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dc.contributor.authorEgert, Balazsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T10:37:44Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-20T10:37:44Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61041-
dc.description.abstractFrance has a very ambitious environmental-policy agenda, aimed chiefly at cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also at dealing with local air and water pollution, waste management and the conservation of biodiversity. The laws that followed the Grenelle de l'environnement encompass policy measures in energy generation, manufacturing, transport, waste management, construction and agriculture to encourage a transition towards a low-carbon economy. The government is committed to an ambitious GHG reduction objective of 75% to be achieved by 2050. This paper evaluates its policies in terms of cost effectiveness, with a special emphasis on: how to impose a unique carbon price in the aftermath of the rejection of the carbon tax by the Constitutional Council; the challenges relating to renewable and nuclear electricity generation; the ways to reduce carbon intensity in the residential and transport sectors; how to improve waste management; and whether external costs related to the use of fertilisers and pesticides are properly accounted for in water management. Whereas considerable progress has been made to green the economy, an important challenge that remains is to internalise global and local externalities in all sectors of the economy so as to increase the cost-effectiveness of environmental policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Resource and Environment Economics 3887en_US
dc.subject.jelQ41en_US
dc.subject.jelQ42en_US
dc.subject.jelQ48en_US
dc.subject.jelQ52en_US
dc.subject.jelQ53en_US
dc.subject.jelQ54en_US
dc.subject.jelQ58en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordGHG emissionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordglobal warmingen_US
dc.subject.keywordcarbon priceen_US
dc.subject.keywordabatement costen_US
dc.subject.keywordrenewablesen_US
dc.subject.keywordnuclear poweren_US
dc.subject.keywordnegative externalitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmental policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordwater pollutionen_US
dc.subject.keywordwaste managementen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwGewässerschutzen_US
dc.subject.stwAbfallpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwInternalisierung externer Effekteen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titleFrance's environmental policies: Internalising global and local externalitiesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720712785en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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