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Negotiating Environmental Agreements in Europe: Critical Factors for Success

Edited By: Mark de Clercq

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #135285 | ISBN: 1840647175
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This book aims to further advance analysis on negotiated environmental agreements (NEAs) in a multi-disciplinary and coordinated way. The authors advocate increased used of NEAs as policy instruments to deal with environmental problems. The book analyzes, both theoretically and throught the example of existing European agreements, the critical factors that can influence the performance of a negotiated environmental agreement. "Negotiating Environmental Agreements in Europe" contains 12 case studies analyzing 12 different negotiated agreements in European countries. These are analyzed comparatively in order to examine to what extent the different hypotheses postulated in the book are valid. Policymakers, environmental economists and researchers as well as NGOs and representatives of industries affected by NEAs should all find this book of interest and worth.


Part 1 Theoretical reflections on negotiated agreements: introduction, Marc De Clercq; theoretical reflections on the proliferance of negotiated agreements, Marc de Clercq and Andre Suck. Part 2 Twelve case studies on European negotiated agreements: self commitment on the collection and recovery of spent batteries and the reduction of mercury content in batteries, Helge Jorgens and Per-Olof Busch; the voluntary pledge regarding the environmentally sound management of end-of-life vehicles, Per-Olof Busch and Helge Jorgens; the Belgian agreement upon the collection and recycling of batteries, Marc De Clercq and Bart Ameels; agreements on the use of CFC in France, Franck Aggeri; the agreement on the quality of gasoline in Italy, Giorgio Vicini and Jane Wallace-Jones; the eco-emballages case study - domestic packaging waste in France, Franck Aggeri; the UK farm films producers group, Roger Salmons; the disposal of white and brown goods, Hans Th.A. Bressers et al; the energy efficiency agreement with the UK chemical industries association, Roger Salmons; covenant regulating the reduction of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions by the power generation industry, Ellis Immerzeel; the Belgian electricity agreement, Marc De Clercq et al; the province of Vicenza negotiated agreements, Jane Wallace-Jones. Part 3 Bringing theory and practice together - an evaluation of the studied agreements: comparative evaluation of the case studies, Marc De Clercq et al; general conclusions and policy recommendations, Marc De Clercq and Bart Ameels.

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