Voluntary Approaches for Environmental Policy : Effectiveness, Efficiency and Usage in Policy Mixes

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, ec...

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Corporate Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Format: eBook
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2003, 2003
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Summary, Conclusions, and Policy Recommendations
  • 2. Introduction
  • Part I: Voluntary Approaches Viewed in Isolation
  • 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
  • Part II. Voluntary Approaches as Part of Policy Packages
  • 9. Introduction
  • 10. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Environmental Permit Systems
  • 11. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Environmentally Motivated Subsidies
  • 12. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Taxes or Charges
  • 13. Voluntary Approaches Used in Combination with Emission Trading Systems
  • References