Distributional Concerns in Environmental Policy Instruments
Josephine van Zeben and Kenneth Richards (eds.) Policy Instruments in Environmental Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Forthcoming)
27 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2019
Date Written: February 14, 2019
This contribution focuses on how distributional concerns may be understood with respect to an environmental policy instrument. Distribution is identified as a separate analytical category that reveals criteria for policy-making and instrument design. Subsequently, a typology of distributional concerns is developed that would inform a policy instrument, concentrating on the distribution of benefits and burdens, distribution of membership, distribution of responsibilities and distribution of capabilities. This typology is then applied to reveal distributional choices in a specific policy instrument, namely the EU ETS.
Keywords: Environmental Policy, Climate Policy, Emissions Trading, Distributive Justice, Efficiency
JEL Classification: K32
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