Past Conference

Choosing Environmental Policy

Jun 17, 2004 Webcast

About the Event

Choosing Environmental Policy:
Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe                

Thursday, June 17, 2004
RFF Forum

RFF hosts a special event surrounding the release of Choosing Environmental Policy, a new RFF Press book that focuses on six different environmental problems that were managed differently on opposite shores of the Atlantic, mostly during the 1990s.

Edited by RFF senior fellows Winston Harrington and Richard Morgenstern and university fellow Thomas Sterner, the book also looks at the two distinct approaches to environmental policy: direct regulation – sometimes called “command and control” policies – and regulation by economic, or market-based, incentives.

The cases in Choosing Environmental Policy allow the sharpest, most direct comparisons of direct regulation and incentive-based strategies, based on actual experiences in different countries.

This book was funded in part by generous grants from The Smith Richardson Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

   

 

Link to RFF Press Book Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe

Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the United States and Europe

Video of this RFF Forum and commentary by RFF Journalist-in-Residence John Anderson on the speakers' and panelists' remarks follow below.

       
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Introduction: Paul Portney | Link to Video
President and Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future

Link to video of Paul Portney

Speaker I: Dick Morgenstern | Link to Video of Dick Morgenstern
Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future
Bio

Link to video of Dick Morgenstern

Speaker II: Winston Harrington | Link to Video of Winston Harrington 
Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future
Bio

Link to video of Winston Harrington

Introduction of Panel: Paul Portney | Link to Video of Paul Portney
President and Senior Fellow
Resources for the Future
Bio

Link to video of Paul Portney

Panelist I: John Graham | Link to Video of John Graham 
Administrator, OMB
Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs
Bio

Speakers