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Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

Series: Economics, Energy and Environment Volume: 14

Edited By: Carlo Carraro and Francois Léveque

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #97328 | ISBN: 0792355164
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An attempt at a detailed analysis of all main aspects characterising the design and implementation of voluntary approaches in environmental policy, this book 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.

From the reviews: "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)


The Rational and Potential of Voluntary Approaches; C. Carraro, F. Leveque. Externalities, Collective Goods and the Requirement of a State's Intervention in Pollution Abatement; F. Leveque. Environmental Regulation through Voluntary Agreements; L.G. Hansen. Voluntary Agreements in Environmental Policy: Negotiating Emission Reductions; D. Schmelzer. The Cost Efficiency of Voluntary Agreements for Regulating Industrial Pollution: A Coasean Approach; M. Glachant. Can `Austrian Economics' Provide a New Approach to Environmental Policy?; F. Stocker. Voluntary Approaches to Environmental Protection: The Role of Legislative Threats; K. Segerson, T.J. Miceli. Environmental Industrial Regulation and the Private Codes Question; G. Mondello. The Influence of Information-Based Initiatives and Negotiated Environmental Agreements on Technological Change; N. Ashford. A Dynamic Model of Environmental Policies: The Case of Innovation Oriented Voluntary Agreements; F. Aggeri, A. Hatchuel. Voluntary Agreements with Industry; M. Storey, et al. Voluntary Agreements as a Substitute for Regulations and Economic Instruments: Lessons from the German Voluntary Agreements on Co2-Reduction; E. Jochem, W. Eichhammer. Voluntary Approaches, the Environment and the Law: A Canadian Perspective; K. Webb, A. Morrison.

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