Choosing Environmental Policy

Author: Winston Professor Harrington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136524932
Size: 29.22 MB
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The two distinct approaches to environmental policy include direct regulation-sometimes called 'command and control' policies-and regulation by economic, or market-based incentives. This book is the first to compare the costs and outcomes of these approaches by examining realworld applications. In a unique format, paired case studies from the United States and Europe contrast direct regulation on one side of the Atlantic with an incentivebased policy on the other. For example, Germanys direct regulation of SO2 emissions is compared with an incentive approach in the U.S. Direct regulation of water pollution via the U.S. Clean Water Act is contrasted with Hollands incentive-based fee system. Additional studies contrast solutions for eliminating leaded gasoline and reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, CFCs, and chlorinated solvents. The cases presented in Choosing Environmental Policy were selected to allow the sharpest, most direct comparisons of direct regulation and incentive-based strategies. In practice, environmental policy is often a mix of both types of instruments. This innovative investigation will interest scholars, students, and policymakers who want more precise information as to what kind of 'blend' will yield the most effective policy. Are incentive instruments more efficient than regulatory ones? Do regulatory policies necessarily have higher administrative costs? Are incentive policies more difficult to monitor? Are firms more likely to oppose market-based instruments or traditional regulation? These are some of the important questions the authors address, often with surprising results.

Environmental Governance

Author: Arild Vatn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178100725X
Size: 80.24 MB
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In this innovative book, Arild Vatn presents an overview of the field of environmental governance, from its theoretical foundations, to the major issues and practical applications. While having an interdisciplinary orientation, the main theoretical basis is in institutional theory. The book spans issues from the global to the local level and puts environmental governance within the wider field of economic policy and development. This book is perfect for interdisciplinary masters programs in environmental studies, environmental policy and management, as well as being of value to practitioners in the field.

E Cycling Linking Trade And Environmental Law In The Ec And The U S

Author: Harri Kalimo
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9047440013
Size: 53.70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dr. Kalimo's legal and policy analysis explores the phenomenon recycling throughout the entire product life cycle, from the extraction of raw materials, to the production and marketing of goods, to the use of those goods and to the management of the resulting wastes. In this light, he shows how trade law interacts and can function within the demands and needs of the evolving environmental legal paradigm. Overall, the work provides more than one hundred examples of just how and when modern environmental and free trade law converge in the practical context of recycling of electronics such as mobile phones and personal computers in the internal markets of the EC and the U.S.

Emissions Pollutants And Environmental Policy In China

Author: Bo Miao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135115990
Size: 61.74 MB
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As the world's biggest polluter, the environmental challenges that China faces in controlling its airborne emissions are crucial, not only to its own population in terms of tackling the severe domestic air pollution, but also to the planet as it faces calls from the international community to accept its responsibilities in cutting greenhouse gases. Deteriorating air quality clearly shows that China’s current environmental regime is unsuited to either tackle the rampant domestic air pollution or contribute fairly to international climate action. As such, this book explores the feasibility of applying a national emissions trading system to control multiple air pollutants in China. It begins with an outline of the existing emissions management system and goes onto explore whether a national emissions trading system is a viable choice to combat China’s conventional air pollutants. To this end, there is an in-depth analysis of the two pilot sulphur dioxide emissions trading programs in Taiyuan and Jiangsu, as well as an examination of emissions trading schemes in the US and EU. Finally, the book discusses the key design elements of a multi-pollutant cap-and-trade scheme that addresses both conventional air pollutants and greenhouse gasses. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in the fields of environmental studies, Chinese politics and environmental law. It will also be invaluable to policy makers in the field.

Acid In The Environment

Author: Gerald R. Visgilio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387375627
Size: 55.32 MB
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This book is the result of a conference held biannually at the Goodwin-Niering Center for Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at Connecticut College. It uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on important ecological impacts of acid deposition. The book combines research findings and the policy analyses of experts from different academic disciplines with the positions advanced by representatives of various nongovernmental organizations.

Environmental And Natural Resource Economics

Author: Thomas H. Tietenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315523965
Size: 20.56 MB
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Environmental & Natural Resource Economics is the best-selling text for this course, offering a policy-oriented approach and introducing economic theory in the context of debates and empirical work from the field. Students leave the course with a global perspective of both environmental and natural resource economics. Gain flexibility in your course outlines: The text is organized, so that you can fit individual course outlines. Use relevant material: Students identify with up-to-date information, which gives them a global perspective on key issues. Engage students with self-test exercises, debates and examples: Students are able to prepare for their field and learn from an active learning path, which allows them to grasp concepts before moving though the text.

Using The Market For Cost Effective Environmental Policy

Author: European Environment Agency
Publisher: European Communities
Size: 80.70 MB
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This report presents an assessment of the main and most recent developments in the use of market-based instruments in European environmental policy. The report covers a range of instruments which are used as tools to achieve environmental objectives. These instruments include: environmental taxes, charges and deposit-refund systems, environmental tax reform, emissions trading schemes, subsidies, and liability and compensation requirements. The report finds a steadily growing application of market-based instruments across Europe. It also identifies the need for cost-effective policy measures in order to make authorities more aware of the advantages of implementing MBIs. The report "Market based instruments for environmental policy in Europe" (EEA Technical report 8/2005, ISBN 9291677825) is a longer version of this report.

Understanding The Costs Of Environmental Regulation In Europe

Author: Michael MacLeod
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
ISBN: 9781847204929
Size: 43.89 MB
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"This is an objective contribution to a debate often characterised by polemic and unfounded claims. With a firm empirical basis, a wide range of case studies are presented to test theories of cost estimation which cover a diverse range of regulation in the areas of air quality and energy, industrial processes and products and agriculture and food." "It will be of great interest to academics and researchers of the economics of environmental regulation and public policy. Practical suggestions for improving the accuracy of regulatory cost estimates will be of interest to a variety of economists grappling with regulatory and other impact assessments. The rationale for regulation, outlined in the book, provides a knowledge of the ideas that underpin regulation that will help non-economists (for example from regulated industries and NGOs) to engage in the wider debate about environmental regulation." --Book Jacket.

Resources And Learning Tools In Environmental Economics

Author: Scott J. Callan
Publisher: South-Western Pub
ISBN: 9780324360158
Size: 25.11 MB
Format: PDF
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The Resources and Learning Tools in Environmental Economics gives students the tools and the support they need to get the most out of their course. Each chapter in this guide takes a current topic in environmental economics and breaks it down by: outline for review, supporting resources, practice problems and essay questions, case studies, research paper topics, related readings, related web sites, terms and definitions, and solutions to quantitative questions. Plus, each new copy of the Tools contains an access card for the powerful InfoTrac search tool.