The valuation of environment-related health impacts for children (VERHI) project, funded under the FP6 Framework by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research, seeks to build unique empirical surveys and associated data in order to provide sound policy advice.
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Are policies to protect the environment giving value for money – and how can we know? Recognising that policy decisions should be based on a comparison of costs and benefits, a number of OECD governments have introduced legal provisions requiring a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of new environmental regulations or measures.Cost-benefit analysis involves comparing the costs and benefits of a given policy in a common unit of measurement –
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The report provides evidence-based recommendations to improve policy co-ordination between environment and health. It incluses case studies on Canada, France and the United Kingdom to better understand the existing level of co-ordination between environmental and health policies.
This document presents case studies of instruments used to address non-point sources of water pollution in Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and in the Chesapeake Bay area of the United States.
This report surveys the empirical (economic) literature, asking whether there indeed is any evidence of different effects on the rate and direction of technological change associated with different environmental policy instruments.
The high price of some new non-polluting energy technologies makes it hard for them to compete with traditional energy sources. To curb industrial pollution, many OECD countries have intrduced poollution taxes.
This book provides a comprehensive discussion of these issues and of recent research on the environmental and economic impacts of applying environmentally related taxes.
Recommends that Member countries take effective measures to ensure that public environmental expenditure programmes are environmentally effective, economically efficient and managed in accordance with sound principles of public expenditure management.
The report proposes an in-depth analysis of the main methodological difficulties associated with estimating the social value of a reduction in risk to children. It also underlines key policy implications and inputs for further research.
This document discusses the Design for Environment impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility policies.