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Les approches volontaires comme instrument de régulation environnementale


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  • Maia David


[fre] Maia David Les approches volontaires comme instrument de régulation environnementale Depuis une dizaine d'années, les grandes entreprises polluantes ont été de plus en plus nombreuses à adopter une attitude active face à la protection de l'environnement. Ces initiatives des industriels en matière d'environnement ont pris le nom d'« approches volontaires ». Le recours croissant à ce type d'approche suscite des interrogations quant à leur aptitude à protéger l'environnement de manière efficace. Peut-on compter sur les entreprises pour contribuer au développement durable de manière crédible et responsable ? Dans quelle mesure, et sous quelles conditions, les approches volontaires peuvent-elles remplacer ou compléter les instruments traditionnels de régulation environnementale ? Cet article propose une analyse critique de la littérature académique sur les approches volontaires et une réflexion sur les pistes de recherche pertinentes pour la compléter. [eng] Voluntary Agreements as an Environmental Policy Instrument For the past ten years, polluting firms have increasingly adopted a pro-active attitude towards the environmental protection. These environmental initiatives from polluters are called « voluntary approaches ». Their increasing implementation raises some questioning on their ability to protect the environment in an efficient way. May the regulator rely on firms to contribute to sustainable development in a credible and responsible way ? Under which conditions can voluntary approaches replace or complete the traditional environmental policy tools ? This article surveys the existing academic literature on voluntary approaches and offers some suggestions for further research in this field.

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Article provided by Programme National Persée in its journal Revue française d'économie.

Volume (Year): 19 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 227-273

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Handle: RePEc:prs:rfreco:rfeco_0769-0479_2004_num_19_1_1545

Note: DOI:10.3406/rfeco.2004.1545
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  1. Nicolas Riedinger & Céline Thévenot, 2008. "Is the ISO 14001 Standard Effective? An Econometric Study of French Industry," Economie et Statistique, Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, vol. 411, pages 3-23, September.
  2. Gilles Grolleau & Naoufel Mzoughi, 2008. "L'efficacité environnementale de la norme ISO 14001: un concept aux dimensions multiples. Commentaire de l'article de Riedinger Nicolas et Thévenot Céline : La norme ISO 14001 est-elle effica," Working Papers 24163, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France.
  3. BELIS-BERGOUIGNAN Marie-Claude (E3i-IFReDE-GRES) & CAZALS Clarisse (E3i-IFReDE-GRES), 2006. "Voluntary environmental approaches in French wine growing: a variety of adhesion factors (In French)," Cahiers du GRES 2006-11, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.
  4. Clementina Sebillote, 2013. "Efficiency of Public-Private Co-regulation in the Food Sector: the French Voluntary Agreements for Nutritional Improvements," Working Papers 2013-03, Alimentation et Sciences Sociales.
  5. Séverine BLAISE, 2011. "L'après Kyoto : quelle approche face au changement climatique ?," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(2), pages 103-120.


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