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Prospective voluntary agreements to escape carbon lock-in

  • JAVIER CARRILLO

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

The paper looks for co-evolutionary policy responses to carbon lock-in - a persistent state that creates systemic market and policy barriers to carbon low technological alternatives. We address the coordination role for authorities rather than the corrective optimisation and analyse experiences from environmental voluntary agreements and foresight activities. The paper argues that combining the virtues of these tools into a new policy tool, named Prospective Voluntary Agreement (PVA), can help facilitate an escape from carbon lock-in and provide policy resources for addressing lock-in related issues.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp04-23.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2004
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