in developing and transitional countries, the book compares the accumulated experiences of the use of economic policy instruments in the U.S. and Europe, as well as in select rich and poor countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Ambitious in scope, the book discusses the design of instruments that can be employed in a wide range of contexts, including transportation, industrial pollution, water pricing, waste, fisheries, forests, and agriculture. Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management is deeply rooted in economics but also informed by perspectives drawn from political, legal, ecological, and psychological research. Sterner notes that, in addition to meeting requirements for efficiency, the selection and design of policy instruments must satisfy criteria involving equity and political acceptability. He is careful to distinguish between the well-designed plans of policymakers and the resulting behavior of society. A copublication of Resources for the Future, the World Bank, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Economic Institutions and Environmental Policy

Author: Maurizio Franzini
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781840141504
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This collection of papers investigates the background to environmental economic development over the last thirty years. The papers examine the application of economic analysis to environmental problems and the implications of political decisions, cultural changes and technological constraints.

Voluntary Approaches in Climate Policy

Author: Andrea Baranzini
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781843763222
Format: PDF, Docs
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'While in the context of pure environmental economic theory, national policies and cross-country evaluations by several international organizations voluntary agreements have been repeatedly assessed, an in-depth economic evaluation of voluntary agreements in climate policy has been lacking. Baranzini and Thalman have closed this gap and their collection of articles will be a standard reference for some time to come.' - Axel Michaelowa, Climate Policy Voluntary approaches (VAs) are increasingly implemented in different countries as the main instrument in environmental policies. the authors focus on the economics of (VAs), their advantages and disadvantages and how they compare with other climate policy instruments.

Economics of International Environmental Agreements

Author: M. Özgür Kayalıca
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317231279
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International environmental agreements provide a basis for countries to address ecological problems on a global scale. However, countries are heterogeneous with respect to their economic structures and to the problems relating to the environment that they encounter. Therefore, economic externalities and global environmental conflicts are common and can cause problems in implementation and compliance with international agreements. Economics of International Environmental Agreements illuminates those issues and factors that might cause some countries or firms to take different positions on common problems. This book explores why international environmental agreements deal with some problems successfully but fail with others. The chapters address issues that are global in nature, such as: transboundary pollution, provision of global public goods, individual preferences of inequality- aversion, global cooperation, self-enforcing international environmental agreements, emission standards, abatement costs, environmental quota, technology agreement and adoption and international institutions. They examine the necessary conditions for the improved performance of international environmental agreements, how cooperation among countries can be improved and the incentives that can be created for voluntary compliance with international environmental agreements. This text is of great importance to academics, students and policy makers who are interested in environmental economics, policy and politics, as well as environmental law.

Ibss Economics 1999

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415240093
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The International Bibliographies of the Social Sciences have been renowned for their international coverage and rigorous selection procedures for nearly 50 years. Arranged by topic and indexed by author, subject and place-name, each bibliography lists and