OECD casts doubt on voluntary agreements
Voluntary environmental agreements between governments and industry frequently offer little more than "business as usual" improvements, according to a report for the OECD.1 Moreover, the report says that agreements can often undermine other policy measures such as taxes or tradable permits.
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- 1 Voluntary approaches for environmental policy: Effectiveness, efficiency and usage in policy mixes, available on www.oecd.org
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