Imperfect environmental policy and polluting emissions: the Green Paradox and beyond

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  • Wageningen University

Abstract

Well-intended policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions may have unintended undesirable consequences. Recently, a large literature has emerged showing that such a 'green paradox' may occur in response to particular policies. We review this literature and identify four different imperfect policy approaches that may induce a green paradox. We discuss under what conditions a green paradox may occur and highlight avenues for future research.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1
Number of pages42
JournalInternational Review of Environmental and Resource Economics
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012