Voluntary Environmental Agreements

October 13, 2021 by eklose

Interest in the use of voluntary agreements (SAAs) as an instrument of environmental policy is growing. This article determines, using a simple template, whether PDOs are likely to lead to effective environmental protection. We examine cases where polluters are led to participate either by a substantive threat of mandatory controls (the “stick” approach) or by cost-sharing subsidies (the “carrot” approach). The results indicate that the overall impact on environmental quality could be positive or negative, depending on a number of factors, including the allocation of bargaining power, the magnitude of the underlying threat and the social cost of the funds. Innes, R., &Sam, A. (2008). Voluntary pollution reduction and enforcement of environmental legislation: an empirical study on the 33/50 programme. Journal of Law and Economics, 51(2), 271-296. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (2003).

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