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Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy : Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Feem) Series on Economics, Energy and Environment, 14 - Carlo Carraro

Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Feem) Series on Economics, Energy and Environment, 14

By: Carlo Carraro (Editor), Francois Leveque (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9780792355168
Number Of Pages: 264

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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 A0/00cole 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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"Carlo Carraro and Francois Leveque's book is one of the first wide-ranging and serious endeavors to delineate voluntary approaches, analyze their effectiveness, explore the possibilities to enhance their performance, and explain the rationale for voluntary compliance by different stakeholders. ... strongly recommend this book to graduate students, environmental policy scholars, policy practitioners, and those in the private sector interested in the adoption of voluntary approaches. The book provides researchers and stakeholders with theoretical and methodological tools for exploring the conditions under which voluntary agreements work." (Lada Kochtcheeva Dunbar, International Environmental Agreements, Vol. 8, 2008)

Introduction: The rationale and potential of voluntary approachesp. 1
Externalities, collective goods and the requirement of a state's intervention in pollution abatementp. 17
Environmental regulation through voluntary agreementsp. 27
Voluntary agreements in environmental policy: negotiating emission reductionsp. 55
The cost efficiency of voluntary agreements for regulating industrial pollution: a Coasean approachp. 75
Can Austrian economics provide a new approach to environmental policy?p. 91
Voluntary approaches to environmental protection: the role of legislative threatsp. 105
Environmental industrial regulation and the private codes questionp. 121
The influence of information-based initiatives and negotiated environmental agreements on technological changep. 137
A dynamic model of environmental policies. The case of innovation oriented voluntary agreementsp. 151
Voluntary agreements with industryp. 187
Voluntary agreements as an instrument to substitute regulating and economic instruments: Lessons from the German voluntary agreements on CO[subscript 2] reductionp. 209
Voluntary approaches, the environment and the law: a Canadian perspectivep. 229
Subject Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780792355168
ISBN-10: 0792355164
Series: Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (Feem) Series on Economics, Energy and Environment, 14
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 26.04  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61