Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 64977
Government European Union
Submitting Entity European Environment Agency
Main Information
Title Market-based Instruments for Environmental Policy in Europe
Description This report presents an assessment of the main and most recent developments in the use of market-based instruments in European environmental policy. The report covers a range of instruments which are used as tools to achieve environmental objectives. These instruments include: environmental taxes, charges and deposit-refund systems, environmental tax reform, emissions trading schemes, subsidies, and liability and compensation requirements. The report finds a steadily growing application of market-based instruments across Europe. It also identifies the need for cost-effective policy measures in order to make authorities more aware of the advantages of implementing MBIs. The report "Using the market for cost-effective environmental policy" is a shorter version of this report.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-envpolicyeur-en.pdf
Additional Information
Source European Environmental Agency
Countries European Union
Regions Western Europe and Others
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Environmental Funds / Investments
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Market creation (organic production, tourism, ...)
Tradable permits/use rights
Extraction levies/pricing
Tax exemptions
Subsidy reform