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Making Climate Policy Efficient Implementing a Model for Environmental Policy Efficiency

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  • Hansson, Sven Ove

    (National Institute of Economic Research)

  • Edvardsson Björnberg, Karin

    (National Institute of Economic Research)

  • Vredin Johansson, Maria

    () (National Institute of Economic Research)

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.

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  • Hansson, Sven Ove & Edvardsson Björnberg, Karin & Vredin Johansson, Maria, 2011. "Making Climate Policy Efficient Implementing a Model for Environmental Policy Efficiency," Working Papers 125, National Institute of Economic Research.
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    Policy cycle; environmental efficiency; mitigation; adaptation; goal-setting; voluntary agreements; regulation; behavioural change; evaluation;

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