Environmental Policy: Objectives, Instruments, and Implementation by Dieter Helm

Environmental Policy: Objectives, Instruments, and Implementation

EditorDieter Helm

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The twentieth century witnessed unparalleled economic growth among developed countries, largely based upon the exploitation of fossil fuels, and unparalleled population growth in developing countries. These broad trends in turn did massive damage to the environment. Biodiversity has sufferedits biggest reverse since the last great extinctions in geological time, and the burning of fossil fuels has begun to change our climate. But it was only at the end of the century that environmental concerns were transformed from a narrow sectional interest, moving to the centre-stage of government, and on to the main agendas of companies. Once a minority interest, the environment now commands the attention of ministers, chiefexecutives, and consumers in the supermarket. Party manifestos proclaim the greenness of politicians, companies produce environmental reports, and shoppers opt for organic food and avoid genetically modified products. This volume focuses on the practical design of economic instruments for environmental policy. It is divided into three parts: the overarching policy context; the choice of policy instruments; and applications to the main sectors of the economy.

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Dieter Helm is a member of the DTIs Energy Advisory Panel and chairman of the DETRs Academic Panel. He is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and editor of The Utilities Journal. He has advised government and industry in the UK, USA, New Zealand, Japan, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Argentina, Germany, a...
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Title:Environmental Policy: Objectives, Instruments, and ImplementationFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Dieter Helm, Oxford: IntroductionPart One: Principles2. Dieter Helm: Objectives, Instruments, and Institutions3. David Pearce, CSERGE: CostBenefit Analysis4. Stephen Smith, UCL: Environmental and Public Finance Aspects of the Taxation of Energy5. Giles Atkinson, LSE: Sustainable Development and Policy6. Anthony Heyes, Royal Holloway: Making Things Stick: Enforcement and CompliancePart Two: Policy7. Scott Barrett, London Business School: Political Economy of the Kyoto Protocol8. David Macdonald, Oxford: Bartering Biodiversity: What are the Options?Part Three: Sectors9. Simon Cowan, Oxford: Water Pollution and Abstraction and Economic Instruments10. Ian Hodge, Cambridge: Agri-environmental Policy: A UK Perspective11. Chris Nash, Leeds: Transport and the Environment12. Jane Powell, CSERGE and Inger Brisson, Edinburgh: Landfill Levy