Environmental Economics

Voluntary Approaches to Environmental Protection

Voluntary approaches have become an increasingly important instrument of environmental policy. While international environmental agreements have always been based on voluntary participation, an incresing number of domestic policies have been as well. The expansion of markets for environmentally friendly goods and services also exemplify voluntary action that can either complement or substitute more conventional approaches to environmental policy. Along with these trends has come a surge of academic interest in the study of voluntary approaches to environmental protection. The purpose of this workshop was to assemble leading scholars working in related areas in order to further the understanding of incentives for participation in voluntary programs and of the effectiveness of the approach for meeting policy objectives. The presenters and their papers can be found at http://www2.bren.ucsb.edu/~kotchen/links/volconfer.htm

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    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches
    4. Economic Incentives and Other Innovative Approaches - Voluntary Programs
    Environmental Media:
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    Kolstad, Charles
    Kotchen, Matthew
    EPA Project Officer/ Manager:
    Carlin, Alan
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    Empirical Application, Policy Evaluation
    Inventory Record #: PE-0021
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    California at Santa Barbara, University ofAddress:
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    Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation, National Center for Environmental EconomicsAddress:
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