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Paying the polluter : environmentally harmful subsidies and their reform / edited by Frans H. Oosterhuis, Patrick ten Brink.

Publication:
Cheltenham, England ; Northampton, Massachusetts : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
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1 online resource (364 p.)
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Subjects:
Subsidies -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental impact charges -- United States -- Econometric models.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
'The financial means embedded in subsidies for unsustainable systems of production and consumption are increasingly well studied and reported. This has led to policy recommendations (e.g. OECD, EU) on how to reform subsidy systems in support of the necessary transitions to a low carbon and ecosystem resilient society based on a strong resource efficient economy. The authors in this book contribute to the debate based on recent, high quality and policy relevant research. It is a timely contribution to a pressing financial issue in environmental policy.'Hans Bruyninckx , Executive Director of th
Contents:
Cover; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: high hopes and down to-earth realism; 2. A global survey of potentially environmentally harmful subsidies; 3. Hidden subsidies: the invisible part of the EHS iceberg; 4. Can we recognize an environmentally harmful subsidy if we see one?; 5. Quantifying the impacts of environmentally harmful subsidies; 6. Energy subsidies; 7. Environmentally harmful subsidies in the transport sector; 8. Agriculture, food and water; 9. Environmentally harmful subsidies and biodiversity
10. Reforming EHS in Europe: success stories, failures and agenda setting11. Phasing out environmentally harmful subsidies worldwide; 12. Reform of environmentally harmful subsidies: distributional issues; 13. The way forward: reforming EHS in the transition to a green economy; Appendix 1: classifying and estimating government support; Appendix 2: a subsidy reform tool; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Oosterhuis, Frans H., editor.
Brink, Patrick ten, editor.
ISBN:
1-78254-531-X