Making Markets Work for Environmental Policies


Making markets work for environmental policies means that market-oriented instruments are used to solve environmental problems, more than we did in the past. In doing so, we must ensure that the price of goods reflects the costs to the society resulting from the manufacture, distribution and disposal of the goods. The government will use the market instruments and the principle of cost-effectiveness in environmental policies. The report presents three main courses of action: economic instruments, the market for cleaner products, and technological development and innovation. The report is an important step, and the start of the process towards governance via more flexible framework conditions, in which major environmental issues are evaluated to see whether efforts can be more cost-effective. The government's climate strategy is one example, and others, like waste, water and chemicals, will follow

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