First published in 1997, this volume describes the theoretical underpinning of the Polluter Pays Principle as a means to deliver environmental benefits and reduce perverse incentives. By systematically examining each major sector of the economy to identify environmental issues, it considers how the principle can be applied to the Irish fiscal system and then proposes alterations to the system in an environmentally friendly and socially sensitive direction. Sectors explored include agriculture and forestry, environmental services for wastewater treatment, water supply and for waste disposal, energy, transport, tourism and construction.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. A. Barrett and S. Scott. 2. Background and Scope for Change. S. Scott. 3. Theory of Economic Instruments. A. Barrett. 4. Agriculture and Forestry. S. Scott. 5. Environmental Services. J. Lawlor and S. Scott. 6. Energy. S. Scott. 7. Transport. J. Lawlor. 8. Tourism. A. Barrett. 9. Construction. A. Barrett. 10. Conclusions. A. Barrett, J. Lawlor and S. Scott.