This volume explores 25 case studies of fiscal measures that have been adopted successfully by governments in North America and Europe to reduce environmental degradation. Each study lays out the implementation issues and problems faced, and compares the effectiveness of the measure against its expectations. The political implications are also discussed, and the text draws on common themes and lessons to be gained from the measures so far. The volume is divided into sections on energy, agriculture, air and water pollution, and waste management.
The Contributors * Foreword by Dr Arthur J Hanson * Preface by Jim MacNeill * Acknowledgements * The Greening of Budgets: The Choice of Governing Instruments * Part I: The Energy and Automotive Sectors * Part II: Agriculture * Part III: Air and Water Pollution * Part IV: Waste Management * Part V: Environment and Development Policy * Index