GreenStream as co-writer in the report “the Use of Economic Instruments in the Nordic Environmental Policy 2010-2013”

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GreenStream has conducted a study, in cooperation with Copenhagen Economics and Environice, on the use of economic instruments in environmental policy and environmentally harmful subsidies in the Nordic countries.

The report consists of two parts:

The first part of the report presents an overview of the use and changes of economic instruments in the environmental policies of the five Nordic countries, with a focus on policy changes over the period 2010-2013.  It also contains a cross-country comparison between the countries, highlighting differences and  identifying common trends in the Nordic countries on the use of economic instruments in environmental policy.

The second part of the report develops a framework for assessing the political possibilities of reforming environmentally harmful subsidies.

This part also contains three case studies concerning environmentally harmful subsidies and the possibilities to reform them by looking at two key dimensions:

  • The fiscal budget impact of reforming/eliminating the environmentally harmful subsidy.
  • The environmental impact of reforming/eliminating the environmentally harmful subsidy.

The report has been commissioned by the Working Group on Environment and Economy of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Click here to read the report.

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