ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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By Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
We examine what will be required if market-based environmental policy instruments are to become a major force in U.S. environmental policy. These instruments are by no means a new policy idea. Indeed, over the past two decades they have held varying degrees of prominence on the environmental policy landscape, due, in part, to the fact that they are an attractive policy instrument in both theory and practice. But market-based instruments have failed to meet the great expectations that have often been set for them. They are currently only on the peripheries of environmental policy and, when they have been implemented, they frequently have not performed as predicted. Does this represent yet another breakdown between policy theory and policy practice? Was the effort to transform environmental regulations with these tools nothing more than quixotic tilting at windmills and is it time to return to more established -- if expensive -- policy mechanisms?
Journal Article, Law & Society Review, volume 30
Journal Article, The Electronic Library, issue 5, volume 10
Journal Article, Chemtech, issue 6, volume 28
By Lewis M. Branscomb, Director Emeritus of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program; Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Corporate Management
Annual Report Chapter
Annual Report Chapter
By Charles Foster, Former Research Fellow, Environment and Natural Resources Program
Set within Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, a 1,400 square mile water body stretching from Gloucester to Provincetown, is Boston Harbor, the area termed Bay de Isles by Samuel Champlain in 1605 and the site of one of the earliest of the European settlements in the New World. The estuaries of three small rivers - the Neponset to the south, the Charles to the west, and the Mystic to the north - comprise what is called the inner harbor. Outside of a line drawn roughly from Winthrop to Hull lies the outer harbor. Less than 50 miles from here is Stellwagen Bank, a shallow area so rich in endangered and other marine life that it is now designated as a National Marine Sanctuary.
By David Guston, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 1992-1993 and Lewis M. Branscomb, Director Emeritus of the Science, Technology and Public Policy Program; Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Corporate Management