Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy [electronic resource] / edited by Carlo Carraro, François Lévêque
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1999.
- Physical Description:
- VI, 264 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Carraro, Carlo, Lévêque, François, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) Series on Economics, Energy and Environment ; 14
- 1. Introduction: The rationale and potential of voluntary approaches -- 2. Externalities, collective goods and the requirement of a state’s intervention in pollution abatement -- 3. Environmental regulation through voluntary agreements -- 4. Voluntary agreements in environmental policy: negotiating emission reductions -- 5. The cost efficiency of voluntary agreements for regulating industrial pollution: a Coasean approach -- 6. Can Austrian economics provide a new approach to environmental policy? -- 7. Voluntary approaches to environmental protection: the role of legislative threats -- 8. Environmental industrial regulation and the private codes question -- 9. The influence of information-based initiatives and negotiated environmental agreements on technological change -- 10. A dynamic model of environmental policies. The case of innovation oriented voluntary agreements -- 11. Voluntary agreements with industry -- 12. Voluntary agreements as an instrument to substitute regulating and economic instruments: Lessons from the German voluntary agreements on CO2 reduction -- 13. Voluntary approaches, the environment and the law: a Canadian perspective.
- 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.
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