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The United States Experience wtih Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment

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4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Pollution Fees/Charges/Taxes
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Trading and Marketable Permits
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Deposit-Refund Systems
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Liability
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Information Approaches
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Subsidies
4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Voluntary Programs
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Anderson, Robert C.
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Carlin, Alan
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United States
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Policy Evaluation
Report Series:
Economic Incentives to Control Environmental Pollution
Inventory Record #: EE-0216B
List of all reports in the Series:
1) The United States Experience with Economic Incentives in Environmental Pollution Control Policy
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3) The United States Experience with Economic Incentives to Control Environmental Pollution.
4) International Experiences with Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment

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This is the third in a series of reports with similar titles. See report series lisiting above for links to the earlier and more reports.This report does not include a discussion of the use of economic incentives by other countries, but in November, 2004 a report on International Experiences with Economic Incentives for Protecting the Environment was published by EPA.
This 2001 report finds that over the last 20 years, and particularly during the past decade, economic incentives have been increasingly used to control pollution and improve environmental and health protection. The report assesses the role of economic incentives for controlling environmental pollution and documents hundreds of uses of economic incentives for controlling pollution at all levels of government to both supplement and substitute for traditional regulatory approaches.
The report finds two general trends concerning the use of incentives:
The Report also concludes that economic incentives for environmental pollution control: The report is available in three forms: You can download it near the bottom of this record. The on-line version includes some updated URLs, whereas neither of the other two forms do.

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Date Linked: 05/28/2009

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