Working Papers, Konjunkturinstitutet - National Institute of Economic Research
Sven Ove Hansson, Karin Edvardsson Björnberg and Maria Vredin Johansson
Making Climate Policy Efficient Implementing a Model for Environmental Policy Efficiency
Abstract: We propose a framework for studies of efficiency in
environmental poli-cies in the form of an iterative “policy cycle”. The
policy cycle’s six ma-jor elements are goal-setting, choice of policy
instruments (informa-tion/communication, voluntary agreements, economic
instruments and regulation), enforcement, changes in behaviour of public
and private agents, effects of policy measures and, finally, evaluation.
Through itera-tions of the policy cycle (or parts of it), efficiency in
environmental poli-cies can be improved. The policy cycle is applied to
climate policies, both mitigation and adaptation and we identify important
areas for future research.
Keywords: Policy cycle; environmental efficiency; mitigation; adaptation; goal-setting; voluntary agreements; regulation; behavioural change; evaluation; (follow links to similar papers)
33 pages, September 1, 2011
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