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Chapter 13, Policy options: North America

Barr, Jane; Dobrowolski, James; Campbell, John; Le Prestre, Philippe; Lynch, Lori; Sydnor, Marc; Adler, Robert; Etcheverry, Jose; Kenny, Alexander; Hallmich, Catherine; Lazar, Jim; Meyer, Russell M.; Newmark, Robin; Peace, Janet; Suhr Pierce, Julie A.; Yamasaki, Stephen

Year Published

2012

Publication

In: Global environment outlook fifth assessment report (GEO-5). New York, NY: United Nations Environment Programme: 349-372. Available at http://www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp

Abstract

As previously indicated, GEO-5 shifts the GEO focus from identifying environmental problems to identifying solutions that governments can then prioritize. This chapter provides examples of a number of policy options and market mechanisms that have shown some success in improving environmental conditions in North America. They are organized by priority environmental theme and their success is related to how they may have helped to speed up the attainment of selected international environmental goals.

Citation

Barr, Jane; Dobrowolski, James; Campbell, John; Le Prestre, Philippe; Lynch, Lori; Sydnor, Marc; Adler, Robert; Etcheverry, Jose; Kenny, Alexander; Hallmich, Catherine; Lazar, Jim; Meyer, Russell M.; Newmark, Robin; Peace, Janet; Suhr Pierce, Julie A.; Yamasaki, Stephen. 2012. Chapter 13, Policy options: North America. In: Global environment outlook fifth assessment report (GEO-5). New York, NY: United Nations Environment Programme: 349-372. Available at http://www.unep.org/geo/geo5.asp

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