Economics, Energy and Environment

Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy

Editors: Carraro, Carlo, Leveque, Francosi (Eds.)

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In recent years, voluntary approaches to emission reductions have increasingly been adopted by major companies all over the world and have increasingly been supported by regulatory bodies and public administrations. Despite this world-wide effort to achieve a better environmental performance through voluntary approaches, economic analysis has somehow neglected the importance of voluntary approaches as an environmental policy instrument. This book is a first attempt to fill this gap by gathering together all major experts in the fields and by providing a detailed analysis of all main aspects characterising the design and implementation of voluntary approaches in environmental policy. The book, which is the outcome of cooperation between the École des Mines of Paris and the Fondazione ENI E. Mattei, within the EU Concerted Action on Market Based Policy Instruments for Environmental Protection, 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.

About the authors

François Lévêque is professor of Law and Economics at the Ecole des mines de Paris. His academic, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of environmental policy, antitrust and regulation. His research focuses on the assessment of policy instruments (e.g., access charges for railways, transmission tariffs, eco-taxes, co-venants) and policy reforms (e.g., gas and electricity French and European laws, EU deregulation in railways and airlines industries).

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"Carlo Carraro and François Lévêque’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)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Rationale and Potential of Voluntary Approaches

    Carraro, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Externalities, Collective Goods and the Requirement of a State’s Intervention in Pollution Abatement

    Lévêque, François

    Pages 17-26

  • Environmental Regulation Through Voluntary Agreements

    Hansen, Lars Gårn

    Pages 27-54

  • Voluntary Agreements in Environmental Policy: Negotiating Emission Reductions

    Schmelzer, Dirk

    Pages 55-74

  • The Cost Efficiency of Voluntary Agreements for Regulating Industrial Pollution: A Coasean Approach

    Glachant, Matthieu

    Pages 75-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Voluntary Approaches in Environmental Policy
Editors
  • Carlo Carraro
  • Francosi Leveque
Series Title
Economics, Energy and Environment
Series Volume
14
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9311-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9311-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5516-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5156-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 264
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