The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements

Here is a practical reference which provides common methodologies, implementation rules and evalutation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators in the use of environmental voluntary agreements between regulators and ...

Author: Edoardo Croci

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402033568

Category: Law

Page: 395

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Here is a practical reference which provides common methodologies, implementation rules and evalutation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators in the use of environmental voluntary agreements between regulators and polluters The book takes into account the variety of forms and application situations characterizing this environmental policy instrument, illustrating methodologies, implementation rules and evaluation criteria for researchers, policy makers and business operators.
Categories: Law

Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism

Myths and Realities of Business Environmentalism

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements (Springer 2005) 67 (offering the theoretical argument, based on interpretation of empirical studies, ...

Author: Kurt A. Strasser

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857933188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Many businesses profess to be voluntarily taking steps to protect the environment, and going beyond compliance with environmental regulations to do so. Kurt Strasser evaluates these claims in this timely and cuttingedge inquiry.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Taxation and Climate Change

Environmental Taxation and Climate Change

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements: Design, Implementation and Evaluation Issues, Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

Author: Hope Ashiabor

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857937872

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 938

'Whilst green taxes face new challenges, there is now an accumulated international experience on which to reflect. This new collection of papers, providing material for further vigorous argument, evinces a keen appreciation of these realities. I recommend this generally very readable book as a helpful reflection of some recent key concerns in the environmental policy area. It constitutes a welcome addition to the literature, inviting critical responses from the specialist, but also drawing in the newcomer to the subject.' – John Snape, University of Warwick, UK 'The level of public and political debate on carbon taxes is low. Politicians fear the impact of a carbon tax on businesses and low income groups, as well as on their popularity among voters. This valuable book studies carbon taxes from many angles with ample attention paid to practical examples and shows that a smartly designed carbon tax is an indispensable instrument in the transition to a less carbon dependent economy.' – Jonathan Verschuuren, The University of Sydney, Australia and Tilburg University, The Netherlands Containing an authoritative set of original essays, Environmental Taxation and Climate Change provides fresh insights and analysis on how environmental sustainability can be achieved through fiscal policy. Written by distinguished environmental taxation scholars from around the world, this timely volume covers a range of hotly debated subjects including carbon related taxation in OECD countries, implications of environmental tax reforms, innovative environmental taxation and behavioural strategies, as well as many other relevant topics. This up-to-date and well-informed book will appeal to policymakers in government as well as students, researchers and academics in environmental law and other academic disciplines.
Categories: Science

The New Environmental Regulation

The New Environmental Regulation

Daniel J. Fiorino, Director Center for Environmental Policy School of Public Affairs ... ed., The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements: Design ...

Author: Daniel J. Fiorino

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262062565

Category: Law

Page: 290

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Winner, 2007 Louis Brownlow Award presented by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and 2006 Best Book in Environmental Management and Policy, American Society for Public Administration. Environmental regulation in the United States has succeeded, to a certain extent, in solving the problems it was designed to address; air, water, and land, are indisputably cleaner and in better condition than they would be without the environmental controls put in place since 1970. But Daniel Fiorino argues in The New Environmental Regulation that—given recent environmental, economic, and social changes—it is time for a new, more effective model of environmental problem solving. Fiorino provides a comprehensive but concise overview of U.S. environmental regulation—its history, its rationale, and its application—and offers recommendations for a more collaborative, flexible, and performance-based alternative. Traditional environmental regulation was based on the increasingly outdated assumption that environmental protection and business are irreversibly at odds. The new environmental regulation Fiorino describes is based on performance rather than on a narrow definition of compliance and uses such policy instruments as market incentives and performance measurement. It takes into consideration differences in the willingness and capabilities of different firms to meet their environmental obligations, and it encourages innovation by allowing regulated industries, especially the better performers, more flexibility in how they achieve environmental goals. Fiorino points to specific programs—including the 33/50 Program, innovative permitting, and the use of covenants as environmental policy instruments in the Netherlands—that have successfully pioneered these new strategies. By bringing together such a wide range of research and real world examples, Fiorino has created an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars and an engaging text for environmental policy courses.
Categories: Law

EU Environmental Law and the Internal Market

EU Environmental Law and the Internal Market

EU law, these agreements have been defined as 'the mechanism whereby a [EU] legislative act entrusts ... The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements ...

Author: Nicolas de Sadeleer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191663505

Category: Law

Page: 550

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For some, a protectionist policy underlies most environmental measures. Lawyers working in the area of fundamental freedoms are very accustomed to discussing all issues within a free market framework and therefore often come to market-friendly decisions. Similarly, while environmental law has taken on a renewed intensity at European level, the tendency has been to analyse the subject rather narrowly, and studies fail to address the impact of environmental law on market integration. Written by one of the foremost experts in the area, the book challenges current thought and re-assesses the rules of economic integration within an environmental framework. In so doing, it bridges the gap between environmental and trade law and provides a systematic, robust, and practically workable analytical framework of the conflicts opposing rapidly evolving environmental and climate change measures and internal market as well as competition rules. The book is divided into three parts, beginning with a systematic and in-depth analysis of the key Treaty provisions regarding environmental protection, as well as an overview of secondary environmental law. Part two addresses the compatibility of EU and national environmental protection measures with the provisions of the TFEU on the free movement of goods and services, and the freedom of establishment. Part three examines the compatibility of environmental protection measures with treaty provisions on the freedom of competition and State aids. The book also includes discussion of all major cases handed down by the Court of Justice, highlighting the real impact of the conflicts.
Categories: Law

Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration

Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration

Environmental voluntary agreements in the Dutch context. In C. Edoardo (Ed.), The handbook of environmental voluntary agreements: Design, implementation and ...

Author: Joseph Sarkis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048131596

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Facilitating Sustainable Innovation through Collaboration, takes an unusually international perspective of sustainable innovation with contributions from Australia, Europe, and North America. Prominent policy makers, scientific researchers and practitioners in this field provide various inputs and analyses relating to the development of sustainable innovations. It is expected that policy makers, organizations, individual researchers, students and even communities can further develop and implement concepts and practices by drawing on the variety of projects and theoretical foundations presented in this volume.
Categories: Science

Handbook of Policy Formulation

Handbook of Policy Formulation

Environmental Agreements Used in Combination with Other Policy Instruments. In E. Croci (ed.), The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements.

Author: Michael Howlett

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781784719326

Category:

Page: 584

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Policy formulation relies upon the interplay of knowledge-based analysis of issues with power-based considerations, such as the political assessment of the costs and benefits of proposed actions, and its effects on the partisan and electoral concerns of governments. Policy scholars have long been interested in how governments successfully create, deploy and utilise policy instruments, but the literature on policy formulation has, until now, remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites original scholarship on policy tools and design, with contributions examining policy actors and the roles they play in the formulation process.
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Green Buildings and the Law

Green Buildings and the Law

Bressers, H. T. A. and De Bruijn, T. J. N. M. (2005) ®Environmental voluntary agreements in the Dutch context ̄, in Croci, E. (Ed.), The Handbook of ...

Author: Julie Adshead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135239138

Category: Law

Page: 288

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In countries such as the UK, the energy used in constructing, occupying and operating buildings represents approximately fifty percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure to improve the environmental performance of buildings during both construction and occupancy, particularly to reduce carbon emissions from buildings, has become intense. Understandably, legislation and regulation are driving green development and compliance. And this is happening in a wide variety of ways. This review of the law in key jurisdictions for the research community, lawyers, the construction industry and government examines some of the mechanisms in place – from the more traditional building regulation controls to green leases and the law relating to buildings and their natural environment. Members of the CIB TG69 research group on ‘Green Buildings and the Law’ review aspects of the law relating to green development in a range of jurisdictions.
Categories: Law

Innovations in Urban Climate Governance

Innovations in Urban Climate Governance

The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements. Dordrecht: Springer. da Silva, M. (2011). Melbourne City Council to Broker Green Retrofits.

Author: Jeroen van der Heijden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108415361

Category: Political Science

Page:

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Analyses voluntary programs for sustainable buildings and cities, a prominent strategy to mitigate climate change.
Categories: Political Science

Multinational Enterprises and the Law

Multinational Enterprises and the Law

This approach is used under EU environmental agreements, ... in Eduardo Croci (ed) The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements Vol 43 (Dordrecht, ...

Author: Peter Muchlinski

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198824138

Category:

Page: 864

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This leading text in the field covers all the major regulatory areas relating to the operations of multinational enterprises, analysing them not only in a legal but also a political and economic context. It is a definitive reference work for students, researchers, and practitioners working with multinational enterprises.
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Handbook of Public Administration

Handbook of Public Administration

Environmental agreements used in combination with other policy instruments. In E. Croci (Ed.), The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements, 43 (pp.

Author: James L. Perry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118775554

Category: Political Science

Page: 840

View: 415

The fundamentals of public administration, from the world's leading practitioners Handbook of Public Administration is the classic, comprehensive guide to the field, featuring original writings from the world's foremost public administration thought leaders and practitioners. Intended to help both public administration students and practitioners navigate administrative challenges, overcome obstacles, and improve effectiveness, this guide provides a complete overview of the entire field. The information is organized into seven parts representing key domains of knowledge and practice that are essential for effective public administration. These reflect changes in the state of modern public administration, the factors that influence policies and programs, the mechanics of how government works, and the tools that help administrators get things done. Readers will find insightful discussions on the challenges of contemporary governance and the ethics of public administration, as well as practical guidance on the everyday operations that bring effective policies and programs to life. Students and experienced practitioners alike will appreciate the well-rounded approach to issues public administrators face every day. The book is complete enough to act as a text, but organized logically for quick reference for specific problems or situations. Readers will: Understand the challenges posed by the changing context of public administration Explore how relationships and decisions influence public policies and programs Learn the critical skills and tools public administrators must master to be effective Explore the ethics and liabilities of public administration, and what it means to take part The role of public administration is evolving, and the changing nature of the field will impact the way policies and programs are designed and implemented. This book fully explores current and upcoming changes domestically and internationally against the backdrop of public administration fundamentals. For the student or professional seeking a deeper understanding of the public administrator's role, Handbook of Public Administration is a clear, comprehensive resource.
Categories: Political Science

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2014 2017

The Use of Economic Instruments in Nordic Environmental Policy 2014   2017

Retrieved from http://www.sdgindex.org/ Croci, E. (2006). The handbook of environmental voluntary agreements: Design, implementation and evaluation issues.

Author: Svenningsen, Lea Skræp

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289362511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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This is the eighth quadrennial report on the use of economic instruments in Nordic environmental policy published by the Nordic Working Group for Environment and Economics. The report comprises two parts. Part I summarises the use of economic instruments in environmental policies of the five countries, during the period 2014-2017. It provides an overview of new instruments and major changes to existing instruments, a detailed country-by-country description of these developments, and a cross-country comparison. Part II provides an overview of the use of voluntary environmental agreements in different environmental sectors across the Nordic countries. It includes an overview and synthesis of studies that have evaluated the effects of voluntary environmental agreements.
Categories: Business & Economics

An Assessment of the U S Environmental Protection Agency s National Environmental Performance Track Program

An Assessment of the U S  Environmental Protection Agency s National Environmental Performance Track Program

Arora , Seema , and Timothy N. Cason , “ An Experiment in Voluntary
Environmental Regulation : Participation in EPA's ... The Handbook of
Environmental Voluntary Agreements : Design , Implementation and Evaluation
Issues , Dordrecht and ...

Author: Scott Hassell

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: PSU:000068607487

Category: Law

Page: 109

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This report addresses the conceptual basis, design, and implementation of the National Environmental Performance Track program. The voluntary program sought to encourage facilities to improve their environmental performance and provide a more collaborative relationship between facilities and regulators. While the program had mixed success, EPA should continue to seek out new approaches to complement and enhance traditional regulatory approaches.
Categories: Law

Designing for Policy Effectiveness

Designing for Policy Effectiveness

Environmental agreements used in combination with other policy instruments. In E. Croci, ed., The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements: Design, ...

Author: B. Guy Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108630122

Category: Political Science

Page:

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The field of policy studies has always been interested in analyzing and improving the sets of policy tools adopted by governments to correct policy problems, and better understanding and improving processes of policy analysis and policy formulation in order to do so. Past studies have helped clarify the role of historical processes, policy capacities and design intentions in affecting policy formulation processes, and more recently in understanding how the bundling of multiple policy elements together to meet policy goals can be better understood and done. While this work has progressed, however, the discussion of what goals policy designs should serve remains disjointed. Here it is argued that a central goal, in fact, 'the' central goal, of policy design is effectiveness. Effectiveness serves as the basic goal of any design, upon which is built other goals such as efficiency or equity.
Categories: Political Science

Stakeholder Engagement Clinical Research Cases

Stakeholder Engagement  Clinical Research Cases

In The handbook of environmental voluntary agreements, ed. Eduardo Croci, 31–45. Dordrecht: Springer. Ministry of the Environment. 2016a.

Author: R. Edward Freeman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319627854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 519

This book offers a case-study approach to stakeholder theory that moves beyond theoretical analysis to the applied. As stakeholder theory has moved into the mainstream of management thinking in business ethics and a number of the management disciplines, there is an increasing need to explore the subtleties of stakeholder engagement via examples from practice. The case studies in this volume explore a number of aspects of the idea of stakeholder engagement, via the method of clinical case studies. Edited by leading scholars in the field of business ethics and stakeholder theory, this text affords a solid grounding in theory, brought to new levels of applied understanding of stakeholder engagement.
Categories: Business & Economics

Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union

Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union

Voluntary agreements fall within the framework of environmental regulatory systems , in that they may be defined as voluntary regulatory agreements setting ...

Author: M. Peter van der Hoek

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824759141

Category: Political Science

Page: 856

View: 562

The Handbook of Public Administration and Policy in the European Union focuses on the current state of the EU while also demonstrating how its current structure came into being and how it may change in the near future. Although most existing literature is either policy-oriented or institution-oriented, this textbook employs a different, more comprehensive approach. Not only does it analyze selected EU laws and most EU institutions, it is also unique in that it brings together EU public administration, EU institutions, and, most importantly, EU policies into a comprehensive text. Divided into five parts, the book provides an overview of theory discourses on European integration, followed by an analysis of the development of European organizations. Part II explains the nature of the EU, highlighting its institutions. Part III addresses various dimensions of public administration, followed by a review in Part IV of major EU policies, including the Common Agricultural Policy. The textbook concludes with a history of Economic and Monetary Union and a study of the European Central Bank and the euro.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory

... from traditional-style regulation to voluntary agreements. On the one hand, this depoliticization of environmental issues may appear as disempowering ...

Author: Teena Gabrielson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191508424

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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Set at the intersection of political theory and environmental politics, yet with broad engagement across the environmental social sciences and humanities, The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory, defines, illustrates, and challenges the field of environmental political theory (EPT). Featuring contributions from distinguished political scientists working in this field, this volume addresses canonical theorists and contemporary environmental problems with a diversity of theoretical approaches. The initial volume focuses on EPT as a field of inquiry, engaging both traditions of political thought and the academy. In the second section, the handbook explores conceptualizations of nature and the environment, as well as the nature of political subjects, communities, and boundaries within our environments. A third section addresses the values that motivate environmental theorists—including justice, responsibility, rights, limits, and flourishing—and the potential conflicts that can emerge within, between, and against these ideals. The final section examines the primary structures that constrain or enable the achievement of environmental ends, as well as theorizations of environmental movements, citizenship, and the potential for on-going environmental action and change.
Categories: Political Science

Decision Making for Complex Socio Technical Systems

Decision Making for Complex Socio Technical Systems

... Lessons Learned in Long-Term Radioactive Waste Governance. 2006 ISBN 1-4020-3480-6 E. Croci (ed.): The Handbook of Environmental Voluntary Agreements.

Author: Thomas Flüeler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402035296

Category: Science

Page: 357

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The long-term governance of radioactive waste continues to be a major complex and unresolved socio-technical issue. Previous technocratic approaches have so far failed. This empirically based study provides a novel approach to complementing technical expertise and economic/political power with stakeholder involvement. Inclusive participation is shown to be an asset that strengthens the processes, enhances robustness and facilitates sustainable decision making, thus adding value for all involved.
Categories: Science

UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources

United Nations Environment Programme ... Voluntary agreement programs can be roughly divided into three broad categories : 1 ) programs that are completely ...

Author: United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint

ISBN: 9280728105

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This Handbook is written in response to needs expressed by developing countries for assistance in drafting legislative provisions for promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy, and particularly their environmental dimensions. It addresses the key environmental and implementation issues and presents legislative options for both developed and developing countries for dealing with them, including sample excerpts from legislation.--Publisher's description.
Categories: Political Science

Routledge Handbook of Food Waste

Routledge Handbook of Food Waste

One example of an existing food waste voluntary agreement is the ... waste voluntary agreement has the potential to create the right environment to reduce ...

Author: Christian Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429870705

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 524

View: 769

This comprehensive handbook represents a definitive state of the current art and science of food waste from multiple perspectives. The issue of food waste has emerged in recent years as a major global problem. Recent research has enabled greater understanding and measurement of loss and waste throughout food supply chains, shedding light on contributing factors and practical solutions. This book includes perspectives and disciplines ranging from agriculture, food science, industrial ecology, history, economics, consumer behaviour, geography, theology, planning, sociology, and environmental policy among others. The Routledge Handbook of Food Waste addresses new and ongoing debates around systemic causes and solutions, including behaviour change, social innovation, new technologies, spirituality, redistribution, animal feed, and activism. The chapters describe and evaluate country case studies, waste management, treatment, prevention, and reduction approaches, and compares research methodologies for better understanding food wastage. This book is essential reading for the growing number of food waste scholars, practitioners, and policy makers interested in researching, theorising, debating, and solving the multifaceted phenomenon of food waste.
Categories: Technology & Engineering