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Voluntary Approaches for Environmental Policy, Effectiveness, Efficiency and Usage in Policy Mixes, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Do voluntary approaches deliver the expected environmental benefits?  Do they help reach environmental targets in a cost-effective way?  This report provides an assessment of the use of voluntary approaches building on a number of new case studies.  Analysis is on the environmental effectiveness, economic efficiency and the administrative costs either used in isolation or as part of “policy mixes”.  The book concludes that the environmental effectiveness of voluntary approaches is often questionable, and their economic efficiency is generally low
Table Of Contents
Foreword; Table of Contents; 1. Summary, Conclusions and Policy Recommendations; 2. Introduction; 3. New Case Studies; 4. Environmental Effectiveness of Voluntary Approaches; 5. Economic Efficiency of Voluntary Approaches; 6. Administration and Transaction Costs; 7. Implementation Issues; 8. Comparison of Voluntary Approaches and Tradable Permit Systems; 9. Introduction; 10. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Environmental Permit Systems; 11. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Environmentally Motivated Subsidies
Literary Form
non fiction
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (146 p.)
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