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Labelling Strategies in Environmental Policy

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Series: International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy Series

Edited By: Mario Teisl


Hardback | Dec 2007 | #167081 | ISBN-13: 9780754627302
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Eco-labelling programmes have been in existence for many years but their recent growth now extends to many products and services. The academic literature has grown in response and there have been several theoretical and empirical advances. This volume presents the best of previously published research on the design and effects of eco-labelling programmes. Whilst concentrating on the economic literature, the articles also approach the topic from a psychological, sociological and political point of view. Part One focuses on a range of theoretical developments, Part Two on empirical measurements of the effectiveness of eco-labelling, Part Three on the factors that influence the success and design of eco-labelling programmes, and Part Four on the effects of eco-labelling on international trade and development.


Part I Theoretical Developments: Green preferences as regulatory policy instrument, Timothy J. Brennan; Voluntary eco-labelling and the price premium, Roger A Sedjo and Stephen K Swallow; Eco-labelling and non-product-related process and production methods, Y.-H. Ahn and B.-H. Ahn; Can labelling policies do more harm than good? An analysis applied to environmental labelling schemes, Douadia Bougherara, Gilles Grolleau and Luc Thi' Ebaut; Overcompliance, labelling and lobbying: the case of credence goods, S. Engel; Environmental competition and eco-labelling, G Amacher, E. Kosela, M. Ollikainen and M. Fina; Eco-certification, differentiation and upstream market power, L. Ibanez and J. Laye; Eco-labelling seafood for sustainable production: implications for fisheries management, Eyjolfur Gudmundsson and Cathy R. Wessells. Part II Empirical Indications of Effectiveness: Eco-labels for credence attributes: the case of shade-grown coffee, Bruce A. Larson; China's environmental labelling program, J. Zhao and Q. Xia; Eco-labelling for energy efficiency and sustainability: a meta-evaluation of US programs, A. Banerjee and B.D. Solomon; Can eco-labels tune a market? evidence from dolphin-safe labelling, Mario F. Teisl, B. Roe and R.L. Hicks; Environmental labelling and consumers' choice - an empirical analysis of the effect of the Nordic Swan, T.B. Bjorner, L.G. Hansen and C.S. Russell; Are eco-labels valuable? evidence from the apparel industry, W. Nimon and J. Beghin. Part III Factors Impacting the Success and Design of Eco-Labelling Programs: Designing eco-labels in order to mitigate market failures: an application to agrofood products, D. Bougherara and G. Grolleau; What we may have is a failure to communicate: labelling environmentally certified forest products, M.F. Teisl; Product-related environmental information to guide consumer purchases: a review and analysis of research perceptions, understanding and use among Nordic consumers, C. Leire and A. Thidell Psychological determinants of paying attention to eco-labels in purchase decisions: model development and multinational validation, J. Thogersen; The impact of environmental labelling on consumer preference: negative versus positive labels, G. Grankvist, U Dahlstrand and A. Biel; A contingent choice analysis of eco-labelled seafood: comparing consumer preferences in the United States and Norway, R.J. Johnston, C.R. Wessells, H. Donath and F. Asche; Forest certification (eco-labelling) programs and their policy-making authority: explaining divergence among North American and European case studies, Benjamin Cashore, Graeme Auld and Deanna Newsom; Information as a regulatory instrument to price biodiversity benefits: certification and eco-labelling policy practices, P. Nunes and Y. Rianto; Eco-labelling of electricity - strategies and tradeoffs in the definition of environmental standards, B. Truffer, J. Markard and R. Wustenhagen; The use of eco-labelling like initiatives on food products to promote quality assurance - is there enough credibility?, H. Nilsson, B. Tuncer and A. Thidell. Part IV International Dimensions of Environmental Labelling: Eco-labelling and stages of development, K. Basu Arnab; Nancy H. Chau and Ulrika Grote; Eco-Labelling and the trade-environment debate, Peter Robertson; On export rivalry and the greening of agriculture - the role of eco-labels, K.Basu Arnab, Nancy H. Chau and Ulrike Grote; Eco-labelling scheme, environmental protection, and protectionism, H. Tian; Index.

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Mario Teisl is Associate Professor at The University of Maine, USA.

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